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Kansas-based mother Amie Logan is demanding that the Kardashian’s ‘damaging’ baby clothes be removed from all Babies ‘R’ Us stores

‘I don’t want my child to grow up to be a Sex Tape star

Mother campaigns to remove ‘sexualized’ Kardashian Kids clothing from Babies ‘R’ Us
Kansas mom Amie Logan is calling for the retailer to remove the offending garments which are designed for baby girls aged 0 to 24 months
The collection includes a $25 leatherette mini skirt and $33 gold lurex pants.

To Learn More:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2814264/I-don-t-want-kid-sex-tape-star-One-mother-s-campaign-remove-damaging-Kardashian-Kids-clothing-Babies-R-Us.html

UK Economy “Stronger” Than First Thought After Drugs And Prostitution Boost GDP Figures

This is a sad commentary on the UK.  Shame on the UK for including “contributions”, or earnings from prostitution in their figures.  The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has made revisions to the way UK output is measured, and as a result there has now been an improvement in its historic performance.

Figures show that the UK economy shrank by 6% at the height of the recession in 2008-09, lower than the previous estimate of 7.2%.

This is because the ONS’s GDP calculations now include contributions to the economy from prostitution and sales of illegal drugs. http://www.managementtoday.co.uk/news/1310635/uk-economy-stronger-first-thought-drugs-prostitution-boost-gdp-figures/

Sexist Ads and Rituals in Cannabusiness’s

Battling Cannabusiness Sexism

Heather Manus, author of “Unspoken Undercurrent: Gender bias flows through cannabis industry, & woman are speaking out”, states, “One of the biggest sore spots for many female cannabis professionals is the abundance of marijuana ads featuring scantily clad women in provocative positions.  That overtly sexual approach –which is common through out the industry–trivializes both women and the medicinal benefits of marijuana”.   Manus quotes, Christie Lunsford, a Denver-based cannabis entrepreneur and freelance business consultant, “It’s really damaging messaging.  Advil and Viagra don’t use half-naked women. They [cannabusinesses] could class it up”.  Manus quotes, Dr. Lakisha Jenkins, who holds a Ph.D in naturaopathy and owns Kiona’s Farm’acy in California, who was incensed by the Wet T’Shirt contest at the last Medical Cannabis Cup in Los Angeles sponsored by High Times, “I talked to cancer survivors that came to the event, and that was their feedback: ‘I came here thinking that this was my solution, and now I’m just going to go home and die, because I’m no better educated and I’m completely turned off by what I’ve seen here.”  It is not that Sex sells, but that Sexism sells, and neither of them should be used to sell.  It is degrading to every intelligent human being. This is why Diane Fornbacher founded Ladybud Magazine, an online publication that caters to women cannabis consumers that don’t accept sexist ads. For more info, please see page 18: http://marijuanabizmagazine.com/fall2014/files/assets/basic-html/index.html#20

Two victims of prostitution challenge Backpage

Two Bay State women hoping to bring Backpage.com to justice are facing an uphill battle.

Full Court Press: Law has protected website used to sell teen sex slaves
A website accused of allowing pimps to peddle teenage sex slaves has been virtually invincible in court, and two Bay State women hoping to bring Backpage.com to justice are facing an uphill battle.

Massachusetts authorities have called the site a menace, and states have tried to outlaw its posting policy, but time and time again Backpage.com has used the Constitution and federal law to avoid accountability. For more information: http://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnists/2014/10/full_court_press_law_has_protected_website_used_to_sell_teen_sex

Seattle Woman Publicly Shames Suspected Groper By Uploading Photos Of Him On Twitter, By Khier Casino, Sat, October 18, 2014

A Seattle woman used social media to shame a suspected groper.

Julia Marquand, 28, took photos of alleged sex-offender Daryl Sharma, who reportedly walked up to the woman on an empty sidewalk and touched her inappropriately, the Daily Mail reports.

She followed her alleged groper and used her cellphone to snap photos as he apparently tried to apologize in what she believes was “damage control.”

For More Info: http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/seattle-woman-publicly-shames-suspected-groper-uploading-photos-him-twitter

Model Networking Site Must Face Rape Victim’s Lawsuit, by Karen Gullo September 17, 2014

Model Networking Site Must Face Rape Victim’s Lawsuit, by Karen Gullo September 17, 2014

Internet Brands Inc., which operates more than 100 websites, must face an aspiring model’s lawsuit that claims the company knew rapists were trolling one of its sites for victims and failed to warn users.

The plaintiff, identified as Jane Doe No. 14, said she posted a profile on Modelmayhem.com, an Internet Brands’ owned site for people in the modeling industry. She said she was lured to Miami for a fake audition, drugged and raped by two men who recorded the assault for a pornographic tape.

A federal appeals court in San Francisco today reversed a judge’s decision that the Communications Decency Act, which protects websites from lawsuits over material posted by someone else, prevented the woman from suing the company. Doe didn’t sue over material published on the website, but for a lack of a warning that could have been provided through a posting or e-mail, the appeals court said. For more information: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-09-17/model-networking-site-must-face-rape-victim-s-lawsuit

Google’s getting rid of sexual ads this month, June 9, 2014

There’s now one fewer place you will see pornographic advertisements: Google.

Google explained back in March that sexually explicitly material would no longer be featured in their ad spaces. This is a move to improve the experience of the users, Google said.

“Under this policy, sexually explicit content will be prohibited, and guidelines will be clarified regarding promotion of other adult content,” Google explained. “The change will affect all countries. We made this decision as an effort to continually improve users’ experiences with AdWords. After the new policy goes into effect, the adult sexual services, family status, and underage or non-consensual sex acts policy pages will reflect this change.”

Though this was announced in March, Google recently sent out a letter to advertisers that confirmed the ads would be taken down later this month, according to pornharms.com. For more information:

http://national.deseretnews.com/article/1643/googles-getting-rid-of-sexual-advertisements-this-month.html