Emancipation Nation

Episode 60: Ways We Shoot our Wounded in the Anti-Trafficking Movement that Have to Stop

September 01, 2020 Celia Williamson, PhD Season 1 Episode 60
Emancipation Nation
Episode 60: Ways We Shoot our Wounded in the Anti-Trafficking Movement that Have to Stop
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Emancipation Nation
Episode 60: Ways We Shoot our Wounded in the Anti-Trafficking Movement that Have to Stop
Sep 01, 2020 Season 1 Episode 60
Celia Williamson, PhD

Imagine a little girl with hopes and dreams of living a safe, healthy and productive life of healing animals as a veterinarian. Then imagine being molested and silenced by your family, raped as an adolescent, blamed for your rape, rejected and abandoned by your family as a result, trafficked, physically brutalized, and made you give all of your money and time to your trafficker. The only system that enters your life labels you a trafficker and repeats what is familiar by degrading, shaming, and taking your freedom. In the anti-trafficking movement we would call the conviction of a trafficker a success, no? But traffickers are the ones who abuse, shame, and take a victim’s freedom, not the anti-trafficking movement right? If you are confused over the good guys and bad guys, listen to this episode to learn more about how a rush to judgement in passing harsh and stiff anti trafficking laws can cause irreputable collateral damage to some victims.  


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Imagine a little girl with hopes and dreams of living a safe, healthy and productive life of healing animals as a veterinarian. Then imagine being molested and silenced by your family, raped as an adolescent, blamed for your rape, rejected and abandoned by your family as a result, trafficked, physically brutalized, and made you give all of your money and time to your trafficker. The only system that enters your life labels you a trafficker and repeats what is familiar by degrading, shaming, and taking your freedom. In the anti-trafficking movement we would call the conviction of a trafficker a success, no? But traffickers are the ones who abuse, shame, and take a victim’s freedom, not the anti-trafficking movement right? If you are confused over the good guys and bad guys, listen to this episode to learn more about how a rush to judgement in passing harsh and stiff anti trafficking laws can cause irreputable collateral damage to some victims.