Simon Baker, Zachary Quinto, Paul Bettany and Sean Penn all get behind the ‘Real men don’t buy girls’ campaign by THORN.
Please get behind this if you can! They have a marvelous you tube channel: here.
Slavery still exists. Just because we’re in the ‘modern world’ doesn’t mean that this problem is going to go away. In fact, the digital age is making child pornography & child slavery easier to get ahold of - people from one country can ‘buy’ a girl in another continent, destroy her childhood & move onto ‘fresh meat’. We have to make this stop.
We have to explain to everyone that real men don’t exploit young girls - because it is not acceptable behavior. Real men don’t rape kids. real men don’t destroy children’s lives. Unless we make it a much more visible problem, people will think or even pretend that it’s not there. These children are often coerced or forced into selling sex against their will. 19% of identified offenders had images or videos of children under 3 years of age - they had 39% of images of children under 6 years of age & 83% of children younger than 12. It’s sickening.
"Thirty years ago, child pornography was mainly shared via the postal service – making it incredibly difficult to find and difficult to identify like-minded individuals who shared this content. Today, almost all child pornography is traded online. Advances in connectivity, data storage, file sharing and smartphone technology have contributed to an explosive increase in this content and its reach and have made it easier for those who share this abusive content to connect and form communities.
More recently, technology has begun to play an increasingly prominent role in child trafficking. At any given time, there are between 100,000 and 300,000 children in the US alone at risk of commercial sexual exploitation. These children are often coerced or forced into selling sex against their will. Online classified sites and escort pages have become a virtual marketplace where these children are bought and sold.”
Please re-blog this as much as you can to get this message out.
And please go visit the you tube channel above, or to the Thorn website here. Spread the awareness of this as much as you can, post it onto your facebook, tell your friends - make them care too.