First Webisode from Sex+Money

As a part of my efforts to inform everyone on the issues of human trafficking and modern day slavery, I’ve decided to post the first webisode from Sex+Money. SEX + MONEY: A National Search for Human Worth is a feature length film that documents a group of students as they travel in an RV across the United States, seeking to understand how the sexual exploitation of children has become the nation’s fasting growing form of organized crime. The first webisode features the students’ encounters with the brave men and women who are fighting on the front lines of the modern abolitionist movement. I have to applaud these young men and women in bringing up the topic of modern day slavery in the US as it is an issue that many people are unaware of. Many people often associate human trafficking with lesser developed nations (or 3rd world if you want to be a jerk) like the Philippines, but these horrible acts are happening on US soil.  According to Aaron Cohen (author of “Slave Hunter”), “the problem is with men.” I hate to say it, but I agree. It’s wrong that these victims who are as young as fourteen are subjected to sex crimes. The last part of the webisode would turn off people who like to go to Chinatown. It’s sad that these crimes are happening in places and communities like the ones featured in the webisode.

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