Oct 28am. More than 40 women worked in the main street area, night and day when I visited in June, though it used to be 70 to 80 before Song died, Amy said. Bottom seeking top above 35 Bangalore. Of that group, 70 percent were asked for further details, and 30 percent of that group said "police would sexually abuse them, either by demanding sex, assaulting them sexually, trading sex with them in exchange for releasing them from criminal charges, or arresting them after having sex or despite having sex.
Security Code Refresh security code. Sign up for our newsletter to get the best of VICE delivered to your inbox daily. Some come to work in the massage industry at the urging of their relatives, according to Jenny.
These women are rationally running. Why has the trafficking image persisted? There are nonprofits and courts and lawyers, that monetize the trafficking narrative, and try to criminalize the entire ecosystem. She said that on some days they only have one customer.
It is rare for the public to hear from people in the massage industry themselves. She said that on some days they only have one customer. Some borrow money from their family who have saved for years for this purpose. Police shut down several parlors and arrested a bunch of sex workers. But there's very little evidence it's as widespread as media depictions might suggest.
Law enforcement argue they are helping victims, while sex workers say police are the ones victimizing them.