But the systems that create vulnerability are deeply entrenched.The sex trafficking market relies on structural inequalities like racism, gender bias and poverty to provide a supply of vulnerable girls.
“It’s not about men not knowing any better.”The same can be said about soliciting prostitution: Men know how to not buy sex.“Most of what we’re doing is unveiling the consciousness of their decision," Derry said. "His own life was a really good example of that capacity that we all do have to change.”“We told the truth in a culture that is constantly lying about the reality," she said.
And neither the societal views or the laws can get too far ahead of one another,” Pinto said.
“But it does seem to me that the views are shifting — not just for individual men but for everyone.”Those shifting views are translating into calls for stricter consequences, awareness initiatives and prevention programs.“We’re thinking towards prevention — to prevent somebody from ever becoming a buyer,” said Noelle Volin, a lawyer with the Sexual Violence Justice Institute at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
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