Eight men have been arrested in connection with human trafficking and sexual exploitation, police said.
An investigation was launched last month in Bristol after two women, aged 18 and 21, reported incidents of sexual exploitation committed against them at a property in the Eastville area of the city.
The women also gave details surrounding the arrangement of forced marriages, Avon and Somerset Police said.
As a result of police inquiries, six warrants were carried out at four addresses in Bristol and two in the Hockley area of Birmingham.
A 42-year-old man from Birmingham was arrested on suspicion of trafficking, rape and assault. He has been bailed for these offences but has been remanded in custody in relation to an outstanding warrant.
All the other men arrested were from Bristol.
Two men, aged 38 and 36, who were arrested on suspicion of trafficking have been released on bail.
A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of money laundering and was also bailed.
You make me not even want to be a feminist. Your the reason people hate feminism.
Well if my analysis is all it takes to push you away, then I don’t think you’re ready to be part of this political movement.
I’ve had a lot of this. Both online and irl. It’s a THREAT.
We are raped and murdered for being women. Feminism is the movement that aims to free us from that. So when someone says the above, recognise that THIS is what they are really saying:
“If you don’t shut the fuck up about men raping and murdering you, I am going to advocate, through passivity, more of the same. Either directly from me, or from the men who have access to you who don’t appreciate mouthy women. Toe the line or die.”
These people have never and will never give one single shit about women’s freedom or safety. The most they could ever care for is is in a perfunctory socially-acceptable way.
See: liberalism, humanism, egalitarianism.