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The Long Racism of the Sex Industry

By Christen Price, Esq.
Courtesy of End Sexual Exploitation

The sex trade is a haven for racial violence in this country. It violates the most basic human rights of women and girls of color, largely with impunity, as it has for centuries.  Under chattel slavery in the antebellum South, enslaved black women were commonly raped by their owners and owners’ friends.  Sometimes they were abused so that their forced reproductive labor would produce children that the owner wouldn’t have to bother to buy.

Some women, particularly those who were light-skinned, were sold as sex slaves to white men in the […]

2020-06-17T02:07:57+00:00June 16th, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

Unmasking Sexual Con Games: Helping Teens Avoid Emotional Grooming and Dating Violence

Unmasking Sexual Con Games: Helping Teens Avoid Emotional Grooming and Dating Violence
by Kathleen M. McGee, Laura J. Buddenberg, Boys Town Press

Unmasking Sexual Con Games: Helping Teens Avoid Emotional Grooming and Dating Violence - Free Teens Youth - Changing Minds, Transforming Lives

“If you love me, prove it.”

“I’m going to make you feel good.”

“You want it, you know you do.”

“Just this once.”

“What’s the big deal? Everybody does it.”

Language can be a powerful persuader. The term “con game” (confidence game) is defined as a swindle in which a person is defrauded after his or her confidence has been won.

When someone is tricked into a sexual encounter by what another person says, it is called a “sexual […]

2020-06-17T02:14:31+00:00June 10th, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

50 INSPIRING QUOTES to UPLIFT YOU during quarantines and lockdowns

These short positive sayings can work wonders.

BY
Courtesy of Good Housekeeping

Put life in perspective with some short yet sage pieces of advice. These wise and beautiful words from your favorite positive thinkers will get you in the right mindset to tackle whatever obstacles lie ahead. Inspirational quotes from successful people like Oprah, Helen Keller, and Maya Angelou can help you reframe negative thoughts during tough times and change your attitude so you feel refreshed and motivated. Whether you’re hoping to achieve success […]

2020-06-02T21:40:44+00:00May 29th, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

CONTRALAND – Shocking Documentary about Child Sex Traffickers and Ongoing Efforts to Stop Them!

 

A new documentary, Contraland, illustrates the following shocking points:

· Child sex trafficking is the fastest-growing criminal enterprise on earth.
· It generates an estimated $38 Billion dollar each year in the U.S.
· Blackmail involving pedophilia is at the root of much of America’s political corruption.
· 30,000 victims of sex trafficking die each year from abuse, disease, and neglect, some as young as six years old.
· Over 71% of trafficked children show suicidal tendencies.
· Sex traffickers condition their male and female victims with starvation, rape, gang rape, physical abuse, beating, confinement, forced drug use, and shame.
· No matter what town […]

2020-07-03T22:05:33+00:00May 13th, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

THE PORN PANDEMIC

In this powerful documentary from Family Watch International (www.familywatch.org), you will learn from experts—as well as the testimonies from individuals whose lives have been negatively impacted by pornography—about the addictive nature of porn, its impact on the brain, and how pornography viewing can lead to family breakdown, prostitution, sex trafficking and other crimes against women and children. While the film exposes pornography as a devastating and debilitating addiction, it concludes with a message of hope as it shares how former addicts and their families find healing through therapy and the support of family members.

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2020-05-02T15:16:47+00:00May 2nd, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

Cyberbullying, Sexting, and Snapchat: It’s Time To Take This App Seriously

It’s time for Snapchat to take sexting, cyberbullying, and sexual exploitation on its app seriously.

January 26, 2018

Within the last decade, cyberbullying has emerged as a pernicious new form of bullying that breaks the spirits of our nation’s children. It has been deemed a public health issue[1] and is a matter of serious concern to our organization.

We are especially concerned by evidence which shows that some cyberbullying activity involves sexual harassment and coercion. It is our view that much of the activity referred to under the guise of “sexting” actually […]

2020-04-19T13:55:55+00:00April 18th, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

Sexual Exploitation during the COVID-19 Epidemic

The sex trade is fundamentally predatory.

Systems of sexual exploitation (e.g. strip clubs, illicit massage parlors, legal brothels, online prostitution websites, etc.) operate using a business model that feeds off of people’s vulnerabilities and traumatic events such as childhood sexual abuse, child sex trafficking, child neglect, sexual abuse within the foster care system, homelessness, and economic insecurity. These adverse experiences are often compounded by additional marginalization and vulnerabilities created by young age, racial and gender discrimination, learning disabilities, and/or immigrant or indigenous minority status. Pimps (the functional equivalents of sex traffickers) and sex buyers exploit these vulnerabilities for their personal gain—pimps […]

2020-04-09T03:06:34+00:00April 9th, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

NOT CANCELLED

POEM TO THE FREE TEENS FAMILY IN THE MIST OF A PANDEMIC

LoveSmarts.org/FreeTeensYouth.org – NOT CANCELLED

SPEAKING WITH FREE TEENS MEMBERS AND STAFF – NOT CANCELLED

COMMUNICATING AND TALKING WITH FAMILY – NOT CANCELLED

SINGING, LAUGHING, STUDYING, READING – NOT CANCELLED

MAKING GOOD DECISIONS – NOT CANCELLED

PRAYING AND MEDITATING – NOT CANCELLED

A MESSAGE OF LOVE AND SOLIDARITY AND HOPE NEVER CANCELLED!

From the PATERSON COOL KIDS Free Teens Club

2020-03-25T11:16:06+00:00March 24th, 2020|Teens Write, News Articles|0 Comments