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10 Men In One Day. She's 13. ACTION

Society & Culture  (tags: sex trafficking, children, crime, internet, media, ethics )

- 2141 days ago -
Village Voice Media: Please get rid of the adult section of your website,, where young girls are advertised for sex. No one should be able to use Backpage to buy or sell another person. Girls are not commodities.

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Judy C (97)
Friday July 13, 2012, 5:54 pm
A girl of thirteen is still a child. How could any reputable publication help some disgusting, evil parasite sell this girl? Signed. Thanks Nancy.

Vicky P (476)
Friday July 13, 2012, 6:08 pm
Signed and noted

Michela M (3964)
Friday July 13, 2012, 7:27 pm


Erin R (181)
Friday July 13, 2012, 7:47 pm

Elle B (84)
Friday July 13, 2012, 8:57 pm difficult to even think about...can't imagine what these girls and women go through.
Thanks for signing! Now, pass it on.

"The images were graphic and unsettling and unconscionable. These atrocious acts must stop, and they must stop now." ―James Hawthorne

"I won't give up until the exploitation of all children has ended and all children have their rights." ―Craig Kielburger

"Slavery is what slavery's always been: About one person controlling another person using violence and then exploiting them economically, paying them nothing. That's what slavery's about" ―Kevin Bales

'Slavery was abolished 150 years ago, right? While it is true that slavery is illegal almost everywhere on earth, the fact is there are more slaves today than there ever were..." ―Robert Alan Silverstein

“Your own soul is nourished when you are kind; it is destroyed when you are cruel.” ―King Solomon

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Esther Z (94)
Friday July 13, 2012, 9:08 pm
Noted and signed. How can any man do this to a young child, is beyond me.

Regina P (67)
Friday July 13, 2012, 9:50 pm
Signed. Thanks

Stan B (123)
Friday July 13, 2012, 11:58 pm
Absolutely disgusting. Signed of course.

Saturday July 14, 2012, 1:50 am
Noted. Thanks Nancy... At the moment my cmputer wont let me in to sign this but I will try later as I feel very passionate about this.. How CAN people be so evil and disgusting? There are so many lovely people in this world but there are others that are just SCUM!

Iona Kentwell (129)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 3:01 am
A green star for you Nancy. Thank you for running this story and giving us the opportunity to speak out.

Danny M (83)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 6:48 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Nancy!

Susanne R (235)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 8:30 am
Law enforcement has special units created specifically to deal with the sexual exploitation of women and children. It seems to me that these ads could serve as a means to catch the pimps. And I would suggest that once they're convicted and sent to prison, they be forced to wear a jumpsuit that has the words "sexual abuser of children" imprinted on it.

Unless they're doing this to assist the law, The Village Voice Media should be put out of business or be tried for being complicit in promoting the sexual abuse of children.

Gladly signed and noted. Thanks, Nancy!

. (1)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 8:46 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Nancy.

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 8:47 am
as long as any being lives in fear, hate, exploitation and death at the hands of man so shall all men live under this same threat, don't fool yourself no one is free as long as another is oppressed. withdraw your consent for as long as we agree to the small things we have agreed to the big ones, the pebble seems so small but its effects are far reaching
protect life, prosecute those that seek to destroy our shared home and our fellow beings
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love
*********** WALL OF SHAME ************
┬┴┬┴┬┴ The Wall ┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴
DEMOLISH ------>>>>> THIS WALL !!!!

Carol Ann O (7)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 9:03 am
Are we getting back to the time when children were traeated as less than?? That is why Jesus said bring the children to me. I n those days children were not revered. That was his way of showing they are a precious gift. Wise up people... Abusers should be shown mercy IN PRISONS for life!

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 9:06 am
For most people who work outside the law a commodity is a commodity and they don't care if it is a 13 year old girl. Profit is all that is important. The ads in newspapers and magazines should be scrupulously vetted by a dedicated team of officers. It's the only way to stop this kind of thing happening!

Jerry B (128)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 9:41 am
Signed simply unbelievable to treat girls like this..thanks Nancy!

. (0)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 11:55 am

zora b (85)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 12:36 pm
This is beyond horrible. Signed of course.

Alicia V (181)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 1:02 pm
Already Signed and Shared on Fb.

Saturday July 14, 2012, 2:32 pm

Gene Jacobson (290)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 2:42 pm
Signed, noted. And really want to note as well that ought be forced to give up the names and addresses of her pimps so that THEY can be removed from society. Scum like that do NOT deserve to be walking freely among civilized people.

Gene Jacobson (290)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 2:43 pm
Oh, one more thing, where is Dateline when you need it? These "johns" ought be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and be registered permanently as sexual predators. Society deserves to know who walks among us.

Helen Porter (39)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 3:26 pm
When we stop evil people from such anguished abuse, we are not only helping to cleanse our planet but we are doing a service even to those who are guilty. Remember, what goes around comes around. The more the villain does to abuse, the more and the greater abuse is due to come to him.

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 4:04 pm
This is just horrible! Noted and signed. Thanks Nancy!

Raiin B (72)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 5:16 pm
O_O Signed

Kate Kenner (215)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 5:45 pm
My daughter is 25 and I would still be appalled if she had sex with 10 men. This is not a life for a 10 year old.

Naoko i (264)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 5:58 pm
Noted, signed and shared on FB.

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 6:05 pm
Absolutely signed & noted. Thanks, Nancy.

Phil P (94)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 6:42 pm
Horrific. Cops ought to be answering every "ad" and arresting these pimp's asses.

Nicole W (646)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 7:31 pm
signed and shared

Sheryl G (363)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 8:08 pm
Very sad, and daily this goes on all over the world. I signed.

Saturday July 14, 2012, 8:55 pm
Gladly signed. Thanks Nancy

Edith B (146)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 9:15 pm
Of course I signed and shared on Facebook. I am appalled that a publication would continue to allow such ads, they deserve to be shut down!

Susan L (150)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 1:16 am
Signed, noted and shared on FB! Gladly!

Tracey D (9)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 1:25 am
signed and shred

Joe R (190)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 5:30 am
Signed and noted.

JL A (281)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 6:42 am
The face of modern slavery..........

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 8:48 am
Gladly signed, noted, and am sharing on various social media. This one deserves a big push in the media. Thanks for sharing.

. (0)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 9:45 am
Of course signed...One problem, if that girl in the video was 13, showing her face is illegal, and the video needs to be pulled.

Lisa N (206)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 12:45 pm
Signed, thanks!

Janet R (38)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 3:13 pm
Truely disgusted to read that these young girls are being sold for sex. What pigs many of us are. The human race disgusts me.

Terri Hughes (416)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 3:28 pm
''SIGNED''.....thanks Nancy!

Solomiia Bozhyk (43)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 3:35 pm
Signed and noted

Sandra Pfannkuchen (0)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 4:41 pm
I am constantly amazed and appauled at what some girls and boys go through.
The fact that there is such a large market for children says a monumental lack of morals and decency

Sharon F (0)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 5:32 pm
It's not ten men, it is ten ignorant yucky males. So sad.

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 10:07 pm
Pimps are amongst the lowest scum on earth, that being said please do not confuse the "john's" for anything other than what they really are - PEDOPHILES and yes they are the lowest of low, scumbags plain and simple! The freedom of speech is one thing but aiding and abetting PEDOPHILES IS A FELONY! backpage needs to be held legally accountable.

Jeannette A (137)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 10:14 pm
Reported the spam, noted & signed....

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 11:01 pm
Signed of course... Thanks.

Rose Becke (141)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 11:05 pm
Of course I signed Ty

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 11:50 pm
Signed and noted thanks

Emma S (239)
Monday July 16, 2012, 3:39 am
Done! (And spam reported, as ever.) Thank you, Nancy.

P A (117)
Monday July 16, 2012, 5:08 am
Signed of course - unbearably awful.

Carrie B (306)
Monday July 16, 2012, 9:10 am
Signed and noted. Appalling!

Richard Zane Smith (81)
Monday July 16, 2012, 4:35 pm
Child abuse !
Offenders should be prosecuted. Girls set free and rescued. Back should be ashamed to get ANY money from these perverts...who sell children as toys like they are some kind of party favor...
human beings can just be SO sick.

patrica and edw jones (190)
Monday July 16, 2012, 8:01 pm
Signed thanks Nancy. This is truly shocking and is becoming more and more prevalent in our society. The Laws are not going far enough to protect young people like this 13 year old.

Suzanne L (99)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 8:26 am
N&S. Thanks Nancy.

DORIS L (61)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 8:50 am

Janet G (0)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 10:09 am
Why isn't anything done about this!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 2:14 am
This is absolutely sick, how can anyone accept to advertise such horrors??
What really scares me though is that we seem to be living in a world which is daily becoming more and more sexualised. It seems everything revolves around sex these days. I even saw a sandwich shop advertising sexy ciabbattas, for heaven's sake!
The problem being that with so much sexuality around us all the time, the line between acceptable and vice recedes further and further away. People become addicted to their daily dose of sex 'entertainment' and the sleazy underworld then provides harder fixes for the public. Why isn't something done about this?

Fennie Yap (0)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 7:55 am
What has happened to today's human generaton? This is sickening!

Carol H (229)
Friday July 20, 2012, 4:27 am
signed, noted and shared

Ellen m (215)
Friday July 20, 2012, 4:48 pm
Signed and shared with disgust and dismay :-(

Sergio Padilla (65)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 3:19 pm
Signed! Hope they burn in hell!

Sara Williams (8)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 9:47 pm
Gladly signed.

Al C (7)
Monday November 18, 2013, 8:16 am
Signed. Thank you.
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