Despite needing additional funding for their organization, the Center for Young Women's Development decided it was more important to keep their integrity than to financially benefit from the exploitation of women.
For all the "victims" of the "adult services" section of Craigslist, there are a number of individuals like myself -- free-thinking human beings -- who are are being stifled by our so-called advocates.
Craigslist is not a pimp, but a public perch from which law enforcement can watch without being seen. It's a lot easier to set up stings online, posing as buyers or sellers and luring scumbags into making the wrong move.
Protesters are asking Craigslist to close the euphemistically named "Adult Services" section of their website and set a sex industry-free standard that would help to eliminate human trafficking worldwide and prostitution.
Craigslist has tripled - to $36 million - revenue it receives annually from advertising for "adult" or "erotic" services. Advertising for sexual services now accounts for one-third of Craigslist's revenue.
It is unacceptable, in a civilized and progressive society, that a business using a website, or any other form of mass communication, can facilitate the selling, buying and exploitation of children for sex.