What's Wrong with the US Federal Response to "Sex Trafficking"?

January 13, 2023

What's Wrong with the US Federal Response to "Sex Trafficking"?

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Dr. Jennifer Suchland
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"Over the last decade, I stopped using the term “sex trafficking.” In practice, “sex trafficking” reflects an approach to anti-trafficking that conflates trafficking with sex work. Standard US and global responses to sex trafficking systematically promote the potential rights of victims at the expense of vulnerable workers in and out of the sex trades. We will need to do more than change our terminology to fix what is wrong with the US federal response to sex trafficking."

Read Dr. Jennifer Suchland's full post in the University of Minnesota's The Gender Policy Report here