But some are unmistakably for sex. In another ad, a woman advertises that she charges by the hour, and only accepts cash payment.
Craigslist has reportedly tried to cover itself by including stipulations to using the Adult Services section: when a user goes to thehe or she must agree to release Craigslist from any liability. Dear Messrs. Buckmaster, Newmark and Wes: We are writing to request that you immediately take down the Adult Services portion of craigslist.
In our view, the company should take immediate action to end the misery for the women and children who may be exploited and victimized by these. Because craigslist cannot, or will not, adequately screen theseit should stop accepting them altogether and shut down the Adult Services section.
Their poignant told a horrific story of brutalization and assault suffered not just by them, but also by untold s of other children. Other reports about the Adult Services web support these claims.
Indeed, in a recent report, CNN correspondent Amber Lyon posted a fictional prostitution advertisement on the Adult Services section, and received 15 telephone calls soliciting sex in just a three hour period. Lyon then confronted Mr. Newmark with an actual advertisement found on craigslist depicting a young woman in highly suggestive attire and clearly listing hourly rates. She then asked Mr. Newmark pointedly what services he thought the ad was selling.
Regrettably, Ms. In fact, when Ms. Lyon told Mr. It also disregards, perhaps intentionally, two fundamental facts. First, craigslist is the only player in the sex industry who is in a position to stop these before they are published.
Second, once an ad goes live on the site, it is a virtual certainty that someone will be victimized. Yes, the perpetrators may eventually be apprehended and brought to justice, but the victim, assuming she survives, will carry the scars for life. No amount of after-the fact documentation will erase that enduring harm.
We recognize that craigslist may lose the considerable revenue generated by the Adult Services. No amount of money, however, can justify the scourge of illegal prostitution, and the suffering of the women and children who will continue to be victimized, in the market and trafficking provided by craigslist.
We sincerely hope craigslist will finally hear the voices of the victims, women and children, who plead with you to make this important change. We, too, call on craigslist to listen and respond now by shutting down the Adult Services section of its website. Such action is the right thing to do to protect innocent woman and children.
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