Shoe Revolt:

A must read for anyone interested in technology and revolting against human trafficking.

Originally posted on Social Media Collective:

I believe that technology can be leveraged to empower people in amazing ways, but I also recognize that it can also be used in deeply disturbing ways. All too often, when we as a society see technology being used in horrible ways, we want to blame and ban the technology. As a researcher invested in leveraging the visibility of ugliness to make serious cultural change, my role is to step back and see if we can understand better what’s going on in order to more significantly impact the issue at hand.

I know that technology is being used in the commercial sexual exploitation of minors. I also know that many people have responded to the visibility of “child sex trafficking” on commercial websites by wanting to shut down those commercial websites. Seeing horrible things makes people want to act, which is fantastic. Unfortunately, without focus, those actions can be counterproductive…

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About Shoe Revolt

Freedom is not an option, it's a right! Shoe Revolt is a 501 (c)(3) registered non-profit that sells new and gently-worn donated shoes & auctions celebrity shoes to fund shelters supporting sex trafficking victims. It's NOT about one organization It's NOT about one gender It's NOT even about Shoes It's ALL about the Revolt! Revolt: (v.) to fight, to rise up against the injustice of commercial sexual exploitation of women and children with purchasing power..
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