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— These girls are victims of domestic child sex trafficking.
— This problem is domestic because we are focused on adolescent girls in the U.S., and the problem facing us here in the United States. While this is a much more widespread issue internationally in every culture affecting each gender, we are working to rid communities in the U.S. of those exploiting young girls.
— The word trafficking addresses the issue’s monetary characteristic. The innocence and emotional stability of the victims and survivors is traded for nothing more than money. Using this word to describe the horrendous plight of these victims and survivors conveys that message clearly.
— CSEC is the traditional term for domestic sex trafficking of children. Acronyms are often complicated and confusing. Those who are not familiar with the issue stop listening when they hear an acronym they do not know. Domestic sex trafficking of children maintains a personal connection between the victim or survivor and the listener. Humans have an innate feeling of protection towards children, and this term amplifies that feeling by relating it directly to the people concerned with their safety.