July 19, 2017

UPDATE: VICTORY! Moms speaking out against Amazon selling Erotica Book with Child on Cover

Update 11:00 pm: After one day of social media madness, Mama on a Mission led lots of other upset mothers (myself included) to send complaints to Amazon. IT WORKED! They removed the post. The author has even removed all images and promotion of the book from her websites, too. Together, we can make a difference and get companies to say no to sexual exploitation! (Amazon needs some more pushing though! Other problems noted here.)

 

 

Our original post from 11:00 am:

While Amazon has made life so much easier for people around the world, my life included, they have a problem with sexual exploitation that they need to deal with right away! The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has pointed out Amazon’s contribution to a normalized culture of sexual exploitation by naming them to the 2017 Dirty Dozen List. Among the list of wrong-headed decisions, Amazon sells hardcore pornography, eroticized child nudity books, hosts pornography websites through Web Services, and produces and streams sexually explicit content via Prime Video with no warning to viewers.

One upset mother has raised another problem. Mama on a Mission was shopping online for BABY TOYS when she stumbled upon the book, Daddy’s Toy. The erotica book pictures a young, prepubescent girl in her underwear kissing a man, with the description “Daddy’s Toy is gonna get punished if she doesn’t follow instructions.”

While the book is actually about a relationship between adults, the cover and description insinuate a completely different story contributing to the normalization of child sexual exploitation in our society.

 

 

Mama on a Mission has sparked outrage already and dozens of upset mothers have taken to the Internet to complain to Amazon directly.

ACTION ALERT: Join these moms on a mission in contacting Amazon and asking them to remove this book.

Call them at 1 (888) 280-4331 or send a complaint through their online customer service system here.

Amazon needs to get out of the business of promoting rape culture. Their policy largely prohibits books like these, yet they choose profits over actually enforcing their standards.

 

Dawn Hawkins

Senior Vice President & Executive Director

Dawn Hawkins is a passionate defender of human rights who has dedicated her life to fighting against societal harms that threaten the dignity of others. Her energy, creativity and mobilization skills have revived the anti-pornography movement.

As Executive Director of National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCSE), Mrs. Hawkins has developed a national strategy uniting conservative, women’s rights, child advocacy and religious groups, including a bipartisan political leadership, to work together raising awareness of the pandemic of harm from pornography. Her initiatives have led to sweeping policy changes of policies that foster exploitation for targets such as Google, Verizon and the Department of Defense. Through her leadership, NCSE has grown a network reaching hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. Mrs. Hawkins has appeared on many local and national television programs, including Fox & Friends, CNN and Good Morning America. She regularly authors articles and speaks around the country addressing the harms of pornography and all forms of sexual exploitation and what can be done to curb the growing public health crisis resulting from pornography.

Prior to joining NCSE in February 2011, she was a volunteer working for several hours each week for Patrick Trueman, current president and CEO of NCSE. While volunteering for Mr. Trueman, she was employed by a political consulting firm helping businesses and political candidates utilize digital strategies to reach expansive audiences and raise funds. Her expertise in social networking and digital strategies contributed to the successful election of several high-profile candidates in the 2010 election cycle. Dawn has worked on a number of prominent political campaigns, including Marco Rubio for Senate in 2010 and Mitt Romney for President in 2008.

Dawn regularly volunteers for organizations devoted to helping children and the homeless. She is a graduate of Tufts University and currently resides with her husband and two children in Virginia.

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