Target: Brazil’s Attorney General, Joao Pedro de Saboia Bandeira
Goal: Treat the sale of virginity on a website as sex trafficking or prostitution and charge the participants accordingly.
A 20 year-old woman from Brazil, Catarina Migliorini, offered up her virginity on the website ‘Virgins Wanted,’ for which the winning bidder, a Japanese man named Natsu, agreed to pay $780,000. The man behind the website, filmmaker Justin Sisely, is planning to turn this into a full-length documentary. Sisely originally wanted to do this project a few years ago in Las Vegas, but had to change location to avoid the prostitution laws.
There are certain stipulations to the agreement. The winning bidder gets one hour with Migliorini, must be tested for any sexually transmitted diseases beforehand and wear a condom. The event will take place on a private flight from Australia to the United States in order to once again, evade the prostitution laws for which it should be held accountable for. There should be no loop-holes when it comes to prostitution or sex trafficking.
In a much less prominent instance, a male also offered up his virginity on the website. He, however, received a mere $3,000 and much less notoriety. The virgins are slated to get $20,000 for participation and get to keep ninety percent of the profits from their winning bids. Despite Migliorini’s efforts to sugar-coat the situation, claiming that she will donate most of her profits to building homes in Southern Brazil, it does not hide the gray-area legalities of the act of sex for money. Migliorini even goes as far as to say her family is supporting her in this endeavor.
Brazil’s Attorney General, Joao Pedro de Saboia Bandeira, has ordered an immediate investigation and has called on Australian authorities to revoke Migliorini’s passport and send her back to Brazil. Sign the petition to support the Attorney General’s actions, treat the exploitation of selling virginity as an act of sex trafficking, and charge Migliorini and website creator, Justin Sisely, accordingly.
Dear Attorney General, Joao Pedro de Saboia Bandeira,
The sale of Catarina Migliorini’s virginity needs to be considered an act of sex trafficking. The agreement itself has gone to great lengths, quite literally, the actual act taking place in a plane flying from Australia to the United States, in order to bypass any prostitution or sex trafficking laws. There should be no gray area when it comes to sex trafficking. Although both Catarina Migliorini, the woman offering up her virginity, and her family support the venality of this auction and was a willing participant, it should still be considered an illegal activity.
This sale is making light of both sex trafficking and prostitution which affects hundreds of thousands of people every year. The tactical planning that has taken place to circumvent any lawbreaking is unbelievable. They have been reduced to carrying out the agreement in an airplane flying from Australia to the United Stated to avoid legal actions. Please do everything in your power to see that some consequences result from the sale of virginity on a website.
[Your Name Here]
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