Say no to the sexual exploitation of women!

Petition to protect South Australia's women from sexual exploitation

 

Say no to the sexual exploitation of women!

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Say no to the sexual exploitation of women!

UPDATE: We are pleased to announce that Members of the South Australian Parliament have VOTED DOWN the 13th attempt at decriminalising prostitution in the state.

"This is a huge win for women across the state and sends a strong message that the commodification of a woman's body for the gratification of a man is not ok," said CitizenGO Australian Editor Caleb Stephen

"Without the combined efforts of CitizenGOers like you and many other concerned individuals, this harmful bill would not have been defeated. So, thank you for your efforts.

"MPs have come under pressure from petitioners and advocates across the state in recent months to push back against any attempt at fully decriminalising this twisted trade and this has proven successful."

Legal prostitution advocates in South Australia are pushing for full decriminalisation of the industry with a model similar to Uber’s modus operandi where it’s claimed prostitutes will operate with no perceived obvious impact to the community.

More importantly, these proposed changes will continue to propel the twisted and degraded idea that our nation’s young women can be bought and sold for the gratification of others! 

A cunningly crafted disruptive strategy is being pushed so as to not give the general public the idea that “mega brothels” are popping up and operating in their neighbourhoods close to schools, childcare centres and churches etc. 

Any young female with a Facebook profile, an ABN and a smartphone can independently advertise and solicit services online. These women are not just statistics. They are not objects. They are daughters, sisters, girlfriends, wives and mothers. 

And while prostitutes are increasingly using online platforms such as Ugly Mugs (originally from the UK) with a rating feature similar to Uber’s to solicit street work, this does not completely eliminate the threat of violence perpetrated by clients with violent tendencies.

The bottom line is that the commodification of women for the purposes of sexual gratification needs to be stopped in its tracks right now! 

Please write to Premier Steven Marshall to consider the Nordic approach to prostitution where customers are criminalised for buying exploitive services as opposed to prostitutes being prosecuted. Under this model, young women are given the necessary support to gain qualifications and obtain work in industries where their dignity is not exploited.

Sign our petition today and tell all your friends in South Australia to stand with you on this important issue!

 

 

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Vitória!

Protect women from sexual exploitation

Dear Premier Steven Marshall,

I ask you to say no to the decriminalisation of prostitution.

I understand that the proposed “gig economy” model similar to Uber, which would see prostitutes operating legally as independent contractors, has received support from various members of parliament.

The commodification of women for the purposes of sexual gratification needs to be stopped in its tracks right now! Allowing men to buy sex from women promotes the toxic view to broader society that this is perfectly okay.

Women are not objects to be bought and sold for the pleasure of some men but are rather to be loved, cherished and respected as dignified individuals equal in worth to men. 

The decriminalisation model is fundamentally flawed and no level of amendment can fix it. This will not protect vulnerable independent prostitutes such as Michaela Dunn who was brutally murdered in Sydney earlier this year by a violent customer. 

Please instead consider the Nordic approach to prostitution where customers are criminalised for buying exploitive services as opposed to prostitutes being prosecuted. Under this model, young women are given the necessary support to gain qualifications and obtain work in industries where their dignity is not exploited.

As your constituent, I again urge you to stand firmly against the decriminalisation of prostitution in South Australia in any way, shape or form.

Atenciosamente,
[Seu nome]

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