Human Trafficking and the Romantic Narrative
The Washington Area Women's Foundation points to this short video on human trafficking in the United States. One interesting thing to note is how these young women draw comparisons between their entrance into trafficking and cultural narratives surrounding heterosexual romance. "I just thought I was so madly in love with him, and he just made me feel safe. I didn't have a dad figure, so he became my dad. And I loved him, too," one girl says about a pimp; " I hadn't eaten that whole day . . . and if somebody offered me something to eat? Oh, they cared about me. And I thought, what greater way than a guy who can sweep me off my feet like Cinderella?"