Well I am concerned that some of the girls in the lower end (cost-wise) of the market are forced / coerced.
Yes I am well aware that most here think that the press and certain members of parliament like to scare-monger about the number of women trafficked here from other countries - like all the foreign prostitutes here are forced into it. I would agree that it's vastly exaggerated for effect. However there's no denying that it's happening, we just don't know on what kind of scale. If you don't think there are sick fucks out there, somewhere in the world, who would happily exploit people in order to make money, making them suffer appalling things in the process, then you have your head in the sand.
Of all the thousands of women working as prostitutes in London right now. If just a few percent are forced into it, that's still hundreds of women that are suffering, and that's just in London. Well I hope I never meet any of those ones on my own punting missions. That goes without saying though.
That 'study' has been co-authored by Julie Bindel. She was previously the author of The Big Brothel Project, a 'study' that was ripped to shreds in a reply paper signed off by dozens of real academics. The are plenty of threads in the Fluffies Forum that cover this.
I don't doubt that this paper is a similar conflation of minimal anecdotal evidence, and wildly overblown estimates for all types of trafficking, sexual and other wise, leading to a false extrapolation of the size of the problem, in the industry, and wrong by more than one order of magnitude.
I do accept that there is some trafficking but nowhere near on the scale they would claim. Yes there is some trafficking, as evidenced by some court cases, and yes that is wrong. But it will never be completely eradicated, not even in a climate of a fully legalised industry, and it is nowhere near the scale on which they say it is, insofar as any actual evidence is available, e.g. the Pentameter sweep.
Their purpose in making these extravagant claims is to justify their own existence. They do not give a stuff for the trafficked victims, because all their proposed solutions would, by pushing the whole industry further underground, make things easier for potential traffickers, and far worse in terms of numbers of trafficked victims and how they would be treated by their captors.