White Slavery

RORY: You know Mom, I hate to bring this up, but I think there’s a really obvious solution to our problem …
LORELAI: I think if I sold you into white slavery, I would miss you.

“White slavery” is a term for sex trafficking dating to the 19th and early 20th centuries, which came to become a blanket term for prostitution, especially that of minors. The name comes from the accounts of white women captured and enslaved in Middle Eastern harems, the so-called “Circassian beauties” from the Caucasus.

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