365 Days of Gratitude – Day 554

Mission driven…

For a woman that saw an injustice and did something about it, for her commitment to stopping sex trafficking…

“Josephine Butler (1828-1907) writes in her journals, pamphlets and diaries of the second half of the nineteenth century about seeing thousands (yes, thousands) of little girls, some as young as four or five, in the illegal brothels of London, Paris, Brussels, and Geneva. …The children had a life expectancy of two years, yet the brothel owners, frquently women, seemed to have an unlimited supply…. ‘Clean’ children, who were free from venereal disease, commanded a high price. All this is well documented, but strangely Mrs [sic] Butler never mentions little boys, though this branch of the trade must have been going on.” Jennifer Worth

Here’s to being speechless…

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