White Slavery

White slavery is the trafficking in women and girls by use of force, deception, or abuse of authority for purposes of engaging in sexual activity, including deviant sex, for the gratification of paying customers.

The term white slavery probably originated at a 1902 conference in Paris, France, on the subject of trafficking in persons. It was used as a means of differentiating between the enslavement of Africans (blacks) and the enslavement of white women and girls who were coerced into lives of prostitution and sexual slavery (indenture). This type of trafficking involves the use of force and deception, that is, the threat of violence, the abuse of authority, or the use of extortion, coercion, or deception, to exploit females sexually for commercial gain. It also involves ...

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