The other day, I’m sitting around the proverbial water cooler with a coworker of mine and engaging in a diatribe about forced labor and prostitution and the ways in which culture accepts and even facilitates it. Backed into a corner, he cringes and asks me, “So why are you so passionate about this, anyway?”
I paused for effect. Then I looked at him straight in the eye and quoted William Wilberforce, a leading abolitionist, in his 1791 speech to the House of Commons: “You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”
I’m a smug jerk, I know.
This page, as well as the rest of my writings on human trafficking and related issues, will hopefully answer my coworker’s question. If my work fails to do so, then I have failed as a writer. This page is permanently under construction. I will continue to add resources and information as it becomes available and I have the time.
FROM VICTIMS TO VICTIMIZERS: INTERVIEWS WITH 25 (EX-)PIMPS (year), Depaul College of Law
GEORGIA DEMAND STUDY / MEN WHO BUY SEX: A SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH STUDY (2009) The Schapiro Group
HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW (2005) , comissioned by office of Mayor Shirley Franklin (Atlanta)
TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS (TIP) REPORT (2011) , U.S State Department