Reading Time: 14 minutes There is little precise data on domestic sex trafficking, because victims are hard to identify and there is no standardized system for tracking them. But there are hundreds of thousands of human trafficking victims in the U.S., according to Polaris, an anti-trafficking organization, and studies show that most sex trafficking survivors in this country are U.S.-born women and girls of color who are first exploited as minors. In Texas — which, along with California and Florida, is one of the top three states for sex trafficking cases — there are almost 79,000 victims under 25, according to a 2017 study by the University of Texas at Austin.Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes Confluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know. In the category of: Follow the money??? The connections between Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein, and the National Enquirer, explained The tabloid is accused of covering up stories. Its reach and connections say a lot about power in America. In the age of targeted Facebook ads, it can seem almost quaint to care about the influence of a print magazine — especially one like the National Enquirer that harkens back to a bygone era when people got their gossip from the checkout lines in supermarkets....Read More
Reading Time: 6 minutes I stood in the corner of that locker bay, soft warm tears coursing down my face.
I used the a corner of the tiny towel to dab my eyes and took the deepest breath of my adult life.
Not just any breath.
The kind of bottom-of-your-lungs blasting gulp that I last took as a newborn, freshly emerged and just as naked.Read More
Reading Time: 6 minutes Mass popular resistance helped check Trump before and has been instrumental to removing corrupt leaders abroad. If Democrats are serious about the threat they say Trump poses, they need to encourage its return.Read More