"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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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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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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Women: just pawns in the game

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on August 9, 2011 | Leave a comment (2)
Mobster and human smuggler Bill Bedini was back in Albania after jumping bail in Texas. “This [is] payback to your Uncle Edmond for when I was in the United States,” he said as he beat two young women, nieces of the Albanian man who testified against him in the U.S. A human weed, Bedini...

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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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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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Video game attacks human trafficking

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on January 29, 2011 | Leave a comment (2)
Spanish documentary filmmaker Chelo Alvarez-Stehle previewed a social-impact game that will teach adolescents about human trafficking at a modern-day slavery awareness event in Frisco, Texas Jan. 25. Still in pre-prototype form, “SOS_SLAVES: Changing The Trafficking Game” allows young adults to...

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Time to stop cannibalizing our children

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on January 25, 2011 | Leave a comment (1)
The director of “Not My Life,” a documentary that takes an unflinching look at global human trafficking as a children’s issue, has an innovative plan for getting his message out. It’s not enough to show the film in theaters and on TV and maybe win a few festival awards, says...

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Slaves weave Jersey hair braids

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on December 6, 2010 | Leave a comment (3)
We don’t have auction blocks in center city anymore, but people are still being enslaved in America–often in plain sight. Consider the preteen girls from Togo and Ghana, whose families were tricked into thinking they were sending their daughters to the United States for an education and...

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