Prostitution

Why does this matter?

It is hip today to refer to prostitution as ‘sex work’ and as an activity that should be decriminalized to protect the women in the industry. But this language and reasoning is deceptive and distorts what prostitution really is.

~ Chris Hedges, Prostitution: Being Raped for a Living

There are girls in the 6th and 8th grades who are forced into prostitution.

1 in 3 runaways will be approached by a pimp within 24 hours.

Sexual activity with minors is in high demand with the average age of entry into prostitution being 13 years old.

Prostitution in America disproportionately impacts black girls.

Although Las Vegas attracts visitors from all over the world, most of the young prostitutes are recruited locally with nearly two thirds of those hustled from the African-American community.

~ The Daily Beast, “Shooting on the Strip: Las Vegas’s Prostitution Secret” August 4, 2013

According to the Justice Department, just over 40% of sex trafficking victims are Black, far outpacing White (25.6%), Hispanic (23.9%), Asian (4.3%) and Other (5.8%) victims.

~ Black Women’s Roundtable 4th Annual Report

In the future, ALTBC will launch a safe house for victims of prostitution to be healed and restored in a loving and supportive environment. The clients at the safe house will receive counseling and educational classes that will rebuild their confidence and strengthen them to become what God always wanted them to be.

Resources

Human Trafficking: Exploitation of women still rampant worldwide

My 25 years as a prostitute

Shared Hope International

How Legalizing Prostitution Has Failed

Race and Prostitution

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