This poster notes that the average age of entry into #prostitution is 12-14 and that INCEST is linked to this — in a VERY significant way. (65-90% of prostituted people being victims of it!) Please note that this horrifying statistic would also apply to performers in the PORN INDUSTRY, as pornography is merely FILMED PROSTITUTION. (1. Money is paid to performers for them to have sex. 2. A large number of porn performers also engage in “standard” prostitution with their “fans.”)
It’s also important to keep in mind that if there are 100,000 to 3 million adolescents involved in prostitution annually in the Untied States, that this means that there are minimally tens of thousands of MEN who are PAYING FOR SEX with these teens.
NOTE: This figure is probably more like HUNDREDS of thousands of men, or millions, as porn continues to fuel the desire of men to act out what they see in all of the massive amounts of “teen porn” that they masturbate to, which is not only the most popular type of pornography, but is TWICE AS POPULAR than any other type of pornography! See our post of Feb. 20, 2013 for more info on this.
So… we ask that you always remember that 1) pornography fuels prostitution — including with (if not mostly with) young teens, and 2) without the DEMAND BY MEN for prostituted and formerly sexually abused children, teens, and adults, (the vast majority of whom are female), that prostitution would almost completely cease to exist.
This DEMAND is best countered through a number of a different methods, including the EDUCATION that we work on here and elsewhere. (To learn about other methods, please visit the excellent website DemandForum.net)
NOT FOR SALE POSTER TEXT:
“The average age of entry into prostitution is 12-14 years.
The Justice Department estimates that there are between 100,000 and 3 million adolescents involved in prostitution annually in the U.S.
Estimates of the prevalence of incest experienced by prostitutes range from 65% to 90%.”
OUR VOICES MATTER
~ For more great posters about the harms of prostitution, pornography, sex trafficking and more, both by Our Voices Matter and others, check out the Not For Sale Project! All of the posters can be downloaded at no cost and shared freely, so please do so!
ALSO, if any of YOU have an idea for a poster, they are seeking submissions. Check out the info below from their website to learn more! 🙂
NOT FOR SALE MEDIA PROJECT
The Not For Sale Media Project is a mobilization of feminist media makers and grassroots activists that are creatively challenging the mass media’s normalization of prostitution, pornography, and other forms of sexual abuse through the creation and distribution of alternative media. We are creating alternative forms of media that encourage individuals and communities to think more critically about the buying and selling of women’s bodies; the commodification of sex and sexuality; impacts on individuals and groups of people; and alternative visions of sex and sexuality free of power abuse, violence, and hierarchy.
The Not For Sale Media Project is currently embarking on the creation of posters that raise awareness on issues of prostitution, pornography, and trafficking. The posters are 8.5″ x 14″ or 11″ x 17″ in size and are being utilized for public and community education. View some of the posters below. We encourage you to download, print, and circulate them in your own community.
Join our efforts! You do not have to be an artist or graphic designer to take part in the Not For Sale Media Project. The only requirement is that you have a commitment to raising public awareness about the harms of prostitution, pornography, and trafficking. For those interested, design and create a 8.5″X14″ or 11″x17″ poster that educates the public on the realities and harms of prostitution, pornography, and/or trafficking. If you have an idea but don’t know how to turn it into a finished poster, we can help out. Share your posters and ideas with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail at PO Box 674, Northampton, MA 01061, USA.
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