Currently being sold on Amazon in the category of Sex Tourism is "Age of Consent: A Sex Tourists Guide." This book promotes pedophilia and, whether the author knows this or cares, he and anyone who purchases this book is directly supporting sex-trafficking and slavery. http://www.amazon.com/Age-Consent-Tourists-Guide-ebook/dp/B005S18YGS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1343951217&sr=8-2&keywords=sex+tourism
A snippet from the book: "On the flipside, 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!"
While what he is encouraging may be legal in other countries, it is unethical in all of them.
These are some quotes from Amazon's code of standards:
"At Amazon, we have a strong commitment to conducting business in a lawful and ethical manner, including engaging suppliers that are committed to the same principles."
Please sign my petition to have Amazon.com remove this title down and prohibit similar texts from being sold on their website.
I’m writing as an Amazon customer, a supporter of the international human rights group Love146, and one concerned about the global crisis of child trafficking and exploitation. UNICEF estimates that 1.2 million children are trafficked annually, many for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation.
It has come to my attention that Amazon has what is perhaps the largest selection of sex tourism guides of any major bookseller. Of particular concern is this title …
Age of Consent: A Sex Tourists Guide – 2012
As Love146 field workers in South East Asia have advised, Age of Consent is particularly troubling. Under the very thin guise of helping people to know international law, it is actually enabling (if not encouraging) those interested in sexual activity with children under age 18, exporting what we in the US consider a crime, to other countries. From your promotional copy for the book …
“… 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!”
There is even a chapter in Age of Consent dedicated to the “34 Lowest In The World”, referencing the age of children.
Amazon is currently the only major national retailer that sells this book. It’s available on Amazon Prime and to Kindle users for just $3.49. As a global corporation, Amazon has a responsibility for the impact of the products it sells. Titles such as Age Of Consent are beneath the dignity of your brand, and make Amazon complicit in the spread of child trafficking and exploitation.
I’m writing in hopes that you would respond to this inquiry. Why does Amazon sell this book? Are there mechanisms Amazon could put in place to better screen titles for the purpose of protecting children? Would Amazon be willing to remove Age Of Consent from it’s product offering? In 2010, we were deeply grateful that Amazon was willing to stop selling this title…
“The Pedophiles Guide to Love and Pleasure”
As an Amazon customer, I want to be able to feel good about the purchases I make and continue to spend my money with your business. I’m very interested in your response.
Thank you for your kind consideration.