Before this class I never understood the fact that there was such a large sex trafficking market here in the United States. Even right here, home, in Minneapolis. I am originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and to be honest, if my parents knew that Minneapolis was ranked 13th in sex trafficking in the United States, they would probably think differently of me moving here. I think it is interesting that this information isn't more widely known. Also, between the articles, videos and blog we've read about I have learned what sex trafficking really is. This article that I read is about a woman named Kim. It was a very interesting read because it showed that some of these girls that are being bough and sold in the sex trade have absolutely no idea what they are getting into. They also have no where else to turn. Kim had her identification papers burned right in front of her and she was from a different country. She could not find any other work other than this sex trade. To be honest, I always thought that people in the sex trade were taken from their family, and some are, however I was never aware that people resorted to the sex trade because they had nothing else to do. I am fortunate enough to be able to get a job and have supportive parents. The sex trade is something that needs to be stopped, and I wish that the priority level was higher for things like this.
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