As I write this, I realize there are a few books about human trafficking that could make the list. Human trafficking, or modern-day slavery, is a horrific evil that has gained much publicity in the last decade. There are numerous organizations working to bring traffickers to justice and care for survivors. If you want to … Continue reading #93 – Good News About Injustice by Gary Haugen (My 100 Favorite Books)
The headline in the feed from my local news station declares "Reading Police bust 8 women in undercover prostitution sting." Then there was the picture: 8 women each with clear bruises on her face, all looking totally dejected. My first thought - where are the pictures of the pimps and the johns (customers) who have … Continue reading Stop Shaming Women, Start Arresting Pimps and Johns
Last evening CSF took a night off from our usual meeting to attend a Human Trafficking Awareness Month event. As a group we visited another local college where we took part in an event called Walk in a Victim's Shoes. The goal of this event is to help participants get a bit of a feel … Continue reading Resources to Learn About And Act Against Human Trafficking
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. This comes with a Presidential Proclamation as well as dozens of news articles and events to take part in. Ever since I first learned about the reality of modern-day slavery a few years back, it seems that more and more people are talking about it. Awareness has been growing, though … Continue reading Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Shameful, Ridiculous and Cruel Why on earth do people listen to anything David Barton has to say? Not only is his history totally shoddy, but he teaches awful theology and ethics. Whether it is assuming America is some sort of Christian nation so our wars are always blessed by God, or telling soldiers with PTSD … Continue reading Recent Reads – Horrible Advice to Soldiers, Beiber and Trafficking, Marriage, Guns and More!
John Woolman was a Quaker who lived just prior to the American Revolution. But he is not known for anything to do with that, for he was fighting a much bigger fight, speaking our against slavery while the vast majority of people in the colonies still accepted it. Woolman did not just speak out about … Continue reading The Journal of John Woolman – A Not-Review
I want to do all I can to work for justice in the world. On this blog, I've written frequently about the evil of human trafficking. It is an evil I never heard about growing up. Over the past years more and more people have become aware of it, which is a good thing. Ending … Continue reading The Silence is Broken, Now What Do We Do?
Rachel Loyd's fantastic book, Girls Like Us, interweaves her story as a survivor of sexual abuse with stories of girls she works with in New York City through her organization GEMS (Girls Education and Mentoring Services). What is happening to girls in our world right now is heart-breaking and I am thankful for those like … Continue reading Another Book that Broke My Heart: Girls Like Us by Rachel Loyd
Estimates are that between 100,000 and 300,000 girls are enslaved and sold for sex in the United States every year. Millions more are sold for sex worldwide. Those who sell them make billions of dollars. The average age for entry into prostitution is twelve years old. This means that even most women who are … Continue reading Real Men Don’t Buy Girls.
My most popular posts this year were: 1. For the Kids - the Penn State Dance Marathon Apparently a lot of people doing internet searches for Penn State's Dance Marathon stumbled onto my post. Cool. 2. Pimps are Criminals who Beat Women....Which is Not Cool This might be my favorite post of the year, so … Continue reading 2012 Blog Year in Review