"A human trafficker can earn 20 times what he or she paid for a girl. Provided the girl was not physically brutalized to the point of ruining her beauty, the pimp could sell her again for a greater price because he had trained her and broken her spirit, which saves future buyers the hassle. A 2003 study in the Netherlands found that, on average, a single sex slave earned her pimp at least $250,000 a year." - RandomHistory

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Crush Slavery

I've been thinking about a catchy domain name for this blog. All the good names are gone, such as endslavery.com, stopslavery.com (I like this one), etc. The push-ups made me think about squashing, pressing down on, and so forth, so a little thesaurus time gave me this winner: crushslavery.com. Very masculine. Makes me think of the Solo guy crushing a can. And since we can't just bring slavery to a dead halt next Wednesday, you have to exhert pressure over time - to put the squeeze on it - to crush it.

In my SEO research, among a great range of references to our hero Abraham Lincoln, I found these interesting links on crushing slavery...

Crushing It to Crush Slavery: The Key to Eradicating Sex Trafficking in Our World

Reid out to crush 21st-century slave trade - Good on ya, Mr Reid!

And an amusing quote by Alexander Milton Ross in 1875:
"What a glorious future awaits the United States, when slavery is forever crushed, and the energies of her enlightened millions shall be devoted to extending the principles of freedom and self-government over the continent of America, and in welcoming the poor down-trodden masses of Europe!" - Recollections and Experiences of an Abolitionist

What will you do to stop Human Trafficking & Slavery?