Man-Power and the Marginalized
We talk a lot at TheMarginalized.com about human sex trafficking, a form of forced migration and a threat to women and children around the world.
Even with all of the courageous and sacrificial lawyers, law enforcement agents and social workers fighting internationally to put a stop to this crime, nothing can compare with the strategy of ending demand. No demand, no supply.
Because male perpetrators create the vast majority of consumer demand, men in general have a very important role in fighting sex trafficking and resisting the cultural norms that allow this form of slavery to continue so unnoticed (example: the glorification of pimps in pop culture).
Here are some practical ideas from Ms. Magazine that men can do to help combat human sex trafficking. To clarify, the author Jewel Woods mistakenly refers to the issue at hand as human trafficking, but her article specifically addresses sex trafficking, which is only one form of human trafficking.
Thanks to Max, the author whose post we responded to yesterday, for this clip that clarifies and complements his viewpoint on charity and consumerism, and also looks beautiful: