"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

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Half way there!

Thank you everyone for helping me spread the word. In the last 6 weeks, many people have learned of the scale and severity of the issues of human trafficking and slavery.

All going well, I’ll be hitting the half-way mark this Friday. If you’d like to celebrate my 5,000th push-up with me, then join me in the ground foyer on Friday at 12:25pm, when I head down to the MLC Centre to do my daily 100.

How you can help:
  1. Sign the petition
  2. Forward this draft email to your friends

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Why am I doing this to myself?

Just cracked the 1/3rd mark, closing at 3400 push-ups for the day.  But it was a begrudging effort.  After a month of publicly humiliating myself day after day, you'd think it would get less embarrassing, or at least easier.  Nope.  The push-ups are still as unpleasant as ever, especially when I'm feeling a bit below par.

The same embarrassing act, consistently performed every day for a hundred days - I daresay this is one of the hardest things I've ever done!  Every lunchtime when I carry my cross box down to Martin Place, I ask myself why I'm doing this to myself.

But I only have to think of my delightful 3-year old girl in a few years time, just starting to blossom, kidnapped to serve an endless stream of fat, sweaty, porn-addicted men forcing her to do whatever disgusting things that their sick minds can concoct.  To think of my own daughter writhing in pain, then falling in a hopeless heap like so much human trash - now that's enough anger-fuel to keep any father going.

Just you watch and see - I'm gonna see human trafficking abolished before I die.

What will you do to stop Human Trafficking & Slavery?