‘Dirty Dozen List’ names 12 companies profiting off sexual exploitation


A screengrab of a search done on the worldwide marketplace website Etsy.
A screengrab of a search done on the worldwide marketplace website Etsy. | Screengrab:

Describing itself as a global marketplace for various goods, usually of an artistic nature, Etsy made the list this year for reportedly selling items that advance sexual exploitation.

According to NCOSE, these include pornographic imagery, clothing with misogynistic content of a graphic nature, sex dolls that resemble children, and other sexually suggestive products.

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Lily Moric, international advocacy associate with NCOSE, explained during the Zoom announcement of the list that Etsy also provides “age-play products,” which involve sexual roleplaying where one adult pretends to be a child or baby.

“Etsy should not be profiting from normalizing and fetishizing child sexual abuse, misogyny, and sexual exploitation,” said Moric, who added that Etsy has been ignoring calls from an allied group to remove the graphic products from its website.

“As such, we are naming Etsy to the Dirty Dozen list for not only hosting these products, but for deliberately continuing to do so even when the problem has been brought to their attention time and again.”

Ironically, Etsy also sells hundreds of products under the category of “Stop Sexual Abuse.

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