Did you know that men all over our country are paying money to rape young girls?
Worse yet, if these men get caught, they won’t go away to prison. They might get a slap on the wrist and spend a night in jail. The young girl will probably get arrested as well.
You haven’t heard about this? It sounds bizarre?
That’s because you know about it under a different name: prostitution. Or as we like to call it here in the United States: “Hiring an escort.” Essentially, prostitution is rape for profit.
Most people seem to think that prostitution is not so bad because the girls are willing. But the tragic truth is that the vast majority of them are not willing.
These young girls are out on the streets because they are in bondage and in chains. They are there against their will. They are being coerced, forced, and threatened. Sometimes, a guy they thought was their boyfriend got them hooked on drugs so that they have to go “turn tricks” for him just to get more drugs.
No matter what, prostitution is a form of rape. But since people are selling these girls, it is rape for profit. It is allowing other men to rape girls in exchange for money.
Some people seem to think the girls want to do these things, but no girl wants to be a prostitute. (See some others posts on the topic of human trafficking here.)
My wife and I have been trying to champion the needs of these poor girls for several years now, and have been trying to raise awareness of their plight in our own small ways, but we watched a documentary last week week which reiterated our need to stand up and raise the call once again.
Rape for Profit
The movie is called Rape for Profit Here is a preview:
If you are unaware about this dire issue in our own country (and around the world), I strongly recommend you watch this movie. You can watch it on iTunes here: Rape for Profit.
The stories you hear and the things you hear in this documentary will break your heart for these poor young girls who are caught into the darkest and most evil web on earth. They truly are trapped in hell.
I strongly encourage you to watch the movie.
Also, think about getting involved with some of the organizations and ministries around the country that are seeking to help rescue these young girls and show them how precious and valuable they truly are. Two groups we support are Children’s Hope Chest in Colorado Springs, and The International Justice Mission in Washington D.C. I see that Jamie (the very worst missionary) recommends a few resources as well.
And hey! As I was just visiting the website of the International Justice Mission to get the link above, I noticed that if you donate to them in the month of September (ONLY THREE DAYS LEFT), your donation gets doubled!
How aware are you of this great problem in our country (and around the world)? How did you hear about it, and what do you think can be done about it? Let us know in the comment section.To learn more about Human Trafficking and sex slavery, check out some of these posts:
Human Trafficking Posts
- Sex Slaves
- Would You Fight Slavery?
- Rescue Russian Sex Slaves
- Rescue Russian Girls from Sex Slavery
- Stop Her Nightmare
- Another Girl Rescued Today
- Girls for Sale
- Goal Reached!
- I Want to be a Prostitute
- $52,000 raised!
- 31 Million Sex Slaves
- Renting Lacy
- More Than Rice
- Human Trafficking Ring Busted
- The Other Big Game
- Sex Slavery, Planned Parenthood, and Your Tax Dollars
- How to Minister to Prostitutes
- Wisconsin Woman Held as Sex Slave in Brooklyn
- Coked-Up Whore
- Human Trafficking has Many Faces
- Into an India Brothel
- You Need a Girl?
- Human Trafficking Media
- The Son of God is Selling Children
- My Girls Raised $300 to help stop Human Trafficking
- Rape for Profit
- Human Trafficking Statistics
- Help Rescue Girls from Forced Prostitution
Clive Clifton says
In a world where women as seen as chattels there will be no redress.
In a world where the love of money, which equals power, wickedness will be king.
Sadly when society is confronted with the question of abuse, prostitution does not fall into that category.
Society tells us that prostitution is the oldest profession, what they are saying is that it is acceptable and helps keep the rates of abuse down.
Society tells us prostitutes are just oversexed people who desire a promiscuous life style, who get paid for it.
Societies acceptance of prostitution as a necessary part of who we are as human beings, is nothing more than ignoring the truth that we do not see the prostitute as a victim, and even if we did, we would say it’s their own fault.
There are also male prostitutes.
In a world where the have’s and the have not’s are growing even wider apart it is inevitable that everyday people will be pushed into desperation measures for their personal survival and their dependents.
In the UK our government have seen fit to make cut backs on those who need not only financial but emotional and practical help in their day to day life. Prostitution or suicide are sometimes the only options left.
In the UK honor is no longer a life style, especially in those who wield the power of life or death over it’s citizens.
These people are the real prostitutes who lie, steal and abuse those who they have been authority over to help them, to be good stewards, yet like the Barons in the olden days, they are abusing the authority that has been given to them.
Will we human beings ever demand and insist on equality. Those at the bottom of the pile may protest but have no power to change things. In India three women were shot for joining a protest that was demanding $10 extra each month to pay for food and traveling expenses to get to work. These are the poorest people in the world. This is a daily happening throughout the world, be it india or the USA where the weak have no real address against the powerful.
Prostitution of ones body to put bread in our children’s mouths can’t be compared to the wicked who have foisted this life style on to the marginalized.
The bully boys of the power hungry nations will never change as they think might is right.
Jeremy Myers says
Great comments, Clive. And so true (sadly). I wish there was a way to change all this, but it seems that wickedness is winning. I wonder though if things are getting better or worse compared to 2000 years ago…. If the return of Jesus isn’t for another 2000 years, will the work we are doing today help things improve?
We’re trying to figure out the best way to do something. Would you write a post to explain exactly what you do, and why you chose those organizations? We’ve grown allergic to sending cash to organizations that use most of the funds to pay their salaries, and most of what they do is fund raise.
Sex trafficking and prostitution are egregious examples of objectifying other people, using them to meet our needs and desires. But we also “use” other people when we hire them under the table and pay them a substandard wage, expect them to provide services for us, but don’t want them to have affordable health care, manipulate others into providing free labor for us when we can afford to pay for it, etc. None of this qualifies as “loving our neighbor”.
Jeremy Myers says
We physically do nothing right now. There are numerous things we have thought about doing, but we always sense that now is not the right time, especially with three young girls of our own at home right now. So we give financially. We are not fond of this either, but it is what we do right now.
I have heard of a few other things that people are doing. Here is a post, for example:
Also, I know of many groups that just hang out with the prostitutes on the streets, and also who make friends with strippers in the clubs. I think that the second ministry especially is primarily for women…
I am an escort and I love it! I don’t have anybody telling me to do it except myself.
I am from the UK and am struggling to watch this as it says it’s only available in the US iTunes Store…any suggestions?