Notable virginity auction reports[ edit ] In chronological order, virginity auctions which have received substantial news reporting include: However, the Weekly World News was a largely fictional publication; the front page headline in the same issue announced that Noah's Ark had been discovered in Iraq. The Cobblerson auction was subsequently mentioned in the Rosie Reid auction coverage by the News of the World later the same month. No proof that the Cobblerson auction was real has ever been provided; although, it has been mentioned in later articles listing past virginity auctions. She initially listed the auction on eBay, posting: Never lost it due to lesbianism.
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Share this article Share And her auction could spur other families to use social media to demand bigger dowries for their daughters, activists said, urging authorities and Facebook to take much tougher action. Facebook said it removed the post and the user from its platform for violating its community standards last Friday Facebook told the Thomson Reuters Foundation it removed the post and the user from its platform for violating its community standards last Friday, when it was made aware of the material. Campaigners also called on the Sudanese authorities to take action against those involved in the bidding as some were reportedly state officials, according to Plan and local media. High levels of poverty, conflict, instability, low levels of literacy and gender gaps in education have fuelled child marriage in South Sudan for years, according to campaigners. Many South Sudanese communities see child marriage as a way to protect girls from pre-marital sex and unwanted pregnancies, or to exchange them for dowry of resources such as cattle. Child rights groups welcomed Facebook's action in taking down the post - but said the post had been public for several days and ultimately resulted in the illegal marriage of a minor. This could create a dangerous precedent whereby other families may seek to use social media sites to get greater dowries for their daughters, according to charity Equality Now.