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Socy105 Guest Speaker 16:45 Sex Trafficking Makes more money that Nike, Starbucks, and Google combined Pimp – has a cool connotation associated with it Prostitute – dehumanize, hooked on drugs, dirty Minors, average of 13 yrs old start, not a choice How does it start? Pimps seek out vulnerable situations, younger girls who are naïve, looks for “hole” in this girl’s life Gains trust, uses “hole” to take advantage of her and take her ways Takes her to “stable” wear the “seasoning process” begins Gets her ready for prostitution – rape, gang rape, beating She is now his property – makes it believe it is her fault She is put out on the “track” or in a strip club where they must earn a quota each day
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Lecture 16:45 Prostitution and Sex Trafficking 100,000 – 300,000 people are sex trafficked each year in the US ~15,000 from outside the US 85,000 – 285,000 from inside the US 600,000 – 800,000 people are sex trafficked across international borders each year 3 view on prostitution Oppression model – prostitution is unqualified evil Celebratory mode – romanticizes prostitution Polymorphous model – recognizes many structural & experiential realities of sex work 4 systems of regulating prostitution Prohibitionist system – prostitution unacceptable, prohibited, stigmatized, and criminalized (i.e. US) Regulatory system – prostitution recognized & regulated by govt., still stigmatized, has legal and illegal prostitution (i.e. Germany) Abolitionist system – prostitution is morally evil; prostitute is victim and 3 rd party involvement is illegal (i.e. Netherlands, UK) System of Decriminalization – women given right of self- determination, enforce rights of prostitute (i.e. Wales, Australia) Will legalizing prostitution help reduce human trafficking? No – Where prostitution has been legalized, many prostitutes are trafficked victims; legalization enable sex trafficking – Richard Poulin Yes – Women have the right to choose their own form of work, including prostitution. To protect self-selecting sex workers, we must 1) destigmatize and decriminalize prostitution; 2) protect their legal and social rights; and 3) fight violence, exploitation, and trafficking.
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Lecture 16:45 Social Institutions A stable set of statuses, roles, groups, norms, and organizations that provides a foundation for addressing fundamental societal needs Examples include family, education, work and the economy, health and medicine, media, etc. Each institution has important social roles but can also be plagued with problems Education: Individual Reflection What do you believe is the purpose of education? What do you hope to get out of attending this university? What is the purpose of this class? What do you hope to get out
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