One of the most insidious aspects of sex trafficking is that it comes in so many forms. It is like cancer. You say cancer and everyone has some concept of what that means-a horrible disease. But when you really look into what cancer is, you realize it is actually a group of diseases. Each is treated uniquely and some types are more dangerous than others. So you're probably wondering what in the heck that has to do with the song? The song is heartbreaking, but more than that it portrays a very important type of sex trafficking; the type that is most often found right here in America. Human trafficking isn't a foreign problem. In fact, it exists and is thriving in my city and your city too. The reason it is harder to see here is that it is disguised as a profession that women go into by choice, the sex industry (porn, strip clubs, exotic dancing, etc). While there are some women who truly do choose the profession, more often women are forced into the industry because of desperation. The woman in the song depicts the problem perfectly. What would you do if your son was at home, crying all alone on the bedroom floor because he is hungry? The only way to feed him was to sleep with a man for a little bit of money. It isn't really a choice at all. Even more scary is the fact that the average age that women get into the business of prostitution in America is 13. That is mind-blowing! And there is no one in the world who could convince me that 13 year olds are in a place to choose that career. So I'll conclude with a challenge: everytime you here this song, stop and say a short prayer for all of the women and girls, here in America and around the world, trapped in the sex industry.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me on this journey, particularly those who have supported the cause financially! You can still give until the end of January by going to my support page:https://support.dressemberfoundation.org/fundraise?fcid=381534
Peace and love.