To get that recognition is why we worked to see the Trafficking Act of 2000 passed because the sad reality is that had what happened to you happened in 1984 - you would have been arrested and treated like a criminal instead of a victim.
After I sent her this email, I wrote this blog post:
As I was taking a break from work yesterday, I started getting a flurry of threats from this "Game Over" organization. Here's one of the screen shots of those threats:
Basically saying if I don't remove the language talking against them - then they're going to talk against us. That's what it appears to me to say anyway. I've talked to now over 500,000 survivors from all over the world and after a while you kind of know what they go like. For one thing, they seem more interested in doing something against the traffickers than in attacking me. As for "crazy", well darling the whole point is that we are receiving DAMAGE from being VICTIMS isn't it? I mean we don't exactly walk away undamaged now do we? Isn't that why we need help? Why we need to change the laws to protect us? So I found the language quite confusing as well as her focus on attacking me. I mean I reached out to her thinking it was another survivor, but here she's saying that because people talked smack about me that's why she hasn't reached out to me before now. Kind of a strange idea of "unity" and "sisterhood" I think anyway.
So I did a little digging. Why is it the same names keep coming up over and over and over again with these Samoly Mam's, Rachel Moran's, Chong Kim's, as well as other "faux" survivors that are put up there to mislead the public about what sex trafficking is, as well as what needs to be done to fight it by the way. Sure enough the same names came up.
Now I didn't write anything against them in that blog so I did remove it. I still am wondering who did by the way. I will say this, to find that language there, and then to get hit with these threats - I mean for all I know it was their group who hacked into me and put that language there so they could threaten me. I don't know. But I do know this - they weren't interested in just me removing the language about them. Oh no - they wanted me to TAKE DOWN THE WHOLE POST about how it's finally coming out that there are paid "influencers" online who are trying to control public opinion - and this includes all of the attacks upon Backpage too by the way.
Well I went and wrote this "Elle Snow" this email tonight you might find interesting. It's why all these "fake" survivors piss me off so badly - BECAUSE THEY'RE SILENCING REAL VICTIM'S STORY which means WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO STOP THIS.