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Misleading Into Sex Trafficking

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Sex Trafficking

Recently, everybody is seeing those ads on Instagram where Urban Outfitters, H&M, Nike, DWCRE, Victoria Secret etc. retailers recruiting influencers and models and are posting it on stories but in fact, they’re doing this for sex trafficking purposes. Actually their target is to choose people under 18, not because of their looks at all but because they could trick them easily and also, they couldn’t defend themselves very easily and that they could do whatever they want with them.

If you have no idea what sex trafficking is, we’ll tell you all you need to know right here. If you’re interested, keep on reading.

The common age a child enters sex trafficking is 14-16 years old; they’re too young and naïve to realize what’s happening. However, society may call it prostitution but federal law calls it sex trafficking. Victims need help not judgment or punishment.

Sex trafficking is when someone is forced or deceived into prostitution (زني) —or maintained in prostitution through one of these means after initially consenting—that person is a victim of trafficking. Under such circumstances, criminals involved in recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing, or obtaining a person for that purpose are responsible for trafficking crimes.

A commercial sex act includes prostitution, pornography and sexual performance done in exchange for any item of value such as, money, drugs, shelter, food or clothes.

It thrives because there’s serious demand on the buyer, who fuels the market with their money so, the trafficker exploits victims to earn revenue from buyers, which leads to the victims, who include both males and females who are bought and sold for profit.

Traffickers mostly find victims through social media but they also find them in home neighborhood, clubs or bars, internet and school.

They lure them through promises of protection, adventure, love, opportunities and homes.

Traffickers use violence, fear, threats and intimidation to ensure compliance and meet demand.

Because of social stigma or misinformation, victims go either unidentified or misidentified. Unidentified victims are shut down by fear and the control of the trafficker. Misidentified victims are pigeonholed into treatment for only the surface issues. So, sex trafficked children are instead treated for drug abuse, domestic violence, alcohol abuse, delinquency, teenage pregnancy, abortion, STD’s and etc.

You’re probably afraid after reading all this but we’re here to save the day! Here are some tips on how you should protect yourself and a child.

  1. Although changing the above vulnerability factors is difficult, there are some things to do to avoid becoming a sex trafficking victim. Be aware of how traffickers recruit people. Traffickers make false promises of a better life. They paint unrealistic pictures of what life could be like with lots of money. They quickly befriend a person showering them with gifts and displays of affection, particularly recruiters who will later force a girl into prostitution.
  2. Do not make decisions under the influence of substances and do not be the company of people you do not fully know and trust while intoxicated. Traffickers, looking to put someone into prostitution, will take advantage unconscious people or someone who cannot fight being transported elsewhere. Traffickers will also attempt to take advantage of those with addictions or attempt to create drug dependency.
  3. If someone, whether stranger or acquaintance, promises something that seems too good in return for sex or free work, wait. Listen to the intuitive voice inside your head, check with family and friends for advice. Do Internet searches or background checks on the person wanting you to go with them. Say no and see how they react. Look for signs of abusive or possessive behaviors. Is the person trying to isolate or turn you against family and friends? If so, avoid that person.
  4. Runaways are at particular risk for being forced into prostitution. If leaving home because of abuse, try to find a safe place.
  5. Be aware of your child’s online friends. Sex traffickers have been documented using social media like Facebook and MySpace, in addition to others. Love your children unconditionally. Sometimes awful problems exist between parents and kids; seek help through counseling, mentor programs, and rehab if necessary. Traffickers prey on runaways and throwaways. Do not make your child one. Life on the streets is extremely dangerous.
  6. None of the above suggestions are foolproof. However, if these suggestions are implemented then fewer people would become victims of human trafficking. Evil exists in the world. Protect yourself and family.

Let’s stop trafficking once and for all!

Nadia Haitham, who is a sixteen year old teenager, fantasizes and creates images in people’s minds using written words. She has always admired the idea of writing ever since she was a little girl with piggy tails and somehow, she’s chasing her dream! Nadia is currently an IGCSE student in The Continental School Of Cairo and she’s in the eleventh grade. They say Nadia is too young but she asks repeatedly, “if I don’t start now, then when?!” She blows her candles on the fifteenth of July, her zodiac sign is Cancer and she’s Egyptian. In 2015, she has written her first completed book that’s called, “Love Of A Teenage Girl” which is published on a writing website called, Wattpad. She has won several awards for the book which she’s planning to publish in the future. Nadia has also written a few other books and created quotes of her own but she hasn’t completed them yet but she’s planning to. She’s into music and learning something new every single day using the help of the social media world. She believes that writing is an underestimated art, it’s exactly like painting colorful images in people’s minds by using words of black and white.

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Must Know Coconut Beauty Hacks

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Coconut has been known to be a girl’s best friend for all its beneficial reasons! Not only could you use it for cooking, but you could also use it for several beauty hacks! You’ll be thanking us by the end of the article because once you start incorporating it to your day to day life, especially in winter, you’ll see instant changes!

DIY Deodorant

You read right! Coconut is amazing to add into deodorants, especially DIY ones. Coconut helps in keeping things moisturized and avoid getting irritation in the armpits, specifically after shaving! You could either only use coconut oil if you’re looking for a deodorant without odor or could add your favorite essential oil to spike it up a bit! Options for fresh scents are lavender and maybe even lemon! Yumm! All you need for making your home made deodorant is coconut oil (Organic or oil), 2 table spoons of corn starch, 1 tablespoon of baking soda, and the essential oil of your choice!

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Nails

As women, our skin tends to get super dry and ends up cracking in winter. On normal days, you might tend to use soap detergent for washing the dishes a lot too. Which is why, you are in deep need of keeping your hands and cuticles especially moisturized! Massage your hands at least two times a day with organic or non organic coconut, it helps eliminate dryness and also is a great way of strengthening and growing your nails as well!

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Hair Masks

You have no idea how coconut does wonders for hair, especially long dry hair! Do it yourself and add coconut in your hair masks however you please! I promise you’re hair will be super silky and especially healthy. For better results, mi the fantastic hair duo, castor oil and coconut oil. Castor oil is known for helping the hair grow, but due to its thickness, it’s best if both coconut and castor are mixed. Let your hair mask seep in for as long as you want then wash and go on with your usual shower routine!

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Oil Pulling

The best way you could and should be using coconut oil is for oil pulling. Oil pulling is the act of putting a spoonful of coconut oil and then swishing it in your mouth for about 15mins or less for at least twice a day. It’s super important because it helps kill bacteria and germs in your mouth, great for overall oral health, breath, and most importantly if used consistently, will help whiten your teeth!

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Say No to Shaving Cream

Rather than spend a ton of cash each month on shaving cream, go for a better alternative! Coconut oil is extremely moisturizing which is why if you’re shaving, prompt for coconut oil. Organic coconut oil especially will get the job done! It’s cheaper, easy to attain, and super healthy for the skin!

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Make up Remover

Personally, I prefer using coconut oil as a make up remover rather than super expensive make up wipes. For one, it’s my go to because coconut oil is super nutritious for the face, especially after a harsh day of having make up on your face! Make up remover is too expensive, which is why a cheaper, healthier, and easier alternative is coconut oil! Some people aren’t fond of putting coconut oil on the face because it supposedly blocks pores, while its quite the opposite, coconut is the least thick oil out there which is why its super safe for the face. All you need to do is cleanse thoroughly afterwards for clean pores!

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Lip Moisturizer

Our lips are the least part of the body that we tend to take care of. Even if they’re not burning or itching you from dehydration and dryness, it’s an essential part of a girls routine! Moisturize your lips as much as you can, especially in harsh extreme weathers, whether it be summer or winter. You could use coconut oil as the best go to lip moisturizer! If you’re looking for a scent, feel free to add essential oil such as mint, rose, or lemon even!

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And there you have it, here are your cool healthy budget free alternatives for using coconut oil! All you have to do is purchase it once and voila, use as you please for basically anything! Coconut truly is a girl’s best friend, which is why it’s super important to have it within reach or even in your bag! Try these cool hacks and let us know, do you enjoy having coconut oil as your go-to?

 

 

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Deadly Trending Challenge on TikTok

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We have seen several stupid trends throughout the years, but what we have for you today is by far the stupidest and considered one of the most dangerous trends ever! TikTok as a media platform and is being used more and more nowadays and is one of the top trending apps on PlayStore.

The trending challenge, known as the “Skull Breaker Challenge”, is being imitated by thousands of teenagers playing around and simply thinking of it as yet another game and trend. But little did you know that people are getting severely injured due to this silly challenge.

It feels as if it’s the Kiki Challenge all over again! If you guys remember back when the Kiki challenge was top trending, many people were injured pretty badly and some even were found dead, all because of something this ridiculous! Bags were stolen, and even cars since the Kiki Challenge was about people getting out of their car.

 

People who are willingly following such a trend are in serious danger, which is why parents as well as the authorities are warning people to stray away from such nonsense that can actually get people killed.

A 12-year-old boy from Alabama suffered a broken wrist. His mother stated that he didn’t know what he was getting himself into. The challenge basically requires three people where one person is asked to jump while the other two kick their legs out, causing the person to fall backwards hence the term “Skull Breaker”. This is the purpose behind the challenge, to make the person jumping fall back on his head.

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The challenge is often done to people who have no idea what’s going on with them. For instance, another 16-year-old girl in Florida agreed to participate in the challenge thinking that the other two students were working on a school video. She was severely injured and had internal bleeding. Another 10-year-old boy was left unconscious and was immediately taken to the hospital so that the medics could help wake him up and fix what has been broken.

The result of such a prank is terrifying and quite dangerous because one wrong hit in the head, and you could be left brain dead. Which is why the challenge and the process of it is considered by parents and authorities as bullying and harassment. With that said, parents and schools are urged to discuss the importance and dangers of such things with their children.

This is more than just a silly old trend, this prank is actually putting people in danger and is worrying parents to the core because who knows, maybe today’s the day their child will be a victim of such a prank.

We need to stress on how you should think wisely before imitating anything you see on the internet, we have brains to help us make such decisions rather than play the role of a copycat. Thankfully, this challenge hasn’t really made its way to Egypt, which is why we urge our readers as well as parents to raise awareness on such a contradicting topic.

What do you think? Is this just our typical social media trend that we all enjoy doing or is this truly a matter of life or death?

 

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Hidden Meaning Behind Trending Animation

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A fact that you all probably don’t know is that most of our favorite Disney movies we watched growing up has hidden meanings behind them and are derived from ancient cultures. Today, directors and screen writers are trying to up their game and stick to these old traditions.

For instance, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves wasn’t just simply about love and friendship, there was more to it than what meets the eye Snow White apparently was a story derived from the ancient era of the Rosicrucians.

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Proof of such an assumption is that if you remember closely, Snow White was being buried in a glass coffin rather than your ordinary one. Studies show that Rosicrucians were widely known for burying the dead in glass coffins and not wooden coffins. It was also claimed that the seven dwarves are depicted as the seven planets in our solar system,the MoonMercuryVenusthe SunMarsJupiter, and Saturn.. Crazy huh?

The point is, Frozen 2 that was just recently released has much more to the story than you could imagine. Everyone is trying to understand what the movie is about and are left quite confused. To help out a little, the director of the film tells fans to look closely to the hidden symbols used throughout the movie.

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Josh Gad, the person who plays the voice of Olaf, tweeted fans that the poster will answer all your questions as to what these hidden symbols are about. Based on that, two theories were put to motion. The first being that the four symbols on the poster are about 4 elements -Earth, Water, Air, and Fire- and has a powerful meaning in the media industry, particularly in animations. The other theory claimed that the four symbols depicts the seasons – Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn.

The truth is that the entire animation is based around the Northuldric era that were living in areas such as Finland, Sweden, and Norway. The culture, the language, music, and even scenery was all derived from the Northuldric tribe that used to roam the earth year ago and the entire cast of Frozen 2 tried super hard to gather all the intel needed prior to shooting the movie.

The animation also shows that Elsa is a spirit and her sister was the fifth element to complete the cycle, which is why Elsa always felt like something was missing. It is also said that Elsa is depicted as the bridge connecting people between the real world and the magical world.

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Critics state that Elsa was more spirit than human which shows an intriguing mixture and series of events to get people to read between the lines as well as enrich and cultivate the upcoming generation. Frozen 2 is a mixture between sisterly love, magic, and history. Watch the movie and let us know if you see the hidden meaning behind it!

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