the myth of sex trafficking

The deliberate invention of the Myth of Sex Trafficking was an act of pre-meditated violence against men comparable to, or far greater than, the appalling violence of George Sodini against women. The myth of sex trafficking is an example of how feminists use lies and exaggeration to exploit the suffering of a relatively tiny number of women and children with the sole aim of passing legislation that will protect their own selfish sexual interests (and those of the mass of ordinary women who franchise their power) and which will lead to the criminilization of millions of innocent men and the jailing of thousands of them as subhuman sex offenders to be beaten and raped.

In the case of the myth of sex trafficking, feminists have consistantly lied and employed ridiculous statistics in order to justify the banning of all prostitution, a trade which they despise and which they see as reducing the sexual value and hence power of themsleves and most other ‘non-prostitute’ women.

Information, resources and links relating to the Myth of Sex Trafficking

== In the United Kingdom ==
In October, 2009 – The biggest ever investigation of sex trafficking failed to find a single person who had forced anybody into prostitution in spite of hundreds of raids on sex workers in a six-month campaign by government departments, specialist agencies and every police force in the country. The failure has been disclosed by a Guardian investigation which also suggests that the scale of and nature of sex trafficking into the UK has been exaggerated by politicians and media.
Nick Davis of the Guardian newspaper writes:
Current and former ministers have claimed that thousands of women have been imported into the UK and forced to work as sex slaves, but most of these statements were either based on distortions of quoted sources or fabrications without any source at all.

== World Cup 2006 ==
Politicians, religious and aid groups, still repeat the media story that 40,000 prostitutes were trafficked into Germany for the 2006 world cup – long after leaked police documents revealed there was no truth at all in the tale. A baseless claim of 25,000 trafficking victims is still being quoted, recently, for example, by the Salvation Army in written evidence to the home affairs select committee, in which they added : “Other studies done by media have suggested much higher numbers.”. Which has been proven by the German police to be completely false. Yet people still talk about these false numbers as if it were fact.

== In the USA ==
On August 5, 2008
U.S. Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine uncovered discrepancies in a program dedicated to cracking down on human trafficking, McClatchy Newspapers report. Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales spent millions of dollars on combating the international trafficking of indentured servants and sex slaves, including by creating task forces across the U.S. that identified and helped victims. Over four years, the department paid $50 million to the task forces and other groups. Conservative groups, who pressured the administration to go after sex trafficking more aggressively, applauded his efforts.

Critics have questioned whether the problem was being hyped. Fine found in an audit issued that the task forces and other groups set up to help were ‘significantly’ overstating the number of victims they served. By examining a sampling of cases, Fine found the task forces had exaggerated by as much as 165 percent. Making matters worse, the inflated numbers were included in annual reports to Congress.

== Criminals engaging in sex slavery ==
Sex trafficking/sex slavery is illegal and the penalties are very severe. It is very difficult to force someone to be a sex slave, they would have to have 24 hour guards posted and be watched 365 days a year, 24 hours per day. Have the threat of violence if they refused, and have no one notice and complain to the authorities or police. They would need to hide from the general public yet still manage to have customers from the general public. They would need to provide them with medical care, food, shelter, and have all their basic needs met. They would need to have the sex slaves put on a fake front that they enjoyed what they were doing, act flirtatious and do their job well. They would have to deal with the authorities looking for the missing women, and hide any money they may make, since it comes from illegal activity.

If media reports are to be believed, there would be no young girls left in Nepal. Oft-quoted figures such as 5,000-7,000 Nepali girls being trafficked across the border to India every year and 150,000-200,000 Nepali women and girls being trapped in brothels in various Indian cities, were first disseminated in 1986, and have remained unaltered over the next two decades. The report that first quoted these statistics was from the Indian Health Association, Mumbai, written by AIDS Society of India secretary general, Dr. I S Gilada, and presented in a workshop in 1986. Subsequently, a version of this report was published as an article in The Times of India on January 2, 1989. To date, the source of this figure remains a mystery. Unfortunately, such a lack of clarity is more the norm than the exception when it comes to reporting on trafficking in women and girls.

The following links will give you more information about this:

Washington post article:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/22/AR2007092201401.html

Guardian newspaper:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/oct/20/government-trafficking-enquiry-fails

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/oct/20/trafficking-numbers-women-exaggerated

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/10/22/gov_proposals/print.html

BBC Newsnight (YouTube) :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtaEdI3aiwg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rvA60zdkD8

India newspaper:
http://www.thehoot.org/web/home/story.php?storyid=3622&mod=1&pg=1&sectionId=9&valid=true#

Human traffic website:
http://traffickingwatch.org/node/18

http://www.justice.gov/oig/reports/OJP/a0826/final.pdf

Other sources:

http://www.bayswan.org/traffick/Weitzer_Criminologist.pdf

http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php?/site/article/2850/
http://bristolnoborders.wordpress.com/2009/04/30/more-evidence-that-sex-trafficking-is-a-myth/

http://www.smh.com.au/news/opinion/michael-duffy/much-ado-about-a-small-segment-of-the-global-sex-industry/2008/06/13/1213321616701.html

http://mensnewsdaily.com/glennsacks/2009/10/30/more-on-the-great-sex-trafficking-scam-in-the-u-k/

ww.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1227418/SPECIAL-INVESTIGATION-The-myth-Britains-foreign-sex-slaves.html

Essays by Angry Harry

Happy Hookers of Eastern Europe

Where are all the sex slaves?

Lies, Lies, Lies

Sex trafficking hysteria began early for the 2010 world cup in South Africa :

Stop this illicit trade in bullshit stories (Spiked Online – Brendan O’Neill)

The Dallas Observer on the Super Bowl Prostitute Myth  (Jan 2011)

*Most of the information on this page was provided by a reader by the name of Jeff Lewis.  Many thanks to him.

18 thoughts on “the myth of sex trafficking”

  1. I highly recommend reading the chapter on prostitution in Steve Moxon’s book The Woman Racket. He really tears into the arguments that feminists and others try to use to suppress prostitution and to punish the men who patron sex care workers.

    His theory as to what motivates people to oppose men patroning prostitutes is interesting. He belives it is caused by the “cheater detection mechanism” whereby people become outraged by what they PERCEIVE is a lower status male having access to females that his position in the dominance hierachy would not allow him to if he were not to patron prostitutes. This could explain why some men are also opposed to men seeing sex care workers because they might fear that if lower status males can “cheat the system” then perhaps the entire dominance heirarchy could be undermined. Of course it could also be that some men oppose the patronage of sex care workers because they believe that a deity commands them to or because they are trying to suck it up to women too.

    BTW according to research men who patron sex care workers come from all varieties of socio-economic backgrounds and even if some unattractive or “lower status” men are able to find some sexual fulfillment through patroning sex care workers…good for them I say!

  2. Thanks for the recommendation, I’ll order Moxon’s book from Amazon right away. I agree wholeheartedly with his theory, as presented in your comment. I think there is definately something instinctive and evolutionary going on in the mass outrage over ‘sex crimes’ (outrage even when it’s clear that no harm has been done to the ‘victim’) and I’m sure it relates to heirarchy. And those at the top can manipulate these instincts very easily (whilst themselves visiting underage Thai prostitutes etc).

  3. Millions of USA government dollars are being spent to fight a crime that either does not exist or is extremely rare. The US government assumes that all prostitutes on Earth are sex trafficked slaves.

    I have included in my email some very important links and information about this, that you should read. It is important to let the truth be told. The lying people get all the press. It is time for the people who tell the truth to get the press.

    The numbers of sex trafficking sex slaves:
    There is a lot of controversy over the numbers of adult woman who are forced sex slaves. The real factual answer is that no one knows. There is hard evidence that the sex slavery/sex trafficking issue continues to report false information and is greatly exaggerated by politicians, the media, and aid groups, feminist and religious organizations that receive funds from the government, The estimate of adult women who become new sex slaves ranges anywhere from 40 million a year to 5,000 per year all of which appear to be much too high. They have no evidence to back up these numbers, and no one questions them about it. Their sources have no sources, and are made up numbers. In fact if some of these numbers are to believed which have either not changed or have been increased each year for the past twenty years, all woman on earth would currently be sex slaves. Yet, very few real forced against their will sex slaves have been found.

    “If media reports on sex trafficking in Nepal are to be believed, there would be no young girls left in Nepal at this time”

    It is not easy for criminals to engage in this acitvity:
    Sex trafficking is illegal and the pentities are very severe. It is very difficult to force someone to be a sex slave, they would have to have 24 hour guards posted and be watched 365 days a year, 24 hours per day. Have the threat of violence if they refused, and have no one notice and complain to the authorities or police. They would need to hide from the general public yet still manage to see customers from the general public. They would need to provide them with medical care, food, shelter, and have all their basic needs met. They would need to have the sex slaves put on a fake front that they enjoyed what they were doing, act flirtatious and do their job well. They would have to deal with the authorities looking for the missing women, and hide any money they may make, since it comes from illegal activity. They must do all of this while constantly trying to prevent the sex slaves from escaping and reporting them to the police. This is extremely difficult to do, which makes this activity rare. These criminals would be breaking dozens of major laws not just one. Kidnapping itself is a serious crime. There are many laws against sex trafficking, sex slavery, kidnapping, sex abuse, rape, sexual harassment etc. If someone is behind it, they will be breaking many serious laws, be in big trouble, and will go to jail for many long years.
    While there are some women who may be true victims. And it is possible for this to happen in rare situations. This is a small rare group of people and that the numbers and scale of this crime is exaggerated. The very nature of someone pulling off a kidnapping and forced sex for profit appears to be very difficult. Since it would be difficult this makes this crime rare. Not impossible, but extremely rare.

    All the women have to do is lie and say that someone forced them into it. When perhaps, no one did.
    If they lie here are their benefits based on the new anti-traffic laws:

    1. They don’t have to go to jail or be arrested.
    2. They get to stay and live in America for an indefinite amount of time.
    3. The U.S. Government will provide them with housing, food, education and will cater to them since they will be considered victims.
    4. They can become U.S. citizens.

    The way I see it is that this system will encourage people to lie in order to receive all the benefits listed above.

    A key point is that on the sidelines the prostitutes themselves are not being listened to. They oppose laws against prostitution. But no one wants to listen to the prostitutes themselves. Only to the self appointed experts that make up numbers and stories many of which have never met a real forced sex slave or if they did it was only a few. The media and government never ask the prostitutes themselves what would help them in terms of laws.

    The Sex Trafficking/Slavery idea is a attempt to outlaw all prostitution around the world by saying that all women are victims even if they do it willing. This hurts any real victims because it labels all sex workers as victims. Everything I heard about this problem was Americans complaining about it, but I never heard from the so-called victims themselves complaining about it. Why is that? Many of the self appointed experts complaining about this have never even met or seen a real forced against their will victim.

    The problems I see with the sex traffic idea is that suppose some of the women were not forced into this type of prostitution, but were willing and wanted to do this type of work, and went out of their way to do this type of work. (It is a lot of fast easy money, they don’t need a degree, or a green card.) All they have to do is lie and say that someone forced them into it. In order to receive victim benefits. When perhaps, no one did. While there are some women who may be true victims. This is a small rare group of people.
    What hard evidence does the police have that these women were forced slaves? Were all the women that the police saw in fact slaves? Did the police prove without a doubt due to hard concrete evidence that the women were victims of being slaves and forced against their will? Did they account for all the benefits they would receive if they lied?
    I find it very hard to believe that most women in this business are forced against their will to do it. It would just be too difficult. There may be some exceptions but, I believe this is an attempt to over inflate an issue in order to get more government money to these organizations. As a tax payer, voter, and resident I don’t want the government to mislead me.

    == In the United Kingdom ==
    In October, 2009 – The biggest ever investigation of sex trafficking failed to find a single person who had forced anybody into prostitution in spite of hundreds of raids on sex workers in a six-month campaign by government departments, specialist agencies and every police force in the country. The failure has been disclosed by a Guardian investigation which also suggests that the scale of and nature of sex trafficking into the UK has been exaggerated by politicians and media.
    Nick Davis of the Guardian newspaper writes:
    Current and former ministers have claimed that thousands of women have been imported into the UK and forced to work as sex slaves, but most of these statements were either based on distortions of quoted sources or fabrications without any source at all.

    == World Cup 2006 ==
    Politicians, religious and aid groups, still repeat the media story that 40,000 prostitutes were trafficked into Germany for the 2006 world cup – long after leaked police documents revealed there was no truth at all in the tale. A baseless claim of 25,000 trafficking victims is still being quoted, recently, for example, by the Salvation Army in written evidence to the home affairs select committee, in which they added: “Other studies done by media have suggested much higher numbers.” Which has been proven by the German police to be completely false. Yet people still talk about these false numbers as if it were fact.
    ==World Cup 2010 ==
    Again using the made up number of 40,000 prostitutes trafficked:
    The behavior of fans in South Africa has run contrary to what was predicted prior to the start of the tournament after David Bayever told World Cup organizers in March it was feared that up to 40,000 extra prostitutes could converge in the host nation to meet the expected demand. Bayever, deputy chairperson of South Africa’s Central Drug Authority (CDA) that advises on drug abuse but also works with prostitutes, warned: “Forty-thousand new prostitutes. As if we do not have enough people of our own, we have to import them to ensure our visitors are entertained.”
    But the tournament in 2010, if anything, has seen the modern-day soccer fan attracted to art galleries and museums over brothels.
    A trend that has seen a drop in revenue across the board for the prostitution industry, which is illegal in South Africa. “Zobwa,” the chairperson of Sisonke — an action group representing around 70 street prostitutes in Johannesburg — said business had been down over the last month. “The World Cup has been devastating. We thought it was going to be a cash cow but it’s chased a lot of the business away. It’s been the worst month in my company’s history,” the owner and founder of one of Johannesburg’s most exclusive escort companies told CNN.

    In recent years, every time there has been a major international sporting event, a group of government officials, campaigning feminists, pliant journalists and NGOs have claimed that the movement of thousands of men to strange foreign countries where there will be lots of alcohol and horniness will result in the enslavement of women for the purposes of sexual pleasure. Obviously. And every time they have simply doubled the made-up scare figures from the last international sporting event, to make it look like this problem of sport/sex/slavery gets worse year on year. Yet each year it is proved false.
    == In the USA ==
    On August 5, 2008
    U.S. Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine uncovered discrepancies in a program dedicated to cracking down on human trafficking, McClatchy Newspapers report. Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales spent millions of dollars on combating the international trafficking of indentured servants and sex slaves, including by creating task forces across the U.S. that identified and helped victims. Over four years, the department paid $50 million to the task forces and other groups. Conservative groups, who pressured the administration to go after sex trafficking more aggressively, applauded his efforts.
    Critics have questioned whether the problem was being hyped. Fine found in an audit issued that the task forces and other groups set up to help were ‘significantly’ overstating the number of victims they served. By examining a sampling of cases, Fine found the task forces had exaggerated by as much as 165 percent. Making matters worse, the inflated numbers were included in annual reports to Congress.

    ===In India and Nepal===
    If media reports are to be believed, there would be no young girls left in Nepal. Oft-quoted figures such as 5,000-7,000 Nepali girls being trafficked across the border to India every year and 150,000-200,000 Nepali women and girls being trapped in brothels in various Indian cities, were first disseminated in 1986, and have remained unaltered over the next two decades. The report that first quoted these statistics was from the Indian Health Association, Mumbai, written by AIDS Society of India secretary general, Dr. I S Gilada, and presented in a workshop in 1986. Subsequently, a version of this report was published as an article in The Times of India on January 2, 1989. To date, the source of this figure remains a mystery. Unfortunately, such a lack of clarity is more the norm than the exception when it comes to reporting on trafficking in women and girls.

    There needs to be a distinct separation of
    1. Child sex trafficking
    2. Adult sex Trafficking
    3. Adult consensual
    prostitution.
    4. Sex Slavery

    They are not the same. Adult Women are NOT children.
    Media coverage of trafficking and adult women’s migration and sex work is confused and inaccurate. The media wrongly uses the terms ‘sex work’ and ‘trafficking’ and adult sex work and child sex trafficking synonymously, perpetuating stereotypes and stigmatization, and contributing to the violation of women’s right to free movement and livelihood options. They assume that if any woman moves from place to place for sex work that they are being trafficking. The media, politicians, aid groups, feminist, and religious organizations does not take into account that she may do this of her own free will. Too often women are treated like children. Adult women are not children.

    Most migrant women, including those in the sex industry, have made a clear decision, says a new study, to leave home and take their chances abroad. They are not “passive victims” in need of “saving” or sending back by western campaigners.

    Sex Trafficking/Slavery is used by many groups as a attempt to outlaw all prostitution around the world by saying that all women are victims even if they do it willing. This hurts any real victims because it labels all sex workers as victims.

    This is done by the media, aid groups, NGO’s, feminists, politicians, and religious organizations that receive funds from the government. There are very strong groups who promote that all adult women who have sex are victims even if they are willing, enjoy it and go out of there way to get it. These groups try to get the public to believe that no adult women in their right mind would ever go into the sex business unless she was forced to do so, weather she knew it or not. They say that 100% of all sex workers are trafficking victims. They do this in order to label all men as sex offenders and wipe out all consensual prostitution. Which is what their real goal is. There is almost no one who challenges or questions them about their false beliefs. Therefore, the only voices you hear are of these extreme groups. These groups want to label all men as terrible sex offenders for seeing a willing adult sex worker. No one stands up to say this is foolish, the passive public says nothing. These groups even say that all men who marry foreign women are terrible sex predators who take advange of these “helpless foreign women wives”.

    These groups believe that two adults having consensual sex in private should be outlawed. Since they believe that it is impossible for a man to have sex with a woman without abusing the woman in the process.

    This is an example of feminists and other groups exploiting the suffering of a small minority of vulnerable and abused women in order to further their own collective interests. For example, getting money from the government into their organizations. Rather than wanting to find the truth.

    The following links will give you more information about sex trafficking especially the Washington post article and the Guardian and BBC links.

    Washington post article:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/22/AR2007092201401.html

    News night BBC video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtaEdI3aiwg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rvA60zdkD8

    http://mensnewsdaily.com/glennsacks/2009/10/30/more-on-the-great-sex-trafficking-scam-in-the-u-k/

    Guardian newspaper:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/oct/20/government-trafficking-enquiry-fails

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/oct/20/trafficking-numbers-women-exaggerated

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/10/22/gov_proposals/print.html

    Human traffic website:
    http://traffickingwatch.org/node/18

    http://www.justice.gov/oig/reports/OJP/a0826/final.pdf

    India newspaper:
    http://www.thehoot.org/web/home/story.php?storyid=3622&mod=1&pg=1&sectionId=9&valid=true#

    Other sources:

    http://mensnewsdaily.com/glennsacks/2009/10/30/more-on-the-great-sex-trafficking-scam-in-the-u-k/

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1227418/SPECIAL-INVESTIGATION-The-myth-Britains-foreign-sex-slaves.html

    http://www.bayswan.org/traffick/Weitzer_Criminologist.pdf

    http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php?/site/article/2850/

    http://www.misandryreview.com/heretical-sex/2010/04/04/more-sex-trafficking-lies/

    http://edition.cnn.com/2010/SPORT/football/07/09/prostitute.gallery/index.html?iref=allsearch&fbid=0Ox1WH9NNpl

    http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php/site/article/8324/

    http://www.lauraagustin.com/debunking-the-40-000-prostitutes-story-again-south-africa-world-cup

    http://bristolnoborders.wordpress.com/2009/04/30/more-evidence-that-sex-trafficking-is-a-myth/

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/opinion/michael-duffy/much-ado-about-a-small-segment-of-the-global-sex-industry/2008/06/13/1213321616701.html
    http://mensnewsdaily.com/glennsacks/2009/10/30/more-on-the-great-sex-trafficking-scam-in-the-u-k/
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1227418/SPECIAL-INVESTIGATION-The-myth-Britains-foreign-sex-slaves.html

    http://www.angryharry.com/reHappyhookersofEasternEurope.htm
    http://www.thescavenger.net/people/numbers-of-sex-trafficking-victims-are-exaggerated-13456.html

    Sincerely,

    Jeff Lewis

  4. Has anybody ever noticed the similarity of feminists’ vision of the sex trafficking of women has to the trashy romance novel fantasy of the pretty young women held in bondage and servitude to the big nasty man?

    It gets them real moist…

  5. If you agree that you would like to see news organizations do a full truthful report on the lies, myths and exaggerated numbers being told about sex trafficking slaves without just taking the Anti-Prostitution groups word for it;

    Here are some links to help you out:

    To email News media publications here is some email addresses to get you all started. (Media companies link below)

    http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=111

    To contact USA senators and congressmen to alert them on the lies being told to them about Sex Trafficking and Slavery:

    USA government officals link:

    http://www.conservativeusa.org/mega-cong.htm

    http://www.consumer-action.org/take_action/articles/make_your_voice_heard

    (Don’t forget to tell your local government officals as well)

    I also suggest that you start a Facebook page and Twitter account about “The lies being told about Sex Trafficking”

    Feel free to use any information on my website to tell people “The truth about Sex Trafficking and Sex Slavery” :
    http://bebopper76.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/sex-trafficking-lies-myths/
    http://sextraffickingtruths.blogspot.com/

    I have also included a list of good email address for the media. Just copy and paste into your blind carbon copy area of your email section.
    this will be easy to do if you just copy the email addresses below.

    marty@newstips.com, iteam3@wfsb.com, becktips@foxnews.com,
    newstips@9news.com, myreport@thedenverchannel.com, iteam3@wfsb.com,
    newstips@kcra.com, fox5tips@wttg.com, news@chron.com,NewsTips@kens5.com,
    tips@PushBackNow.com, tips@nbc11news.com, news8@wgal.com,
    newstips@arizonarepublic.com, tips@wbbm-am.com,
    newstips@firstcoastnews.com, newstips@ktrv.com, newstip@globe.com,
    newstips@wilx.com, newstips@sandiego6.com,
    editorial@thecanadianpress.com, sbtips@gmail.com, news@wina.com,
    news@fox7.com

    news@fox7.com, kelly@foxnews.com, americasnewsroom@foxnews.com,
    bullsandbears@foxnews.com, cash@foxnews.com, cavuto@foxnews.com,
    forbes@foxnews.com, friends@foxnews.com, fncspecials@foxnews.com,
    fns@foxnews.com, newswatch@foxnews.com, foxreport@foxnews.com,
    atlarge@foxnews.com, hannity@foxnews.com, happeningnow@foxnews.com,
    huckmail@foxnews.com, glennbeck@foxnews.com, jer@foxnews.com,
    ontherecord@foxnews.com, redeye@foxnews.com, special@foxnews.com,
    studiob@foxnews.com, oreilly@foxnews.com, warstories@foxnews.com,
    cavuto@foxnews.com

    info@planetstream.net, jace.larson@9news.com, netaudr@abc.com,
    nightline@abcnews.com, 2020@abc.com, evening@cbsnews.com,
    earlyshow@cbs.com, newshour@pbs.org, ElRushbo@eibnet.com,
    ElRushbo@eibnet.com, letters@latimes.com, news-tips@nytimes.com,
    senioreditor@nytimes.com, letters@nytimes.com, editor@usatoday.com,
    wsj.ltrs@wsj.com, letters@washpost.com, info@ap.org, tips@upi.com,
    60m@cbsnews.com, 48hours@cbsnews.com, ftn@cbsnews.com, info@cnbc.com,
    comments@foxnews.com, dateline@nbcuni.com, nightly@nbc.com,
    today@nbc.com, letters@time.com, letters@newsweek.com,
    letters@usnews.com, ombudsman@npr.org

    Letters@USNews.com, letters@time.com, letters@newsweek.com,
    jim_kelly@timemagazine.com, bkelly@usnews.com, letters@nytimes.com,
    public@nytimes.com, editorial@nytimes.com, NextGeneration@dallasnews.com,
    accuracy@usatoday.com, nbcsportshelp@nbcuni.com, newsletter@cbs.com,
    FOXaroundtheworld@foxnews.com, media.enquiries@guardian.co.uk,
    help@gawker.com, john.stossel@foxnews.com

    kelly@foxnews.com, americasnewsroom@foxnews.com,
    bullsandbears@foxnews.com, cash@foxnews.com, cavuto@foxnews.com,
    forbes@foxnews.com, friends@foxnews.com, fncspecials@foxnews.com,
    fns@foxnews.com, newswatch@foxnews.com, foxreport@foxnews.com,
    atlarge@foxnews.com, hannity@foxnews.com, happeningnow@foxnews.com,
    huckmail@foxnews.com, glennbeck@foxnews.com, jer@foxnews.com,
    ontherecord@foxnews.com, redeye@foxnews.com, special@foxnews.com,
    studiob@foxnews.com, oreilly@foxnews.com, warstories@foxnews.com,
    cavuto@foxnews.com,

    Shane.Allen@nbcuni.com, nextgeneration@dallasnews.com,
    viewpoints@dallasnews.com, jhuseman@dallasnews.com, mitchmitchell@star-telegram.com, mpeterson@dallasnews.com, sgoldstein@dallasnews.com, samhodges@dallasnews.com, jmosier@dallasnews.com

    http://sextraffickingtruths.blogspot.com/
    http://bebopper76.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/sex-trafficking-lies-myths/

  6. Thanks Jeff, I’ll make a post on sex trafficking next week with your new links and updates on the ‘superbowl’ trafficking hysteria lies.

  7. Village Voice media in the March 24, 2011 issue have a great story on the lies and myths of sex tafficking:

    Latest News fresh off the press:

    http://www.villagevoice.com/2011-03-23/news/women-s-funding-network-sex-trafficking-study-is-junk-science/

    Here is the latest News about the Sex Trafficking Myth:

    Government Officials, and various anti-prostitution groups: Traffick911, Not for Sale, Change.org, Polaris Project, Salvation Army, The Dallas Women’s Foundation, and many more, which are anti-prostitution groups that tell lies in order to get grant money from the government and charities to pay their high salaries, and get huge amounts of money into their organizations.

    Latest News fresh off the press:

    http://www.villagevoice.com/2011-03-23/news/women-s-funding-network-sex-trafficking-study-is-junk-science/

    Sex Trafficking in Sports Events links:

    Dallas TV News show about super bowl sex slave myth:

    http://www.wfaa.com/sports/football/super-bowl/Super-Bowl-prostitution-prediction-has-no-proof–114983179.html

    Dallas Newspaper article:

    http://www.dallasobserver.com/2011-01-27/news/the-super-bowl-prostitute-myth-100-000-hookers-won-t-be-showing-up-in-dallas/

    http://www.dallasobserver.com/2011-03-03/news/super-bowl-prostitution-100-000-hookers-didn-t-show-but-america-s-latest-political-scam-did/

    http://www.dallasobserver.com/2011-03-03/news/sex-traffick911-press-release/

    John Stossel, a libertarian, plans to discuss the legalization of prostitution on his show Thursday, March 24 at 8 pm mountain time on Fox Business News channel.

    http://sextraffickingtruths.blogspot.com/

    http://bebopper76.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/sex-trafficking-lies-myths/

    Sex Trafficking/Slavery is used by many groups as a attempt to outlaw all prostitution around the world by saying that all women are victims even if they do it willing. This hurts any real victims because it labels all sex workers as victims.

    This is done by the media, aid groups, NGO’s, feminists, politicians, and religious organizations that receive funds from the government. There are very strong groups who promote that all adult women who have sex are victims even if they are willing, enjoy it and go out of there way to get it. These groups try to get the public to believe that no adult women in their right mind would ever go into the sex business unless she was forced to do so, weather she knew it or not. They say that 100% of all sex workers are trafficking victims.

    They do this in order to label all men as sex offenders and wipe out all consensual prostitution. Which is what their real goal is. There is almost no one who challenges or questions them about their false beliefs. Therefore, the only voices you hear are of these extreme groups. These groups want to label all men as terrible sex offenders for seeing a willing adult sex worker. No one stands up to say this is foolish, the passive public says nothing.

    These groups even say that all men who marry foreign women are terrible sex predators who take advantage of these “helpless foreign women wives”.

    These groups believe that two adults having consensual sex in private should be outlawed. Since they believe that it is impossible for a man to have sex with a woman without abusing the woman in the process.

  8. I visited this site because I have jokingly been called an anti-feminist by my friends and peers, as I feel the feminist movement has turned into a tumult of misandry and deconstruction of familial structures among other things. This piece in particular honed my interest. Granted there are numerous falsified data and claims surrounding sexual trafficking and the like. However, the argument about Nepal is somewhat skewed. Maiti Nepal, who I have worked with has never posted such outrageous statistics. For example in 2009 Maiti Nepal’s Transit Homes rescued 86 girls from the brothels that they were unable to intercept at borders. Many of these girls were drugged and transported by people they knew into Nepal, but are not necessarily from Nepal. Part of this article expressed concerns that the statistics on trafficking were enormous compared to female populations, and the fact that some of the girls trafficked into Nepal are not from Nepal in the first place may be cause to that. Also the comment on what would have to be done to, by definition, enslave them and keep them there, is being done everyday, including abortion services in addition to security, meals, etc. Girls are abused or killed if they refuse service everyday, some even being burned to death. The reasons law enforcement does not get involved, or is even involved in the trafficking is because of how profitable red light districts are. While I agree there are sex workers that simply “lie” about being forced, some of the traffic victims are as young a 7 years old. A child at that age does not have sexual desires, as I am sure you will agree. That is why there is molestation separate from other sex charges. I could go on about this forever, but I am not going to. I just wanted to make readers aware of this and I am open to any questions or comments. http://www.maitinepal.org and the book Half the Sky are good places to start. Half the Sky gives examples of when females were able to escape, but after going to the police were arrested for illegal immigration (once again being trafficked outside their native country) and then re-trafficked by the police. Thank you for reading my comments!

  9. Send a Petition – Sex Trafficking Lies being told to congress:

    Click on this Link: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/demand-the-department-of-justice-do-its-job.html

    Recently the Village Voice exposed the Schapiro Group, a private consulting firm in Georgia, and the Women’s Funding Network of California, a women’s charity, for knowingly deceiving both congress and the public using false data manufactured through fraudulent research presented alarming reports of a sudden rise in trafficking and sexual exploitation of girls. This false data was used to justify funding which brings more harm than good.

    Tell the US Department of Justice to do its job and investigate these groups for fraud and possible racketeering in so far as they have received public funding.

    http://www.villagevoice.com/2011-03-23/news/women-s-funding-network-sex-trafficking-study-is-junk-science/

    Send a Petition To:

    U.S. Department of Justice
    Criminal Division
    Fraud Section
    Bond Building, 4th Floor
    10th and Constitution Ave. NW
    Washington, DC 20530-0001
    Att: Denis J. McInerney
    Chief, Fraud Section
    202-514-7023

    Recently the Village Voice exposed the Schapiro Group, a private consulting firm in Georgia, and the Women’s Funding Network of California, a women’s charity, for knowingly deceiving both congress and the public using false data manufactured through fraudulent research. These groups presented alarming reports of a sudden rise in trafficking and sexual exploitation of girls.

    This false data was used to justify funding from private foundations, corporate donors, and potentially the government. No one would deny that the prevention of sexual trafficking of minors is vitally important. The safety of children is a commitment we share.

    Unfortunately the false information propagated by the Schapiro Group and anti trafficking non profits does more harm than good.

    Fraudulent research negatively impacts the crucial efforts of legitimate organizations that serve exploited and trafficked minors. When these organizations are not able to report that they have reached numbers of youth comparable to the inflated numbers of victims reported by the Schapiro Group, it jeopardizes their credibility and funding. Bogus data misrepresents not only the quantity of trafficked minors, but also their demographics. Boys and transgender youth are not appropriately included in the study. Additionally, we are concerned that increased funding for law enforcement efforts to combat a vastly inflated threat of the trafficking of minors is channeled instead into police actions directed not at traffickers, but rather against consenting adult sex workers, a vulnerable population that already suffers from social stigma, criminalization and unequal access to protection. We reject the concept that criminalizing members of any population is an effective way to rescue them.

    Exploitation of children is an important issue that should never be lied about. To do so represents a greedy and cynical funding grab at the expense of frightening the public, deceiving donors, and misdirecting resources. To do so knowing that this effort will undoubtedly result in law enforcement targeting of adult women consensually working in the sex industry would surely not be consistently endorsed by the supporters of a large women’s fund.

    Therefore, we, the undersigned, call on the United States Dept. of Justice to investigate the Schapiro Group and the Women’s Funding Network for conspiracy to commit fraud against their donors, the public and the US government. To the degree to which they received public monies, and provided false testimony before congress, we call for an investigation for fraud against federal and state governments as well.

    http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/demand-the-department-of-justice-do-its-job.html

    http://sextraffickingtruths.blogspot.com/
    http://bebopper76.wordpress.com
    http://the-myth-of-sex-trafficking.weebly.com/

  10. I just started writing my own post about this last night! NOw I don’t have to do all the homework…;-)
    Thanks for a great post, and great links!

  11. I urge people to consider international sex trafficking as a migration issue. As world population exceeds 7 billion by 2020 (UN mid-range estimates) and as women’s migration exceeds men’s migration as never before and as technology continues to undermine unskilled jobs of the poorest people, consenting sex work is just about the only growth industry left to feed poor families. The American-driven attacks on sex work, even where legal, is based on American-style criminal justice arising from the country that has more people in jails than any other and American-style moralizing by the world’s most extreme Christian country.

    America will find itself on the wrong side of history if it continues on this path. Per Peter Zeihan’s book The Accidental Super Power, America will remain wealthy and privileged over the next 100 years as other countries suffer demographically linked economic problems. But this only means America will be even more out of sync with the rest of the world’s problems then they are now. The USA is already the big bully on the world’s playground regarding so many issues that should not concern them. Enough with this sex trafficking hysteria being used as an excuse to attack all prostitution.

  12. Great comment John, however posting it here is rather preaching to the converted. NOBODY on this blog would disagree with anything you’ve said – we’ve been saying it for a long time! We need to somehow convey your message and all related information about the sex-trafficking myth to the naive and dumbed-down sheeple who will probably never see blogs like this one…

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