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Sensible action over rape 'game'

The Seattle Chapter of the National Organization for Women [Seattle NOW] would like to sincerely thank Amazon.com for removing the game 'Rapelay' from all of their sites.

As an organization that is committed to the ending of violence against women around the world we were horrified to read the story on the Belfast Telegraph's website that one of our most respected local businesses was promoting and selling a product that considered rape of women and children a 'game'.

Now we are proud to inform our working partners in Kenya and South Africa that Amazon.com has stopped marketing not only 'Rapelay' but 'Hustler Asian Fever Sex Objects' and 'Female Yazuka Tale'. Thank you, again.

We sincerely hope that Amazon will cease marketing all products that glorify such violence and degradation, including 'Bible Black' and 'Bible Black New Testament Vol. 2: Second Scripture'.

While we understand that the First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects the freedom of speech that is vitally important to all of us, we do not consider that this protection extends to the right to profit from speech.

We would like to thank Amazon for making a decision that in the best interests of women and children and the Belfast Telegraph for bringing the issue to our attention.

In hope of safety for all,

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Susan Lebow,
Thalia Syracopoulos,

Seatle Chapter, National Organization for Women

CC:
Equality Now, Nairobi, Kenya,
Engender, South Africa,
Equality Now, New York

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