When we aren’t too familiar with a topic, we end up relying on information propagated by pop culture and mass media to fill in the gaps. Unfortunately, while the information from these sources is easily accessible, it often forsakes the complete truth in favor of a story that will "sell" to the public.
Despite how enticing popular depictions of trafficking can be, we must be conscious of the information we consume to become knowledgeable and effective advocates. This way, we can be sources of reliable information and fight the temptation to buy into the popularly circulated narrative about child sex exploitation. This blog series will focus on analyzing stories that have been told to millions of audiences via film and television. The list includes the blockbuster film, Taken and the long-running TV series, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, and other cornerstones of popular culture.