Title

Sex industry and internet industry: partners in the globalization of sexual exploitation

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

12-1-1999

Abstract

In the milieu of political and economic restructuring known as globalization, women and children are increasingly becoming commodities to be bought, sold and consumed by tourists, military personnel, organized crime rings, and men seeking sexual entertainment or non-threatening marriage partners. Those with power are using new information technologies to expand their capacity to exploit women and girls throughout the world. By financial and technological interdependence, the sex industry and the Internet industry have become partners in the global sexual exploitation of women and children.

Publication Title

International Symposium on Technology and Society

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