The general public has a specific role to play in abolishing human trafficking, and it is imperative that we work towards educating our families and our communities. Additionally, the need to bring awareness to how pop culture is shaping our youth of today is just as crucial.
During an interview with a very success former pimp, David Mahan asked a simple question. “What made you choose certain girls over others?” His response sent chills down David’s spine, not just because of what was said, but who was saying it. “I looked for two qualities”, he replied. “The first was that she had to be very ambitious. The second is that she cannot have any inhibitions about being sexually active with multiple partners.” He said that if a girl was willing to do anything to be successful, including being sexually active with multiple partners, then is “Pitch” would work!
David then asked a final question, “So with that said, how do you feel about pop culture and the violent and hyper sexual messages they convey to kids today?” Shaking his head he replied, “They are conditioning our young men to be victimizers and our young ladies to be my victims”. What does this mean? While we often hear society lament over the obstacles that stand in the way of our children’s success, such as drugs, violence, negative media influence, and sexual perversion, the question that is often avoided, yet begs asking is, what makes them such easy targets?. What makes some children more vulnerable than others?
What does this mean? While we often hear society lament over the obstacles that stands in the way of our children’s success; such as drugs, violence, negative media influence, and sexual perversion, the question that is often avoided, yet begs asking is, what makes them such easy targets? What makes some children more vulnerable than others? We, here at The Switch believe that the difference is not race or socioeconomic status. But the quality of the support system that surrounds each child, starting in the home and radiating from there.
While we here at The Switch understand the seriousness of human trafficking and its effects on a community; we also understand that to get the attention of people we must meet them where they are. Therefore, we have designed events that will provide entertainment while bringing education and awareness to the issue of human trafficking. SurThrivers of human trafficking will kick-off the 4-part ENTERtrainment series by painting a vivid picture of one of the greatest challenges facing this generation, and how communities can eradicate human trafficking through education.
Abolishing human trafficking starts and stops with us working together.