Jolie Recounts Teenage Sex Slave's Harrowing Story

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Angelina Jolie has joined Ben Affleck and Demi Moore in an effort to highlight the plight of desperate women in Third World countries by narrating a video about a teenage Cambodian sex slave.
The Oscar winner and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador agreed to front the hard-hitting film after being moved by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof's stories about the death, mutilation and despicable discrimination against young women and teenagers in the world's poorest places.
In the video, shot by Kristof and aired on Oprah Winfrey's talk show on Tuesday (01Dec09), Jolie, whose adopted son Maddox is Cambodian, reveals the girl was kidnapped from her village when she was just 13, sold to sex slavery and forced into prostitution before she had experienced her first period.
The tragic teen in the video also revealed she was electrocuted twice a day for arguing too much, and tied up at night so she couldn't escape.
Through a translator, she revealed her virginity was sold four times before she managed to escape and she was "stitched up three times".
Jolie revealed, "Virgins bring in hundreds of dollars for brothel owners are are in high demand by men with Aids, who believe having sex with a virgin will cure their disease.
"Because these enslaved girls are forbidden to request condoms, they're vulnerable to STDs (sexually-transmitted diseases), Aids and pregnancies."
The girl fell pregnant twice and was forced to abort both children - the second when she was four months gone.
Jolie picked up the story: "(She) was in so much pain after her second abortion she asked for a few days rest." But the madam at the brothel showed no mercy, and instead stabbed her in the eye with a metal rod.
Jolie added, "As her wound became more infected, her eye began oozing blood and puss. Now, considered mutilated and worthless by the brothel, her captors mercilessly discarded her on the streets."
Kristof, who was appearing on Oprah to promote his new book Half The Sky - which recounts the terrible truth about the world's most desperate teenage girls and women - revealed the girl found help, but hers is one happy ending in a global sex trafficking and slavery industry that he estimates has ensnared three to tens of millions of young girls.
Kristof returned to the site of one of the brothels that housed the Cambodian teen and her fellow sex slaves with one reluctant former child prostitute, who showed him the basement which acted as a torture chamber for the most unruly girls.
From a translated script, Jolie explained what the girl was telling the journalist: "There must be many girls who died in those rooms. I spent two years in a place like this."


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Its great that people like Angelina are bringing more of this out in the open, So many of the abusers of these kids are prominent people from right here in the US, its sick! As for solving the problem by cutting off their rod, it wont help, these people are driven by problems in their brain chemistry, they find other ways to satisfy themselves by still abusing the kids, Its about power, control and a sickness in a lot of these people. They need to impose the death sentence on the people trafficking the kids, unfortunately, their own police often are part of these rings and protect them from prosecution. Its really sad,The need to impose much harsher sentences for those who abuse the kids and death to those who sell them. In some cases, their own mothers sell them to the traffickers out of desperation.
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Unfortunately often the governments are skimming cash off this hideous trade. Frankly as we look for solutions about conflict in areas like Afghanistan we aren't looking at two of the central problems: the weapons trade and myth of male supremacy. There are armies of ten year old orphans in Africa forced into slave armies to fight for warloads and they are armed with weapons that flow from Western nations. We wouldn't have an Afghanistan problem if not for the weapons trade. All around the world men and boys brutalize women to "prove" they are the macho male. Its the same story with the Taliban, female circumcision in Africa, sex slave trade in Europe and Asia, rape and domestic violence in the U.S. And there are plenty of weapons for macho males to protect their turf and "property."
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Three Cheers for those who are trying to stop this evil! Anything done to people caught walking in and out of that house in the article more than once is fine with me. Life in prison, castration, or vigilante justice, is not outside of civil law in my opinion. In response to Rogue's comment:I agree with your sentiment. I am a little concerned with you adding rape to your list of "chop chop" offenses. *Before you explode, read my whole comment please! IMO, a situation like the one stated in the article, is easily proved. I don't care what else is going on. IF ANY MAN has a house full of 13 yr old kids with a bunch of wounds, that is enough evidence for me. Rape on the other hand is often word against word. I know the numbers of rapes reported, I know the percent of those prosecuted, and I know about the rate of conviction for those. IT IS WAY< WAY to low. The numbers are huge. But there are many, many more case than you would imagine, of False Rape Accusations. I have been victimized by this. I had a woman take off all of our clothes. Get and stay on top of me. Invite me back to her house. I said I had to work in the morning. She kissed me and left. She left and walked over to the hospital and said I raped her. That does happen. I spent half and hour at work the next day talking to two sex crimes detectives. I never heard back from them. I lost my job though. And my house. I became homeless. I lost all of my friends. I worried about getting physically attacked, by someone like you. I made a mistake of being a 20 something getting involved with a woman I didn't know. That is all. I couldn't have been nicer to her. So, should I have had my "ROD" cut off? Would you be o.k. with that? Creating more innocent victims in your witch-hunt for justice???? What will help women and children (and the fewer men victims of rape), and us men who love and respect them, is having a just and fair court system, which treats violent rapists and pedophiles as they should, (Give them life!), but doesn't convict innocent men and women and maim and violate them. Don't forget, a man in prison falsely accused has lost their rights, and can be gang-raped or even murdered at any time. I am all for justice. As long as their isn't justice for everyone, there is no justice for anyone. But don't think a vigilante system of De-manning accused rapists is going to help anything.*However, as I stated before, child pimps/torturers, or anyone caught with kids, is fair game as far as I am concerned. I don't care what you do. Just make sure as heck you know 100%. Otherwise you are no better than the pedophile. *P.S. Rogue, I am just curious, what would you do with all these women teachers getting caught with their middle school students?!?! Should we cut off their breasts? Or vaginas? I know you don't think its the same. But it's all sick. Predators are Predators. If they get caught, they should get punished. Badly. But unfortunately, in a lot of places, that's a hand slap. That's messed up. California has a case where a 40ish year old guy was dating (raping according to the law, as she was too young to consent) a 15 year old student of his for a year or two. He isn't going to spend a day in jail under his plea bargin. I've spent more time on two occasions, for possessing Marijuana Paraphenalia in California than he will for dozens if not hundreds of sexual encounters with a child that he had authority over! Then you have my WTO protest bail hearing. They gave the guy with prior felonies, a pending METH charges in another county, and he was arrested with a concealed handgun and more METH, and he gets let out on his own recogninence. He just had to promise to come back to court. The guy accused of raping a one year old child? Same thing. Me? I broke a window. $5000 cash only bond. See how that works? You can rape and molest kids, or abuse your wife in this country, and that's hardly a crime. You smoke weed or break something though, and they are coming for you. Prison on the taxpayers dollar for you! I don't have room for the whole story, but you want to protect women and kids Rogue?!?!? You need to fix our court system. Make it just. Make it fair. That would go a lot farther than going around judging and jurying yourself!Sorry if my comments are out of context. I am sleepy. But I just wanted to throw out some thoughts on vigilantes chopping off parts. That could get dangerous and scary real quick. I just want you all to know that.
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Does anyone have a name for this film? More information on what the project was would be nice...
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Basically, the bottom line is, to cure the most problems around the world is to cut off the man's rod (penis), that would definitely solve the problems from them ever touching any females! All these females from babies....girls....teenagers....adults women, who always seems to suffer so much, while it continues around the world, once these captors, kidnappers, child molesters, pedophiles, rapists, and etc. get caught, all governments around the world should cut off the "Rods" (penis), so these men can't harm any females around the world! This would definitely solve all major problems around the world, it would be lesser crimes, because they can't have sex with these minors or adults females! But they would have a stub or become a female themselves - hmm! God Bless to all the children (boys and girls) around the world, please protect our kids in harms way, and please watch over our love ones, too! PEACE
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