Powerful Men, Pedophilia & Trafficking

Samantha Inesta
Human Rights Fellow
Founder/Executive Director
BeaSister2aSister

The victims of Jeffrey Epstein’s house of horrors finally have justice. Mr. Epstein has been arrested and indicted, if convicted he will face up to 45 years in prison which will amount to a life sentence according to prosecutors on the case. One of his victims, Courtney Wild, spoke out in approval of the indictment and is hopeful there will be a conviction. This is a big victory for all of the victims of Epstein’s exploitation of their youth and sexuality. Enabling pedophiles and giving them access to the innocence of children was something he profited from in many ways. He himself was a benefactor of the exploitative environment he created.

To understand how all of this could happen without anything being done, we must look at the men & women that benefited and contributed to Epstein’s underage sex utopia. There were lawyers, socialites, Royalty, past and present presidents all people who Epstein felt could insulate him from any accountability or wrongdoing. This carefully plotted high end child brothel even came with a madam who recruited these very young girls. Socialite, 57-year old Ghislaine Maxwell has been accused of working with international recruiters to lure young women into modeling jobs, employment in education and a career in fashion when in actuality they were being groomed, it’s pure sex trafficking 101. The most highly visible image that came out of all of this is Epstein with Donald Trump and Bill Clinton who have been said to have been at these “parties” that Epstein threw in his palatial estates. When we look at the systems of male privilege, millionaires and patriarchy we can come to the conclusion that these types of men are positioned to hold power over anything they desire from the unconscionable to the inhumane.

In our society there is a tendency to treat men in power with more leniency than we show others. We tend to overlook the horrific in exchange for how hard he’s worked to get to where he is. Or maybe we just don’t want to believe that a rich man who has so much money would do something like this when he could just have a wife and family. Status and money do not explain the psyche of a man who takes pleasure in exploiting young women and children. Federal prosecutor Alexander Acosta wrote up an indictment that should have put Jeffery Epstein behind bars for life but acquiesced to Epstein’s legal team that resulted in a deal in the form of a 13 month jail sentence and no federal charges. Fortunately for the victims involved in this case, there were those that were not going to let this just go away with a plea deal that did not equal justice for anyone except the perpetrator. When the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s office stepped in the deal that was made became obsolete and indictments followed.

There are more than likely a lot more names that will be revealed in the coming weeks. The notorious “Little Black Book” holds many more lives in it’s pages that could destroy a lifetime of building a career and reputation that looked respectable but in reality, it was a smoke screen.

One thing we must always remember, sex trafficking is not just bringing women and girls in from other countries, it’s also enslaving the women and girls here in America. Courtney Wild was not from Russia or the Ukraine or even Latvia, she was from the United States as well as several others were. This is not an “other country” epidemic, this is a global one, the US included. When the government puts out it’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report it isn’t just the countries abroad that are being evaluated, it’s us too and just like so many other places, it’s not getting any better. The Jeffery Epstein scandal could just be the tip of the iceberg into uncovering powerful men who feed their perverse lust with young women and children. Remember, powerful men are no different from other men who may not have the same financial and social privilege and do the same, they just share the same toxic mentality.

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Why We’ve Lost All Credibility

Human Rights Fellow
Founder/Executive Director
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Throughout most of history America was always seen as the beacon of hope, a place for freedom and a fresh start. Boats filled with immigrants came to our shores full of people with hope for a bright future in this new land. For many decades the Unites States has seen many immigrants coming from many different lands to start over or start better. Most of the innovation, businesses and economy can be attributed to hard working people who risked everything and built something that generations to come will understand the struggle. In many countries abroad, coming to America was a dream for many but only realized by some. We were looked at as the land of opportunity, growth and big dreams.

There is a different story that has been written, one that says to the rest of the world you are not welcome. Lady Liberty’s lamp has been snuffed out for the poor, tired and huddled masses. It only burns for the highly educated, white and privileged from Western Europe. This day was a long time coming and now it’s here, the United States of America is closing it’s borders to immigrants and asylum seekers who are from undesirable countries that do not fit the new world order that has taken root. What are the characteristics of these people that are denied entry? For the most part dark skinned, considered unsavory and dangerous a threat to America and it’s economy and all the men are rapists, terrorists and human traffickers. By the way, you don’t have to be dark skinned and from another country to be any of those things but okay. I mean, we have all of that here and a lot of them are white-current administration included. So who pays the price? As always, women and children. The children are carrying the heaviest burden because of the systematic separating, detaining and jailing of minors coming across the border.

It all started in 2017 when migrants fleeing hostile and intolerable conditions in Central America decided to take the long journey to the United States. This was not something that they just decided to do one day just because hey wanted to see new places. This was out of desperation due to political unrest, drug cartels, gangs etc. Women fleeing domestic violence and abuse trying save themselves and their children from a violent husband and father. All seeking asylum and being turned away for reasons that are blatantly unconstitutional. Because the groups that became caravans, were so large and coming in so quickly coupled with the government not having the right resources or not getting the right ones to help these people, decided it was right to separate their children from them. That sent shockwaves through other countries who saw America as a human rights champion. The United States has had many stains on it in recent years but this stain may never wash out.

Fast forward to 2019 and what has been dubbed by many politicians and activists as “Concentration Camps” boasts hundreds of migrant children living in unsanitary and unsafe conditions with not even so much as a toothbrush or comfortable place to sleep. Basic necessities are not a concern to be taken seriously by this government for children who are being put through a nightmare on a daily basis. Older kids taking care of the younger ones while they are trying to process the trauma and duress they are under. Bad nutrition, mistreatment and sexual abuse is how the influx of migrant children is being handled. If you say that you feel for the children coming in then why are you torturing them? The gaslight response to the whole situation is stunning. Between Russia and our elections, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, trying to incite war with Iran, Saudi Arabia and it’s killing of journalists and human rights activists for which the US has a hand in protecting, and now these camps for migrant children, the world hates us. Our credibility is shot. There are actually people now that would not think of coming to America, not even to visit, because they don’t see it as a viable option for opportunity anymore.

We are the youngest country in the world, and now we’re in danger of going down in flames. We do not look much different than other regimes who are adhering to an ethnic cleansing policy with a political agenda in mind. We have come this far to be reviled and chided with people pointing fingers and criticizing. These young children will never forget what was done to them, the world will never forget what America the land of the free, home of the brave did to innocent children, migrants and anyone who does not fit the America first profile.

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To Decriminalize Or Not To Decriminialize-That Is The Battle

Human Rights Fellow
Founder/Executive Director
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The latest issue right now in the world of human trafficking and prostitution is the decriminalization of men who buy sex and the women who say it’s a viable line of “work”. States are at odds when it comes to this type of legislation because they want to satisfy the masses, be popular, get votes etc. Let’s get one thing straight, decriminalizing sex buyers while fueling demand is not a popularity contest, it’s a human rights issue. Women have and are being put on the shelf with goods and commodities that can be bought or sold at any amount for any man wanting to use her. Giving buyers all access to to the bodies of women and girls will not stop at those who say this is work for them. It will spill out into communities, teenage girls walking home from school will be taunted and harassed mostly by men who are old enough to be their fathers with the fear of rape. They will say it is our right to do what we want with any female in the streets because the law says so. To even think for a second that decriminalization will only be confined to those who buy sex is farcical at best.

The sex trade has many different moving parts and all of them work together to keep women and children in a subservient state to men. All prostitution, porn and sexual exploitation is designed to service the perverse fantasies of men. This is just another fantasy that will come true if decriminalization passes, the ability for men for to buy, force and rape women at their discretion because they can. This will be a very thinly veiled piece of legislation that will make all the other laws against human trafficking obsolete. Laws that were passed helping victims and survivors will no longer be applicable. It won’t stop there, the lines of sexual abuse, assault and rape will be blurred as well. Decriminalization will bring validity to it being a job but will then make it a career choice for all women while erasing real opportunities that will in turn only be given to men or women who they feel don’t fit the physical “mold” for the sex trade.

Have we not learned anything from countries like Germany and Amsterdam where very high volumes of trafficking, rape, violence and murder of women live? Legalizing prostitution and not adopting solutions like the Nordic Model has cost thousands upon thousands of women their lives, and there’s still more. Women in Germany are told to go look for work in the Red Light District because there is no other work for them at the present time. Is this what women in the United States want to be told when they are out looking for work? Is that what you’re fight for? If men get what they want all of those jobs that women used to hold will be gone. There will be no need for marriage or a family when men can get their needs satisfied without familial or marital responsibilities. This is not a small thing and it reaches into every area of people’s lives even into the most intimate places. There will be no turning back from decriminalization it will be the deciding factor if women live or die while disappearing from society all together.

Los Angeles. The porn capital created by the United States of America. Land of the free, home of the brave, enslavement of women. This country did this. America is responsible for putting women and girls all over the world in bondage, torture and slavery and now they want to put it in a pretty package and call it empowerment or choice. This country is failing the young women and taking away their ability to grow into their full potential to pursue careers that feed their passion-the sex industry is not one of them. If lawmakers want to do something good for women, go after the teen magazines that tell girls it’s better to be professional in oral sex than to go to school and do something you love. Sign into law legislation that protects them and gives better choices and options for girls who have no where else to turn to. Decriminalization is a certificate of death signed by people who have been conned into believing this is what’s best. I hope they can live with the increased physical, psychological and emotional damage they will have brought on to so many women who really want to get out.

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Prostitution & Drugs vs Human Trafficking

Human Rights Fellow
Founder/Executive Director
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When we talk about prostitution people will more often then not think of it as a choice based only on the belief that she is willing and likes it. When we talk about human trafficking we understand that it is a process of force, fraud and coercion as well as grooming and the breaking down of will. These seem like two totally different situations but really, they’re not that different. The decision of prostitution is made because of a circumstance whether it be poverty, lack of sustainable employment, mental illness or addiction. Whatever that thing is, it’s a coercion into prostitution. Women don’t inherently want to do it, it’s not a career path, it’s either a means for survival or feeding an addiction that has overcome their lives and now they are slaves to it. Much like human trafficking, women and girls are slaves to men who mean to do them great harm, so the same with prostitution. In this sense they are slaves but not only to men but to their circumstance or their addiction.

The pathway into drug addiction varies from female to female but once they’ve gotten to the point where they can’t live without it, their decisions become darker and darker. These are not willing participants, ladies of the evening or the happy hooker that is loving life serving men’s perverse sexual needs. These women are victims too, maybe not in the same way human trafficking survivors were but there is an element of sexual exploitation and abuse. Instead of money exchanging hands, it’s their body that is used for monetary gain in order to feed the habit they can’t break. Eventually they will be found having overdosed and written off as just another dead prostitute with no name and no humanity. If we are going to remember the survivors or those that didn’t survive being trafficked then why can’t we do the same for women who were willing victims to a drug addiction that they never intended or are trying to survive? We can’t favor one because it’s the cool hot issue and celebrities have become advocates against just to boost their public image. Especially when most of Hollywood glorifies prostitution. These are all women fighting for their lives in one form or another and to say that one group deserves more attention than the other is categorizing them into a marginal frame that sounds good to society at large while shaming and stigmatizing them.

Women are chastised much more when it comes to drug addiction because it leads them to a life of prostitution filled with sexual abuse and exploitation just to feed the need. In this instance women are judged harshly and are always looked at as a prostitute not worthy of help, healing or services. They are re-victimized and re-traumatized and most times end up back on the streets. Human trafficking victims suffer similarly when they also experience re-victimization and re-traumatization by programs or agencies that claim to help but keep them interdependent only to cut them off and lead them back into the streets. If we stop categorizing and separating and look at every case with a no judgement and neutral prospective we will see that it’s all intertwined in the spider web of addiction and sexual slavery. Every woman that you see out on the streets selling herself or being sold is because of a circumstance, addiction or force, fraud and coercion. It really doesn’t matter how, what matters is that we see them all the same. Their situations may seem different but the suffering, exploitation and abuse look exactly the same. Let’s stop glorify one while being shocked and angry at the other because if the sex trade doesn’t differentiate, then we shouldn’t either.

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The Unending Scandal of OXFAM

Human Rights Fellow
Founder/Executive Director
BeaSister2aSister

NGOs and Non Profits are entities designed to help people locally, nationally and globally. In some cases millions of dollars are funneled into these organizations with the belief that it serves the greater good. Who really knows where the money goes, all we see is children getting clean water or food, women rescued from being victims of war and conflict, services and resources getting to those who are lacking because of political unrest. But when an NGO who claims to be helping and supporting women and children are the very entity that is harming them, we must draw the line and call it out. Oxfam’s scandal in Haiti that uncovered sexual abuse by it’s aids workers of women and children cost the organization 7,000 cancelled donations by steady donors forcing them to make a £16 million cut in aid projects. Caroline Thomson, the Chairwoman of Trustees, said that Oxfam has workers risking their lives in the most lawless countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The same Country that saw UN Peacekeepers joining in the rapes of Sudanese women claiming that all the men in uniform were committing these injustices and there was so much distress on the woman they wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. The distinction was made and there was an international outcry for justice to be served. We’re still waiting.

Making the claim that because of civil unrest it’s hard for anyone to know what’s happening and therefore it’s not our fault is not an excuse to cover up rape and sexual assault just because you don’t want to lose donors. The Charity Commission is taking the allegations by victims in Haiti very seriously while the NGO is thinking about their donors and their reputation. When the beneficiaries themselves raised complaints, Oxfam GB along with the UN removed their aid workers and peacekeepers from having close contact with their victims in the camps and repatriated them back into the conflict zones where they can go unnoticed. This was done to protect their colleagues and further protect the organization. The charity Commissions report sums up the poor investigation Oxfam and how they put vulnerable children at risk with staff that was supposed to protect them.

Oxfam in Haiti

Only now is Oxfam coming to terms that they can no longer hide the pain and the same they have caused in Haiti and other countries. So many of us work hard to make sure that women and children are protected from violence, sexual violence and rape, big NGOs like Oxfam are making it increasingly difficult for the rest of us who are not abusing women and children to educate people on why we need their help. They are desensitizing society at large as to what it means to support this type of work. Can they trust us? Where is the money really going? Why are there so many executives with high salaries and people are still suffering? Doing human rights work is not the same as working for a multinational corporation, there shouldn’t be a six or more figure salary complete with a high end lifestyle. This is a sacrifice, a willingness to let go of material things to help and speak out against the suffering of others in a selfless manner. I’ve said this before, if you are going into the NGO or Non Profit sector for the money, you are in the wrong industry.

Donors are always the last to know because they see the big name and all the favor they have and assume this is a credible organization doing great work. They are kept in the dark about unsavory practices and systematic abuses. Even the biggest human rights organization in the world, the UN is not with out it’s own scandals and sicknesses but we still have the Commission on the Status of Women there every March. We need to stop looking away when these things happen, giving money to NGOs that will continue to perpetuate the cycle of abuse will only exacerbate the issue further. We have to see that something this big and well funded is in danger of being run as a corporate entity and not as a place that is working for the people who have no one to turn to. Unfortunately there will be more of these stories rearing their ugly heads with other NGOs and Non Profits. But for those of us who know this work, do it with respect and dignity while trying to live on a strict low income, will have the last say and be the voice that has been silenced for so many by the privatization of human rights work.

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