Are you a modern day hero?
With over 100,000 children enslaved in the sex trafficking industry in the U.S. every year, the question arises: how do we end demand for child sex trafficking?
The answer? Men need to be heroes. This will end demand.
Definition of a hero: a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities, an illustrious warrior, one who shows great courage.
If all men were true heroes (at their jobs, in their communities, in their families) — they would stop disrespecting and objectifying women. If all guys did not objectify women, they would naturally stop watching porn. And the pornography industry fuels the child prostitution industry. Here is the process: many men who watch porn continue to seek bigger thrills, and naturally begin going to strip clubs, which many times ends up with these men soliciting sex from a prostituted women or child. Simply put, every time a guy looks at porn, he is essentially dropping money into the pockets of pimps. This ongoing cycle of buyers wanting a product (sex with a minor) fuels demand.
But what can you do? This seems like an almost impossible challenge to solve. The media, friends, family members may not understand or be supportive.
But one man can take the pledge. One man can tell a couple of his friends about his commitment to help end demand. One man can hold himself and his friends accountable for their actions toward women and children. One man can help add gasoline to the flame of a wildfire movement. And together, we can flip our society, our country, and our world upside-down and end demand for domestic minor sex trafficking.
The answer to this problem is simple, but initiating, starting, and building the movement proves more difficult.
Women and children need heroes – they need Defenders.