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Ashton Kutcher’s crusade against sex ads rooted in prior anti-prostitution efforts

At the beginning of July, actor Ashton Kutcher brought heaps of publicity to his new anti-trafficking charity by updating his over seven million Twitter followers with the news that he convinced American Airlines to remove their ads from Village Voice Media publications. “Hey @AmericanAir are you aware that you are…

Migrants forced to be sex slaves in Mexico

TAPACHULA, Mexico — Locals call them “merchandise” and that is how criminal gangs treat the Central American youths they force into prostitution near Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala. Victims recount being tricked into making the dangerous journey across Central America in the hope of a better life before being stopped…

Obama friend Dick Titcomb arrested for soliciting sex in Hawaii

A close friend of President Barack Obama was arrested in a prostitution sting Monday in Hawaii. Robert Richard Titcomb, 49, of Waialua was arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from an undercover officer, according to Hawaii News Now. CNN confirmed the arrest with Honolulu Department of Public Safety Wednesday. Obama has…

Craigslist pulls all adult services ads: state official

WASHINGTON – Online classifieds website Craigslist has shut down its “adult services” sections worldwide, nearly four months after removing the listings in the United States, a US state attorney general said. Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal said legal representatives for Craigslist had confirmed to his office that erotic and adult…

‘Censoring’ of Craigslist ‘adult services’ has little effect on Internet prostitution

Craiglist’s “adult services” section has been shut down in the U.S., but prostitution on the Internet is alive and well — even, quite possibly, on Craigslist. Users of the website and its CEO grouse that the Internet is still full of sites where people can find prostitutes. As for the…

Craigslist ends adult services ads after police pressure

WASHINGTON — Online classifieds website Craigslist has blocked US access to its “adult services” listings, replacing the section tab with a “censored” label after criticism it was facilitating prostitution. On Saturday, Craigslist sites for US cities all featured a black and white label reading “censored” where the adult services link…

Fox News ‘anti-feminist’ guest calls dating ‘legal prostitution’

Breaking news: something happened a month and a half ago and Rupert Murdoch’s favorite news network just now found someone willing to say something outrageous about it. Okay, so that’s not the whole story … But the summary is still quite apt. This morning, Fox and Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson…

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