Why Her? How Traffickers Target Victims – Guest Post by Shared Hope

In 1943, Abraham Maslow published “A Theory of Human Motivation.” His theory is that humans have a hierarchy of needs ranging from the most fundamental needs at the lowest level to the need for self-actualization at the highest level. Humans can’t reach the next level of “need” until they achieve the prior level. Here isContinue reading “Why Her? How Traffickers Target Victims – Guest Post by Shared Hope”

Trafficking and Teens-the Day I Got Propositioned Online

I’m not a teenager. I’m not gorgeous and don’t post photos of myself on Facebook wearing low tops or bikinis (we can all say thanks for that!). Nevertheless, I’ve been propositioned online. The first time, I wasn’t sure that’s what it was, wrote the guy back, etc. I think of that now and wonder howContinue reading “Trafficking and Teens-the Day I Got Propositioned Online”

Pretty Woman and the Media’s Glamorization of Prostitution

Aoi, a Thai prostitute, said,  “I don’t know what’s love…I want love, but I know me… Me is no good…No people can love me.” In Thailand, known as the sexual playground of the world, of the woman in their 20s, 1 in 6 is in some kind prostitution. Click here to watch a video onContinue reading “Pretty Woman and the Media’s Glamorization of Prostitution”

Trafficking and Teen Girls – Nancy Drew Isn’t Real and the Bad Guys aren’t that Stupid

Nancy Drew books were fun. She was always getting kidnapped or held hostage. The bad guys would say, “We’re going to kill you,” but then they’d go to the grocery store or somewhere else, giving her a couple of hours to come up with a creative way to escape.   Thanks in part to Nancy,Continue reading “Trafficking and Teen Girls – Nancy Drew Isn’t Real and the Bad Guys aren’t that Stupid”