I debated on posting this because these posts are not always the most popular.
Here's how my self-argument went:
Fight-for-the-cause-Me: Wow! I have to post on this! Crazy!
Be-a-cool-blogger-Me: Um, probably not. This video is a little creepy. Eww.
Fight-for-the-cause-Me: Of course it's creepy. Sexual slavery is creepy, duh.
Be-a-cool-blogger-Me: Yeah, but this is not what my readers want to read early morning. It's not the most fun thing to think about.
Fight-for-the-cause-Me: That's not true. You've got great readers who care. You have to trust them.
So here I am--trusting you all! This video is a bit creepy, but before you watch, here are the facts*:
- The Candy Shop is a film initiative to help fight against child sex trafficking.
- The film is a Fairytale/Parable about the child sex trafficking epidemic that has overrun our city of Atlanta. We are using the film to not only raise awareness but provoke meaningful action towards this issue taking place in our own backyard.
- Up to 500 underaged girls a month are trafficked for sex in Atlanta. (That's the USA, guys!)
- It’s the number one city in the country for child sex trafficking.
- The 10th in the world.
- This plague has gone on for too long, and now we at Whitestone, in cooperation with Doorpost, 12Stone® Church and StreetGrace want to put a stop to it.
- This film represents the spearhead of a citywide and possibly a nationwide campaign.
- It is not a documentary. It is not a PSA. It is the beginning of a movement.
This video is just a trailer for the 30-minute long film. It's a bit creepy, yes, but not unwatchable.
Beware: It might make you feel something. It might make you want to look into the cause more. Please, please, let it. Also, if you have any questions about how to get involved, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*taken directly from this site.