martedì 12 febbraio 2019

(Eleanor Kennelly Gaetan) A tragic, but consistent, finding in research on prostitution is the frequent correlation between childhood sexual assault and exploitation in the commercial sex trade. Marian Hatcher, policy analyst and victim advocate in the Cook County Sherriff’s Office in Illinois, shared data from the county’s 2017 program for prostituted people seeking to exit “the life.” Of all those who received support, 94 percent had experienced violence in the sex trade. Sixty-nine percent also had suffered as child victims of sexual assault. (...)