09 August, 2010

"You don't know how it feels..."

So just leave it to one good video to shake wake the fighter within! 

Here we go:

1. Watch the video.
2. Remember this is DOMESTIC trafficking - meaning within the U.S.
3. If you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem. 

My sister got frustrated this weekend because at church the speaker was going on and on about children internationally who are starving - and she wanted to know what is being done for kids in the U.S. who don't have enough to eat. I just smiled and welcomed her to the conversation...

"You don't know how it feels..."

I can't count the number of conversations, presentations, and posters I have recently that talk about how people are not a statistic, they are not a cause, they are not something that you need to go in and save - they are a PERSON. Stop talking about the millions of children in the U.S. currently enslaved in the sex trade - and talk about ONE.

I always think that ONE girl being sold at twelve should be ONE too many. ONE girl being abused should be too many. It's not about the 11 million, or the 1 in 4 women who will be abused by 18 - but ONE. ONE little girl who was raped, who lost her innocence, who was bought and sold and used by a man who never had any intention but using her for money. 

Listen to what she says. LISTEN to her story. It is hard and you don't want to - but you HAVE to. Then ask - what is my response? 

Again - if you are not part of solution you are part of the problem. Apathy is no different than action in the wrong direction.