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BOF 109: The Role of Authentic Masculinity in Ending Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking

BOF 109: The Role of Authentic Masculinity in Ending Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking

Brotherhood of Fatherhood and author Alan Smyth explore the role of authentic masculinity in ending sexual exploitation and trafficking. There’s a lot of talk these days about the role of masculinity in ending sexual exploitation and trafficking. On one hand, you have people who argue that traditional masculinity is responsible for perpetuating these problems in the first place. On the other hand, you have people who argue that authentic masculinity – the kind that isn’t based on violence or exploitation – is key to solving them. So what’s the truth? What role does authentic masculinity really play in ending sexual exploitation and trafficking?

Calling All Men to Action – Let’s End Sexual Exploitation & Trafficking – Part One

Calling All Men to Action – Let’s End Sexual Exploitation & Trafficking – Part One

In this episode, Laura speaks with Alan Smyth, Executive Director for Saving Innocence and co-author of the book ‘Men! Fight for Me: The Role of Authentic Masculinity in Ending Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking’. Alan has been on the front lines of caring for child victims of trafficking for six years through his role with Saving Innocence in LA.

Alan Smyth on @Sea with Justin McRoberts

Alan Smyth on @Sea with Justin McRoberts

It was somewhere in the early 2000s when I got a package in the mail from a friend, who had just taken a job with an organization that purported to rescue people from slavery. And I’ve got to admit, and especially at the time, it was something of an embarrassing admission that I had no idea that that was a need. It blew my mind.

Resource available for men on how to fight sex trafficking

Resource available for men on how to fight sex trafficking

MEN! Fight For Me is co-authored by Alan Smyth & Jessica Midkiff, plus a host of other experts, survivors as well as professionals in the field. Alan Smyth is the executive director for Saving Innocence, an anti-human trafficking organization based in Los Angeles. Jessica Midkiff is a trafficking expert having survived 10 years of commercial, sexual exploitation herself as well as having spent 10 years of advocacy work helping younger victims escape and recover…

Alan Smyth: Executive Director of Saving Innocence & Anti-Trafficking Advocate

Alan Smyth: Executive Director of Saving Innocence & Anti-Trafficking Advocate

Consider Before Consuming’s host Garrett Jonsson sits down with Executive Director Alan Smyth to discuss the work Saving Innocence has done to help over 2,000 victims of child sex trafficking. Also, learn more about how anyone can tangibly help to decrease the demand for sex trafficking and exploitation.

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