A recent San Francisco Examiner contained an interesting juxtaposition. One story recounted congressional hearings on the international sex trade. Another chronicled a domestic variation on a related theme: a televised matrimonial market aptly caricatured as “boobs for bucks.”
The congressional hearings featured testimony by State Department Undersecretary Frank Loy. He described commercial ventures in which an estimated one million women and girls annually are smuggled across international borders and forced into prostitution. Such exploitation, Loy noted, reflects one of the world’s “most egregious human rights abuses.” It is also one of the world’s least noticed or prosecuted offenses.
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