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Wasted Opportunity to Popularize Serious and Important Topic
on 23 April 2015
This was ghost-written (it says so at the end). The ghostwriter went for a Daily Mail, sensationalist kind of feel and approach. I was hoping to read a true story that included a fairly realistic psychological portrayal of the main woman it zooms in on. But the ghost-writer didn't bother to try and slip into this woman's mind at all. We get this wooden, simpleton type character who is just always playing victim, self-loathing and extolling shame. Telling tales of 1001 abuses in a graphic manner. It's just indulging the public in salacious stories. It feels wrong. Reading this I felt like I was watching abuse getting abused.
It ends with an advert for a charity. Distasteful!
Sex trafficking, rape and modern slavery are deeply serious issues. There WAS a chance to tell a true story that would have raised important issues in the public eye. Instead, it was wasted in favour of sensationalism.
At least you can still glean the story underneath all the layers of insensitive sensationalism and money-grabbing publicists. It's a deeply sad, terrifying, and most of all : a very important story.