Below is a recent article from Joe Bilello which helps to explain part of the reason why there is a sex trafficking myth of millions of innocent young girls being forced raped prostitutes. While we don’t deny that prostitutes exist – We do have a problem with the false belief with ALL of them being forced, raped, against their will. The fact is that prostitutes go out of their way, to enter this life style choice for a variety of reasons that are beneficial to them and their family. The statistics about sex trafficking are also false – The fact is there is a tiny number of prostitutes that are trafficked against their will. In fact, sex trafficking is very rare.
Prostitution itself is also not as large a problem as the myth suggests, and is not always harmful to the prostitute – as the myth suggests. Do prostitutes have problems sometimes? – sure, as with any other job. No job is problem free. No job and no way of making money is perfect. However, the truth that willing females enter and stay in prostitution of their own free will is not politically correct. Therefore lies about prostitution must be made up to fit the politically correct narrative.
Even though Joe does not mention sex trafficking directly in his article – the same forces that permit the other myths, or exaggerations also permit the “sex trafficking myth” For example, prostitution being a “hate crime against women/girls” There are many other things that also play a part in creating and keeping this sex trafficking myth which this website https://bebopper76.wordpress.com/ and here: https://humantraffickingstatistics.wordpress.com/ explains in detail in other articles.
Here is Joe’s article:
A Mississippi man, Otis Bird was recently found hanging from a tree in the woods near his home in Port Gibson, a small town near the Mississippi River. While the investigation is still ongoing, USA Today reports that authorities have said that early autopsy results suggest it was likely a suicide.
But before any investigation had taken place, the national media saw the opportunity to set a narrative. Some headlines read like this: “Black man found hanging from tree in Mississippi: Why this story haunts the nation.” Is the KKK alive and well in the backwoods of the Deep South?
A few months ago, a Colorado man recently detonated a poorly-designed explosive device outside of his accountant’s office after becoming disgruntled over some tax issues. No one was injured; the building sustained only minor damage. Why did this become a national story? The accountant’s office happened to be in close proximity to the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP. The media implication was obvious – a potential domestic terror attack on our nation’s oldest and most prestigious civil rights organization.
None of these incidents were a hoax. They were very real events, with one resulting in the tragic loss of a man’s life. However, neither incident, despite the media’s wishful thinking, was a hate crime. So what do you do when there is no hate crime? What do you do when there is no crime that can even be falsely construed as a hate crime? It’s simple: You just make it up, if you’re the mainstream media
Charlottesville, Va. authorities recently concluded an investigation and determined that no evidence was found to suggest a rape occurred at the University of Virginia in the case that was brought to the national spotlight through the now infamous Rolling Stone Magazine piece, “A Rape on Campus”. (Note-whether certain crimes like rape or incidents involving police shootings are technically classified as “hate crimes” or not, the narrative perpetrated is the same: America is still a racist, misogynistic, homophobic nation.) Following the alleged rape at UVA, two students released a self-made video thanking the alleged rape victim for telling her story. “Thank you for sparking a conversation about sexual assault”, one girl said. According to the UVA newspaper The Daily Cavalier, one of the girls proclaimed, “Even if she made up the story, things like this do happen… We’re still behind her and we still think she did something brave.”
Is this what passes for bravery these days? It is okay to ruin a young man’s life with false rape accusations because somewhere, some woman is being raped? If her story was indeed false, she would not be the villain for perpetrating a horrible rape hoax but a heroine for raising awareness of the “rape culture”? These were not merely the ramblings of a couple of naïve, young girls. Their words are indicative of a social movement that must push their agenda of victimhood, whether actual victims exist or not. With no crime there is no victim so the crime must be staged. Facts be damned. It’s the narrative, not the facts, which are important anyway.
Contrary to their intentions, a false narrative often hurts the cause for real victims. “Crying wolf” is never a good way to raise awareness for a problem. When the mainstream media, some politicians and left-wing activists claim that every incident involving people of different races is “racist”, it diminishes the legitimate fight against real racism.
What do you do when you can’t find enough people with the guts to stage a phony hate crime? You turn to the left’s next favorite form of hate – hate speech. Hate speech has been a valuable weapon of the left because while a fake hate crime requires a fake victim, hate speech can be alleged without specific victims or examples. Any group or individual can be branded a purveyor of hate speech with no evidence to support the claim at all. To the left, phony hate crime accusations are okay because they open people’s eyes to a larger problem. The same goes for false accusations of hate speech because, to the left, even if the alleged culprits didn’t say it, they were probably thinking it.
Fighting hate speech has been at the top of the agenda of the PC police for years. From college campuses, to the workplace, to social media, the battle to rid the world of hurt feelings rages on. Hate speech comes in many forms: racist hate speech, homophobic hate speech and sexist hate speech, just to name a few.
But there is one form of hate speech whose viciousness and destructive capabilities trump all other forms – falsely accusing someone of hate speech. While hateful rhetoric can harm one’s sensibilities, accusing an individual of participating in hate speech can destroy careers, tarnish reputations and even leave someone open to the threat of physical violence. Just ask any conservative who attempts to speak at a college campus.
When hoaxes are inevitably exposed, those who defend the business of hate crime hoaxes always use the same absurd excuse: The hoax is justified, perhaps even necessary if it helps spark a national debate. The Daily Cavalier editor Julia Horowitz wrote a piece in Politicoresponding to the Rolling Stone debacle in which she actually said, “to let fact checking define the narrative would be a huge mistake.” Would Julia Horowitz be okay with her husband, brother, friend or father going to prison on false rape accusations to help support “the narrative”? Why do we continue to feel sorry for people who were wrongly imprisoned for years on a murder conviction? Does it really matter that they were innocent? Someone had to raise awareness of murder in this country, right?
If the problem is so prevalent that there needs to be a national debate, shouldn’t there be plenty of legitimate examples out there? You want to spark a debate about a problem that is so scarce you have to manufacture it?
So, why do hate crime haters love fake hate crimes? For those in the victim grievance business, hate crime hoaxes are the perfect scenario. They can further their agenda of portraying their image of America and no one actually gets hurt. I suppose in some bizarre way, we are in a good place as a civil nation when hate crime hoaxes could outnumber actual hate crimes.