Risley, Amy. “Sex Trafficking: The “Other” Crisis in Mexico?.” Latin Americanist 54, no. 1 (March 2010): 99-117. Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost (accessed April 11, 2015).

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I chose this image because I appreciate the way that it combines imagery that is similar to 18th and 19th century abolition campaigns (i.e. the use of hands in chains) with the contemporary symbol for a commodity (i.e the price tag) as a way of emphasizing that human trafficking, especially sex trafficking is a form of slavery that turns human beings into objects for sale. This image, which originally came from an article by the Vermont Human Trafficking Task Force, relates to Risley’s article because both forms of media express how people are forced into these trades via acts of violence and are then kept in conditions of involuntary servitude for years which is a phenomenon that is equatable to slavery and is exactly what this image conveys.

Amy Risley’s article “Sex Trafficking: The ‘Other’ Crisis in Mexico?” gives a comprehensive overview of the definitions, causes, and statistics that are associated with sex…

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2 thoughts on “Risley, Amy. “Sex Trafficking: The “Other” Crisis in Mexico?.” Latin Americanist 54, no. 1 (March 2010): 99-117. Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost (accessed April 11, 2015).

  1. Money is behind human trafficking(slavery), and I mean big money. The rich of this world, who are above the law, employ witches, or are into witchcraft themselves. Sister Helen Ryan in England told me this years ago, she also told me that our statistics are tainted in the United States. I couldn’t understand how at the time, now I know it to be true.
    May GOD be with us in this,
    Robert

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