Sex trafficking

Trafficked

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Somewhere over the rainbow
Someone will hear my cry of “No”
 
Lured in a parking lot
Before I knew it, my arms tied in a knot
 
Could this be happening?
Head against his car slapping
 
Eyes blindfolded
The terror has unfolded
 
Taken to a cold house
He tore open my blouse
 
Threw me onto the bed
Monster and his friends then fed
 
Once untied
I asked why and cried
 
“Right place at the right time,”
He said, “You’ll earn me a pretty dime”
 
I stared out the window
From this place of hellish limbo
 
And saw a line of men
Foxes to devour a hen
 

Half the Sky

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Half the Sky is a book (and now documentary) by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn that explores the some of the biggest atrocities of our time (sex trafficking, gender violence, etc.).  The documentary is available on Netflix and I highly recommend that everyone watch it (makes it a great Friday night movie).  Violent crimes against women and children have always brought out a visceral reaction within me and the book and the documentary do a good job at not only creating awareness of these issues but also highlighting ways that we can help the situation.

Bottom line:  the book and documentary are a must-read and a must-see!