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 abolitionist and 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 and her intentional emphasis on the intersectionality of forms of sexual exploitation has proven a unique and effective strategy for curbing them.

 

As Sr. Vice President and Executive Director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), Mrs. Hawkins has developed a global strategy uniting more than 300 women’s rights, conservative, child advocacy, medical professionals, law enforcement, and religious groups, including a bipartisan political leadership, to work together in raising awareness of the connections between all forms of sexual exploitation. Her initiatives have lead to sweeping policy changes of policies that foster exploitation for targets such as Google, Hilton Worldwide, Comcast, Walmart, and the Department of Defense. Through her leadership, NCOSE 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 public health harms of pornography, curbing demand for sex trafficking, protecting children and families in our digital world, and more.

 

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

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