Thursday, May 7, 2009

Kristof on Atlanta Prostitutes

Nicholas Kristof does admirable work exposing sex trafficking and the horrors suffered by those involved. In this article he explores prostitution in Atlanta, which is representative of the situation across the U.S. Most of the prostitutes are abused girls who are then victimized again by their pimps. The independent and glamorous courtesan figure beloved in literature is a rare creature in real life. Kristof says the problem will not begin to be solved until the pimps, the customers, and the corrupt police who ignore the problem are the target of prosecution rather than the prostitutes themselves.

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