Freedom And Slavery: The Consequences Of Human Trafficking

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Freedom and personal dignity are extremely valuable possessions. Both give people an opportunity to do what they want, be what they want, and be who they are. Yet, what happen if that freedom is taken away from them, and the dignity has been lost due to undeniable and uncontrollable form of abuse? Throughout human history, vulnerable people have been subjected to become a puppet, wherein their actions and decisions are controlled by others. For this reason, human trafficking keeps on arising and becoming an issue plaguing the entire world. The term human trafficking has been used as a modern terminology for what slavery is called in early centuries. Based on the article “Human Trafficking,” in the year 2000, United Nation stated that the global …show more content…
Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy once said, “The essence of all slavery, consists on taking the product of another’s labor, by force.” Way back during ancient times, forced labor was already happening. To illustrate such act, a text in the Bible showed that the country of Egypt forced people of Israel to work non-stop in order to build its growing civilization. Furthermore, Africans, Asians, and Europeans were traded and sold to forcedly work for someone coming from another country, and if they complain, they were physically …show more content…
It is where people are trade and sold to become sex slaves and prostitutes against their will. Michelle Veenstra, author Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender: Culture Society History stated that from before until the present, the common victims of sex trafficking are women, ranging from 70% (Veenstra). Sex trafficking before occurred because extreme recession, families had to sell their daughter into sex industry for profit. Meanwhile, the means of sex trafficking today occurs by abducting and illegally recruiting women. In the year 1932, sex industry is booming because of World War II. In Japan, women coming across Asia where faced into sexual slavery of which they were kept on the cell, and Japanese would have access to them once they pay (“Timeline of Human Trafficking”). Before, women were forced into sex slavery by means of torture and force, but now, they were drugged and threatened to be killed so that they will do what they are asked to do. If before, women were kept by their controller; now, they are engaged into more public setting including street prostitutions, and clubs or

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