Body and Sold
The play is meant to spread awareness and outrage about sex trafficking and its consequences through a series of intermeshed stories about youths who had fallen prey to sexual exploitation. The play made it clear that there is abuse, drug addiction, poverty, exploitation and violence running rampant on our streets and that many people are vulnerable while victims are afraid to talk. One of the lines in the play mentioned that they were “shell shocked” from a war that no one knows about. The play was quite intense for the audience, prompting interesting discussion afterwards.
Some of the things that were mentioned:
Could regulation or decriminalization of sex trafficking curb the violence and drug addictions?
How familiar are Tufts Students with the circumstances that led to sex trafficking in the play? Are there victims of abuse related to sex trafficking at Tufts?
What are the signs that a pimp may be trying to take advantage of you?
What is consent?