"Woman will always be dependent until she holds a purse of her own."
—Elizabeth Cady Stanton


 
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Pimped up = Beaten up

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on May 20, 2013 | Leave a comment (0)
I wish people would stop saying “pimp out” or “pimp up.” Pimps do not deserve the glory of having an expression named after them. Pimps are mean men who earn money off the backs of captured, brain-washed, maltreated young girls and young women. Pimps are lazy, conniving and manipulating....

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Sexually exploited: victim or criminal?

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on November 26, 2012 | Leave a comment (2)
If local police find a cache of girls from Thailand being forced to work as sex slaves in a Cleveland warehouse, they see sexually exploited victims of human trafficking in need of rescuing. If a cop drives through downtown Cleveland and sees an American girl in a short skirt approach a car, he...

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Obama order prohibits human trafficking in federal contracts

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on November 5, 2012 | Leave a comment (0)
What industry earns more money than major league baseball, and the national basketball, hockey and football leagues combined? Sex trafficking and forced labor. It’s a $32 billion industry. On Sept. 25, President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting human trafficking in all federal...

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Buy her bag, not her body

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on July 9, 2012 | Leave a comment (0)
Nomi Network, a non-profit organization that trains survivors of sexual slavery to produce products that will sell in the global market, was named after an 8-year-old survivor of sex trafficking in Cambodia. Nomi was so mentally disabled after her treatment as a sex slave, that she will spend the...

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Many favorite brands flunk human rights test

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on April 28, 2012 | Leave a comment (0)
Are you brand loyal? Do you stick to Carter’s, Apple and Cadbury? Do you ever wonder how they produce the products you love? If you’ve never stopped to think about it, you probably don’t know what a lousy job many of your favorite brands do monitoring the conditions of people who work for...

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Get your slaves—cheap

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on October 12, 2011 | Leave a comment (4)
You can own a slave for $90. You can’t even buy a coat for $90. At that dirt cheap price there must be thousands of people being sold. Millions even. So, if you want to start a sure-fire business, become a slave trader. Capture some people—particularly women and children—ship them halfway...

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Tampa Bay hub for human trafficking

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on July 25, 2011 | Leave a comment (0)
Many people know the phrase “modern day slavery” but don’t realize it’s happening in their hometowns. Florida state representative Rachel Burgin admits she was unaware of the problem’s severity until she attended a national conference in Washington, D.C. and sat next...

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Make slavery a household word

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on July 23, 2011 | Leave a comment (0)
I was nearly speechless last week when a friend asked, “What is modern day slavery?” “Women forced into prostitution,” I blurted. “Forced farm labor!” Is what I see and read about every day invisible to the average American? Twenty-seven million people–the...

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Slavery continues despite war, amendment

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on February 6, 2011 | Leave a comment (1)
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. While the war was fought over a fusion of slavery and states’ rights issues, slavery didn’t end in the United States until December 1865 with passage of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. Or did it? Consider these...

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