Sex Trafficking Vs Labor

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The victims of sex trafficking are targeted by the use of violence, threats, lies, false promises, debt bondage, or manipulation (Polaris Projects, 2007). These forms of control are used in the controlling of other persons so that they stay involved for “their” own profit (Polaris Project, 2007). Most think that sex trafficking involves a little room where a person is trapped, tied, or even caged and they are beaten when they do not do what they are suppose to. That is true, but that is not always the case. Sex trafficking exists in diverse and unique areas of where sex trafficking actually happens. Peoples thoughts of what sex trafficking is, is true but what most do not know is that trafficking happens in businesses like fake massage business, …show more content…
Traffickers that place people into labor are different then sex trafficking because labor traffickers take people and make them work for them or for someone else (Brysk & Choi-Fitzpatrick, 2012). Labor trafficking usually in situations of debt, forced adult labor, and involuntary child labor (Brysk & Choi-Fitzpatrick, 2012). These traffickers can be recruiters, contractors, employers, and others operating some type of business or home (Brysk & Choi-Fitzpatrick,2012). The NHTRC defines human labor trafficking as the harboring, transpiration, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor services and this is through the excessive force within a involuntary servitude, repayment of a person, debt built up and owed, or common slavery (Polaris Project, 2007). More frequently people are being used as a home slave therefore, used to clean the house, work on a farm, or could be a factory worker (Polaris Project, 2007). These people are put to work violently, are coerced to behave so that they get paid, and no longer get beat like they have been in time being but it is a lie (Polaris Project, 2007). They are put to work with little or no pay, usually in horrible conditioned shelters, and they are often known to have a case of malnutrition (Brysk & Choi-Fitzpatrick, …show more content…
Think about it, if someone was working for as little as nothing, wouldn’t a company rather higher him or her instead of someone that is working for a higher price. That is the struggle for this case of trafficking because people want to higher these, mostly illegally based people so that they do not have to pay them the actual rate they are working. A higher number of consumer goods and food products being imported to the Untied States is being produced domestically therefore, these are usually elements of forced labor (Polaris Project, 2007). One aspect of trafficking that most people don’t realize is that these elements of labor trafficking are very real and are happening everyday. It is a problem that most people do not think about the issues of supply and demand, meaning people want these products and usually they don’t care if they have to drive twenty extra minutes to get them. Well, corrupt businessmen want to supply these demanded products for as cheap as possible to gain the most profit, which is having Untied States labor traffickers exploit and enslave both foreign nationals and United States citizens (Polaris Project, 2007). By supporting fair pay for workers and by choosing the right products that have supported fair treatment most consumers are in charge of the demanded produces and therefore, have power over some of the labor trafficking (Polaris Project, 2007). Most

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