17-year-old Natalie, a survivor of domestic minor sex trafficking, now lives with her parents Natalie was sold for sex by the pimp Baruti Hopson for over three months through

“17-year-old “Natalie,” a survivor of domestic minor sex trafficking, now lives with her parents,…, in the southwest where they relocated after surviving the ordeal. Natalie was sold for sex by the pimp Baruti Hopson for over three months through the website’  By

Tim Matsui/Alexia Foundation/



By John R Hernandez@NDMH-USA 2015

“There was a time when finding the pot of gold at the end of the tunnel meant a trip to Hollywood, New York, and or Opry Land. Now all one has to do is produce a video on YouTube or any other digital space and with one post reach billions of viewers and or readers. It’s a shame that some women think that the only way to get some attention is to open up on places like Facebook and show their body parts?

And it’s just as shameful when there is not a way of separating the exhibitionists from the innocent children who often use social media to do research, contact friends, and or kill time! But this is far from putting blame on those who run popular social media sites. Because, what you do with your body or imagination is up to you. They just -serve as conduits,- they don’t solicit your pictures or videos, none of them do. Except for the illegitimate ones!

One of the subtle changes that have taken place in the last 100 years is how media has adopted some cultural practices; the ever decreasing skirt lengths vs increasing cleavage exposures- seen more commonly on television, and theaters. which once were alienated behind the pages of novels and magazines.  that once were seen as taboo when exposed in the light of day. Things that took place behind closed doors, speakeasies, saloons, brothels, houses of ill repute as they came to be known.

The world now in some places is overrun by areas where drugs, prostitution, and gang violence is common place. Today we are seeing an epidemic of women coming on social media to undress themselves before the public who interact with family, friends and for many other reasons. There are some unforeseen consequences when men and women clash in social sites thinking that it’s all so innocent to show parts of ones body that truthfully they’d never show in person.

It seems since the advent of Playboy, Penthouse, and the explosion of modeling and fashion enterprises. Madonna and the vogue look, have all legitimated the characterization that women in scantily dressed outfits, somehow represent the new face of feminist America. A new era of media has helped to legitimize nudity and or partial nudity from  where it some 60 years ago it could of never been seen in the light of today’s personified bravado.

Today we have seen examples from skimpy and scantily dressed women and men to often times full nudity. Sadly some of these people don’t realize that there are children on here trying to get social and or do whatever they do to interact with social media. Is it fair that someone should see a naked body when they are surfing the net? Also scientists today are finding out that acts of nudity or partial nudity on the internet can have debilitating effects on ones self esteem.

As well as create a false sense of acceptance by the crowd that peruses the social retrospect in order to voyeur the images being shown. There are a lot of reasons why women in particular seek to legitimate their characterization of their looks by the number of Followers, Likes, and Friend requests they get on social media! Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D., wrote a piece on Psychology Today titled, ‘Your Body on Display: Social Media and Your Self-Image, Beware the dangers of getting too caught up with your online look.’ Posted Dec 03, 2013 where she tells us that;

“In a world peopled with semi-clothed female models, being sexy to a woman too often means showing more of her skin. When self-esteem becomes largely dependent on how sexy one looks—and not how intelligent, kind, friendly, or inwardly attractive one is—other problems result, especially in their interactions with the men in their lives, who themselves may have become conditioned to objectify women. Men might treat them with less respect, showing outright or subtle forms of sexism that can range from patronizing mannerisms to verbal or even physical attacks. Researchers have established a growing literature documenting the detrimental effects on women’s self-concepts of being regarded as primarily an object of others’ pleasure. What’s only recently come under scientific scrutiny is the impact on a woman of portraying herself in an objectified way to others.” SOURCE:

But, sadly enough what isn’t being looked at or talked about are the number of women out there and on social media who are here not just for their attention, but, for the money that can be had from being the object of man’s affection. Especially when the wall between the two represents somewhat of a safety net, today all one needs is a mic and webcam, and a halfway decent amount of space. From where one can expose themselves and entice their patrons!”JRH-NDMH-USA 2015

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PHOTO  CREDIT Tim Matsui/Alexia Foundation/                                                                                                       205By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D