Monday, April 30, 2007

Sex Trafficking in the US of A and Abroad

Sex trafficking has been seen as a human rights issue that primarily affects women and children and reflects the status of how these groups are treated as property in different countries.

While we all know that Washington D.C., loves a good sex scandal, especially when it's a classic case of "Do as I say, not as I do...", it's a bit dismaying when Randall L. Tobias, the deputy secretary of state responsible for U.S. foreign aid, the same who was a driving force behind the "anti-sex worker' restrictions on the use of federal funds to foreign countries, apparently thought that sex trafficking in the USA is legit. Tobias abruptly resigned this weekend after he was asked about an upscale escort service allegedly involved in prostitution; in a comment reminiscent of Clinton's "I did not have sex with that woman", Tobias stated that there was 'no sex', only massage.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

for more info, see today's press release from the Urban Justice Center at