An investigation by the advocacy group Collective Shout has unearthed a large number of disturbing dolls on the marketplace Alibaba, despite the e-commerce giant previously committing to removing such listings.
One of the merchants even provided a sickening video of a baby doll with replica genitalia, demonstrating how it could be ‘used’.
“I’ve been an activist with Collective Shout for 10 years and this is the most disturbing content I’ve seen,” campaigner Melinda Liszewski said. “It is deeply distressing to view.”
Caitlin Roper is a campaigns manager at Collective Shout and a PhD candidate researching female-bodied sex dolls and robots.
Dolls such as those uncovered on Alibaba are far from harmless, Ms Roper said.
“Child sex abuse dolls are designed to facilitate users’ fantasies of raping a child,” Ms Roper said. “This is not a victimless crime – these lifelike dolls normalise and legitimise the sexual use and abuse of children.”
An Australian Institute of Criminology report in 2019 found that lifelike child dolls could lead to an increase in the sexual abuse of children.
‘DEEPLY DISTURBING’ Lifelike child sex dolls based on girls & toddlers that boast they’re 100% anatomically correct are on sale in Australia
Investigators found a large number of the horrific items on the marketplace Alibaba, despite the Chinese company previously committing to removing child sex dolls from sale.
Australian campaign group Collective Shout, who fight against the sexualisation of girls, found the dolls which they branded some of the most "disturbing content" they have ever seen.
[Campaigns Manager Melinda Liszewski] added:
"At a time when there is more awareness of child sexual abuse than ever, how is it that a multi-billion dollar mainstream corporation like Alibaba can profit from normalising the rape of babies?"
Alibaba under scanner for selling life-like child 'sex dolls for men' modeled on infants, pre-pubescent girls
Advocacy group Collective Shout unearthed at least 18 suppliers selling the dolls from $175 to $350 and marketing them as 'young girl, flat chest'
Alibaba, one of the world's largest online retailers, is reportedly selling anatomically perfect and life-like sex dolls modeled on minors – even infants and toddlers – in the Australian market. Advocacy group Collective Shout unearthed a shockingly large number of dolls based on pre-pubescent minors on the marketplace after a thorough investigation. Alibaba has previously promised to take down such listings from its website.
[Campaigns Manager Melinda Liszewski] revealed that some of the child sex dolls she uncovered were "verified" by Alibaba. As of now, Collective Shout is calling for payment companies to stop doing business with the Chinese giant until it takes effective steps to stop the sale of these dolls.
Sick sex dolls 'designed to look like babies' sold online by retail giant Alibaba
Disturbing dolls "designed to facilitate users’ fantasies of raping a child" were reportedly withdrawn from sale twice before but were spotted online by campaigners this month.
Sick sex dolls designed to resemble children and even babies are being sold online through Chinese retailer Alibaba.
Australian campaign group Collective Shout, exposed the shocking trade in paedophile-friendly sex toys.
Their week-long investigation found large numbers of replica child dolls marketed as "young girl", "flat chest" and "sex dolls for men" sold by 18 suppliers.
Life-like Child Sex Dolls Of Girls And Babies Are Being Openly Sold On Alibaba. This Is Deeply Sickening
Alibaba, China’s digital marketplace exporting to several countries, has gone ahead and sold child sex dolls from sellers who graphically described the dolls to sell them to twisted men. Advocacy group Collective Shout found a plethora of such listings on their website of sellers selling sex dolls based on children, infants and babies. The sellers have been boosting (sic) that the dolls are “anatomically correct” with genitalia feeling authentic.
I am going to get a little into details here and I know it’s really sickening but these things have to be spoken about to exactly know the kind of damage Alibaba has done. There’s a doll of probably a four-year-old that is advertised to have “three holes” for oral, anal and vaginal sex. There are baby replicas advertised as “soft” and “cute”. Another one is boasts of being so tiny that it can be stored in a suitcase. A female child abuse sex doll is presented as perfect for those who like bondage. A little girl doll is dressed in Disney swimwear to make it evident that it’s a child. In fact, there are dolls that will bleed when you take its “virginity.
It is really sickening and campaigner Melinda Liszewski says it’s the “most disturbing content” she’s seen in the past 10 years of her work at Collective shout which battles sexualisation of girls. “It is deeply distressing to view,” she said.
The child sex abuse dolls were being sold ranging from $250 to $500. “At a time when there is more awareness of child sexual abuse than ever, how is it that a multi-billion dollar mainstream corporation like Alibaba can profit from normalising the rape of babies?” Ms Liszewski said.
Such dolls can encourage a child abuser’s diabolical fantasies by normalising the abuse. Exposure to child sex abuse dolls can also change dicey men’s palate towards what is deemed as sexual. No, we cannot afford to portray children as sexual beings and encourage sick assholes to feel aroused looking at them. It is not okay to fantasise having sex with a child or a baby. We don’t know when the perpetrator moves on from a doll to a real human being. Caitlin Roper, a campaigns manager at Collective Shout said, “Child sex abuse dolls are designed to facilitate users’ fantasies of raping a child,” She further added, “This is not a victimless crime – these lifelike dolls normalise and legitimise the sexual use and abuse of children.” In fact, Australian Institute of Criminology reported that child sex abuse dolls lead to a spike in child abuse cases.
Sexy dolls that look like children. Activist anger: "They encourage abuse and rape"
[An online resale to say the least shocking, that] brought to light by the group of Australian activists Collective Shout, who has severely criticized the trade in sex toys that do nothing but encourage pedophilia.
Thanks to the investigation by Collective Shout, it turned out that various dolls the size of a six-month-old baby were marketed through the Chinese dealer Alibaba, some even only 65 cm.
Alibaba retailer claimed to have taken steps to remove these dolls from its catalogs. Collective Shout's Melinda Liszewski said that advertising these dolls is one of the most disturbing things she has seen in her entire life.
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Alibaba, Stop selling child sex dolls, demands advocacy group
(UPDATE: Collective Shout has won this campaign – Alibaba told them “After being notified of such listings by Collective Shout, we have taken action to remove them and implement a number of additional measures to prevent the items being relisted.”)
Australian advocacy group Collective Shout has discovered large numbers of child sex dolls still being sold by giant online retailer Alibaba, despite claims it no longer lists such products.
Collective Shout revealed last week it had “found hundreds of anatomically correct life-like replica children” on Alibaba – available through 18 different suppliers.
“We found toddlers. And to our horror, we even found babies,” said Collective Shout in a recent Facebook post.
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Watch Campaigns Manager Caitlin Roper's presentation, "Better a robot than a real child": Responding to arguments in support of child 'sex' dolls here: