The glamorization of prostitution and traffickers hinders the social rejection of traffickers with devastating consequences regarding the vulnerability of young girls to sex traffickers (Ralph, 2009; Boyle, 2010). On the contrary, critically questioning the socially dominant discourse that glamorizes prostitution and traffickers contributes to preventing sexual exploitation (Merodio, Duque, Peña, 2020).
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Merodio, G., Duque, E., & Peña, J. C. (2020). They Are Not Romeo Pimps, They Are Traffickers: Overcoming the Socially Dominant Discourse to Prevent the Sex Trafficking of Youth. Qualitative Inquiry, 26(8-9), 1010-1018. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077800420938881