Sex Slaves: The Trafficking of Women in Asia

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Virago, 2001 - Social Science - 276 pages
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The Asian sex trade is often assumed to cater predominantly to foreigners. Sex Slaves turns that belief on its head to show that while western sex tourists have played a vital part in the growth of the industry, the primary customers of Asia’s indentured sex workers and of its child prostitutes are overwhelmingly Asian men. Here are the voices of some of the world’s most silent and abused women—women who have been forced into prostitution by the men they trust. This is their story, including the journey from home to captivity, the horrors of "seasoning" for prostitution, and the hidden life within the brothel.

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A well researched and enlightening book on the reality of women trafficked in SE Asia. I highly recommend it for western men and women alike traveling through this part of the world as it portrays a hidden world that has been ignored for far too long. Read full review

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Very anecdotal. Quite an entailed experience to read this Read full review

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Louise Brown is Lecturer in Asian Studies and Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Research in the Humanities at the University of Birmingham.

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