Running from the Rescuers: New U.S. Crusades Against Sex Trafficking and the Rhetoric of Abolition

  title={Running from the Rescuers: New U.S. Crusades Against Sex Trafficking and the Rhetoric of Abolition},
  author={Gretchen Soderlund},
  journal={NWSA Journal},
  pages={64 - 87}
This article analyzes recent developments in U.S. anti-sex trafficking rhetoric and practices. In particular, it traces how pre-9/11 abolitionist legal frameworks have been redeployed in the context of regime change from the Clinton to Bush administrations. In the current political context, combating the traffic in women has become a common denominator political issue, uniting people across the political and religious spectrum against a seemingly indisputable act of oppression and exploitation… 
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