I was raped 4 years ago, in my home, while on a date. I dealt with extreme victim blaming and slut shaming by detectives. In an effort to survive the pain of the memories, I blocked out the events for 3 years. On a December night, I was triggered and my brain swelled up with memories from being raped. I tried to reopen my case, it did not work. I made this blog in an attempt to foster more discussion about rape, rape culture, date rape, victim blaming, and victim rights. I want to help save the next girl.
The U. S. Department of Justice estimates that anywhere between 100,000-300,000 American kids are at risk of entering the sex trade each year.
While illegal, human trafficking is a booming business, second only to drug trafficking.
Human trafficking, a term for modern-day slavery, is a $32-billion worldwide industry with more than 27 million people enslaved. It has been reported in all 50 states, and the number of victims in the United States is estimated in the hundreds of thousands.