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Sex Trafficking by Siddharth Kara
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Feb 10, 11

Read in February, 2011

Like the truth, this book has a good and a bad. First, the bad.
This was the worst book I have ever read. I have never felt so sickened, so appalled, so filled with rage as I was when I first read this book. I couldn't make it through 5 pages at a time of a chapter without stopping to breathe and let my blood cool. This book exposes the most disgusting, despicable aspects of the human condition. It explains the business, economics, and nittygritty of human trafficking. His next book is more focused on human slavery in terms of slave labor, where this was an explanation of the global sex trade. This book made me realize that to call human beings animals is a great disgrace to the rest of the animal species, who don't exploit their young and defenseless to the rest of their species, and who don't make a profit on the exploitation of their own young. The stories he shares of former slaves will make you sick with anger and sadness.
That said, this was one of the best books I have read. Siddharth Kara is honest, and his writing is based in data and research, not sensationalism, which I greatly admire. I think that he deserves great reward for the work he has done, and what use to which he has put his brilliant mind, and the risks he took to get first hand impressions of brothels in the most dangerous parts of the globe. I think everyone who can should read this book, then take it with them to lobby or effect change some other way.
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