Stop selling sex tourism guides to encourage the rape of children
  • Petitioned Amazon.com

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Stop selling sex tourism guides to encourage the rape of children

    1. Terre Spencer
    2. Petition by

      Terre Spencer

      Norcross, GA

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August 2012

Victory

Amazon took the book down! Please be on the lookout for other such titles. Anyone who can upload an ePub file to Amazon is now able to have a book listed. It is up to us to object to child rape content.

Amazon is selling an ebook that advises the minimum age of consent for sex tourism. In some countries, the age of consent does not exist and in others it is as low as 12 or upon the agreement of a male relative.

We are calling upon women to boycott Amazon until they stop selling guides that promote the rape and trafficking of children. We want no part of supporting any business that destroys children this way.

Jeff Bezos, I vow to buy nothing whatsoever from Amazon until you cease offering this title (and others like it). What possible good can come from this title's existence? What suffering, rape and torture will this guide cause to innocent girls? I never thought Amazon would become the ebook version of Backpage.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Age-Consent-Tourists-Guide-ebook/dp/B005S18YGS/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1343945440&sr=8-7

From the description:
"…there are many countries on this planet where the age of consent is as low as 12 or 13, whilst one country has no age limit whatsoever! Before travelling, whether you are going as a backpacker, for business purposes, or as a sex tourist, you need to invest in this comprehensive guide to the age of consent laws in every country in the world! It will keep your fun legal!…This $3.49 will keep you out of jail, possibly the most important few dollars that any red blooded testosterone pumped traveller will spend."

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Thank you for caring about children being raped

      Terre Spencer
      Petition Organizer

      As of this morning, it seems that Amazon has removed this title. In this age of simply uploading an epub file to the Amazon site for self-publishing, we will ALL have to be vigilant and look out for more ebooks that exploit and threaten girls and women.

      Again, thank you for caring.
      Terre

    3. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Matt Jacobs NORTH EPPING, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      because the sexualisation of children is dehumanising and therefore evil.

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    • Eleanor Hill CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      Petition may have already worked? This book seems to have disappeared from Amazon (.com & .co.uk) but does seem to exist as reviews can be seen elsewhere (I checked because the petition image looked suspect). A truly creepy book - as can be heard here: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13618204-age-of-consent There can be no justification for publishing a guide such as this.

      Signing anyway to lend support - it could be just a temporary 'hold' on sales to gauge response?

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    • Rebecca connett MAYFIELD, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      This is despicable. We need to stand up for the rights of child sex slaves. Amazon it is time to take some responsibility for the books you promote. Shame on you.

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    • Catherine Pino ST. PAUL, MN
      • about 2 years ago

      At Amazon, my username is Banjomonkey19@yahoo.com. I will no longer be shopping with you as long as titles like this are available.

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    • Jennifer Drew LONDON, AL
      • about 2 years ago

      Amazon by promoting the ebook 'Age of Consent' is condoning systemic male sexual violence against female children. No woman or girl is a male's disposable sexual service station and this book 'Age of Consent' contains information informing males how to subject female children to systemic male sexual violence and not be subjected to criminalisation. Female sexual slavery is now global and increasingly men believe it is their innate right to travel to countries wherein they can subject female children and adult women to systemic male sexual violence. Shame on you Amazon for condoning and profiting from promoting men's pseudo right to sexually enslave women and girls.

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