Monday, November 8, 2010

you can't just do NOTHING...

I am sure that everyone has heard the words "Human Trafficking". It's a word that I would hear and not really pay attention to, it seemed so far off, but once I decided to start listening I realized what is really happening.

Human Trafficking and Sex Trafficking are happening everyday, and come to find out, is HUGE in the area that I live in. I don't know about you... but that's not okay with me!

So you may hear me talk about this more and more... Evil can only continue when good men (people) do nothing.

Did you know that places like Craigslist and have in their classified sections, SEX ADS for "massage parlors" and really all kinds of "adult entertainment".
It has been documented that some of these ads are actually trafficking young girls and women.
Below there are two petitions that I ask you to read and to sign.

We must stand against evil... not just say, "oh that's terrible" we must take action as well.

Petition #1: Craigslist

Online classified ad websites like Craigslist have become the largest marketers of children trafficked into the commercial sex industry. The steady stream of exploited children for sale on Craigslist has had anti-trafficking groups demanding change for years. In the past 12 months, a trafficking survivor whose pimp forced her to advertise for her own statutory rape on Craigslist at age 11 wrote an open letter to Craig Newmark asking him to remove the “adult services” section where she was sold. Cash-strappednonprofits rejected donations from the Craigslist Foundation as tainted money. And 10,000 readers signed a petition asking Craigslist to stop profiting from child sex slavery.

After years of increasing criticism for their facilitation of child sex trafficking, Craigslist recently blocked the “adult services” section link to ads in the U.S. However, their “adult services” section continues to operate outside the U.S.

Take one minute to help protect women and children outside the U.S. from sex trafficking via Craigslist. Sign Petition Now :

Petition #2:

Child sex trafficking on, owned by Village Voice Media, is becoming a disturbing trend.

Earlier this week a Georgia man was arrested for pimping two 17-year-old girls around the Nashville area. Detectives responded to a suspicious ad on and drove to a motel. There, they found the teens and their 37-year-old pimp, as well as a laptop computer, likely used for the online advertising. Just four days prior to that, four people in Denver were arrested for forcing a teen girl into prostitution. They also advertised her sexual services, including semi-nude pictures, on Backpage. And last year, a South Dakota couple was arrestedfor selling underage girls for sex on .... wait for it ... yet again.

Backpage's terms of use, of course, prohibit advertising for illegal commercial sex acts or exploiting minors, but both are happening anyway in Nashville, Denver, and Sioux City. And like Craigslist, Backpage and their parent company Village Voice Media are doing little to prevent the sale of children or trafficked adults on their site. Village Voice Media has a duty to ensure that young girls aren't being abused in the commercial sex industry with help from their website, and that they aren't facilitating human trafficking.

Please, ask Village Voice Media to stop child sex trafficking on Sign the Petition Now:

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