This is another reason why I hate both politicians and the average citizen. The politicians are cowards who care more about thier worthless and wretched images, and the average citizens are stupid sheeple masses who want to turn a blind eye on the troubles of the world and live in entertainment lala land. Until both groups of people change I'm certain change nor just will ever be possible in our world.Originally posted by durentu
I think in the US, it has to be swept under the rug.
slavery is seen as something ancient, like it happened a long time ago and we are so awesome now, because we have moved passed that. Slavery is reserved to those other countries.
Politically speaking, to speak about modern slavery in the US would not get votes. The US is awesome, slavery is not awesome. To admit/prove that slavery exists in the US would mean that the US is not awesome and is no better than those other third world, or backward countries. In my view, it's political suicide.
Well employment could technically be seen as indirect slavery, especially when you don't have the option to get another job and your current one works you like hell with crappy pay. Although this doesn't universally apply to all employment postions in the working world.Also, the law definition of employee and slave are very very similar.
So you're telling me even in countries were prostitution is legal, the possibility of sex slavery can still easily occur? If that is the case then the idea of just legalizing prostition among others things isn't a valid option. Perhaps if stronger punishments were imposed on those who enslave others? No, we need more than that, what we need is greater attention to the problem and groups of people hellbent on fixing it.Originally posted by The Machine Stops
Very true. I'm somewhat aware of the sex work being done here, and slavery is a big problem. Fighting it is an uphill battle. The boarders to eastern europe are open, girls constantly, gleefully, accepting the chance to work in Germany cross it. They make 2 dollars a day at home, and here they have the chance to make 20 an hour... only to find themselves ... in situations less than ideal once they arrive.
The whole thing is very organized. They move the women from one safe house to the next, from one corner to another, fake papers to get them into legal brothels, and calculate in that they will be found out, and sent back home eventually. They are beaten, threatened, forced into drug addiction, their family back home, if she says a word, they will suffer, too... and so those girls remain imprisoned in fear even when walking down the streets, freely, selling their bodies for 20 Euros a pop, cheap flesh at dumping prices, the delusional hope that if she earns enough money, maybe she can escape the nightmare.
A lot of work is going into fighting this, a lot of people are charged, and prosecuted, a lot of people are reunited with their families, but despite that, the problem keeps getting worse. Over 1000 convictions two years ago, and following that, a rise of suspected criminal activity by over 30 percent, the year after that.
True that.Someone has to come up with a new approach to go about this.