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Politics
Author: Ruth Marshall,Somaly Mam
ISBN: 0385526210
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Pages 193 pages
Publisher Spiegel & Grau (September 9, 2008)
Language English
Category: Politics
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eBook The Road of Lost Innocence: As a girl she was sold into sexual slavery, but now she rescues others. The true story of a Cambodian heroine. download

by Ruth Marshall,Somaly Mam


The rampages of sexual violence and harassment are deeply embedded into our society

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A portion of the proceeds of this book will be donated to the Somaly Mam Foundation. Sold into slavery as a young girl-first as an indentured servant to a surly, violent older man, then, at 16, to a brothel-Mam could have lived a life of misery and defeat. Instead, she found freedom and security while keeping her remarkable spirit intact. The rampages of sexual violence and harassment are deeply embedded into our society. They are so embedded it is almost unbelievable the number of people who have been affected and thus have since come forward.

The story of a Cambodian heroine She has orchestrated raids on brothels and rescued sex workers, some as young as five and six; she has built shelters, started schools, and founded.

The story of a Cambodian heroine. Somaly Mam. Random House Publishing Group, 9 сент. Born in a village deep in the Cambodian forest, Somaly Mam was sold into sexual slavery by her grandfather when she was twelve years old. For the next decade she was shuttled through the brothels that make up the sprawling sex trade of Southeast Asia. She has orchestrated raids on brothels and rescued sex workers, some as young as five and six; she has built shelters, started schools, and founded an organization that has so far saved more than four thousand women and children in Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos.

Born in a village deep in the Cambodian forest, Somaly Mam was sold into sexual slavery by her grandfather when she was twelve years old. Written in exquisite, spare, unflinching prose, The Road of Lost Innocence recounts the experiences of her early life and tells the story of her awakening as an activist and her harrowing and brave fight against the powerful and corrupt forces that steal the lives of these girls.

Her memoir will leave you awestruck by her tenacity and courage and will renew your faith in the power of an individual to bring about change

Born in a village deep in the Cambodian forest, Somaly Mam was sold into sexual slavery by her grandfather when she was twelve years old. Her memoir will leave you awestruck by her tenacity and courage and will renew your faith in the power of an individual to bring about change. Read on the Scribd mobile app.

Her memoir, The Road of Lost Innocence, quietly narrates her terrifying journey . When Mam was still in her early twenties, her road out of prostitution.

Her memoir, The Road of Lost Innocence, quietly narrates her terrifying journey from sexual slavery to rescuing others caught in the same trade. Gripping, compelling, and intensely human, Somaly shows readers a world they have never seen-but simply can’t ignore. An orphan sold by her grandfather, Somaly faced the daily tortures of rape, abuse, and feelings of worthlessness in Aunty Pueve’s brothel. Yet Somaly describes the incidents she survived without graphic detail, relying on a simple narrative to convey the raw horror of life as a sex slave. When Mam was still in her early twenties, her road out of prostitution came to Cambodia.

After being sold into sexual slavery by her grandfather at the age of 12, Mam suffered the brutality and horrors of human trafficking until she managed to escape. Here she recounts her early life and tells the story of her harrowing fight against the corrupt forces that steal the lives of these girls.

As a girl she was sold into sexual slavery, but now she rescues others. The story of a Cambodian heroine

As a girl she was sold into sexual slavery, but now she rescues others. The story of a Cambodian heroine.

Instead of losing her mind, she has risen as a resolute fighter for freedom . She authored a harrowing slave narrative entitled Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.

Instead of losing her mind, she has risen as a resolute fighter for freedom, rectitude, and dignity. Her triumph is an awesome example of Mahatma Gandhi's dictum 'Be the change you want to see in the world. The book, however, alerts us to the complexities and frustrations of anti-sex-trade activities. by Somaly Mam and Publisher Spiegel & Grau. As a girl she was sold into sexual slavery, but now she rescues others. Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9780385528542, 038552854X. The print version of this textbook is ISBN: 9780385526210, 0385526210. By: Somaly Mam. Publisher: Spiegel & Grau. For the next decade she was shuttled through the brothels that make up the sprawling sex trade of Southeast Asia

As a girl she was sold into sexual slavery, but now she rescues others. Trapped in this dangerous and desperate world, she suffered the brutality and horrors of human trafficking-rape, torture, deprivation-until she managed to escape with the help of a French aid worker. Emboldened by her newfound freedom, education, and security, Somaly blossomed but remained haunted by the girls in the brothels she left behind.

A portion of the proceeds of this book will be donated to the Somaly Mam Foundation.

A riveting, raw, and beautiful memoir of tragedy and hopeBorn in a village deep in the Cambodian forest, Somaly Mam was sold into sexual slavery by her grandfather when she was twelve years old. For the next decade she was shuttled through the brothels that make up the sprawling sex trade of Southeast Asia. Trapped in this dangerous and desperate world, she suffered the brutality and horrors of human trafficking—rape, torture, deprivation—until she managed to escape with the help of a French aid worker. Emboldened by her newfound freedom, education, and security, Somaly blossomed but remained haunted by the girls in the brothels she left behind.Written in exquisite, spare, unflinching prose, The Road of Lost Innocence recounts the experiences of her early life and tells the story of her awakening as an activist and her harrowing and brave fight against the powerful and corrupt forces that steal the lives of these girls. She has orchestrated raids on brothels and rescued sex workers, some as young as five and six; she has built shelters, started schools, and founded an organization that has so far saved more than four thousand women and children in Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos. Her memoir will leave you awestruck by her tenacity and courage and will renew your faith in the power of an individual to bring about change.

To learn more about how you can help fight human trafficking, visit the foundation’s website: www.somaly.org.

Quemal
And so this blessed creature has given us her story, short and anything but sweet. You could read this book from cover to cover in a day or two. And you should. It's a clear description of chattel slavery in our time, thick with suffering and violence against children. Make no mistake, human trafficking plumbs the depths of depravity and misery. If only Frederick Douglass were alive today. He would be extremely proud of this particular woman, a modern-day Harriett Tubman.

Edited on June 9, 2014

Rating changed from 5 stars to 1 star. Legitimate questions regarding the veracity of Mam's autobiography were raised by Simon Marks in his cover story for Newsweek titled "Somaly Mam: The Holy Saint (and Sinner) of Sex Trafficking", May 21, 2014. It would appear that key parts of Mam's story are, at best, a composite of experiences from many women in the sex trade or, at worst, complete fabrications which seems likely given her silence on the discrepancies raised by the reporter and her resignation from the Somaly Mam Foundation.

Update - October 7, 2014

Marie Claire, the noted women's magazine (to which I subscribe), ran an article in its October issue titled, "Somaly's Story: I Didn't Lie" by Abigail Pesta (available online). Besides its own investigative findings, the article includes the first published interview with Mam since the Newsweek story broke. Marie Claire has certainly cast doubt on parts of Newsweek's story, but it's far from definitive. Mam says she didn't lie. Ok, about what exactly? Her denial seems a bit tepid to me and I wish she would address specific accusations point by point. The saga continues...

Update - October 18, 2014

As of October 17, the Somaly Mam Foundation (SMF) has ceased all operations. An email I received from SMF has been added to the comment section of this review. The email is identical to the text which is currently on the home page of this unfortunate charity organization.
Gann
I am so grateful to have stumbled upon this book which I read on my kindle fire. I will now be buying a hard copy -- or several, to have on hand. I would like to donate one to my local rape crisis center and at least one to my city's library. Yes, it is THAT good!
Somaly Mam, the author survived a lonely and brutal childhood. Abandoned by her mother and father, given to a man she refers to as "Grandfather" she soon was set up by him to be raped. Not long after, she is sold into a brothel where she is again beaten, raped and terrorized.
I found it fascinating to learn about certain aspects of Cambodian culture. It is clear that women are trained to obey and be respectful of their parents and also submissive to men. They are also a very private people and things that would often send people in the Western world to therapy--or at the VERY least, seeking support from family and/or friends are suffered in silence in Cambodia.
I view Somaly Mam as a courageous woman of quiet but fierce dignity who has taken a strong stand against sex trafficking and abuse not so much for herself but for the thousands of young victims she works so hard for by starting shelters, educating, obtaining medical treatment, feeding and especially, loving and giving them back a sense of self worth. Somaly Mam is a hero in every way that matters!
Tetaian
What a beautiful, heart-wrenching story on a topic that is only recently gaining more steam with the #MeToo movement. Sexual violence against women and children, including sex-trafficking, as Somaly describes, is changing face with more and more younger children being sold into prostitution to ensure their virgin status. This is largely driven by the belief that having sex with a virgin will cure you of AIDS.

There is this theme that is brought up in this book, and with the #MeToo movement about the role men have to play in all this. Somaly, when describing her personal experiences as a prostitute, describes how she learned to believe that all men were trash. Even the ones who seemed different ended up treating her the same as the ones who hit her outright. It seems that violence and sex cannot be separated as long as men view sex as something they have a right too. Society unfortunately teaches men that sex is something you take, not something you give. And because it is something you can take, it can be taken by force. It is easy to say that all men are trash, but they are a symptom of the problem. That doesn't mean that men shouldn't strive to make changes within themselves, and think critically on the actions they take. However, if we want to make sustainable long-term changes, we need to go to the root of the problem. We need to change our society's perception of sex. Sex is a privilege not a right. Sex is something you give, not something you take.

Somaly shared of one such endeavor she chose to take on. She decided to begin to go to the root of the issue by intervening at the level of the perpetrator. She had men who frequently took company with prostitutes talk and listen to the stories of the prostitutes she rescued through her agency, AFESIP. In hearing the stories of these former child prostitutes, the men wept and vowed to change their ways. Of course, whether this endeavor was truly successful is another story, but it should resonate with us the power of storytelling. The power of giving a voice to the voiceless. The power of speaking the truths in the face of the many lies told about prostitutes.

This story resonated with me given the recent publicity with the #MeToo movement. The rampages of sexual violence and harassment are deeply embedded into our society. They are so embedded it is almost unbelievable the number of people who have been affected and thus have since come forward. And imagine, what we have seen so far is mainly in the United States. If we were to hear the stories of people outside of the U.S., I am afraid we would be utterly shocked.

“I am truly free only when all human beings, men and women, are equally free. The freedom of other men, far from negating or limiting my freedom, is, on the contrary, its necessary premise and confirmation.” - Mikhail Bakunin
Kanal
This book really made me stop and think. I've never been to Cambodia but I have family who have visited as tourists and it was one of their favorite Asian destinations. I wonder if they would have felt the same had they known about the sexual slavery that is so predominant in this culture. I could not imagine living even for 2 days what these poor girls suffered for years. I will never forget this book or the author and I commend her for her candidness in writing this journal, and even more, for what she has done to help others who would have followed in her footsteps.
She is a very courageous woman.