Hat in the past the women s movement understood that the choice to be beaten by one man or economic survival was not a real choice despite the appearance of consent a marriage contract might provide Yet now we are supposed to believe in the name of America the Philosophical feminism that the choice to be sexually used by hundreds of menor economic survival must be affirmed as a real choice and if the woman signs a contract to be a model there
is no coercion there p 236Lydia Cacho is definitely one ofno coercion there p 236Lydia Cacho is definitely one of heroes
My Only Ualms Withonly ualms with book was as other readers have mentioned the writing could definitely use some improvement Also I wish that she would also talk about the sex trafficking and sexual abuse of males as well Maybe that s too much to The Northmans Bride (Sons of the North fit into this one book but I wish she would have addressed the issue in some way even to say why she didn tocus on it I ound reading this book really disturbing but also really worthwhile I didn t realise sexual slavery was so widespread throughout the world and so insidious Cacho exposed herself to enormous personal risk while carrying out research or this book and then writing and publishing it She seems to me to present the topic in a very thorough and balanced way and I highly recommend present the topic in a very thorough and balanced way and I highly recommend bookOne thing I The Northman's Bride found particularly suspicious is the way in which one of the people Cacho mentions Somali Mam has been publicly discredited since the book was published in 2010 In the book Somali is described as being someone who works day and night with one mission in mind to abolishemale sexual slaveryShe was sold in Cambodia and exploited in a brothel or several years she escaped after witnessing the murder of her best riend another girl prostitute by a trafficker She overcame this horrifying experience and made it her life s mission to save Asian girls Cherry Bomb from sexual exploitation and to eliminate trafficking in the world p 67 68 Somali Mam has appeared on theront of magazines such as Newsweek and received many awards She has been Leading the Way feted by Hollywood stars and world leaders attended gala dinners with the ueen of Sweden the king and ueen of Spain and has been photographed with other worldamous igures including Nobel prize winners At one stage she was named among Time magazine s 100 most influential people and was a CNN hero and she has also been eted at charity events in Australia Since 2014 however since Slavery Inc was published many stories have been written that discredit Somali Mam and try to vastly downplay the extent of sexual exploitation of women and young girls taking place in Cambodia in particular A Newsweek article published on 21 May 2014 states that In an interview The Single Girl's Guide to Marrying a Man, His Kids, and His Ex-Wife: Becoming a Stepmother with Humor and Grace for Euronews in 2012 Mam said girls as young as 3 are being held in Cambodian brothels Experts in theield say that is almost unheard of Patrick Stayton who When Red Cried Wolf formerly ran the Christianaith based International Justice Mission IJM in Cambodia says They may have had a supply of younger girls between the age of 14 and 17 but adds We ve never seen prepubescent girls or very very rarely After reading Slavery Inc though I would err on the side of believing what Mam said A must read if you want to understand what slavery and human trafficlking is about and how human trafficking and legal prostitution are unseperately interwinded all my respect or the brave couragous and wonderful Lydia Cacho. For the price of a gun but Cacho's powerful irst person interviews with mafiosi pimps prostitutes and those who managed to escape The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing from captivity makes it impossible to ignore the terrible human cost of this lucrative exchangeShocking and sobering Slavery Inc is an exceptional book bothor the colossal scope of its enuiry and Song of the Forest for the tenacious bravery with which Cacho pursues the tru. H labor was the key to everything hence slavery The colonizers wanted moneyrom what Silver How to get it Mine it But how to make a profit Use cheap labor and the cheapest of all is slavesThere are direct parallels with the sex industry Someone is always making a profit off of the work of someone else s body If there wasn t money at the end of it then there would be power Cacho calls not only or political action against sex trafficking but also a transformation of masculinity which of sex trafficking but also a transformation of masculinity which of also inherently means a transformation of emininity as well We have to A Constellation of Vital Phenomena fight against the normalization of the eroticization of people s bodies and we have toight against the normalization of sexual violence and gender euality in all societies She calls not only or sex education but also love education or every human being has the right to love and be loved and to have enjoyable consensual sex Cacho travels all over the world to document the abuses of women men and children at the hands of sex traffickers corrupt police corrupt governments and the many mafias This book Sextasy: Master the Timeless Techniques of Tantra, Tao, and the Kama Sutra to Take Lovemaking to New Heights feels like it was the short version of what could have been 1000 pages of stories and accounts She has an excellent analysis of the negative effects of postmoderneminist liberal thinking and her conclusions chapter includes a very compelling argument against the legalization of sex work Some of the uotes that I marked while reading are as Still Life with Chickens followsFrom the section on Cambodia Foreignamilies who want to give them a second chance occasionally adopt some of the youngest girls legally but it s not an easy task Whoever adopts them needs to understand that transforming the girls views of themselves women sexuality and their relationships with men will be a life long mission Otherwise the girls Still Life with Chickens: Starting Over in a House by the Sea fail to adjust they escaperom their new homes and return to the Paradox Bound familiar world of prostitution where the rules are clear everyone lies take what you can get Love and patience is not enough says Claudia Fronjosa p 66It is globalization s Achilles heel the ineuality of cultures economies and legal systems as well as the disparity in intervention capabilities among countries and regions make it practically impossible toollow cases such as those presented here no matter how well documented they are "Political will or its absence is a key actor in understanding why human "will or its absence is a key actor in understanding why human has remained a horrific issue STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare focusing on isolated cases makes it seem like a criminal phenomenon a complex conundrum of disparate individual stories exaggerated by theevered imaginations of NGOS p90The author Diego Gambetta explains that the mafia uses violence as a means and not an end contrary to what the police have had us believe or years The general view is that the mafia deals in violence Gambetta refutes this perception and argues that protection is in act what the mafia is selling on different levels Violence to a greater or lesser degree is a tool that allows the effective
of protection whether Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays for a local trafficker who to ensure the safe transfer of his slavesrom the airport to his bar p 146Regarding the idea that prostitution should be legalized because sex work should be seen as a viable choice like any other job and sex workers should have the Are All Guys Assholes?: More Than 1,000 Guys in 10 Cities Reveal Why They're Not, Why They Sometimes Act Like They Are, and How Understanding Their ... Will Solve Your Guy Drama Once and For All freedom to express themselves Catherine MacKinnon responds to this argument She notes Ng the celebrated journalist Lydia Cachoollows the trail of the traffickers and their victims What a Lass Wants from Mexico to Turkey Thailand to Ira Georgia to the UK to expose the trade's hidden links with the tourist industry internet pornography drugs and arms smuggling the selling of body organs money laundering and even terrorismThis is an underground economy in which a sex slave can be bought. 1 This is a very difficult bookor me to rate It coversDELIVERY OF PROTECTION WHETHER FOR A LOCAL TRAFFICKER WHO
such a critical issue and I do not want a low rating roma critical issue and I do not want a low rating rom or a lowered overall rating Mexican Hooker for the book to dissuade any potential reader who is unaware of this hidden problemrom reading it Let me say The League for the Suppression of Celery first of all that I do not doubt the existence of this problem nor the dedication and steadfastness of the author in uncovering its extent and in trying to be the catalystor meaningful change Cacho was previously jailed and tortured in prison in Mexico after exposing a huge child pornography ring in her earlier book Demons of Eden which I have not read don t think there s an English translation2 As a work of investigate journalism however this book reuently left me rustrated There is a distinct lack of references and empirical data and as a result oftentimes it is difficult to differentiate between evidence based logically argued Suspicion at Seven: A Lois Meade Mystery fact and personal opinion Granted the murky and dangerous environment in which the subject matter thrives involving crooked politicians corrupt cops and violent underworld elements makes information gathering extremely difficult and even life threatening but I still wonder if research could not have been done The book itself is also not structured very well and ofteneels like a mish mash of personal observations Given the gravity of the topic I #really do hope the author or even other journalists might contribute to this body of work in the # do hope the author or even other journalists might contribute to this body of work in the Despite its shortcomings if you are lucky enough to be living in a relatively well off country and are blissfully unaware of the existence of such horrors this book would still serve as a useful wake up call In one section of the book Cacho describes her interview with a 9 year old Cambodian girl in a shelter who has been rescued Their conversation is carried out through an interpreter as the little girl speaks no English While they are talking she is watching her riends at an interpreter as the little girl speaks no English While they are talking she is watching her The Day Fidel Died friends at shelter play around in a small plastic pool Suddenly she says to one of them That s it baby girl Good job in what Cacho describes as a perfect American accent Ponder on that sentenceor a moment if you will I read this book in one session despite not being sure whether to buy it at all The topic is gruesome Now I m glad I did buy and read it Cacho writes with so much courage respect and loveI believe that everyone should read what Cacho has to say about women and girls their ates and their suffering If you have a daughter or a son read this book and learn to look at gender roles rom a very different angle The strong man and the nice woman are roles we press upon ourselves and our children Theses artificial roles have nothing to do with biology or necessity and open the door or violence and oppression This is not an easy read but it s an important one Lydia Cacho is an immensely brave and strong journalist who has worked hard to understand how the sex trafficking industries unction all over the world If you don t Gulp!: The Seven-Day Crash Course to Master Fear and Break Through Any Challenge feel like you have the stomach to make it through her book do yourself aavor and watch an interview with her She s an inspiring woman who manages to maintain hope in the The Outlaw and the Upstart King fact of all of the horrors that she writes about Reading this at the same time as reading David Rock s History of Argentina was very interestingor me The history of South America is one in whic. Illegal inhuman and impervious to recession there is one trade that continues to thrive just out of sight The international sex trade criss crosses the entire globe a sinister network made up of criminal masterminds local handlers corrupt policemen willfully blind politicians eager consumers and countless hapless women and children In this ground breaking work of investigative reporti.