Our civilization has become so corrupt, and so nefarious to the point where we make profits at the expense of the suffering of innocent people. Through the process of human trafficking, traffickers exploit millions of people to extreme sexual and laborious slavery. According to the article “Crime: Women Trafficking, Not Just About Prostitution!” by Saloni Maheshwari in Asia “children as young as nine are ultimately sold and trafficked across the Indo-Nepal border for a life of brutal sexual and physical exploitation. (Source 1)” Many of these children and women put into the human trafficking trade are deceived. Smugglers promise jobs that will allow them to support their families and overall chances at better, but, this is just the allurement for a dangerous trap.
Firstly, illegalising pornography would harm to economies of many pornography companies and industries. At every second, $3,027.64 is spent on pornography. Do the math, and you will find that everyday, $265,735,296 is spent on pornography. In fact, the revenue of the pornography industry is larger than those of the top technology companies combined: Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo!, Apple, Netflix and Earth Link. Imagine, if watching pornography was made illegal, these pornography companies would lose business, and the money spent on pornography would rapidly decrease.
There are 43,000 inmates in prison for sexual offenses, while each year in this country over 510,000 children are victims of sexual assault. The statistics does not convey the severity of the situation. Each year 510,000 children have their childhoods destroyed, and are faced with dealing with sexual assault for their entire lives. Sadly, many of those assaults are perpetrated by people who have already been through the correctional system, only to victimize again. Sex offenders, as a class of criminals, are nine times more likely to repeat their crimes.
The Government is aware of it but does not really comply with eliminating it. The two types of trafficking have been child labor and for sexual commercial exploitation. Most of the trafficking is done in the country and involves males, females and children. The trafficking in persons reported in 2009, estimated that more than 20,000 persons are trafficked into conditions of forced labor within Peru, mainly in the mining and logging sectors, agriculture, and brick-making sectors, and as domestic servants. Many of the trafficking victims are women and girls from the rural regions of the Amazon.
It is also identified as a high violation of human rights. Today, human trafficking in Indonesia is increasing every year. Many people – especially women and children – have become the victim of this practice. They regularly trafficked into the commercial sex trade. Whether rule of law have been created to eradicate the human trafficking, in contrast, it is still occurring under the carpet.
Benjamin Smith 9.18.2014 Event Participation #1 Tricked: A look inside America’s Sex Trade Documentary Tricked discusses in extent the ongoing debate of human-sex trafficking in America. Sex trafficking is a continuously-growing business in the criminal industry – earning revenues of over $3 billion per year – and that same amount of money being lost in police effort’s funding to stop this crime. The documentary looks at the point of view on the topic of sex trafficking from all angles – the victims, families, businessmen, customers, and the laws – and how the industry has affected their lives and efforts. Honestly, this documentary has completely changed my outlook on sex trafficking – mainly due to the fact that the film increased my knowledge on the topic in answering questions that I didn’t even know I had to ask. Sex trafficking is a much more serious crime than people think it is – a business of female empowerment that sell sexual services in exchange for money – when, however, it is an underground market of enslaved women forced into unwilling intercourse.
Swartz points out how the business of human trafficking starts and how the immigrants end up becoming victims of various social injustices such as slavery in a form of prostitution. Third world countries such as Thailand and other Asian countries are the major sources of the discussed immigrants. Due to harsh economic conditions, the victims decide to pursue greener pastures in developed countries oblivious of the trouble they are involving themselves in. As Swartz exposes, there is a network of human traffickers who operate locally as well internationally. The responsible authorities don’t have efficient policies and laws to regulate this business, thereby facilitating human trafficking to uncontrollable levels.
Human trafficking is a menace to the United States Society; there are approximately 600,000 to 800,000 cases of human trafficked annually all over the world (Clawson et al. 2009). Dubbed as a contemporary slavery, this is a lucrative and money minting business estimated to be raking millions of dollars. Many interested organs and the political organs are in a rush to tame this vice and restore the good image of the country. Apart from it being a prime destination for travelers, the United States has turned out to be the excellent platform for most of the criminal dealings.
Fuller derives most of its profits (27 percent) from Central America but unfortunately that is the country where tens of thousands of homeless children are addicted to sniffing Fuller’s Resistol brand glue. The glue is intoxicating and has dangerous fumes that could cause numerous health risks including kidney failure or even death. Child-welfare supporters urged the company to add a noxious oil to the glue to discourage abusers but the company refused because it would reduce the glue’s effectiveness and aggravate business with its legitimate clients. Fuller received mass criticism for over-marketing itself as a saint. The company’s mission statement says that it “will conduct business legally and ethically, support the activities of its employees in their communities and be a responsible corporate citizen.” The St. Paul-based company also gives 5 percent of its profits to charity.
In the process of getting drugs from the producer to the final user many people are adversely affected. Cocaine is illegally grown in Central America; entire countries like Columbia and El Salvador have collapsed because of these activities. If drugs were legalised then countries like this would flourish and be able to benefit from the popular demand of recreational drugs. Drug trafficking is a highly organised operation. The time, money and man power that countries use to prevent the importation is huge.