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

Via Waylon Lewis
on Apr 7, 2012
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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.


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 | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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