Whether you have obsessed about relationships since exiting the womb, don't know what you think about it all quite yet, or are afraid of getting hurt, as humans we all have an innate need for love. One author put it this way: "To love is to be fully human."
We all feel that to be true, because when we do not feel loved we are crippled; and conversely, when we love someone it is an exhilarating adventure.We all have this desire for love and affection.
Do you remember your first crush? Or those sweet love notes that took a second to write, but would take forever to build the courage to pass across the classroom?
Sexual predators know this and intentionally manipulate the victim so that he/she feels loved and valued. Pimps are no different; after all, they are master manipulators. They have studied the best ways to convince a new victim of their affection, love, loyalty, and dedication. Pimps are posers and they oftentimes pose as a boyfriend/girlfriend to potential victims.
We see them in the music videos, watch them in movies and TV shows, and hear about them roaming around the bad parts of town. Their lifestyle is sensationalized, their line of "work" is romanticized, and very little is based off reality.
Pimps are just like other sexual predators in the sense that they take advantage of those who are vulnerable, lack power, or are overly trusting. Unlike other sexual predators, however, they do not do it for their own sexual gratification. Instead they use the victim to gain money, power, and status.
These predators are successful at what they do because they are master manipulators. They brag that P.I.M.P. stands for: Power In Manipulating People. It is a craft they study and master, an area of pride for them. It is one of the things that makes them so dangerous.
You see, pimps are posers.
The heinous crime of child sex slavery is a multifaceted and controversial human rights issue that is sweeping the world as the next hot topic for activism. It does not seem like the issue of raping children for profit would be very complicated–it is wrong and needs to be stopped. But when dealing with anything surrounding the topic of sex, things tend to get complicated very fast. Many times, peoples’ uneducated beliefs about prostitution influence their beliefs about child sex slavery.
Contrary to popular opinion, prostitution is NOT a victimless crime
A victimless crime is commonly described as an illegal act agreed upon by all parties involved that harms no one.
Many people believe that prostitution is a victimless crime because the woman selling sex and the man buying sex are both agreeing to the exchange; consensual sex is rarely ever harmful to either party.
But the statistics prove otherwise.
How can prostitution be consensual and victimless when over 70% of women are physically assaulted in prostitution?
Or, when 75% of women are raped in prostitution;
Between 65% and 95% were sexually assaulted as children;
90% experience verbal abuse and social contempt for their “work”; and
almost 70% meet the criteria for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a disorder than many soldiers develop after war?
This is the violence experienced by the majority of women involved in all types of prostitution, legal and illegal. So when the majority of women in prostitution report sexual assault from those purchasing their bodies, prostitution can no longer be considered a victimless crime.
A woman has the right to do whatever she wants with her body; but a man has no right to do whatever he wants with a woman’s body. Prostitution is an industry where the man gets what he wants because the woman is servicing him. Therefore, prostitution is NOT a victimless crime; it is a crime that victimizes every woman involved.
Dropping knowledge on the dangers of sex slavery, and mobilizing an army of young people to rebel against injustice. #RedLightRebellion