We're all victims of some sort nowadays, aren't we? Still, one of the latest fronts in the victim movement that's irked me from the start is the grandstanding over supposed sex trafficking. It seems just about every story about prostitution stings I've read in the Santa Rosa Press- Democrat lately throws in trafficking. It's usually the police that use the term so we'll feel better about their work.
I had to comment on a recent story that of all the 3 or so years I worked in juvenile hall, I could only recall one girl that was an active prostitute. She was a good looking, fairly bright girl. From what I could tell she did it simply as an easy way to make decent money.
A sex worker (prostitute, for those of you from Arcata) wrote up a quiz that gives some of the reasons girls work in the sex trade. Anyone can take it and decide for themselves if they're victims, or potential victims, of sex trafficking.