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Stop Using Images of Potential Sex Trafficking Victims to Sell Cars
  • Petitioned Citroen

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Stop Using Images of Potential Sex Trafficking Victims to Sell Cars

    1. Petition by

      Trafficking and Prostitution Services

Every day sex trafficking victims have told me they've been as young as eight years old when they were first sold as objects to people using them for sex against their will. Whether these victims were forced into sex trafficking at the end of a gun, or because they were powerless to say "no" because of being a child, or because of threats, coercion, or even being forced by poverty, men and women are being trafficked and sold as meat every single day. This is not "funny" and should not be put into a car commercial and thus make this look like it's a "joke" or fodder to sell something. We all know that "sex sells" - but what's going in a brothel with trafficking victims is not "sex". It's about power, corruption, greed, and using men, women and children as objects. The objectification of that prostitute in the brothel in this car ad is no different - and it shows that Citroen has no social consciousness about what's going on in the world today where sex trafficking is making more money world-wide than Starbucks or Nike combined according to some studies. Here's the address of where their video is - and it's received over 197 MILLION VIEWS FOLKS! http://www.brandchannel.com/home/post/2013/03/07/Citroen-China-Happy-Ending-030713.aspx

There's so many other ways they could be using their advertising dollars that would sell cars - and maybe help these victims at the same time if they just put their mind to it. The attached graphic is to a poster showing a man entering into a woman in another ad.  If you email me - I'll send you the whole ad - it didn't fit here.  

That's why we're creating this petition - because we have to start holding people accountable any time we see them promoting images that using another human being in this manner is unacceptable. I'll take your petition and bring it to their attention personally.

 

To:
Citroen
Stop Using Images of Potential Sex Trafficking Victims to Sell Cars

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 200 signatures
    2. We've hit over 100 signatures!!!

      Okay - now I need to ask all of you to (1) ask everyone at work, (2) ask everyone at church, temple or wherever you have a spiritual connection, (3) local groups you know of that are interested in helping with human rights' issues, especially womens' issues, (4) everyone in your email list, and (5) your local newspaper or news station to give them this post and ask them to sign. Citroen had over 197 MILLION views of this video - we have to try and come up with at least 1000 signatures! Come on - we can do this!!!

    3. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Dale Carter CANTON, GA
      • 5 months ago

      A human being has no right to sell NOR provocate the buying, selling or trading of another human being.

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    • lynda madaci EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 12 months ago

      i am a women and mom...

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • about 1 year ago

      To use brutal misogyny and sexual violence as a seller is primitive and disgusting. I cannot understand this and I cannot understand that there are men worldwide who liked this also. But that is so, otherwise this kind would not so often frequently used as advertising. For many men, means humiliation of women, girls and sexual violence fun. Are we actually still can called civilized, I am inclined to doubt this very much. This advertising must now prohibited by law as inciting for women and human hating.

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    • Jessi Lopez JAX, FL
      • about 1 year ago

      Sex Trafficking. It is a crime against humanity, and should not be mocked nor promoted. Those who do so are just as guilty in victimizing the trafficked as the trafficker.

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    • Tabakhoff Anna PARIS, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      Please provide images of human dignity

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