Sex Trafficking is a $32 Billion Industry with 75 Percent of Individuals Reported as Advertised Online

Sex Trafficking is a $32 Billion Industry with 75 Percent of Individuals Reported as Advertised Online

The results from Thorn’s report were staggering, finding that of those individuals who were trafficked in 2004 or later, 75 percent reported being advertised online. Of those who began being trafficked before 2004, only 38 percent reported being advertised online. That is a 37 percent increase in the advertisement of children for sexual services in 14 years.

Behind the Scenes: Strip Clubs and Sex Trafficking

Behind the Scenes: Strip Clubs and Sex Trafficking

Even though we’re almost a couple of decades late—and the famously ambiguous ending has already been spoiled for us— my husband and I recently decided to start watching “The Sopranos.” In a move that seems to flaunt HBOs freedom from the constraints of network TV, a topless go-go bar, Bada Bing, serves as the backdrop for many of the titular mobster family’s business dealings. The scenes were shot at an actual strip club in New Jersey known as Satin Dolls. Although they go by different names, fiction and reality bare unfortunate resemblances when it comes to the famed location. In 2013, the owner of Satin Dolls pled guilty to racketeering conspiracy, and the club was charged with prostitution and lewd activity in 2017.

Porn and Punishment: The Link Between Porn and Sex Trafficking

Porn and Punishment: The Link Between Porn and Sex Trafficking

Pornhub, one of the world’s largest pornography sites, received an average of 92 million visits per day, according to their annual Year in Review. This number is roughly equivalent to the populations of Canada, Poland, and Australia combined. If statistics like this no longer stagger us, it’s because the campaign to normalize porn culture has been a sweeping success. Even before 2003, when the musical Avenue Q first declared to a theater full of laughter and cheers that “the internet is for porn.”