April 13, 2018

STATEMENT: Amazon Halts Sale of Child Sex Dolls

Press Statement Dawn Hawkins, Sr. Vice President, NCOSE

 

Washington DC – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation applauds Amazon today for removing the anatomically correct child sex dolls that have been for sale on its website. The sale of such dolls and similar material has earned Amazon a spot on the National Center’s Dirty Dozen List for the past two years.

“While Amazon is to be commended for finally removing many of these dolls the company is still profiting from sexual exploitation, with at least a dozen dolls with child-like faces on adult bodies still for sale.,” explained Dawn Hawkins, Sr. Vice President of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.

“In today’s #MeToo culture, where sexual harassment and assault are rampant, corporations like Amazon have a renewed corporate responsibility to refrain from normalizing or promoting material that promotes sexual exploitation. We request that Amazon remove all sex dolls immediately from its platform and evaluate whether or not they will continue to contribute to a culture that treats women and children as mere sex objects.“

Hawkins noted that Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, is known for selling virtually anything online for the sake of profit. In addition to the sale of child-like sex dolls, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation has complained of the sale on Amazon of photography books with eroticized child nudity, and pornographic magazines. Their Amazon Kindle e-reader is riddled with sexually explicit content containing incest, babysitter, and group-sex themes. Amazon Prime produces highly sexualized television programming and provides no means for blocking unwanted recommendations for sexually explicit programs.

“The National Center will continue its campaign against Amazon until all sexual exploitation of women and children is off limits for the company,” said Hawkins.

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Founded in 1962, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is the leading national organization exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation such as child sexual abuse, prostitution, sex trafficking and the public health crisis of pornography.

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