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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:47 PM

21. Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale by Rachel Lloyd

The basic idea is that age is a continuum and exploitation does not disappear because of a birthday (technicality) when it is ongoing.

http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Like-Us-Fighting-Activist/dp/0061582050

Book Description
Publication Date: April 5, 2011

A deeply moving story by a survivor of the commercial sex industry who has devoted her career to activism and helping other young girls escape "the life"

At thirteen, Rachel Lloyd found herself caught up in a world of pain and abuse, struggling to survive as a child with no responsible adults to support her. Vulnerable yet tough, she eventually ended up a victim of commercial sexual exploitation. It took time and incredible resilience, but ?nally, with the help of a local church community, she broke free of her pimp and her past.

Three years later, Lloyd arrived in the United States to work with adult women in the sex industry and soon founded her own nonprofit—GEMS, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services—to meet the needs of other girls with her history. She also earned her GED and won full scholarships to college and a graduate program. Today Lloyd is executive director of GEMS in New York City and has turned it into one of the nation's most groundbreaking nonprofit organizations.

In Girls Like Us, Lloyd reveals the dark, secretive world of her past in stunning cinematic detail. And, with great humanity, she lovingly shares the stories of the girls whose lives she has helped—small victories that have healed her wounds and made her whole. Revelatory, authentic, and brave, Girls Like Us is an unforgettable memoir.


http://slatest.slate.com/posts/2012/06/26/fbi_rescues_79_teen_prostitutes_in_nationwide_operation_targeting_child_sex_trafficking_in_the_u_s_.html

Nationwide Sting Rescues 79 Child Sex Workers

The FBI operation netted more than 100 alleged pimps.
By Elizabeth Hewitt| Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at 12:20 PM ET


Link from http://protect.org/

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The online magazine Slate has broken new ground in coverage of child sexual exploitation... and not in a good way. Covering a recent federal raid, Slate refers to prostituted children as "child prostitutes aged 13 to 17." But if you think maybe that's just a semantics slip-up, check the headline: "Nationwide Sting Rescues 79 Child Sex Workers." "Sex workers" as in, "The teen sex workers were recovered from truck stops, hotels, casinos, and "tracks" where prostitutes are known to work." >


http://video.msnbc.msn.com/melissa-harris-perry/47049927/#47049927

MSNBC VIDEO (29:39) - Saturday, April 14

Actress Mira Sorvino, a Goodwill Ambassador, and Rachel Lloyd, executive director of Girls Educational Mentoring Services, join Melissa Harris Perry as they shine light on child sex-trafficking and the policies that criminalize the victims of the vicious cycle. Rev. Dr. Katherine Henderson and Liz McDougall, General Counsel for Village Voice Media, later enter the conversation as it shifts to the outrage against The Village Voice for its website, Backpage.com, that critics allege facilitates child sex-trafficking.

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