Sex Trade 101 ~ Part One

Sex Trade Education: As a part of the back-to-school season, The Exodus Road (remember, the organization that I blog for to try to help fight sex trafficking?) is starting a Sex Trade 101 series for those of us on the blogger team. Education is a foundational element for people who are committed to the modern day anti-slavery movement. The more we know, the more we are empowered to empower others.  Have you ever wondered what all of this chatter is all about?  Well, over the next few months Exodus Road is providing me with information to give to you, and I’m pretty excited to share.

I’ve admittedly slacked hardcore on this particular section of my blog.  In fact, I’ve slacked pretty formidably on the entire thing since I spent my summer writing for Camp, but we’re all settling back into routines now, and it’s time to get back into this as well.

Let’s get this going with some info graphics.  I think these pretty much speak for themselves, so I’m not going to say much more.  Make sure you watch the couple videos at the end as well.


Did you catch that??  25,894,000,000 pounds are generated

each year by the sex trade.  That’s 42,705,679,500.00

Canadian (42.7 billion) or 41,554,691,200.00 US… 41.5

billion dollars.  Per year.


Check out this video where a girl named Alex who was

rescued by the FBI from the sex trade shares a bit of her



And also — this video — the one you’ve probably seen spiraling virally all over the interwebz, the one of a bunch of Dutch dancers dancing in some windows with some very entertained onlookers — until they flash some sobering stats up at the end.


6 thoughts on “Sex Trade 101 ~ Part One

  1. Those statistics are so shocking. I’ve watched so many documentaries about this kind of thing but seeing those cold, hard numbers really makes it hit home. Thank you.

      1. I know, and the worst thing is that most people have no idea that this kind of thing goes on. Thank you for writing!

      2. I know. I love Exodus Road’s blogging crew for that reason. It feels like such a small thing to blog stories and stats once a month, but really, knowledge is a good part of the battle.

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