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Village Voice Media Continues to Enable Sex Trafficking
The Christian Diarist ^ | June 12, 2012 | JP

Posted on 06/12/2012 1:51:50 PM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Hello, My name is Chase! New, hot, & ready to forfill [sic] all of your wildest dreams. Weighing 115 and standing at 5’4” with the complete package to take you to ecstacy [sic] ! ! ! In call starting at $80. Out call starting at $100. Poster's age: 19.

That’s an actual sex ad posted today in the Seattle listings of, a website that boasts a 70 percent market share of the nation’s prostitution ads according to AIM Group, the leading research and consulting service for the classifieds industry.

The owners of, Village Voice Media, are determined to defend their lucrative partnership with sex traffickers, including those who pimp out teen-aged girls like Chase (who probably isn’t even 19-years old).

That’s why they’ve sued the state of Washingtonto invalidate its new law requiring classified advertising enterprises – like, like Craigslist – to verify the ages of girls, like Chase, appearing sex-related ads.

As the spokesperson for its lawsuit against the EvergreenState, Village Voice Media chose female lawyer Liz McDougal, whose defense of online sex trafficking is the immoral equivalent of Sandra Fluke’s advocacy of a government-mandate on private health insurers to provide contraception coverage.

McDougal agrees that the “trafficking of children for sex is an abomination.” But her company refuses to stop doing business with the sex traffickers responsible for that abomination.

“I believe,” she said, in a written statement, “that aggressive improvements in technology and close collaboration between the online service community, law enforcement and (non-government organizations) is the best approach to fighting human trafficking.”

Well, when exactly should we expect to see this anti-trafficking tech come online? And when exactly shall we expect to see that collaboration between online classified companies, like, and law enforcement and NGOs?

Too late, certainly, for Chase and other young girls whose bodies are being sold on, generating millions of dollars in ill-gotten profits to Village Voice Media, McDougal’s godless employer.

That’s why the state of Washington is absolutely right to crack down on and its 70 percent market share of prostitution ads. No morally-upright company would knowingly and willfully profit from sex trafficking or other illicit activity.

TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: backpagecom; dbm; lawsuit; moralabsolutes; prostitution; sex; sextrafficking; villagevoicemedia
So socially liberal, politically progressive Village Voice Media trots out its female company lawyer to defend its facilitation of the criminal exploitation of women. What ungodly hypocrites.
1 posted on 06/12/2012 1:52:01 PM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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Yes, it is nice to ventilate one's proper feelings of disgust. However, nobody does a damn thing about it. In all likelyhood the state is looking for ways they can derive tax income from whoredom and Sodomite behavior. Given the current moral collapse I cannot see any American court stopping the advertisements.

A least you will learn the true meaning of "Free Speech"(sedition, treason, pornography, slanders, foul language, seduction of children, the advocacy of drug and other vice addictions, etc.)

2 posted on 06/12/2012 2:09:56 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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“No morally-upright company would knowingly and willfully profit from sex trafficking or other illicit activity.”

Like Google, Amazon, Federal and state government officials, politicians, diplomats, The Secret Service, the FBI, the CIA, the DEA, the ATF, Congress, Senate, and the U.N. ?

3 posted on 06/12/2012 2:36:59 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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The Villiage Voice is part of the perverted adult entertainment press, and is pretty above board with their hedonism. Perverts, yes. Hypocrits, no.

Very likely, a lot of the prostitutes using these adds are freelancers. They don’t have pimps. There will more likely be a more sophistiicated add if there is a pimp or madam.

The best that can be done for them is to report them to the police and if they get booked in they may get help. In a way, at least this makes them easy to find.

4 posted on 06/12/2012 2:38:02 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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One of the balancing factors to 'Free Speech' in the 'public venue' is that you can take as many of those 'free newspapers' as you want and burn them for fun. They won't arrest you and you lower the number of people who might read it.

Of course, you have to buy some carbon credits to pay for the 'fumes', but the whole issue is becoming 'moot' as everything moves to the internet.

There are only a few places where normal citizens are allowed 'free speech', and even fewer where it is used appropriately. (And IMHO, FR is one of those places)

Regardless to that, censorship is a fact of the internet, and so is money. Whether something gets censored/removed is always about 'money' and 'power'. It always has been.

It's just that with the internet, there are many more players. And in a way, the internet is a more elaborate picture of 'society' than the 'normal' channels (TV/Papers/Mags) are.

Whatever exists in the mirrors (media/internet) is a reflection of what we are, as a 'whole'.

5 posted on 06/12/2012 2:52:44 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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Back in March, more than 650 faith leaders released a petition with nearly a quarter-million signatures demanding that stop enabling sexual trafficking in minors.

Meanwhile, momentum is building at the state level to make it more difficult for to enable sex trafficking of under-age kids. A Tennessee law similar to the Washington state law is about to take effect. And legislatures in both New York and New Jersey are considering similar laws.

So there is some push back against the purveyors of online prostitution.

6 posted on 06/12/2012 3:13:32 PM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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