7 of 10 - Challenge Media and Advertisers

 

 

 

Challenge media for their disrespect and disregard for the law when publishing sexual ads of women and girls.

Send the letter below to the publisher. To make a bigger impact, also contact the publication's major advertisers. Advertisers are very sensitive to customer concerns.

The Georgia Straight, for example, has a wide circulation throughout the lower mainland with 723,000 reading the newspaper in the past 6 weeks. The paper reaches 33% of Metro Vancouver residents age 12 and older, according to a Vision Critical survey, June 2013. The newspaper is distributed for free at venues frequented by young people.

 

 

 


Dear Publisher:

I request that your newspaper stop publishing sexual ads of women and girls.

You are disrespecting and victimizing women and girls when publishing sexual ads.

You are supporting the exploitation and trafficking of humans in BC.

You are disregarding the law, specifically the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (Bill C-36).

I will not read your publication or patronize your advertisers until you cease this kind of advertising.

I will not hesitate to express my concern to your advertisers.

This is an important gender equality and human rights issue.

I look forward to hearing back from you regarding my request.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME

YOUR ADDRESS

 


Dear Advertiser:

I request that your company stop advertising in the ____________ publication.

________________ is publishing sexual ads of women and girls in contravention of the law, specifically the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (Bill C-36).

By advertising in this publication, you are indirectly supporting the exploitation and trafficking of humans in BC.

These ads disrespect and victimize women and girls.

This is an important gender equality and human rights issue.

I will not patronize your business until you cease advertising in this publication.

I look forward to hearing back from you regarding my request.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME

YOUR ADDRESS