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Book Title: Renting Lacy: A Story Of America's Prostituted Children (A Call to Action)|
The author of the book: Linda Smith
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 458 KB
Edition: Shared Hope International
Date of issue: April 1st 2009
ISBN 13: 9780976559467
Read full description of the books Renting Lacy: A Story Of America's Prostituted Children (A Call to Action):Don't let my 3 stars prevent you from being informed. The author and her mission get well above 5 stars for me. Because of the disturbing subject matter, I can only go as high as 3 for the book. It is written in a very quick/easy-to-read novel-like format without being grossly explicit (enough to understand the severity of the issue, but avoiding unnecessary details.) I really wish goodreads had categories for rating books - there are so many ways to look at a book - it's difficult to give one "overall." This is a must-read for anyone interested in knowing what is really going on in regards to missing children, prostitution, pornography and economics. I would not have chosen to read this book because the subject matter is depressing, but the author is local here in Vancouver, WA and a representative of the mission (sharedhope, international www.sharedhope.org ) started by the author spoke at my husband's LIONS Club meeting this past week. Linda is a former congress woman and has really written this book as a "CALL TO ACTION."
It was definitely an eye-opener and gave me a completely different outlook on prostitutes and the psychological and manipulative (along with other forms) abuse they undergo to become a prostitute - think of Stockholm Syndrome (Jaycee Dugard and Elizabeth Smart) and you're on the right track - with the average age world-wide starting at 13. I will never look at posters for "missing and exploited children" the same again.
It was also very informative as she explained how economics (supply and demand) is the driving force for this ever-growing industry with pimps getting more crafty and brazen and closer to home as the demand increases for ever younger and greater supply - much thanks to internet porn and ignorance. I appreciated that the scope of her mission not only focuses on rescuing and healing the victims, but working to change laws so pimps and johns (buyers) have some accountability as well thru WATA (War Against Trafficking Aliance). It's SHOCKING that johns get away with this in our current system and if it weren't for them, there would be no prostitutes. Linda Smith is beyond admirable as she is courageously fighting an uphill battle (which has been around since the beginning of time - don't forget Judah and Tamar in Genesis) to get to the heart and core/cause of the issue and not just address the effects and victims. It's definitely worth our time to be informed and contribute however we can within our scope of influence.
Read information about the authorLinda Smith (born July 16, 1950 in La Junta, Colorado) is a member of the Republican Party who represented Washington's 3rd congressional district from 1995 to 1999 in the United States House of Representatives. After leaving politics, Linda Smith founded Shared Hope International, a nonprofit organization to rescue and restore women and children in crisis. Since its creation, Smith has worked around the world and within the United States on behalf of those who have been victimized through sex trafficking.
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