• “the presence of a charismatic leader can often blockade the reasonable
    challenging conversations we need to have to keep our organizations

    Especially with this particular cause. Good people are so overwhelmed and horrified by the idea of sex trafficking, they often not only forget to think critically, but absolutely refuse to. See: those who still support Somaly Mam–and even doubled-down in that support–despite allegations of sexual abuse in her shelter and evidence that she used fabricated stories about her charges to secure funding (stories which resulted in devastating real-life consequences for those women).