Blinded by Red Lights: Why Trafficking Discourse Should Shift Away from Sex and the "Perfect Victim" Paradigm

Uy, Robert
May 2011
Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice;2011, Vol. 26, p204
Academic Journal
The author analyzes the policy, laws and theoretical frameworks used to address human trafficking. He discusses the influence of sex, race and class in the construction of the perfect victim of human trafficking. He argues that people and media should address human trafficking as a whole and not just focus on sex trafficking alone. He suggests to create a victim-centered model, which considers the specific needs of both sex and forced labor victims.


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