April 7, 2012

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

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.


“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.

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