Friday, June 3, 2011

She is Ten. She is going to be Sold!

She's ten. She's won a scholarship to a top school. She dreams of becoming a doctor. The world should be hers.
Her mother is a prostitute. Prostitution is the family trade. She is going to be sold into prostitution.

Poverty is why women are forced to enter the sex trade- voluntarily or otherwise- I always thought. If women could earn a livelihood elsewhere, why would they have to sell their bodies? Education should be the key to their salvation.

But apparently even that is not enough. Selling a girl today seems worth more than what a doctor can earn tomorrow.
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drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.

Read Nick Kristoff's article on the girl here

9 comments:

Deb and Barbara said...

It's always shocking to be reminded that this still happens all over the world. It's heartbreaking.
B

Damyanti said...

It is a scary world we live in. Great drabble.

Grammy said...

Dear Rayna,
What a tragedy...so sad..Hard to imagine...
Ruby

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - Such a tragic, tragic loss! No thought at all to what that girl could have been had she been allowed to live a healthy life...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That is just so wrong.

Theres just life said...

I agree with everyone else this is so wrong and such a tragic lose.

Pamela JO

slommler said...

This is so hard for me to wrap my mind around. Sold???!! So tragic!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Chuck said...

That is sad commentary on her life. Why even earn the scholarship? Has the riing of hopelessness to it. Very powerful drabble.

Laurie Peel said...

I'm always so impressed how you get right to the heart of things in only 100 words. And this one's a heart-breaker.

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