“Real Men Don’t Buy Girls.”

Via on Apr 28, 2012
Photo: Real Men Campaign

Sometimes a photo does say it all.

There’s no one right way to be a real man. Just like women, men are lots of different things. But I think we could all agree on this. The DNA Foundation started The Real Men Campaign to bring public awareness to the issues of child prostitution and child sex slavery.

It isn’t something we want to talk about. It’s something that happens to someone else, somewhere else. But the reality is that it happens here too:

Between 100,000 and 300,000 American children are forced into prostitution, pornography, and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation every year.

Let’s change it.

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Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. Her love of words is boundless, but she knows that many of life’s best moments are completely untranslatable. When she is not writing, you may find her practicing yoga, devouring a book, playing with her children, planting dandelions, or dancing barefoot with her heart on her sleeve. She is madly in love with life and does not know how this story ends; she’s making it up as she goes. Kate is the owner and editor-in-chief of Be You Media Group. She also writes for The Huffington Post, elephant journal, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, Yoganonymous, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. She facilitates writing workshops and retreats throughout North America. Heart Medicine, Kate's book on writing, is now available on Amazon.com You can follow Kate on Facebook and Twitter

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5 Responses to ““Real Men Don’t Buy Girls.””

  1. Mr. Science says:

    Whatever the context. Ashton Kutcher is not a real man. I demand a retraction.

  2. Andrea Balt Andréa Balt says:

    This is a huge problem. So glad to see it's getting more international attention. There's also been a couple films on the subject lately. Thanks for posting, Kate.

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