In prior eras, the slave trade was conducted openly, with ads prominently posted and the slaves paraded and inspected like animals, often at public auctions. Today’s sex traffickers, the heirs to that tradition, try to keep their activities hidden, although the rest of the sex trade, the sale of the women’s services, is advertised on a scale that can only be characterized as colossal.
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Saturday, October 27, 2007
What Does This Say About Gender Equality?
It's hard to read Bob Herbert’s column in today's NY Times on the contemporary slave trade allowed to flourish in America, but it will quickly erase any illusions you may have about the attainment of gender equality in our culture. Here's an excerpt: