Human Trafficking Is A Global Phenomenon Fueled By Poverty And Gender Discrimination

1897 Words Dec 17th, 2016 8 Pages
In Fraser’s critique of Habermas, she claims that classical capitalism is male dominated and within context holds a masculine role. Human trafficking has been a common male driven practice, and first began under the term of slavery. Through the progression of time and advancement in societies, there has still been a constant disregard for women’s bodies. Fraser’s account of capitalism being masculine, can be applied to why sex slavery is still a widely used form of business. Human trafficking is a global phenomenon fueled by poverty and gender discrimination. In this essay I will take Fraser’s concepts into application to theorize why sex trafficking is still a popular practice in the United States.
The definition of human trafficking derived from the United Nations Convention on Transnational Organized Crime, “trafficking in persons means the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons either by threat or use of abduction, force, fraud, deception or coercion, or by the giving or receiving of unlawful payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having the control over another person for the purpose of exploitation,” (Brewer 46). The victims of human trafficking are typically young girls and women. Statistics are often skewed and hard to come by since this is a largely hidden crime. Women are trafficked to the U.S. largely to work in the sex industry (including strip clubs, peep and touch shows, massage parlors that offer sexual…

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