Don’t fall for lies about prostitution
Rob McKenna, Washington State Attorney General, writing in the Huffington Post about a disturbing trend of glamorizing prostitution and ignoring the violence and exploitation that often characterize the reality, gives the concerned public a tip on how to respond:
What may be done? The answer lies in public opinion. Over the years, views about drunken driving and domestic violence shifted for the better. Speak with your children about the reality, versus the Hollywood-spun fantasy, of human trafficking. We must also demand that websites such as Backpage.com cease the advertising of human beings. State attorneys general are leading the fight, pressing Backpage.com to abandon so-called “adult services” ads. But you can help. Participate in any of the letter-writing campaigns and boycotts aimed at Backpage.com owner Village Voice. Businesses, both large and small, should resist associating with a company profiting from human exploitation.