I was going to take a break from sex trafficking for a few days…and write about happier stuff… Ie. my little African pearls…
But then I stumbled across this blog, through a comment left on my last post. This woman is a trafficking survivor. She’s American, middle-class, etc. Her parents sold her for sex for 11 years. You should go read it. Hard to believe that my next door neighbors could be selling their daughter, but it happened to her.
And while I was going through the archives of her blog, I found a post about this book:
Yes…Pimpology…a manual on how to pimp a woman, or child. Here’s an excerpt that I found:
You’ll start to dress her, think for her, own her. If you and your victim are sexually active, slow it down. After sex, take her shopping for one item. Hair and/or nails is fine. She’ll develop a feeling of accomplishment. The shopping after a month will be replaced with cash. The love making turns into raw sex. She’ll start to crave the intimacy and be willing to get back into your good graces. After you have broken her spirit, she has no sense of self value. Now pimp, put a price tag on the item you have manufactured.
I’m sorry… but people, it’s 2012. We get all excited in American History because we abolished slavery in 1865 and yet “Pimpin’ Ken” and Karen Hunter publish this book and no one bats an eye.
Y’all, slavery is not dead…in fact, quite the opposite. It’s thriving.