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Tania Fiolleau’s first book “Souled Out” is an account of her life in the prostitution industry as a Madam.
Following a childhood frothed with parental abuse, a brutal rape and a thunderous relationship with a man that left her pregnant with her first son, she repeated the cycle of abuse and married a man just like her father. He beat her repeatedly, ran her over with his truck and even threw her down a set of stairs during one of his fits of anger, leaving him with multiple convictions. All of this rage and overt mind manipulation left Tania with no other choice but to divorce the man after giving birth to her second son. As in any divorce proceedings, however, where children are concerned, a custody battle ensued. To earn the first $5000 needed to retain a lawyer, Tania went to a massage parlor and began the career of a prostituted woman and later of a Madam.
Advocate for raising awareness on prostitution, human trafficking _ the human slave industry.
I am here today – out of the industry, with God’s help and a walking testimony of HIS amazing grace – to share some statistics for prostitution simply because this is the truth. If we don’t realize that there is a problem…then how can we begin to solve it? Obviously to solve it will take the combined work of organizations, funding, and people that really care about our children’s future. Below this paragraph lies the devastation that these women and men face….but also a gateway to the answer. I am just here to shine the light into the darkness.
It is a sick world, full of broken dreams and empty promises, battered, shattered, sexually abused women, men and children. And it needs to stop! The sex industry is destroying our families, it is causing alarming divorce rates, teen pregnancies, STDs-AIDS, drug usage, not to mention altered views of what sex really means!
Buckle your seat belts – below are the stats on prostitution in Canada.
Average age of entry: 14-16 yrs. (I believe it’s as young as 12) Average years in prostitution: 21 Percent younger than age 18 at entry: 44%
VIOLENCE IN PROSTITUTION
Traumatized individuals tend to minimize or deny their experiences, especially when they are in the midst of ongoing trauma, such as war combat or prostitution. This leads to a decreased rate of reporting violent crimes. Please understand these girls are afraid of their pimps _ traffickers, and if they told everything that is actually going on behind closed doors, they fear violent retaliation or death. Many get so used to the money they are afraid to step back into the real world.
Threatened with a weapon: 78% Physically assaulted: 82% Raped: 82% ( In my opinion they are all raped daily) Many women enslaved are confused of the definition of rape. If rape is as unwanted sex act or coerced, then the statistic would be a much higher percentage. Some women in prostitution assume there is no difference between prostitution and rape, and they only call it rape if they were not paid, regardless of the violence of the act—asking them is like asking someone in a combat zone if they are under fire. A significant percentage of women currently prostituted deny rape and other violence because it would be too stressful to acknowledge the extreme danger posed by johns and pimps! Just because he pays does not mean it’s consent.
Current or past homelessness: 84% As a child, was hit or beaten by a caregiver until injured or bruised: 49% Sexually abused as a child: 65-95%
POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
People most likely to develop PTSD: PROSTITUTEs, PORN STARS, rape victims, battered women, childhood sexual abuse, a person experiencing psychological or physical torture, witnessing the death of a loved one, natural catastrophes, bad trip on drugs, and WAR or COMBAT EXPOSURE .
PTSD has been called “shell shock,” “battle fatigue”, “accident neurosis”, and “post-rape syndrome.” It has been often misunderstood or misdiagnosed, even though the disorder has very specific symptoms that form a definite psychological syndrome. In some cases the symptoms of PTSD disappear with time, but in most cases they will persist for many years. Many need professional help to successfully recover from the psychological damage that can result from experiencing, witnessing, or participating in an overwhelmingly traumatic event.
Prostitution is MULTI-TRAUMATIC whether its physical location is in clubs, brothels, hotels/motels/john’s homes, motor vehicles or on the streets. There are women have said that they felt safer in street prostitution compared to legal Nevada brothels, where they were not permitted to reject any customer. Others commented that on the street they could at least refuse dangerous-appearing or intoxicated customers. Also reported there was no difference in the incidence of PTSD in the two types of prostitution, suggesting that the trauma that results in prostitution is the same for ALL who are in it.
Every time you say, “Those girls like what they do”– pick up a “porn: magazine, watch a “porn” video, click onto that website, call that lady of the night, listen to music that degrades women (most hip hop) or go to that bachelor party, strip club, know this:
It could be your sister, your mother, your best friend’s girl or even your daughter—and then think, is it all really worth the “thrill” of self gratification that lasts only a couple minutes? You are destroying lives of countless women while you do it—feeding the monster the sex industry has become. And now YOU are part of it too….for there must be ENABLERS to create VICTIMS.
Public Speaker, Global Advocate, Abolitionist
With God’s tangible help, her faithful devotion to the Lord has guided her path through child abuse, prostitution and endless turmoil until the day she restored her faith in God. She is now an International Advocate speaking about domestic violence, prostitution and human trafficking. She has been featured on various international TV _ Radio Talk Shows and made headline news around the world.
Tania shares her story on how she beat the odds. She authored “Souled Out!” a book of an account of her life in prostitution. Tania is now an International Advocate _ Public Speaker on human trafficking and women’s empowerment.
“We must get together globally . . . since we have no choice in the matter of saving someone’s life. We need to unite and change the laws, making stiffer penalties for the traffickers, johns, recruiters and pimps and stop victimizing these women and children.”
Thank you for taking the time to read this…by you reading this we have all shed “light” on the darkness of the sex industry!
Be part of my campaign to help educate these victims that are enslaved, johns, and the public. If we can just save even one then life it was all worth it. There’s a better life – I’ve found it – you can too!
TV Talk Show Host on Joy TV 10
Founder of Save The Women Ministry International
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