Walk Details

Teams have an opportunity to creatively work together to educate themselves and the community to raise money for survivors of human trafficking and sexual violence! All proceeds from the event will assist in providing services to survivors of sexual violence, (including sex trafficking, exploitation, and child abuse). The Central MN Sexual Assault Center’s (CMSAC) services are greatly enhanced by the support of everyone in our community!

 

  • The date is Aug. 30 for guarantee T-shirt and sponsorship recognition. Walkers can pick up their t-shirt at the salon when they arrive prior to the walk. 
  • Teams are encouraged to bring signs/posters with educational information regarding sex trafficking to the walk. See fact sheet handout.
  • Exploitation & Trafficking
Guidelines

Anti-Trafficking/Prostitution March Posters

  • Avoid using shaming/inaccurate/normalizing terms such as prostitute, hooker, sex worker, etc., instead Person who has been exploited, trafficked, prostituted
  • Never put phrases on your poster that may be perceived as shaming/judging people sold in prostitution. However, we encourage critiques that hold the exploiters (buyers and traffickers) and exploitative industries (the sex/porn industry) accountable

Fact-based Phrases:

  • Most trafficking victims are not abducted
  • Most traffickers are boyfriends, family members, and friends
  • Most prostituted adults are first trafficked as children
  • Male buyers often imitate sex acts in porn
  • Sex trafficking is happening here
  • Anyone can be a victim of trafficking
  • Anyone can be a trafficker
  • 88% of popular porn contains physical violence
  • Porn is LEGAL sex trafficking
  • Porn is trafficking on film
  • Violent porn is YOUR child’s sex ed
  • Avg. age a child is first exposed to porn in 11 years old
  • Familial abuse porn was Pornhub’s number 1 search in 2016
  • 729 Pornhub videos watched every second
  • 64% of young people, ages 13–24, use porn at least once a week (National Center on Sexual Exploitation)
  • Prostitution is paid rape
  • Most prostituted people were sexually abused as children
  • Most buyers are white, married men with disposable income

Advocacy Phrases:

  • Don’t XXXploit
  • Prostitution is violence against women
  • Porn/prostitution is sexual violence
  • Sex buyers are the cause of trafficking
  • No one is entitled to sex
  • Sex is not a human right
  • Porn fuels sexual violence and trafficking
  • Prostitution is a lifetime of #MeToo
  • Women and children are not for sale
  • Consent cannot be bribed
  • Bribed consent is not consent
  • Coerced sex sexual assault
  • Economically coerced sex sexual assault
  • Prostitution sexual assault
  • “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” – Audre Lorde
  • Prostitution is a violation of human rights
  • Pornographers are traffickers
  • Sex buyers are rapists
  • Sex coerced by inequality, survival, or financial struggle is sexual assault
  • “Porn is the theory, rape is the practice” -Robin Morgan
  • “Fighting human trafficking while watching porn is like protesting a corrupt politician and then donating to their campaign” – Jefferson Bethke
  • Women’s bodies are not for men’s profit
  • She is paid to smile
  • Not for your entertainment
  • Porn is misogyny
  • Porn is patriarchal propaganda
  • Porn/prostitution is a war on women
  • Hold buyers accountable
  • Boys will be boys held accountable
  • Stop taking pleasure from women’s pain
  • The inside of a woman’s body is not a “workplace”
  • Paid rape is not paid work
  • I am not your pornography
  • Hugh Hefner was a trafficker
  • Porn Users=Trafficking Buyers
  • DEMAND accountability
  • Porn has hijacked our sexuality
  • Porn Culture is Rape Culture
  • Porn use is abuse