Well it appears the time for action with The Washington Post is now.
I also posted something on the ads on the DC Human Rights Examiner
take a look below. As you will see it's managed to cause a bit of a
stir already, so feel free to use the comments section to bring more
attention and awareness to the issue, as well as what SMS has been
doing on this front.
The Dark Side of The Washington Post
April 17, 2:31 AM
Executive Director and Founder
Bridge to Freedom Foundation
Children's Rights Writer/Blogger
Foreign Policy Association
DC Human Rights Examiner
Stop Modern Slavery
On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 3:13 PM, Ray Lian <[address removed]> wrote:
> Hello Members,
> Ever wonder where traffickers advertise their victims? Turns out it's in one
> of the nation's most prestigious newspapers - The Washington Post.
> Advertisements for massage parlors that are often fronts for brothels
> selling trafficked women are run in The Post every day.The Washington Post
> is one of the few remaining large U.S. newspapers that accept advertisements
> for massage parlors.
> As a community, we can not accept such behavior. Let us stand up and send a
> loud and clear message to the Washington Post that we will not tolerate
> their disregard for this reality.
> Here what you can do to help:
> 1) Sign this online petition that will be sent directly to the Post:
> 2) Forward this email to your friends, family, and coworkers
> 3) If you have Facebook or Gmail, set your status to reflect this effort.
> Here's a sample:
> "Does the Washington Post support Brothels? Read more at
> 4) Read this article on change.org:
> Remember, just because we believe something is wrong and needs to be change,
> does not mean it will. We have to take action ourselves to change it!
> Thank You
> Your Organizer
> P.S. We also want to tell you that we recently heard a DC Police Officer
> recall arresting several men who were customers in the brothels that
> advertise with the Post. The excuse that these men gave was "I saw it in the
> Post--so I thought it must be OK."
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