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popularize unhealthy attitudes towards sex and sexuality and eroticize violence against women. offensive and coupled with violent intent result in the pain.Reproductive Rights Sports Work Pay Equity The Economy Unpaid Work Search You are here: Home / Life / 10 Things Men and Boys Can Do to Stop Human Trafficking 10 Things Men and Boys Can Do to Stop Human Trafficking August 4. a vicious industry that exploits and perpetuates the suffering of hundreds of thousands of women and children in the United States and around the world. pimps play a central role in human trafficking and routinely rape. Research also shows that women involved in prostitution suffer tremendous physical and mental trauma associated with their work. For example. because to do so would conflict with the pleasure of participating in commercialized sex venues. is 12 to 14 and that the vast majority of women engaged in prostitution would like to get out but feel trapped. As Carrie Baker reflects in “Jailing Girls for Men’s Crimes” in the Summer Ms. Pornography leads men and boys to believe that certain sexual acts are normal. Men should stop viewing prostitution as a victimless crime and acknowledge the tremendous harm and suffering their participation in prostitution causes. suffering and humiliation of women and children. the glorification of prostitution is often rewarded.S. Based on a list of statistics that The Polaris Project compiled: 27 million are enslaved globally. 1 million children enter the global commercial sex trade every year. strip clubs in this country as well as abroad may be a place where human trafficking victims go unnoticed or unidentified.I. as human trafficking victims each year.” But it is not. issue. Men rarely consider whether women working in strip clubs are coerced into that line of work. when in fact sexual acts that are non-consensual. Stop patronizing strip clubs When men think of human trafficking. a disproportionate amount of mainstream pornography sexualizes younger women with such titles as “teens. Confront the belief that prostitution is a “victimless crime” Many men view prostitution as a “victimless crime. in pop culture: Reebok awarded a multi-million-dollar contract for two shoe lines to rapper 50 Cent. and it is one of the fastest growing criminal enterprises in the world.” etc. and they view “pimping” as a normal expression of masculinity. However. Men can take a stand against pimps and pimping by renouncing the pimp culture and the music that glorifies it. Targeting younger women socializes men to . In addition. they often think of brothels in countries outside of the U. 2. Men must play a role in ending this form of modern-day slavery.S. or coercion to compel another person to provide labor or commercial sex against their will. There are specific actions that men and boys can take to end these atrocities: 1.”) went platinum.M.P. who showed up at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards with two women on dog leashes and who was described in the December 2006 cover of Rolling Stone as “America’s Most Lovable Pimp. American women who are involved in prostitution are at a greater risk to be murdered than women in the general population.500 individuals are brought into the U.S. Challenge the glamorization of pimps in our culture Mainstream culture has popularized the image of a pimp to the point that some men and boys look up to them as if they represent legitimate male role models.” has received endorsement deals from Orbit gum and Chrysler. Strip clubs are also places of manufactured pleasure where strippers are routinely sexually harassed and assaulted by owners. It is the use of force. Men can combat human trafficking by no longer patronizing strip clubs and by encouraging their friends and co-workers to do the same. patrons and security personnel. whose album “Get Rich or Die Tryin” (with the hit single “P. 14.” “cheerleaders. fraud. beat and terrorize women and girls to keep them locked in prostitution. not punished. Viewing prostitution as a victimless crime or something that women “choose” allows men to ignore the fact that the average age of entry into prostitution in the U. 3. Rapper Snoop Dogg.” “barely 18.500–17. The Renaissance Male Project believes that men are complicit in this crime when they purchase sex because they create the demand by allowing others to exploit women and children for profit. Don’t consume pornography Pornography has the power to manipulate male sexuality. In reality. 4. 2010 by Jewel Woods · 93 Comments Human trafficking is modern day slavery.
Sex Tourism. Prostitution.0. 9. As men. Print | Email | PDF Filed under Life. Raise sons and mentor boys to challenge oppression No boy is destined to be a “john. Tackle male chauvinism and sexism online Contrary to the myth that men do not gossip. and other “first world” nations routinely travel overseas and have sex with women in developing countries. Trafficking Related Posts The Real Story on Human Trafficking U. social justice and ending violence against women. contact the author through his contact webpage Above: A sculpture in Vigeland Park in Oslo. If not. Victims of human trafficking have also been forced into pornography. Talk to men and boys about men’s issues in male spaces The only way to change men is by engaging spaces where men and boys talk and develop their ideas and attitudes towards sex and sexuality. 5. if interested. John Schools. fraternities and union halls are the real classrooms where boys learn to become men and where men develop most of their ideas about how to interact with women.” a pimp. Pornography. 10. men spend a significant amount of time online discussing their sexual exploits.S. Editors’ note: What do you think of these suggestions? Please comment and discuss! This blog post is based on the Renaissance Male Project’s informational brocure. Men can stop the voyeurism of sex and sex acts that fuel human trafficking by refusing to consume pornography and encourage others to do the same.S. However. By teaching the legal and health effects of buying sex and the realities of prostitution.develop appetites for younger and younger women and creates a pedophiliac culture among men. 7. Men. “John Schools” are education programs designed to educate customers apprehended by law enforcement who attempted to purchase sex. Choosing to be a critical voice online is an extremely important way to educate and inform men and boys about their choices. we need to turn male spaces into circles of accountability where men learn about non-violence. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Quistnix! // CC 2. more substantive legislation is required to end human trafficking. locker rooms. Men can change this culture by starting threads in online forums that cause men to talk about their attitudes towards women and how these attitudes and behaviors are linked to human trafficking. or a human trafficker. Men can educate themselves about the issues by visiting anti-trafficking organizations and by asking their elected officials what they have done to support or sponsor anti-human trafficking legislation. encourage your local prosecutor’s office or city counsel to start one. making men conscious of how their actions can spur on human trafficking. Norway of a man holding a child. Learn whether or not your local community has a John School. Support creation of “John Schools” There would be no human trafficking if there were was no demand for it. 6. End sex tourism Men in the U. such schools impart knowledge that can reduce demand. they can drop off informational brochures and make themselves available to talk with other men and boys when they have questions or concerns. Talk about human trafficking as a modern form of slavery to help convince men and boys to become allies in the fight to end this form of oppression. Raising young men in circles of accountability to be respectful and protective of all women and children is one of the most important things men can do to stop human trafficking. Support anti-human-trafficking policies President Obama declared January 2010 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Finally Includes Itself in Human Trafficking Report . Strategies aimed at ending human trafficking must focus on eliminating the demand. state or federal level. Sexism. One of the most important acts men can do to stop human trafficking is to support anti-trafficking legislation at the local. 8. Pimps. The Internet provides many men with the ability to mask their identities while indulging in racist. As men. we have a responsibility to confront the men that go overseas and participate in sex tourism. When men engage in these practices.” Traveling overseas grants men a great deal of anonymity. sexist and violent diatribes against women and girls. they do not acknowledge the fact that many trafficked women and children come from developing countries—even in countries where prostitution is “legal. Men · Tagged with Child Prostitution. If men do not feel comfortable talking about these issues in male spaces. Males spaces such as barbershops.
U. Sex Workers’ Human Rights Get Federal Attention Click! Teaching Feminism to Boys Comments (93) Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Suzie Blue · 9 weeks ago +1 I was a little insulted at the gendered nature of these comments. women seem to be voting with their feet for "stud" types. Real gentlemen are apparently "wimps" and "losers" in today's culture. These type of guys enjoy degrading and humiliating women. money and/or power. Decades of feminism has not made it go away. as a white woman and they assumed I was there for sex. Many African and Caribbean countries have this problem and the fact that no one talks about it makes it worse. however. you win some and you lose some but that's just life.. Tucker Max comes to mind. and they are rewarded in our culture with money. fame. just be brave. male stripper charlotte Reply Report +1 samuel welsh · 21 weeks ago we should encourage more loving and connected families thhis will greatly kill this problem Reply Report 0 James · 32 weeks ago For decades. 6) Oh my God. There's also this trend of young men reading books on how to become "players". you can't please everybody. 2) The double standard of slut/stud is also alive and well. ie. Pro-women porn exists and can be exciting while being safe.. I'm a female and a lesbian. Do you know how many women participate in sex tourism? I lived in Senegal. This one irks me. The most sexist guys are the ones with good looks.S. Granted. is not inherently the problem. meaning you can draw your light/ strength from other person but you have to shine on your own. our culture has decried sexism. and women. because the women that looked like they were 15 made me profoundly uncomfortable. the popular guys who develop huge egos and machismo to match. It's especially important for women of all sexual orientations to pay attention to these additions to your points: 1) Men *and* women participate in glorifying pimps in today's culture. Reply 1 reply · active less than 1 minute ago 0 Report pierce · 9 weeks ago well. be confident.) 3) Women also patronize strip clubs.Youth Survivors Host NY Anti-Trafficking Day Thanks to Uruguay.tinynibbles. 10) And girls and daughters! Also.) 4) Women also watch porn. Somehow being sexist doesn't stop women from flocking to these men. REVIEWED and Jana said. but also phenomenon like Girls Gone Wild. and perhaps worse now. (I've only been once. that's all you need. (Think Kim Kardashian. 1) A small portion of men are still VERY sexist. everything MOVIE. Check out http://www. I found it offensive until I realized that about half the other white women I met were there for just that. Will they eventually cease to exist? . the moon doesn't shine on its own. Most people nowadays accept this and view sexism as bad. Porn. On the contrary. but sexism has not gone away. But this applies to straight women too.com/smartporn. because even the *lesbian* porn out there is designed and filmed by straight men.. not *many* women I know watch porn. and be you.
feeling unloved. Ok. it certainly sets them up for failure. 5) basically promotes a patriarchal world view where sex should be limited to those in monogamous relationships . height. Just like men can turn away from these pimp-rap 'role models.essentially the same worldview on sex that the Taliban and the Christian Fundamentalists have. Reply 2 replies · active less than 1 minute ago MOVIE.but just trying to understand why there's this contradiction between people's supposed values and their actual behavior/actions. and safe sex all add nuances that make pornography a category worthy of being more thoroughly analyzed. and machismo is at its core fundamentally sexist. Jewel. REVIEWED · 34 weeks ago +7 Report This political platform has serious flaws: 1) it demands that heterosexual cisgendered men renounce heterosexuality and replace their sexual desires with a eunuch-like celibacy 2) perpetuates the myth that sex work is always bad and wrong. and men have big egos so it's okay to deflate their egos a little. Now highly regulating both industries. I'm exaggerating and oversimplifying a little. men resort to pornography if they are lonely. sexual fetishes and roleplay are wrong and evil. Reply Report +5 Jana · 34 weeks ago About #4: What about queer porn? What about porn that wins feminist awards? The "Crash Pad Series" by director Shine Louise Houston (a queer woman of color) features people from across the gender spectrum engaging in safe sex (using dental dams. and that all sex workers (in particular. If the worth of a man is deemed to be his macho-ness. Reply 1 reply · active less than 1 minute ago -1 Report Christian C. for spotlighting this critical issue of our day. to make fun of men in a way that would be called sexism if it were done to women.' women can make a turn back toward decent expression of themselves where they dress and deport themselves in classy ways rather than sensual. This reverse sexism is apparently okay since it is pay back for past sexism. rubber gloves etc. and lesbian mainstream porn doesn't feature queer people who actually enjoy the acts they are performing. It's right up there with prohibitions against alcohol and drugs.3) There's also this trend of women trying to "turn the tables" and put down men.. status). features people of color. Thanks again. it's not going to happen and you can take that to the bank. when it relates to sex and the almighty dollar. It's so strange that decades of feminism has apparently resulted in a more extreme form of machismo and "hypermasculinity". erotic expressive spaces that aren't exploitative? The "Crash Pad Series" is a queer expressive space and it warrants further analysis before it's written off as just another manifestation of mainstream oppression. but like any good proposals. and/or lack intimacy skills. etc. penis size. queer sexuality. But women aren't getting back at the sexist type men. movies. ~C Reply Report +5 big picture view · 34 weeks ago it seems to me that saying "men don't use pornography" is a bit simplistic. isolated. NOW you need to do a follow-up article on actions that WOMEN can take to reduce the sex slave trade. cisgendered female sex workers) are helpless victims 3) invisiblizes sex workers who are cisgendered gay males or transgender women (because they don't fit into the "fallen woman" narrative the way cisgendered women do). But what about the possibility of creating alternative. especially by this article. Reply Report 1 2 3 4 5 Next » Post a new comment . to simply say "no! don't do that" without addressing the underlying factors is arguably. The fact that this series is directed by a woman. I know the focus of this article is toward actions that can be taken by everyday men and boys. they are usually getting back at the least sexist men. then this only reinforces the status of the macho type sexist men. Reply Report reneg28 · 32 weeks ago +1 All very good points. Reply 4 replies · active 34 weeks ago 0 Report Hey Now! · 34 weeks ago Don't watch Porn and don't go to strip clubs are highly unrealistic propositions. But my question is that if women don't like sexism. · 34 weeks ago Greatly beneficial article---so needed to revive our culture's standards of decency and safety. good idea. Yes. skanky ways.. 4) promotes the idea that sexual images. The only problem is that the form of this 'sexism' is usually to belittle men for not being manly or "studly" enough (eg. mainstream porn is inauthentic. It's popular in tv. muscularity. gender minorities.obviously these people are accountable for their own behavior -. cruel. why do some women 1) like sexist macho types 2) put down men for not being macho enough? I'm not trying to blame women for some men's bad behavior -. The latter so fuels denigrating thoughts about women.).
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