Terms: Heterosexism, Human Trafficking
“Heterosexism (sometimes referred to as homophobia), is defined as: “the marginalization and/or oppression of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and/or asexual, based on the belief that heterosexuality is the norm.” This means that heterosexism is based on the idea that romantic and/or sexual relationships and feelings between a man and a woman is acceptable, and that all other relationships or feelings are unacceptable or outside the “norm.”” What is Heterosexism and What Can I Do About It? - Anti-Defamation League
“I get paid leave from work and condolences from colleagues if my opposite sex partner dies.
No one questions the “normality” of my sexuality or believes my sexuality was “caused” by psychological trauma, sin, or abuse.
I am not accused of being deviant, warped, perverted, or psychologically confused, or dysfunctional because of my sexual orientation.” Examples of Heteosexual Privilege
“Human trafficking involves recruiting, moving, or holding victims to exploit them for profit, usually for sexual reasons or forced labour. Traffickers can control and pressure victims by force or through threats, including mental and emotional abuse and manipulation.” Public Safety Canada“There were 3,541 police-reported incidents of human trafficking in Canada between 2011 and 2021.” Statistics Canada