You wanna help end sex trafficking, right?
You wanna support victim recovery, right?
Then why reinforce
"The Game" = The lifestyle of prostitution (legally called "sex trafficking") and the mind games exploiters use to keep victims in this lifestyle (legally called "psychological coercion").
Today's Lesson: Loaded Language
Step 1: Take a bad thing and give it a not-so-bad name.
Step 2: Use the not-so-bad name whenever you describe the bad thing and get others to use this new name too.
Step 3: Sit back and watch how language shapes perception.
OK, here's an example....
Meet Laura. She is NOT a victim of sex trafficking.
In her world, "DATE" means doing something fun with someone she's interested in.
falling in love
fun in the sun
The possibilities are endless......
Meet Lisa. She is a victim of sex trafficking.
In her world, she has been taught that "DATE" means having sex for money.
Every time Lisa has sex for money and calls it a "date"... 1) the act seems more NORMAL 2) the act sounds LESS TRAUMATIC 3) the concept of a real, healthy date is CONFUSED 4) healthy expectations of herself and others are LOST
Over time, there's less space for Lisa to imagine a real, healthy date... much less the love she deserves.
When we use loaded language from The Game, we're helping to sugarcoat the ugly truth.
Let's start calling it what it is.
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