Sunday, January 6, 2008

UK: Tourism Built on Sexual Exploitation

UNITED KINGDOM - Selling sex to male foreigners is an all too common occupation for many young women in poor and developing countries. Prostitution is a horrible job - we know this from the countless stories from the women involved. Women in popular sex tourist destinations such as the Philippines have spoken out about how women are sold from childhood in order to meet the massive demand from western men for cheap sex on tap with "exotic" females. But now there is an emerging market in the "girlfriend trade", where men do not just buy sex, but have a woman thrown in for the duration of their stay...

READ THE FULL EDITORIAL AT Guardian.co.uk

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