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The first installment of a two-part series investigates the brutality and rampant misogyny that the Philippines president has visited upon his country. The first installment of a two-part series investigates the brutality and rampant misogyny that the Philippines president has visited upon his country.

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Supplying the rich with hair from poor women and children is not “meeting a need” but creating a demand.Supplying the rich with hair from poor women and children is not “meeting a need” but creating a demand.

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Many women who participate in the international marriage market go from "mail-ordered" to "male-ordered," becoming commodities in an inherently unequal transaction based on money, sex and power. Many women who participate in the international marriage market go from "mail-ordered" to "male-ordered," becoming commodities in an inherently unequal transaction based on money, sex and power.

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Passing as an undocumented worker seeking employment through covert channels, the author is bused to Georgia, where she experiences the long hours and scant pay thousands of others endure around the country.Passing as an undocumented worker seeking employment through covert channels, the author is bused to Georgia, where she experiences the long hours and scant pay thousands of others endure around the country.

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In this installment, the author applies for a job at an exploitative employment agency—one of many of its kind—that colludes with human traffickers and capitalizes on powerless immigrants.In this installment, the author applies for a job at an exploitative employment agency—one of many of its kind—that colludes with human traffickers and capitalizes on powerless immigrants.

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At any given time, about 300,000 children between ages 8 and 18—40 percent of them females—are exploited as child fighters in conflicts in Africa, Asia and South America. Despite a congressional ban, the U.S. sends military aid to some of the countries involved.At any given time, about 300,000 children between ages 8 and 18—40 percent of them females—are exploited as child fighters in conflicts in Africa, Asia and South America. Despite a congressional ban, the U.S. sends military aid to some of the countries involved.

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For those who value the well-researched novel, and who can stomach the sad and ugly subject, Chris Bohjalian's book about human trafficking promises to enlighten and entertain.For those who value the well-researched novel, and who can stomach the sad and ugly subject, Chris Bohjalian's book about human trafficking promises to enlighten and entertain.

Chris Hedges

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Prostitution dehumanizes those trapped within it. Like America’s sanctification of militarism and war, the commodification of girls and women banishes empathy to glorify male violence. Prostitution dehumanizes those trapped within it. Like America’s sanctification of militarism and war, the commodification of girls and women banishes empathy to glorify male violence.

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