UC Law SF Journal on Gender and Justice


Emma Goldman


This article originally appeared in print in 1910 and provides an historical perspective on the trafficking in women. Though it may seem to have been only recently discovered, the traffic in women has flourished for time immemorial. Structures of economic and social stratification directly produce the sale of bodies. Legislative remedies prove futile. The end of sexual trafficking requires both the replacement of outdated values regarding sex and gender, and the abolition of industrial slavery.