A group of female law professors have drafted a letter to the Senate expressing concern over the Kavanaugh appointment. The letter has been covered by the UK Guardian here. The full text of the letter is as follows: We are a non-partisan group of women law faculty from across the nation charged with training our students to become ethical lawyers and leaders of the bar.
To be honest, seeing these images ignites frustration and anger in my soul. Stop using images like the ones above to portray the entire human trafficking industry.
Because they are inaccurate and highly stylized. The worst offenders are the images that have women and girls trapped in jars or vacuum sealed in meat packing trays.
There are also hyper sexualized images exposing naked women wrapped in barbed wire with the words "help me" scrawled on their backs. Those photos and the ones in the screenshot above are only showing young girls being trafficked by force for sexual exploitation.
Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs.
Would it reflect all the types of exploitation mentioned in the definition? We are trying to fight a problem that is much more diverse than we are giving it credit for, and by putting ourselves in this box of only displaying one type of trafficked person, we limit the ways that people can get involved in the fight against human trafficking.
The Myths By looking through this Google search, I would conclude that only men are kidnapping little girls, restraining them and selling them for sex. By only showing girls, this type of visual representation forces us to ignore male, adult and transgendered victims.
We observe the effect of saturating the media with images of prostituted women and girls: Additionally, these pictures indicate that only men are carrying out these crimes. Sticking to gender stereotypes and traditional victim-perpetrator roles ignores the fact that female traffickers are highly effective at gaining the trust of, luring and exploiting people whilst remaining undetected.
This reality becomes evident in law enforcement practices: Google Image Search "Human Trafficking" 2. Scrolling further down that page will show you girls being restrained on a bed and even without showing a sexual scene to you, you know this is about sexual exploitation.
If no other reason than because this is how the human trafficking movement has trained you to see it. Most of the organizations using these images deal with sex trafficking, specifically child sex trafficking.
But by using the term human trafficking and not specifying that they are only dealing with sex trafficking, these organizations are sending an inconsistent message.
So you can feel terrible for the girls being kidnapped in these photos and may want to stop it, but have you ever considered who was forced to make any of the every day goods you buy? Accompanied by bruises and cuts, these elements are telling viewers that some sort of force is always involved.
According to the stories told by these images, a potential victim has to be bound, scarred or clearly look distressed. These depictions are an issue because force is only one of many tactics used by traffickers to control their victims.
To prosecute a trafficking case in the United States you have to prove force, fraud or coercion. Force is exactly what you think it is and what is shown in the stereotypical images above. Fraud could look like false promises, lies, tricks or, most commonly, the bait and switch.
Coercion could be threats of harm to the victim or to his or her family members, the threat of abuse or anything that causes the victim to believe serious harm would come to him or her. The pictures showing physical force and restraint create a very limited criteria of what trafficking looks like.
As a result, people miss other indicators and red flags. Victims Are Easily Identified and Want Out You see elements like barcodes and traveling tags which insinuate that you can easily see a victim of trafficking because of their outward appearance.
It is definitely true that some victims are branded by their traffickers in unique waysbut most victims are not easily recognized.As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria.
Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from ashio-midori.com Law and Neuroscience Bibliography Browse and search the bibliography online (see search box below) Click here to learn more about the Law and Neuroscience Bibliography..
Sign up here for email notifications on new additions to this bibliography.. Graph of the Cumulative Total of Law and Neuroscience Publications: But that only helps you with future interns. For your current ones, I’d still see if you can bundle this together with a few other “things you might not realize about being in an office” tips, which I think will minimize some awkwardness (and I bet there are more tips that would be helpful to them).
James Boyle The Public Domain Enclosing the Commons of the Mind. Copyright © by James Boyle. The author has made this online version available under a Creative. Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women Chamber A, th & th Meetings (AM & PM) HUMAN TRAFFICKING, MIGRATION, DISCRIMINATORY STEREOTYPES AMONG ISSUES.
8 Examples of Gender Discrimination The inception of the United Nations (U.N.) Millennium Goals spearheaded the push towards achieving more social progress by promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women.
Despite the fact that two-thirds of the developing world have achieved a level of parity, the problem still persists .