Skip to comments.Village Voice Media Continues to Enable Sex Trafficking
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 54 with the complete package to take you to ecstacy [sic] ! ! ! In call starting at $80. Out call starting at $100. Poster's age: 19.
Thats an actual sex ad posted today in the Seattle listings of Backpage.com, a website that boasts a 70 percent market share of the nations prostitution ads according to AIM Group, the leading research and consulting service for the classifieds industry.
The owners of Backpage.com, 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 isnt even 19-years old).
Thats why theyve sued the state of Washingtonto invalidate its new law requiring classified advertising enterprises like Backpage.com, 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 Flukes 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 Backpage.com, and law enforcement and NGOs?
Too late, certainly, for Chase and other young girls whose bodies are being sold on Backpage.com, generating millions of dollars in ill-gotten profits to Village Voice Media, McDougals godless employer.
Thats why the state of Washington is absolutely right to crack down on Backpage.com 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.
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.)
“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. ?
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.
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'.
Back in March, more than 650 faith leaders released a petition with nearly a quarter-million signatures demanding that Backpage.com stop enabling sexual trafficking in minors.
Meanwhile, momentum is building at the state level to make it more difficult for Backpage.com 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.
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