Human trafficking is very interesting to me. It seems like different places have different cultural rules about the matter, which are influenced heavily by religion. In Lucinda Peach's article, she talks about views on sex-trafficking in the United States, Thailand, and India. The U.S. is very against the matter and I don't think it is coincidental that the main religion of this country tells you that sex-trafficking is wrong. In Thailand, sexual trafficking is legal and rampant. This makes me thing about whether people are forced unwillingly into it or turn to it to make money, in order to survive. Personally, I think it is horrible when people are kidnapped and stolen and then forced to be a sexual worker. In my eyes, it is just slavery. It deeply bothers me how women are disrespected and turned into such objects of rape and torture. I also can't believe how they would use children as servants, workers, and soldiers. It really shows just how devalued the human life is to people. All of this makes me wonder why it is legal, but then I realize that it is legal because it helps the economy. People make money off of this and that it is why it is such a huge business. Peach's article says that the main religion in Thailand, Buddhism, doesn't not condone prostitution or condemn it. Basically, this tells me that prostitution is way more socially acceptable in Thailand. Then when the article takes a look at India, it says how views on the matter have changed due to influences of British Colonialism, but that the country's history showed a society more accepting of it. I just think it is very interesting that Americans tend to think sex trafficking is extremely horrible, but people in India may not all think quite the same on it. I'm sure it is also a scary thing for a lot of Indian people, especially women and children, but it also is probably just something they learn to live with and avoid. I just think it is quite interesting how different cultures can drastically change the way people view different issues and how those perceptions alter the way people behave.