不可能的故事

We start today with the unlikely story of how an American woman came to be working with truckers to combat human trafficking. Kendis Paris lives in Denver, Colorado with her Anglican priest husband and her their two children. She used to spend her days making bread and cheese, home with her the kids. But now she travels the country, training drivers to recognize recognise and report human trafficking. Her organization organisation is called Truckers Against Trafficking, or TAT. She told me what inspired her to set it up.

It was around 2007 and I read a book by David Batstone called Not For Sale. And before that , I probably could give you a working definition of human traffickingif , but that’s about it. And I picked that up at the direction of my mother . and got to Chapter 3 Three and I was so appalled and outraged I have had to flip to the back of the book to find out how to help.

What did that book say , that shocked you so much?

It was the level of systematic reap rape for profit . that just floored me. I just could couldn’t believe the numbers, . I couldn’t believe that modern-day slavery existed on this scale, around the world and right here in the United States.

• Words worth to be remembered:
• human trafficking:  贩卖人口。 例句： It has deciphered secret communications about murder, drug transactions, illegal gambling and human trafficking. 那些密码涉及到了谋杀、毒品交易、非法赌博和贩卖人口之间的秘密联系
• Anglican[ˈæŋglɪkən]:  adj. 英国国教会的。 例句： It is now an Anglican church. 它现在是英国圣公会。
• appalled[əˈpɔ:ld]:  adj. 惊骇的；丧胆的。 例句: He looks appalled, as if I've tried to assault him. 他那样子显得很惊骇，仿佛我试图袭击他。
• priest: n. 牧师，神父，教士
• British English lists an alternate spelling as recognise, but the main entry is recognize. North Americans (yes, that includes Canada) prefer the ize spelling, and this is accepted everywhere. However, outside North America some prefer the ise spelling and it is not incorrect. This spelling change goes across all derivatives including: recognizability, recognisability, recognizable, recognisable, recognizeably, recognisably, recognizer, and recogniser.
• Organise and organize are different spellings of the same word. Organize is the preferred spelling in the U.S. and Canada, and organise is more common outside North America. This extends to all the word’s derivatives, including organized/organised, organizing/organising, and organization/organisation.
• rape for profit: 为了盈利的抢夺/强奸
• give a working definition: 理论上/操作型/工作上的定义
• direction: n. 方向；指导；趋势；用法说明
• floor: n. 地板，地面；基底；议员席；楼层 v. 铺地板；打倒；难倒
• modern-day: adj. 现代的

譯文

Chaochen Wang 王　超辰
Assistant Professor

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