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Change the Definition of "pimp" to a realistic definition

Human trafficking is an on-going issue, all over the US. As a survivor trafficked in Boston, MA, I am working to spread awareness. The word "pimp" is defined by Merriam-Webster as: "a man who solicits clients for a prostitute." This is not realistic at all. Pimps use fear, force, and coersion to abduct human beings and sell their bodies for money. They are usually violent and abusive, and can use various tactics to keep the human beings under their control. The pimp never solicits anyone; they exhert as little energy as possible. It is up to the victims to do all the work. Pimps should be seen as the people they are! How can we expect people to understand sex trafficking when the definition of one of the main aspects is incorrect. This MUST be changed!! Please help me make this change!

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