That story headline caught my attention because it leaves out a key component. The true enablers.
- Those who exploit children and other vulnerable people to meet their sexual desires.
- Those who will exploit children's and other vulnerable people's bodies as a money-making device.
- Those who don't care as long as this exploitation isn't happening in their neighborhood.
To endure continued exploitation, many of the most vulnerable develop a jaded exterior and may appear tough rather than vulnerable. They may cope in ways that make them look nothing like innocent victims and which may cross the line into criminal behavior such as drug use. If we see this as a reason to strip them of the label victim, we aid their exploiters.
What also fools many people who don't want to think about this problem is that many of the alleged exploiters look happy and well adjusted.
Why is this so?
Simple. Exploiting isn't nearly as traumatic as being exploited.
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