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Why are you talking about porn??



One of our three main initiatives at She’s Somebody’s Daughter is Awareness. In seeking to build communities of love and hope that honor women, we take every opportunity to provide education on indicators of human trafficking, how to engage in prevention with your children, how youth can protect themselves and others, and most commonly on the link between the commercial sex industry and human trafficking.

I came to learn about human trafficking; why are you talking about porn?

Raised during a recent awareness event, this question highlights how separate we tend to view the sex industry from sex trafficking. It is easy to see the victimization of trafficking, but so many still view the sex industry as a choice for those involved.

The reality is…
  • pornography, prostitution, etc. are the places where 70% of trafficking victims are exploited. 
  • 96% of women in the sex industry want to leave, but see no way out. 
  • those in prostitution experience rape, abuse, and PTSD at alarmingly high rates.

Pornography drives the demand for this exploitive industry.

Pornography grooms men to see women as sexual objects, and it grooms women to be sexual objects.

Pornography is used as a training tool for trafficking victims.

Pornography addictions progress to violent and abusive behaviors including rape and other forms of sexual assault.

The reality is we cannot talk about sex trafficking without talking about porn. We cannot see an end of sex trafficking without first addressing and eliminating porn. Let’s continue to shed light on the reality of porn, not adding shame to those caught in it’s trap, but offering a lifeline out.

And may that lifeline reach through the camera to the women on the other side.

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