Slave trade in Thailand
BANGKOK, Thailand - Mylee, a pretty 24-year-old Thai prostitute from the city of Chiang Rai in Northern Thailand. Mylee has perfect teeth, long, flowing jet-black hair and a graceful manner that belies her social status. She once studied to become a veterinarian at a Thai university, but the 1997 Asian financial meltdown forced her family into bankruptcy and destitution.
For Mylee, life – as it is for so many Thai women – is anything but a fairytale, yet her lot is better than many of the women and children caught in the no-man's land of Thailand's slave trade. It is a trade that includes not only sex, but pedophilia, human slavery and even organ harvesting.
"It's a terrible situation," Mylee told WorldNetDaily. "It seems at times as though there isn't a single decent man left in the world. I thought that men were supposed to protect women and children, not exploit them. Even the men in the white hats sometimes are hiding black hats and even blacker hearts underneath."
Mylee's point is underscored by the fact that a Thai police lieutenant colonel from Lumpini recently was charged with the repeated rape of a 12-year-old girl.
"People are bought and sold – children, too," Mylee said over a meal.
"I have three little sisters, and if it weren't for this, they wouldn't eat. I worry about AIDS. But you know, the slave trade is ancient. It goes back to the beginnings of human history. I am but one brick in that long, unbroken wall of female exploitation and misery."
"I can tell you that my body is hard currency," she explained. "Men want certain types of skin color, a compliant attitude. Submission and curves. But there aren't really any reasons anymore. There are only tears."
For Mylee, it appears that there is no light at the end of the tunnel.
"I had such dreams," she laments. "I wanted to devote my life to helping to save all of Thailand's elephants. I wanted to help all animals, but now I am treated like one. If you pray, remember Mylee in your prayers."