Human Traffic Watch

In Human Trafficking on December 24, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Multiply Justice

J.J. Gould makes a compelling case for calling “human trafficking” what it is: slavery.

Gould writes at TheAtlantic.com:

RANGOON, Burma … Ma Moe, 34, and her husband lived in a suburb about an hour outside Rangoon, poor enough that on some days they had nothing to eat. A friend offered her a job as a domestic worker in China where, she was told, she could make between $100 and $200 a month. Despite her husband’s objections, she decided to go.

Near the border, her friend told her the trip would soon get rough and she should take some pills so as not to get carsick. The pills knocked her out almost immediately. When she came to, she was in a small village in China; she still doesn’t know where. Kept with a few other women in a small house, Ma Moe was then taken around to different villages where she…

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