While the material is not illegal, it is offensive and only allowed under the law because the 'daughter' characters are of 'legal age' - but everything else about their character, however, is childlike - often being referred to as 'brats' depicted on the cover with teddy bears and pigtails. This is propaganda for sexual offenders, plain and simple. To allow this to continue, is to enable abuse and foster a culture that, once again, turns a blind eye to the plight of victims and essentially re-traumatizes survivors by promoting such behavior as entertainment.
As a discerning customer and advocate against sexual abuse I cannot justify remaining a patron of your retail business until you remove your selection of 'daddy erotica' titles from your inventory of e-books.
In the United States today, there are hundreds of thousands of survivors of child sexual abuse - many who were sexually abused by a parent, step parent, or other adult who took advantage of a mentoring relationship. The abuse is not only physical, but emotionally traumatic and psychologically damaging. These abusers invest energy rationalizing such behavior, convincing themselves that their victims 'want' the abuse, focusing on the physical pleasure - ignoring the emotional health and damage being inflicted on their victims.
These books, despite the 'legal age of consent' and the grotesque plot lines suggesting that these daughters are seeking sexual relationships with their fathers - are not only a far cry from reality, they are essentially supporting the perverted and self-serving mentality of many sexual offenders - you are providing the very material that they fantasize about. You are profiting by offering these materials to people that would be drawn to these abusive relationships, and by allowing your good name to be associated with it - you are making a statement that it is acceptable.
You have chosen sexual offenders over innocent victims.
For the 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys that have experienced sexual abuse, and for the many victims of sexual abuse as adults today - now being advocated on behalf of the "It's On Us" campaign, I refuse to support a corporation that is working against making our world a safer place, even if it is in the name of 'fiction'.
With titles like, "My Daddy Bred Me", "Anything for Daddy", and "Getting Dirty With Daddy" you cannot pretend to be naive to the immoral and illegal behavior that these 'books' promote. Furthermore, these titles mock the suffering and feed into the indifference toward victims in today's society that blames and shames victims exploited by the manipulation and coercion of their offenders.
As an upstanding member of society that is here to take a stand and say enough to sexual abuse, I cannot, in good conscience, remain a patron of your business.
I have shared this information with my social circle and the result has been nothing short of shock and disgust. I would greatly appreciate a response in the form of an apology and a vow to never carry any materials that promote incest and sexual relationships between adults and children.
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