The Junior League of Seattle voted this past year to alter our organization’s focus area to the “Empowerment of Women and Children.” As part of our efforts to empower women and children in the Seattle area, we are determined to combat violence against women, with a particular focus on fighting human trafficking.
Right now, local politicians are taking a stand against underage prostitution and human trafficking by asking the Village Voice to shut down their sex advertisement area, backpage.com, which publishes through “The Seattle Weekly.”
Giving up backpage.com would be painful to the Village Voice – it rakes in over $2 million dollars every month from it’s sex advertising section. Despite the Village Voice’s objections that it can filter out ads that feature underage girls or girls being forced into prostitution, law agencies across the US are breaking case after case of human trafficking and underage girls being forced into prostitution with ties to backpage.com.
If you would like to tell the Village Voice how you feel about their role in human trafficking and other crimes against women and young girls, you can write them an e-mail through their website, here: .
To Read today’s Seattle Time Op-Ed piece about backpage.com: