johnnyutah wrote: ↑Sat Sep 24, 2022 7:09 am
I'm a data analyst by trade, and have a 30+ year career as a technologist in one of only two meccas of computer software in the United States.
You aren't the only one here with an expertise in data analysis. And an argument from authority (and not even one that can be confirmed) really isn't a good argument.
It would take too much time to compile sources and aggregate the myriad statistical data points that support the paragraph in my post that you responded to and I don't want to do the work for you.
You say you want to respond to my post, but this is a non-response.
Take the time to go beyond page (1) of a filtered (algorithmic) & monetized set of search results on Google and you'll be on your way to assessing the catalysts & root causes of the exponential rise in global human sex trafficking over the last 30 years.
A good start would actually be to read the book "Hurtling Toward Oblivion" versus opening an internet search browser.
What an assuming and insulting thing to say. Go back and look at the sources I use and quote. Are the US State Dept and the Polaris Project, both of which are specifically commissioned against human trafficking, "filtered and monetized" for Google? Even if they are, which is doubtful, can you explain how those data are wrong? Keep in mind that these sources are ones specifically against human trafficking! I'm using their data, not some sort of paid-for "think tank" data that has its sources in the porn or trafficking industry.
You ask me to "take the time," but you seemingly don't even take the time to read my original post on this, which I linked to recently even, to address the numbers. I'm sorry, but I've already taken the time, and I'm not going to take more until someone actually provides something substantial to refute it.
Again, this is in no way supporting porn. It is wrong, and we need to call it out for the sin that it is
rather than focusing on one narrow aspect that (a) may not be that big a portion of the porn community, and (b) can be easily worked around through watching only certain types of porn.