These are the words of a young girl from Pawtucket, featured in The Journal on May 17 (A window on child sex trafficking in Rhode Island), who, thankfully, survived the gruesome horrors of the sex trafficking trade. That article by Amanda Milkovits spotlighted Rhode Islands complex and disturbing history with child sex trafficking.Surely, there must be a way to help prevent victims from becoming victims in the first place.Ive been through things I should have never gone through, and I want you to know its okay. One cannot help but wonder, however, why their efforts even have to exist. Without their efforts, our communities would certainly suffer significantly more than they already have.Your access to the NCBI website at gov has been temporarily blocked due to a possible misuse/abuse situation involving your site.This is not an indication of a security issue such as a virus or attack.When I looked further into the issue, to say I was appalled at the statistics is a severe understatement.
If it was anything like mine in Pawtucket schools, it was limited to discussions of the human reproductive anatomy, how to avoid unwanted pregnancies, how to protect oneself from sexually transmitted diseases and rare, awkward discussions of dating violence that were sprinkled with victim-blaming and conflicting advice.
Further, the generations who are exposed to these unfortunate realities will be ones that eliminate the damaging stigma surrounding victims who desperately seek help. She is president of Wheatons chapter of the Roosevelt Institute, the largest progressive student policy think tank in the country.
Would you rather be exposed to the dangers of sex trafficking from a young survivor recounting her trauma, or from an advocate who wants to prevent survivors like her from becoming victims in the first place?
Do you want to make a trend of young girls having to reach out to their peers, writing, There are people out there who love you and care for you, and they are hurting with you.
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