The ugly side of supply & demand

The recent case of Shaniya Davis brought to light the problem of sexual slavery in this country. Headlines, stories and TV broadcasts all talked about the horrors of a mother who sold her 5-year-old into sexual slavery. But, may I ask….

Why aren’t we also talking about the demand side of sexual slavery? Why aren’t we talking about the rape of a 5-year-old child prior to her murder? 

If we don’t talk about the demand for minors and adults in prostitution and slavery, we will never solve this problem.

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4 comments on “The ugly side of supply & demand

  1. Maria says:

    I wanted to thank you for getting this story out and let you know about a petition that one of our bloggers started that follows up on Shaniya’s tragic death:

    http://www.change.org/actions/view/tell_choice_hotels_to_prevent_child_prostitution_in_their_hotels

    Choice Hotels are the owners of the Comfort Inn where Shaniya was sold for sex. They are also one of a number of hotel chains that have not signed the ECPAT Code of Conduct, a commitment to preventing child sex trafficking, which disproportionally affects minority children in America.

  2. Rj says:

    The focus in this case was the “monster” mother, combined with father exaltation. No one really gave a shit about this child.

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