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‘BUY SEX, BUY RAPE’ CAMPAIGN ENTERS SUPER BOWL XLVI WEEK

Buy Sex, Buy Rape is a sex trafficking prevention campaign to help end the demand of men buying sex in prostitution. Many reports reveal tens of thousands of prostituted girls and women are trafficked every year into the host city of the Super Bowl or other major sporting events such as the World Cup. In fact, prostitution, sexual exploitation, and sex trafficking have reached a point of worldwide crisis. Some shocking statistics:

  1. 1.8 million new children are coerced into the sex trade each year in the world
  2. At least 100,000 and up to 300,000 U.S. domestic youth are trafficked within U.S. borders
  3. Average age of girls entering into prostitution is 12-14 years old

This sex trafficking prevention campaign aims to target men, informing and appealing to their better selves to not buy sex because they are fueling this sex trafficking crisis worldwide. Stop the demand, stop the rape!

To help support this campaign, please go here. If you want to partner and help promote this campaign in your area, please contact us.

Sources: 1 UNICEF| World Children | NY Times | 2 Shared Hope International | U.S. Dept. of Justice | Polaris Project | Prostitution Research & Education | GEMS
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Praying for the Johns

Praying For the Johns

Praying For the Johns

Insightful Article from Anna Broadway a writer and editor living near San Francisco. The author of Sexless in the City: A Memoir of Reluctant Chastity, she is a regular contributor to the Her.meneutics blog and has also written for Books and Culture, Radiant and Beliefnet.

When someone mentions human trafficking, what comes to mind? Perhaps numbers (30 million slaves) or industries (cocoa, cotton), but probably at some point you think of a story. In fact, for most of us, a story is probably the difference between just hearing numbers and being overwhelmed to the point of inaction … and resolving to take some kind of action in response.

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Clipped Wing Birds Don’t Fly: Poem about the entrapment we place on women through ‘Sexual Objectification’

Clipped-wing birds don’t fly.

They dance to keep from falling;

laugh to
keep from crying;

pray to
keep from calling;

work to
keep from trying.

They
injure themselves
by not flying.

You were made a spectacle
Look at them:
Wicked Men, without constraint lining
the streets of cities to attend.
Same ones on the fringe of coastal ports,
standing in shadows of the no return
doorways.
That was then,
when you endured their “manipulative” staccato,
trapped in the plaster of a fleshtone coffin,
fanciful smiles that were forced on impact & abuse.
customized for cattle.
That was then,
When they sold ounces of your womanhood,
leaving you a weightless museum piece,
simply because they could.
That was then,
Look at them.
That was them
Look at them.
That was then, and…

I’m ashamed, only because, if that was then,
– where was I, and the rest of our men?
Must have been wondering when, for how to
treat daughters, scattered in winds of apathy,
We’ve become masters.
Spreading heteropsychotic & lustful-rhythms,
Our base self (our sinful self) has become the norm
to those who were mastered.
And the masses think that the base-glossed vulture,
stalking the beauty of adobe photo shopped images
for sales-jumps on posters, internet sites, & media exploitation
is our culture.
So do we.
The spectacle is not them.
Look at us.

By: Christian St Jacques

314 ‘Johns’ arrested in sting targeting sex traffickers

In hotels and brothels, and via the Internet over a 10-day period ending Monday night, 314 “johns” were arrested and charged in a multi-state effort targeting sex traffickers.

It’s the result of the second “National Day of Johns Arrests,” following the momentum of last year’s Columbus Day weekend pilot sweep of “johns,” according to the Cook County’s Sheriff’s Office.

The FBI Chicago Division, Aurora police, Elgin police and the Kane County Sheriff’s Office were some of the local law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation.

“Large sporting events such as the Super Bowl bring out competitiveness in all of us — including, unfortunately, pimps and sex traffickers,” Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said in the release. “In the days leading up to and including Super Bowl Sunday, my office coordinated with 19 other law enforcement agencies from around the country to send a strong message that our communities refuse to tolerate the sale of human beings for sex.”

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PEDOPHILES AND PIMPS SCORE AT LARGE SPORTING EVENTS LIKE SUPER BOWL XLVI

INDIANAPOLIS (1/17/11)—As the roar of the crowd fills Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on February 5, two teams will struggle for victory in Super Bowl XLVI. Fans will cheer for their chosen heros, unaware that a darker struggle will be taking place in the cheap hotels and brothels surrounding the stadium.

The annual Super Bowl weekend is considered to be the largest sex trafficking event in the United States, and some even say it is the largest in the world. In dimly lit rooms, pimps and johns will buy and sell child prostitutes as part of the reprehensible crime of sex trafficking.

Human trafficking for purposes of sex has become an increasing problem surrounding major sporting events. At the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the fight against human trafficking was elevated to a new level. Here in the U.S., the Indiana and Michagan based Coalition for Corporate Responsibility (CCR) will be leading the charge against human trafficking during the upcoming Super Bowl XLVI.

Read article (The Washington Times) here

GOV. DANIELS (R-IN) SIGNS BILL CRACKING DOWN ON SEX TRADE

INDIANAPOLIS (1/30/12)— Indiana has its first new law of 2012’s legislative session: A crackdown on human trafficking, just in time for Sunday’s Super Bowl.

Gov. Mitch Daniels signed the measure into law Monday, saying he hopes it will “put up the ‘Don’t Try It Here’ sign in Indiana” just in time for a game that Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says has a history of attracting increased activity in the commercial sex trade.

“Let’s home that the law has a deterrent effect,” Daniels said, “and that these criminals will take their horrible business somewhere else.”

Read article (Evansville Courier & Press) here

NUNS WORK TO COMBAT SUPER BOWL SEX TRADE

INDIANAPOLIS (1/28/12) — Several Indiana groups are taking action to combat an increase in prostitution and human trafficking that’s often associated with large sporting events.

A bill to toughen Indiana’s penalties for sex trafficking is on its way to Gov. Mitch Daniels for him to sign into law ahead of next weekend’s Super Bowl in Indianapolis.

The Indiana House voted 93-0 in favor of the bill Friday that cleared the state Senate in a 48-0 vote earlier this month.

Read article (RTV 6-The Indy Channel) here

WITH EYE ON SUPER BOWL, LAWMAKERS TARGET TRAFFICKING

INDIANAPOLIS (12/17/11) State lawmakers will try to fast-track a bill before the Super Bowl that would strengthen penalties against human trafficking.

The legislation, to be introduced by Sen. Randy Head, R-Logansport, targets human traffickers who flood Super Bowl sites with teen prostitutes.

“We must be realistic and candid about the fact that organized criminals who exploit young women and children through human trafficking have gravitated to such gatherings in other cities,” Head said at a news conference at the Statehouse attended by Gov. Mitch Daniels and other officials.

Read full article (IndyStar.com) here