trafficking women

In response to the reading in chapter 2 by Hughes, I was very surprised to read that so many women and children were being trafficked in the U.S.  One thing I am a little confused about is the birde service.  If a woman is forced into the bride service company and then sold to a man as his wife, how can this man parade around town with this woman on his side as his “wife” without other people realizing that she is there against her will.  And if most of these women are very young, the same question applies.  It just doesn’t seem to be something that could be overlooked.  Maybe I misunderstood something. 

I don’t know anyone who has a mail order bride, and I don’t believe that I know someone who knows someone who has a mail order bride.  That is information that would spread rapidly in a community.  I have never heard of anyone having one, so where are all of these men? 

I see how technology ties in with pornography and how technology ties in with trafficking people, but what I am confused about is how trafficking people is linked to pornography.  Is it to be understood that the advertisements on the internet are considered to be porn, or is the the act of trafficking people itself that is to be considered pornography? 



One Response to “trafficking women”

  1. Laura’s Views on the World » Blog Archive » Human Trafficking Says:

    […] Upon reading this blog, I found myself in agreement with what the writer said on the topic. The writer discussed their/her feelings about the chapter 2 reading by Donna M. Hughes. The writer focuses on human trafficking – in particular, the vast mail order bride aspect. […]

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