Saturday, Aug. In fact, the study shows one of every 11 adult male residents of Hawaii has attempted to buy sex from an online advertisement.
The were placed in the Women Seeking Men personals section of the classifieds website, which specializes in sex and prostitution-related advertisements. were similar to other sex placed on the website, but researchers used photos of professional models with consent to complete the .
The ad was placed March 23, It was one of 58 sex that could be found on Back. Within 24 hours, researchers received contacts: phone calls and text messages.
A total of unique phone s were used to place the calls and texts representing 87 different area codes. Seventy percent of contacts came from the Hawaii area code.
A second advertisement was placed a week later on the Big Island generating 95 contacts — 45 calls and 50 texts — from 65 unique phone s in a hour period. For comparison, researchers recorded 45 unique respondents in the first 24 hours of sex placed in Phoenix, 25 in Chicago, 22 in Boston and 20 in Denver, according to the State Commission on the Status of Women. Police said Kauai does fit the characterization — that the demand for prostitution online is higher than the supply — as Kauai lacks strip clubs, massage parlors or street prostitutes that are available elsewhere.
The fact that it goes unreported fuels the issue, according to Khara Jabola-Carolus, executive director of the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women, who points out the neither the demand for prostitution nor sex trafficking have been studied in Hawaii before this time.
The goal is to draw attention to the issue and to foster conversation about strategies to address prostitution demand.
Jessica Elsestaff writer, can be reached at or at jelse thegardenisland. This parameter was certainly NOT included in this study and if it was done, then at least half the assumption of being human traffic should be reduced accordingly.
And to further erode its outrageous conclusion, why has not this study actually included data from female providers in massage parlors on whether they are there on their own just to earn money and not being pressured by pimps or forced into this trade. Because it would have reduced those negative s ificantly as to threaten federal funding, which may be the deciding factor for both the researchers and police looking for free federal funding to pad their own financial gain.
For all you know, maybe these researchers had their own staff call in to skew the in their favor in order to secure more federal funding and add relevance to their college credentials to move ahead in their education agendas. And for the cops to get more overtime pay.
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