A Modest Proposal: A Satirical Solution To Human Trafficking By Tori Quintel

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Human trafficking is a prevalent albeit hidden in terrifying reality for some people in third world countries. Often times, it is described as modern-day slavery compared to slavery in the eighteenth century and the nineteenth century because no solutions have been presented and proven to be successful. It seems to be the type of issue that no one tries to do something about until he or she has a personal connection to it.
In the satirical article, "A Modest Proposal: A Satirical Solution to Human Trafficking", the author, Tori Quintel, first begins by saying what a travesty human trafficking is in itself. Before she gives her proposal of a possible solution, she explains that it is purposed for preventing the escalation and the long-term
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The second source is a peer reviewed journal titled " Introduction: Understanding and its Victims". Throughout the article, the authors use data from laws, acts, and bills involving human rights and civil rights. For example, Washington State’s House Bill 1175 criminalizes human trafficking. "Velma Veloria’s piece uses all the laden terminologies that have come to be associated with human trafficking, including “mail-order bride,” “bride-trafficking,” “domestic violence,” “criminal industry,” “a nineteen-year-old pimp,” “sexual exploitation,” and “modern-day slavery. Its attempt to define the causes of trafficking is also notable: absolute poverty, violence related to economic instability, conflict, traffickers’ greed, and demand" (kidane). In this article, it is said that a form of criminalization would be a good solution for human trafficking and exploitation. "US Ambassador Miller identifies three challenges: (1) deprivation of human rights and dignity, (2) the spread of disease, and (3) national security and stability. A solution in the form of criminalization addresses challenges 2 and 3, but probably not challenge number 1" (kidane). Ankita Patel’s piece takes the discussion to the realm of United States domestic law. It characterizes trafficking as modern-day slavery, heavily relies on TIP statistics, and critically examines the effectiveness of the US Trafficking Victims Protection Act (“TVPA”).37 "The Act takes a criminal justice approach; it …show more content…
The article titled "How to End Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking" uses photographs and examples of direct impact to emphasize the authors claim of the desperate need for human trafficking and slavery must come to an end. Somaly Mam, the author of this article, tells her story of unwillingly living as a sex slave. With that being said, she is trying to do everything in her ability to stop slavery of any kind. "A significant number of people believe that slavery ended in 1863, when in fact, modern slavery exists in every corner of the globe" (mam forbes). Instead of using false information and putting a comedic spin on a severe topic, the author uses accurate quantitative data, such as human trafficking being the second largest and fastest-growing crime in the entire world. In this article, there are examples of the world suffering as slaves. "There are an estimated 21 million people enslaved today, 4.5 million of which are in the sex industry" (mam forbes). Mam says that she celebrated the opening of a beauty salon named after her on October 11, 2013. This beauty salon is partnered with Esteé Lauder to implement a suite of education and training courses for survivors of slavery. Also, AFESIP Cambodia, an organization Mam co-founded, has "combated sexual slavery by rescuing victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation and providing recovery and skills training to help foster economic empowerment" (Mam forbes). This

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