Etsy: Stop selling incest and child abuse themed merch!
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I am an Australian fashion designer, singer-songwriter and mother of 5. Until recently, I was also an Etsy seller.
But then I saw a range of really distressing merchandise on Etsy and I shut down my shop straight away.
I couldn’t believe what I was seeing! Child sex abuse dolls and body parts, child abuse and incest-themed products with slogans begging a father to use his own daughter. Not just words but images depicting young girls as wanting to be violated.
So I’ve launched this petition because I don’t think child sexual abuse should be normalised and turned into something to make money from. Children’s charities say incest-themed images give permission to predators and put children at greater risk.
These products appear alongside cards for Father’s Day and books and baby clothes. Girls shouldn’t be presented as sexually available to anyone, let alone a parent.
As a mother of five who, like all the mums I know, wants to protect their children from abuse, I feel I need to do something. Corporate Social Responsibility is really important. Etsy is a bad corporate citizen, enabling significant harm to the most vulnerable in our community.
Etsy must act immediately to remove these sellers and others like them and commit to not allowIng this to happen again.
(Note: If you’d like to directly support this campaign please donate to Collective Shout which is backing me.)
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