“90% of the 200,000 to 400,000 prostitutes working in Spain are doing so against their will.” {NY Times}

Via on Apr 7, 2012

A must read.

Sex should be beautiful, fun, and between equals. This is none of that.

NY Times Excerpt (link at bottom):

He threatened to beat her and to kill her children if she did not comply. And so she stood near a roundabout recently, her hair in a greasy ponytail, charging $40 for intercourse, $27 for oral sex.

“For me, life is finished,” she said later that evening, tears running down her face. “I will never forget that I have done this.”

The police recently rescued a 19-year-old Romanian woman from traffickers who had tattooed on her wrist a bar code and the amount she still owed them: more than $2,500.

It is widely accepted here for business meetings to end in dinner and a visit to a brothel….

Please read the rest, here. Thanks to the NY Times for making this an international, viral story. Awareness and outrage is the first step toward justice and change.

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“An hour and a half orgy? Frankly I’d say that $500 euros for six women in bed with me…You can’t say no to that.”

When offered a choice to get out, of course I said yes.

“I am disgusted by my body…I am not a prostitute.” Heartbreaking.

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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