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Petition to Theresa May, godaddy.com, godaddy.com, ReliableHosting, Go Daddy

Stop PunterNet.com from operating-A website where users can rate their experiences with prostitutes, who appear to be under-aged girls, trafficking victims & victims of rape #shutdownpunternet

PunterNet.com is an unregulated website where punters* can submit reviews of their encounters with prostitutes. Many of the women being reviewed appear to be underage, victims of trafficking and victims of rape. The website encourages punters to report women who appear to be trafficked, but when the website owner was asked what PunterNet has in place to ensure that trafficking is reported effectively; he failed to respond.  *Punter=A person who visits a prostitute To reiterate: I respect the right for a woman to do what she wants to do and I respect the right of a woman to work in the sex industry. I believe that a woman working in the sex industry should be able to make a platform for herself  and that no one should create that platform for her and scrutinise her in any way.  A large number of quotes  suggest that the women being reviewed are under-age: "I like nothing more than a young and 'under-worked' body and f***y and this does not usually cause any problems through inexperience", victims of trafficking: "she was just too inexperienced and unskilled, coupled with a crap attitude. After seeing the very cute Consuello the previous week (from the same stable), I had hoped for better. There seems to be a group of early twenties Spanish girls being rotated around the country on this well-known listing website, as the girls appear in Sheffield, Norwich, Peterborough, Derby, Nottingham etc" and victims of rape: "I went straight for sex, she was completely unresponsive, even complained about pain as I am too big (which I hope to be, but i'm not) I managed to finish, just to have my money's worth".  Signing this petition will help to stop the expansion of a network that puts women in danger, " He had the attitude that he could pummel the girl for as long and as many times as he wanted within an hour (not caring wether he hurt her or not)". Many of those who use the website are unable to recognise the signs of women being coerced into prostitution, "I asked for a rubber put it on and went in. She didn't enjoy what was happening and had her face all screwed up and eyes tight shut". The website promotes a mob mentality of acceptance to pay for the right to be violent to women, "She seemed to be perspiring and quite agitated, but I was not now going to stop until I came". Its existence open doors so that other Punters know which women they get away with abusing more easily.  The petition alongside a large list of quotes indicating rape, trafficking and under age prostitution were sent to David Cameron's office. The Home office replied and decided not to "ban the advertising of sexual services" and where a website is thought to be acting illegally they "would expect the police to investigate and the Crown Prosecution Service, where appropriate to prosecute". However, PunterNet is unlike any other sexual service provider because prostitutes are not advertising themselves-Punters are advertising them and exposing those who appear to be underage, victims of trafficking and rape victims. This makes it easy for these women to be found, used, harmed and rape; with their locations and contact numbers visible at all times. Reports can also be submitted anonymously, meaning that some of the perpetrators of violence can never be brought to justice. This response is despite the controversial direct field reports that were sent in the original letter to David Cameron's office:  WARNING: Reports contain language that certain readers may find offensive  Evidence of violence:  In response to negative feedback a working girl writes, "You wanted to stick your finger all the way up my bum which is not comfortable for me. It's also not comfortable the way you tried to stick your fingers up the other place either in a non gentle manner. " Working girl in response to negative feedback: " it was too painful for me and I couldn't persuade you to alter things." Punter: "The agency then said even though I'm a regular and a good client, I won't get even 1% of the money back and went on saying she is hurt, she is bleeding and need to go to the hospital..LOL.." Punter: "She seemed to be perspiring and quite agitated, but I was not now going to stop until I came. This happened about five minutes later and once I had come, she got off me and left the room. " Evidence of trafficking? Punter: "she was either drunk or on drugs. I'm no doctor and she may have had a medical condition for all I know, but she was very vacant with eyes rolling and then involuntary body movements. All whilst looking off into space. Breathing deeply and not being able to sit or stand still."  Punter: ""******'s purple site profile was authored by the same guy who has written a number of other misleading profiles on Thai 'indies.... Several other Thai 'indies' with similar profiles also have rooms in the same building and since the author also runs a second-rate London oriental agency, I have to wonder just how independent they are." Punter: " the girl seemed distinctly contemplative, almost with a resigned aura...it felt palpably like a violation rather than a service....She is not linguistically proficient and I shared no foreign language in which I could converse with her.  I may well have misread the girl or perhaps she is being forced into this prestigious industry by outside agencies. I saw no physical signs of enforcement or abuse. I am, however, very naive about such events and would be unsure to comprehend any signs, if I were to be confronted by them." Punter: ""I have come to the realisation, at great expense, that these Polish girls are verging on being scams. They are run by faceless pimps that want the girls in and out of your room or home as quick as possible so that they can drive them to their next booking (they advertise as covering a lot of areas around London). I wouldn't go as far as saying they indulge in human trafficking but to them the girls ARE easily replaceable commodities" Punter: "Guys, you need to stay clear of this woman, for the sake of your wallet, but also for her sake, as she’s clearly as cut out for her chosen profession as a dolphin is for stock car racing. I even entertained the possibility that she was being coerced into her non-chosen career, and briefly considered calling an 0800 number to report possible trafficking." Evidence of underage girls: Punter: "******** was a bit too mechanical for my liking, just went through a routine ending with doggy and her going uh uh and watching the TV. This is not the place for a girl of this age" Punter: "OK, I like nothing more than a young and 'under-worked' body and f**ny - and this does not usually cause any problems, through inexperience." Punter: It’s a bit like being with someone’s teenage daughter…if you like hot young bodies Punter: "the complete and utter lack of any sort of technique/charm/sexual allure evidenced by this young lady in the bedroom as you suck, tug and thrash away to your inevitable climax. It is like you have entered a sexual black hole, which sucks all the desire out of you and propels it a billion miles in the other direction" Punter: If you want to try a fresh, young (says she is 18) and pretty girl is ok, but maybe as she just started to work, is quite passive, scarcely kiss without tongue, doesn't want to be kissed on the neck or ears...She really can't speak a work of english (is romenian) Evidence of women with health problems: Punter: Has quite a few self inflicted cuts on her left arm, said she had 'stuff' in her head when she was younger. Punter: "She complained she was cold, yet it was a lovely late summer/early autumn evening and quite balmy outside. I think she was stoned as she sounded woozy, looked sleepy and very nonchalant." Punter: "one looked as if she was on drugs, the other was just abit more up for it, went for her." Punter: "She looked spaced out, drugs or drink possibly. She also asked me if I did drugs which was a bad sign. "  Will you help me to: ●Stop an unregulated website where a large number of women are being reviewed by Punters without their consent. ●Stop the locations and telephone numbers of alleged under-age girls and trafficking victims being displayed 24/7. 

Trishna Datta
4,229 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, Vince Cable, all party leaders and Parliament

50:50 Parliament want women to have equal seats and equal say. Show you agree, SIGN NOW!

In Parliament men outnumber women by more than 2:1, there are 209 women MPs and 441 men. Only 12 extra women were elected to Westminster after the 2017 general election, at this rate it will take 50 years to get a truly equal and representative Parliament. 50:50 aspire to a modern Parliament consisting of around 50% men and 50% women. Our target is clear because what gets measured gets managed. This is a majority issue, women are the majority in life but the minority in Parliament. If Parliament is inaccessible to women many others must and do face hurdles too. One way or another this needs sorting.  If you agree then say so and SIGN.  Let's build a better and more representative democracy together! This is what our petition letter to the party leaders says: "Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, Vince Cable, all party leaders and Parliament, We need a more gender balanced House of Commons, around 50:50 men and women. Please collaborate and do something: debate and take action to make Parliament more gender balanced, like life." Our petition is not prescribing the solutions but asking those with the power to take action. This is a historic democratic deficit and institutional imbalance that needs to be addressed. An inclusive, gender balanced Parliament would lead to more responsive and informed decision making, everyone would benefit.  50:50 Parliament also aim to inspire, support and encourage political participation with our #AskHerToStand & #SignUpToStand campaigns. Let's get 116 more women to Westminster at the next election. If you know a woman who would make a good MP then ask her to stand, 50:50 is here to help, see http://www.5050parliament.co.uk/askhertostand/.  All political parties agree that a gender balanced Parliament would be better, see this video clip here, so SIGN to ask for action. For more information and to JOIN 50:50 go to www.5050Parliament.co.uk. 50:50 Parliament is an inclusive, cross party, non-partisan campaign, it costs nothing to join up and be part of 50:50 Parliament. This historic movement for women to have political equality is free for all. By joining you show support, help raise awareness and be part of the campaign! To read more about why this matters and the many solutions see the 50:50 Parliament submission to the Women and Equalities Select Committee Inquiry here. Only 325 women MPs are needed for a 50:50 Parliament which amounts to 1 in every 100,000 women which is great, because clearly politics might not appeal to everyone, but it might suit 1 in 100,000 women and our country needs them.  Two comments on the petition say it all: Helen "Apart from the obvious injustice we are in no position to under-utilise so much talent”- Helen, “If the institution of Parliament discourages women to participate, it is the institution that needs to change.” – Malcolm. Add your voice and make a comment on the 50:50 petition. Join us in asking for action concerning this pressing democratic deficit. Thank you. Frances, Sadaf, Brian, Tina, Charlie and Nathalie #5050Parliament Team 50:50 Key Links: For more information see www.5050Parliament.co.uk 50:50 submission to Women & Equalities Select Committee Become a 50:50 Ambassador - fill in the form online Stand to become an MP! 50:50 want to support you see #AskHerToStand Like - facebook.com/5050Parliament Follow on Twitter - @5050Parliament See 50:50 Films  - 50:50 Parliament on YouTube Buy campaign merch at - 50:50 Parliament Shop 50:50 in the News: Parliament agrees there is a "serious democratic deficit" and #5050Parliament says "There are some great women out there, so let’s start asking them to stand" The Guardian The Guardian reports on launch of #5050Parliament #AskHerToStand campaign "Gender parity among MPs at risk of stalling, say women's groups" Cathy Newman, Channel 4 News supports #5050Parliament in The Telegraph 50:50 Parliament in Marie Claire #IWD2016 50:50 Parliament profiled in The Telegraph, 50:50 Parliament - Huffington Post, Evening Standard The Guardian 50:50 Parliament - Star on Parliamentary TV at Women & Equalities Committee Oral Evidence Session #StripTees 50:50 Key Blogs: Women our Parliament Still Needs You Following in the Footsteps of Fawcett Gender Equality is a Human Right, so Women Need More Seats in Parliament! Family Friendly Parliament Tax on Tampons Is the Tip of the Iceberg Obama says Tampon Tax Is Because ‘Men Were Making the Laws’ Carey Mulligan Demonstrates Support for 50:50Parliament at the Premier of 'Suffragette' 50:50 Films: 50:50 Ambassadors Campaign Video Carey Mulligan supporting 50:50 Parliament at Suffragette Premier & Sisters Uncut Demo Paloma Faith Supporting 50:50 Parliament Gemma Arterton Supporting 50:50 Parliament MPs Supporting #5050Parliament Campaign #5050Parliament at Feminism in London 2015 #5050Parliament at WOW Festival 2015

Frances Scott and the 50:50 Parliament Team
52,886 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to The Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP

Help me find out if my baby was stolen at birth in Spain

I was told my first baby had died shortly after her birth in 1992 when I lived in Spain.  I can’t describe the pain I felt and until February 2012 I lived thinking my daughter had died. But a Spanish friend came to visit in the UK and told me about a scandal that had broken in Spain where up to 300,000 babies had been stolen in Spain and sold for adoption across the world between the 1950's to the late 1990's. It hit me that my daughter could have been one of those stolen babies and I have been battling for an effective investigation ever since. My case has been through the Spanish justice system, to no avail. That’s why I’m calling on the UK Home Secretary to push my case further. Both me and my daughter are British - it is their job to support us as they have with other families who’ve had loved ones missing. When my daughter's remains were exhumed to bring them back to the UK, the skeleton I saw appeared to be that of a much older infant. One way that could help is providing £5000 that is needed to have a DNA test on the ashes that I believed were my daughter’s. This could help me take forward the case for a fuller investigation. I received a letter from Theresa May when she was Home Secretary, in which she told me she was sorry to read about my sad story, but could not help. I know that more can be done - if they knew the pain of not knowing what happened to your lost child, I’m sure they would take action. My hopes are to find the truth. And I hope my story will help others that may have been affected by this too. Please sign this petition to secure a true investigation to find out what happened to my baby. Thank you for your support, ---- Please help me to raise the money needed here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ruth-appleby-1    

Ruth Appleby
129,676 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to David Gauke MP, Justice Secretary, UK Parliament

Help stalking victims – Back the Stalking Protection Bill to give police more powers

More than one million people are affected by stalking each year and as an Editor at Fabulous Daily we have interviewed and written about dozens of victims. That’s why we are campaigning to get better protection for them. Actress Kym Marsh is backing our campaign and recently told us how she was sent pornographic hate mail to her home address, received unwanted gifts from a stranger, and has had people imitate her and her children on social media sites.  Her character Michelle Connor in Coronation Street was also a victim of stalking – she was spied on by bitter ex-partner Will and eventually drugged and kidnapped. It might be a soap storyline, but for men and women across the country stalking is very real. It is a terrifying insidious crime that can often make them fear for their lives. Tragically, far too many vulnerable people have been murdered by their stalker before the police could intervene. That's why we are urging people to support the Stalking Protection Bill. Dr Sarah Wollaston MP’s bill which is currently going through Parliament would give police the power to apply for a Stalking Protection Order from magistrates’ courts at an early stage. The order would stop the stalker from contacting the victim while the case is investigated and if he or she broke the order the penalty would be five years in prison - rather than waiting until it may be too late. About one in five women and one in 10 men will experience some kind of stalking behaviour in their adult lifetime, according to the crime survey for England and Wales.  Dr Wollaston says: "Stalkers leave their victims feeling powerless and frightened and it is time to take action to put an end to their crimes and to stop this dangerous behaviour escalating to violence."  The more public pressure there is to make this happen, the more likely it is that the bill will be passed and police will have the power to apply for a Stalking Protection Order at an early stage. Right now stalkers think they can carry on tormenting their victim because they think nothing will happen to them until they cross the criminal threshold and are convicted in court. Let’s not let any more people suffer while their stalker continues to ruin their lives.  Please sign this petition for the UK Government to back the Stalking Protection Bill. Read Kym Marsh’s full story here https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/7159967/stop-a-stalker-petition-the-sun/

Joely Chilcott
3,139 supporters