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Selling the Girl Next Door

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Step into the world of teenage American girls ensnared into lives of prostitution and see the destructive realities of the underage sex traffic.
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The documentary directly relates to the situation that Lakshmi went through. Lakshmi first experienced the tragedy of being a prostitute when she was at the age of 13. Almost the same as the young girls in the documentary. In the story Lakshmi does the math calculations and would also have to be with 6 men each night just to pay off her debts to Mumtaz to get out the Happiness Home. (McCormick, 147). In the book Lakshmi gets paid less from the girls in the documentary. About 30 rupees from each man which is about 50 cents. (McCormick, 147). This documentary shows how not only in India and in other countries there's prostitution but also in the United States. The only difference is that people in India are unaware of underage sex trade and don't do anything about it, while the U.S is aware and arrest people faced with this problem.

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Girls Forced Into Prostitution

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When Bharti Tapas was 14, she says she was sold into slavery, beaten and forced into prostitution.
"When I arrived at the brothel, I refused to do what they told me to and they beat me and starved me for 10 days," says the softspoken girl. "I thought I would rather kill myself than be forced to...
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There are many similarities to both 'Sold' and in the article. Firstly both Lakshmi and Bharti were both sold into prostitution. When they refused to do what they were told they both had been starved for a couple days. Lakshmi had also been watched by her madam when she had first been raped (McCormick, 103). In sold if a girl were to get STD's or any diseases they would be of no use in the Happiness Home and be thrown out in the streets. In the article if you were to catch STD's you're basically sentenced to freedom. Another very significant feature is when both Lakshmi and Bharti had been saved. Those men from the book and article had risked their lives trying to save these little girls (McCormick, 263).

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Dahkota Brown's curator insight, November 9, 2015 2:26 PM

Everyday women and especially young girls are forced into prostitution rings and become a part of the mass epidemic of human trafficking. The women forced into this nightmare are treated like slaves, given very little food, forced to have sexual relations with as many as 20 men a day, and are often raped. Most women who are forced into prostitution and human trafficking don't live past 40 due to extreme health issue, including AIDS, other STDs, abundant amount of abortions, malnourishment, etc. Although there has been many efforts to stop forced prostitution, but the epidemic still runs rampant. Although this article mainly consists of stories from Bombay, human trafficking is an issue all across the world we need to do more to stop the problem affecting women and young girls far and wide. 

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Horrors of India's brothels documented

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Atish Patel speaks to photojournalist Hazel Thompson who has spent the last decade documenting the lives of girls trafficked into India's thriving sex industry.
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In the article "Horrors of India's Brothels", the author Hazel Thompson describes the impact on how an Indian woman named Guddi was sent into prostitution. She writes about how Guddi was only 11 years old when her family was persuaded by a neighbour to send her to the city of Mumbai hundreds of miles away from her poverty-stricken village in the eastern state of West Bengal. They promised heer a well paid job as a maid to support her family. But instead she ended up in Asia's largest red light districts to become a sex worker (prostitute). She was then bargained by her neighbor and arrived at a brothel. She was raped by a customer and spent the next 3 months in a hospital.

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Younger girls forced into prostitution in economic crisis: conference

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LONDON (Reuters) - Younger and younger girls are being dragged into prostitution because of the global economic crisis, a conference on women's rights was told on Wednesday.About 21 million people - or
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When you compare this article to the book 'Sold' it is very complimentary. Since there's economic crisis and poverty in India, the young Indian girls have no other choice but to be a prostitute. It is almost the same situation with Lakshmi. Her stepfather spends all there money on gambling and all their crops are washed away by a storm (McCormick, 34). The only difference is that Lakshmi didn't know she was being sent into prostitution. Another significant feature is how much the red light districts are making from these girls. They make about $32 billion a year. In the book, Lakshmi alone costed 10,000 rupees, and that is one of the lowest prices (McCormick, 92).

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AAWC

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This organization relates to Lakshmi situation in many ways. When she is first introduced by the second American, he comes to her as a savior to get her out of the Happiness House (McCormick, 263). He shows her many pictures on his camera of a shelter or as he explains it, a clean place, other younger girls that have been free'd and many smiling faces (McCormick, 245). She tells him that she wants to go to this clean place and by the end of the story the American saves her and gets her out. The organization is great example of a clean place the American was talking about. There are doctors to take care of them, teachers to teach them and chefs to fead them. There are even chances for a women to get a scholarship to the United States. Lakshmi was lucky to get out and had great chances of a better future.

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