Episode 05: The Roots of Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation: Demand and Commodification

Benjamin Nolot (CEO/Founder, Exodus Cry) and Laila Mickelwait (Director of Abolition, Exodus Cry) highlight some of the reasons that sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) exist in our world today. They hit on the phenomenon of supply and demand, and the role that men play in perpetuating CSE by creating the demand for commercial sex. They also discuss the concept of the commodification of the human body, and how that commodification allows CSE and sex trafficking to flourish.

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