Supply and Demand
According to US Dept. of State Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report 2010 there were between 14,500 and 17,500 men, women, and children trafficked into the
each year. That same reported indicated that the average age of a child being at risk of sexual exploitation in the United States is between 11 and 14 years old. Studies, one from the US for Missing and Exploited Children and the other from US Dept of Justice Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, expose some startling facts. National Center
-100,000 to 293,000 are in danger of becoming sexual commodities
-the age of 12 is the average age of entry into pornography and prostitution.
Worldwide every year according the US Dept. of State 1 million children are exploited by the commercial sex trade.
Our Stopping the Porn Culture Pastor’s Forum looked at how society has been manipulated by “pimps” and our children have been “groomed” to except a culture that has become “pornified” in the last 50 years.
•“to prepare, as for a specific position or purpose”
•“to prepare for a future role or function”
The likes of Hugh Hefner, Larry Flynn, Bob Guccione, and Joe Francis have made millions off of American’s and shape the sexual background in which we raise our children. Many social religious and political leaders have ignored the sexualized images, and allowed the culture to be dominated by the likes of Playboy, Penthouse, Husler and Girls Gone Wild. This feeds the appetite of the sex offenders and poises a threat to us all. With this environment it is easy for sexual predators to operate and the sex trafficking of humans supplies the need.
“Sex offenders may not only groom children but also their families and local communities . . . . the grooming of the child’s family or community has a dual purpose: securing the confidence and trust and thus the cooperation of their careers in gaining access to the child; and reducing the likelihood of discovery or disclosure by creating an atmosphere of normality or acceptance.”
Our pornified, commercialized, and sexually toxic media culture is grooming kids and teens for sexual exploitation and abuse, while grooming adults to accept this process as “normal.” (From It’s easy out here for a pimp slide presentation.)