Very Young Girls

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Very Young Girls, whose title reflects the fact that in the United States the average age of entry into prostitution is just thirteen. The film takes us into the work of a former sexually exploited youth-turned-activist named Rachel Lloyd, who started the New York City organization GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services) to help victimized young women escape their pimps and find another way of life.

Very Young Girls , 8.8 out of 10 based on 51 ratings

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  • Gizmohamus

    scumbag pimps

  • Maia

    I’m glad that there was some glimmer of positive growth from that. I hope organizations like GEMS keep doing good work, and get all the funding they need. There is so much wrong with a system that imprisons underage girls (or arguably, any prostitute). This was a thought provoking documentary, very honest. 

    • Ianstuart3

      how do people become so morally bankrupt A to use prostitutes of any age and B to pimp them? .   These I believe are the issues those pore girls  

      • head

         oops i ment poor girls they are the victims

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t realise that USA practiced like Calcutta; the abused is penalised by the legal system; it’s crazy to allow adults in law to punish children for being kidnapped and raped. Thanks to pornography, many men don’t draw any lines between a child and a woman. Pimps should be shot on sight. 

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t realise that USA practiced like Calcutta; the abused is penalised by the legal system; it’s crazy to allow adults in law to punish children for being kidnapped and raped. Thanks to pornography, many men don’t draw any lines between a child and a woman. Pimps should be shot on sight. 

    • ThGrimTruth

      Pornography
      has absolutely nothing to do with a person’s inability to distinguish between
      someone that is below the legal age, and one that is not. I cannot imagine how
      you even managed to draw a line between those two dots. I think that it would
      be fair to say, that only men who are interested in underage girls, would even
      be aroused by someone below a certain age – the key here being, if they are aroused
      by young girls then porn or no porn, they will seek what they desire – the one
      saving grace here may be that if they are attracted to young girls, perhaps
      (and I am not suggesting this is acceptable, it is just not as unacceptable as
      the alternative) access to that kind of porn may stop them from going out and committing
      a far more heinous act than ogling a pawing over a computer screen…I may be completely incorrect about these points, but to blame this entirely on porn, seems very simple-minded…

    • ThGrimTruth

      Pornography
      has absolutely nothing to do with a person’s inability to distinguish between
      someone that is below the legal age, and one that is not. I cannot imagine how
      you even managed to draw a line between those two dots. I think that it would
      be fair to say, that only men who are interested in underage girls, would even
      be aroused by someone below a certain age – the key here being, if they are aroused
      by young girls then porn or no porn, they will seek what they desire – the one
      saving grace here may be that if they are attracted to young girls, perhaps
      (and I am not suggesting this is acceptable, it is just not as unacceptable as
      the alternative) access to that kind of porn may stop them from going out and committing
      a far more heinous act than ogling a pawing over a computer screen…I may be completely incorrect about these points, but to blame this entirely on porn, seems very simple-minded…

      • Sorry but…

        Porn is a factor in maltreatment of children and women alike, without doubt. Studies have shown that orgasm is one of the strongest reinforcements to behavior - but also one which wears out without further stimulation. This means that what people watch in pornography (even if at first they may be slightly uncomfortable) is reinforced as arousing in the brain, leading onward from there.

        Really does beg the question, how much of the burden should women and children have to bear for the sake of some peoples sexual kicks? The same with prostitution.

      • Sorry but…

        Also – making child porn… or ANY porn, requires someone to be taken advantage of. Because this may ‘stop’ some men going out and targeting children, is this fair to put the burden on them? Similar to the idea that men are so lustful as to be unable so not rape, so the burden is on women to not be out alone, not dress ‘provocatively’, not drink to excess…… time to step up 

        • skrew32

          Ive watched plenty of porn didnt make me want to victimize any women or children I have a wife and 3 children that are never mistreated sexually or otherwise quite simply if you dont like porn dont watch it and dont down people who do to say porn is the reason for sexual crimes is grossly unfounded and makes you sound like the moral police segment of society that makes people feel bad for everything they enjoy just because your life is crap

      • greg

        Really GrimTruth…………did you really say that. So let me see if I have this correct……you believe that you can stop the sexual abuse of young children by sexually abusing young children( as in making child porn). That has to be the stupidest statement i have ever heard….ever!!

  • Anonymous

    i know that pimps do everything they can to target vulnerable girls but what is with these terrible disgusting parents? my family and i lived in some of the most dangerous places in the US but my mom and dad always made sure i was safe and did everything in their power to protect me even when they were balancing 2 or 3 jobs and raising a family at the same time… i really felt so terribly for some of those girls that after going through something so terrible and horrific, the people who should always be on their side and should always support and love them no matter what betray them so badly. glad for GEMS

  • Anonymous

    i know that pimps do everything they can to target vulnerable girls but what is with these terrible disgusting parents? my family and i lived in some of the most dangerous places in the US but my mom and dad always made sure i was safe and did everything in their power to protect me even when they were balancing 2 or 3 jobs and raising a family at the same time… i really felt so terribly for some of those girls that after going through something so terrible and horrific, the people who should always be on their side and should always support and love them no matter what betray them so badly. glad for GEMS

  • God Bless

    United State of Idiots…. What a wonderful country, the irony here is that the Americans dont have the IQ to ever fix any problems that may rise. That country only rely on greed, and bankers that sell their soul`s to the devil because they want to make profit. The people of America have to wake up if they ever wont to think for them self. Many of the American don’t even know what 9/11 stand for XD lol, a fine example of the brain dead zombies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NGXoE_45Cw

    And my prayers and hopes goes to all inn need and inn pain, for the sick and the old. Hope god will take better care for the poor souls we don’t take care off. 

  • God Bless

    United State of Idiots…. What a wonderful country, the irony here is that the Americans dont have the IQ to ever fix any problems that may rise. That country only rely on greed, and bankers that sell their soul`s to the devil because they want to make profit. The people of America have to wake up if they ever wont to think for them self. Many of the American don’t even know what 9/11 stand for XD lol, a fine example of the brain dead zombies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NGXoE_45Cw

    And my prayers and hopes goes to all inn need and inn pain, for the sick and the old. Hope god will take better care for the poor souls we don’t take care off. 

  • Tenebrious Knowledge

    This documentary made me want to pull out all my hair. Has common sense died?? I mean really… who in their right mind prosecutes a CHILD for prostitution?! It’s not like normal children are out there selling themselves for the hell of it. Prostitution is not like playing with matches! And that poor mother searching for her girl. What is wrong here… If a little white girl went missing from a suburbs you better bet there’d be a huge swath of people on the ground looking for them… not one desperate mother pleading for tips, then bringing it to police only to have them say its not their problem… That police officer should be fired on spot.

    There are not enough GEMS out there, but I completely respect them for what they’re doing. Taking the logical, common sense, humane response to a bad situation. Keep up the good work. You people are amazing.

    • Tabitha

      I agree with you completely. Why are people of colour treated so badly in the States? Why aren’t the police doing anything about the pimps? I was so happy to see the two pimps (Dumb and Dumber) got locked up. I hope they are forced to become somebody’s bitch. I hope they suffer every day like those poor little girls did. I’ll never forget Ebony and wonder what will happen to her. I thought this documentary was very well done and wish more people would watch it.

  • christa

    when i click download or play i’m redirected to reelHD where I had to create an account to view, which I did. however, when i search for the documentary on that site, it’s not available. how can i watch this?

  • docodocodoco

    Those people who work at GEMS are real heroes. 

  • Jvkollie2

    Why didnt those pimps get arrested for pimping those kids

  • http://dreadtimes.com Sis Marpessa

    Thank you so, so much for posting the entirety of this documentary!

  • Damalismartinez

    I am very disappointed that I can not watch this on youtube our should be more accessible

  • Disgusted

    So a filthy pimp picks a 14 year old girl up off the street to be gang raped and gets sent to some half-assed class where ‘no moral judgements’ are made against he and the other sickos and they all sit there laughing. The little girl gets tried as an adult even though in any other circumstance it would have been classed as rape. Where is the logic in that?? Why do I get the feeling that if it was a white middle class girl there would be hell to pay and a black man with a life sentence?? America needs to stop pretending it has any moral superiority when its justice system is so blatantly racist and ridiculous. Unbelievable.

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  • k

    the men deserve to be shot and pimped out to men.

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