Thursday, 24 May 2012
Sex slavery news story
Mostly I try to write blogs that are either erotic, humorous or at least interesting. This one's a little different. It's a breadcrumb for a BBC news item about sex trafficking, sexual slavery and prostitution in Latin America, with young women brought from various countries into Mexico from where they're trafficked into the US, often to New York, and kept in forced sexual servitude.
The BBC reports on this in 'Trafficked - sex slaves seduced and sold'. One place in particular, the semi-rural small town of Tenancingo, is reputed to be based almost entirely on the economy of sex trafficking.
The BBC site has a series of short video news and interview items and is tagged 'Viewers may find some of the video content disturbing'. It is, and not in a good way.
If the content isn't available where you are, the story's been reported by a number of other sources: in the US, try The Takeaway and Jezebel. The same story, in Spanish, is at BBC Mundo (the BBC Spanish language world news site); also in Spanish, it's in Vanguardia, La Policiaca, Animal Politico and Zolaco Saltillo.
This isn't, obviously, the only place where sex trafficking happens. And if you look back at news sources over the last couple of years you'll also see that in some parts of the world, young boys are similarly treated.
Much as people have fantasies and act them out, and much as fantasies can be extreme and involve sex slavery, the actual slavery of unwilling victims is evidently more common than any of us might like to think, and a serious social problem.