in this installment i cover the treatment of trafficked and enslaved women both in the states and in South Korea and what methods and deception are used to keep them in these situations. i start off with brief discussion of possible material aid to assist vulnerable people with that we can strategize for which segues somewhat from this short discussion that i posted after part 2.
in sequential summary, discussion of domestic trafficking within the states follows the introduction, and then i relate that to the methods used in South Korea which also brings foreign women in to account for any amount of economic advantage Korean women may gain to avoid different fates. after that i “bring it back home” to make more comparisons between women trafficked in the US and abroad — the common denominator between these seemingly disparate examples and geographical locations being the US military, of course. this is the episode i have most confidence in to date as it follows very well from part 2, which i recommend if you did not catch it as the longer history makes the current trade easier to understand.
again, here is the source material:
“Modern-Day Comfort Women: The U.S. Military, Transnational Crime, and the Trafficking of Women.” by Donna M. Hughes, Katherine Y. Chon, and Derek P. Ellerman for the Polaris Project, 2002.