As a young woman, I have been groomed to worry about the consequences of what I wear, what I say, and how I interact with men. My grandma is constantly sending me emails with new information on sexual assault or kidnapping cases around the area in which I live. I see articles about human trafficking schemes on my news feed almost weekly. As a young woman, I am conditioned to be on guard at all times because the dangers of being abducted or attacked, specifically trafficked, are portrayed to be more likely than they truly are. Why is this? Why are young women, and some young men, so scared of something happening to them? Is it because of the crimes we see in the world on the news throughout the day? Is it because women are afraid they cannot gain justice if they are attacked? Is it because of the manipulative false advertising of human traffickers? So many of these factors contribute to the unforgiving fear many women hold onto for most of their lives.
Semester/Year of Award
Open Access Dissertation
English and Theatre
Cherry, April M., "Advertising in a World Full of Human Trafficking: How Advertising and Human Trafficking Coincide" (2018). Honors Theses. 574.