Why One Dress?

Many of the girls who are trafficked only have One Dress.
We are wearing One Dress to remind us each day that wearing only One Dress is reality for these girls.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What's in a name?

I remembering growing up hearing that age old question about if a rose would smell as sweet if it were named something other than rose. What is in a name? Does it really matter?

It can matter a ton.

For some reason the stories of children rescued from sex trafficking are told very differently if the child is found overseas versus in the US. Overseas we reconize the children to be victims. Here in the US we call them prostitutes.

There is  a SIGNIFICANT difference between saying 'child prostitute' and 'a child forced into prostitution'. One marks the child as a criminal and the other as a victim. One brings shame while the other brings dignity.

Did the child drive to the hotel? No. Did the child pay with a credit card for the hotel room? No. Did the child transport himself/herself across the country from one big sporting event to another? No.

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