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AIDS Healthcare Foundation Explains the Porn Industry’s Silly Spin on Condom Court Decision

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation has written a great article on the porn industry’s false spin on the recent condom ruling. (The judge said enforcing condom law Measure B is constitutional.) We are so glad AIDS Healthcare is doing such important work to prevent disease and keep EVERYBODY safe and healthy!

[Herald Online] — In an effort to spin a victory from the ashes of defeat, the porn press is trying to say that the federal court decision on condoms in porn was a wash, says the AHF. The theory is that the restrictions placed on enforcement negate the importance of the fact that the court decided that requiring condoms to be used in porn is constitutional. And, that’s why porn has already announced their decision to appeal. No one appeals a victory.

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ARTICLE LINK: http://www.heraldonline.com/2013/08/18/5125743/ahf-porn-industrys-silly-spin.html

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Please Support Our New Anti-Porn Ally — The Quit Porn Group Text Hotline! :-)

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Check out our awesome new ally! 🙂 The Quit Porn Group Text Hotline isn’t just an amazing FREE service to help people quit porn addiction, but it’s a comprehensive and active anti-porn resource, addressing the harms of pornography from all angles, such as 1) porn harms to children, 2) porn harms to performers, 3) how porn fuels sexism and violence against women in society, and 4) how porn contributes to sex trafficking and sexual slavery etc!

In addition to an excellent hotline service and powerful Facebook Page with tons of helpful and informative posts, the dedicated creator Eric B. has also set up a great Instagram account, a Google Plus Page, and a rapidly growing YouTube channel with several helpful videos with many more to come! Quit Porn Hotline is also extremely active in networking at Twitter and speaking out against porn harms there! So please check out these resources and connect and support at all of these sites that you are on! Thanks! 🙂 (Links below)

NOTE: The hotline itself now has a number of very active members, and it’s VERY helpful for anyone wanting to stop their compulsive porn use! So please make sure to support, promote and share this much needed service so that anyone you know who might need it can use it to help themselves become PORN-FREE! Thanks! 🙂

PLEASE SHOW SOLIDARITY AND HELP THE CAUSE BY LIKING, FOLLOWING, SUBSCRIBING, ETC. TO ALL OF THE BELOW! THANKS, AWESOME ANTI-PORN TEAM! 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/QuitPornGroupTextHotline

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ANTI-PORN VICTORY! – Judge rules condom requirements in porn are constitutional

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GOOD NEWS! The porn industry has LOST its lawsuit to get out of protecting worker health and safety with condoms! 🙂

As usual the porn industry — especially the “Free Speech Coalition” — thought they should be able to avoid the same basic rules that others have to abide by. But the judge disagreed! Yay! 🙂 Here is what insurance broker Greg Zeboray very appropriately tweeted last night when the news came in…

@GregZeboray:
It is time the @FSCArmy and their supporters accept that not every law they don’t like is a 1st Amendment violation.

That’s right, pornographers! You can no longer get out of following health and safety laws by claiming that having unprotected hardcore sex on film is “free speech”! Go anti-porn team! 🙂 More details below…

[L.A. Times] — A federal judge on Friday denied the porn industry’s assertion that requiring adult film performers to wear condoms is unconstitutional.

The ruling is the latest setback for producers of adult films who filed a lawsuit to block the implementation of the Los Angeles County Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act, or Measure B.

The measure was approved by an overwhelming majority of county voters last November. It was sponsored by five individuals affiliated with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, a nonprofit group.

Vivid Entertainment and Califa Productions and porn performers Kayden Kross and Logan Pierce sued the county in January to prevent the implementation of the new law. After county officials declined to defend the measure, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation was granted “intervener” status to defend the law against the porn industry’s lawsuit.

The industry later tried to have the group removed, but the motion was denied.

In Friday’s ruling, U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson wrote that the AIDS Healthcare Foundation presented evidence of the health risks the measure is targeting. He said the new law seeks to alleviate those harmed in a direct and material way.

“Plaintiffs [adult film industry,] by contrast, have presented evidence from individuals in the adult film industry, but not in the public health or medical profession, who claim testing is so effective and universal that condoms are unnecessary,” Pregerson wrote.

“Today’s ruling … is just a tremendous, tremendous victory, one that will go a long way to safeguard the health and safety of those adult performers working in the industry,” said AIDS Healthcare Foundation President Michael Weinstein.

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http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-federal-court-judge-says-condom-requirements-in-porn-not-unconstitutional-20130816,0,7651685.story

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FILM REVIEW: ‘Lovelace’ – by John Stoltenberg (Co-founder of Men Against Pornography)

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Here is an excellent and insightful review of Lovelace (@LovelaceMovie) by our anti-porn ally @JohnStoltenberg. Have any of you seen Lovelace (2013) yet? And if so, what did you think?

By the way, we have arranged a video interview with John, who is one of the original founders of Men Against Pornography, and author of several books about pornography harms, and will be doing that sometime in the next month or two and then sharing it with you here. 🙂

[DC Metro Theater Arts] — In 1972 some men made a film that did her wrong. Unspeakably and indelibly wrong. The film was named Deep Throat. Now some men—with two women producers—have made a film that does right by her. It’s called simply Lovelace. And cinematic justice has never been so bittersweet.

“Linda Lovelace” was the nom du porn of Linda née Boreman (played luminously by Amanda Seyfried), who as a 21-year-old naif was seduced by a lowlife, snaky charmer named Chuck Traynor (played with alarming menace by Peter Sarsgaard). Theirs was not a love story.

After tricking Linda’s parents (played with poignant depth by Sharon Stone and Robert Patrick) into trusting him, Traynor marries her. Early on he gets arrested and jailed and phones her to bail him out. She never knows what exactly he does for “work” (he’s a pimp); he forbids her to ask him—and pointedly he tells her that a wife cannot testify against her husband. His Svengalian grip on her tightens. He hypnotizes her into ultimate fellatio, beats her, rapes her, pistol-whips her, and peddles her to sleazeballs (played with creepy cred by Chris Noth, Bobby Cannavale, and Hank Azaria), who make the movie that made them gazillions from her suppressed gag reflex.

There have been a few other fine films that have depicted with fearsome veracity men’s controlling violence toward women. What’s Love Got to Do With It (1993), based on Ike Turner’s abuse of Tina, comes to mind. I recall seeing that fiery film in a crowded theater in DC with a predominantly black audience who voluably warned the onscreen Tina (the awesome Angela Bassett) to get the hell out.

Another classic of the genre is Enough (2002), about an abused wife who learns to fight back. It starred Jennifer Lopez in a gut-wrenching performance—perhaps her best screen acting ever. And of course The Accused (1988) belongs on the list. Based on a real-life gang rape and subsequent trial, it starred Jodie Foster in a shattering performance that more than earned her a Best Actress Oscar.

These films are all well and good—but the real money to be made from movies about men’s controlling violence toward women is if the flick gets off dicks. I refer, of course, to pornography. And that’s where Deep Throat came on the scene. It became a chic hit. Esteemed critics such as Norah Ephron and Roger Ebert praised it. Johnny Carson cracked jokes about it. At the time, nobody seemed to notice the bruises that were evident in the film on Linda Lovelace’s body. Nobody seemed to wonder how in the world those bruises got there. Lovelace goes behind the scenes and shows how they got there: Chuck Traynor was beating the crap out of her. For anyone who ever watched Deep Throat in a reverie of sexual release, Lovelace will come as more of a shock than a hypothermic shower. For anyone trapped in a cycle of domestic violence and/or the sex industry, Lovelace will be a signal that there’s an exit. For not only does Lovelace warrant serious awards attention and audience admiration on its filmmaking merits; Lovelace so illuminates the dark side of pornmaking that it’s as if the movie theater’s projection booth has become a lighthouse beacon for saving lives.

The film’s structure is brilliant. The directing team of Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, who with Andy Bellin wrote the taut and evocative screenplay, created their own new form with which to tell Linda’s story: They used as their point of dramatic departure how Linda’s psychological perspective shifted as her troubles deepened. I personally found it helpful to know about their framework ahead of time, because it made the film’s steadily building tension palpable from the start. But I can readily imagine that for anyone with no foreknowledge of Deep Throat’s true back story, not knowing what to expect heightens the impact of the dramatic reversal to come. First we see the story of Linda’s romance with Traynor and a vision of the making of Deep Throat as if through rose-colored glasses. Jump-cut six years later to a scene where Linda is taking a lie detector test at the behest of the publisher of her autobiography Ordeal, in which she tells what really happened to her. Then the movie backs up and replays the same story but this time with its harsh reality raw—all the beating and prostituting and gang-raping behind the porny fantasy exposed.

Well, not all of it. I’ve read Ordeal. The movie makers left out the worst of what was done to Linda, which was abominable and included forced bestiality. Had they not, I have no doubt, Lovelace would have been not only unreleasable but unwatchable.

But be assured, these movie makers evidence a deeply sensitive intuition about their audience’s sensibility. The camera pulls back, or there’s a quick cutaway, from each instant or event that might so disturb us that it would distract us from the emotional throughline of Linda’s story. This holds true for the sex scenes as well as the violence. The result is that much of this material happens in our mind’s eye, not onscreen.

Plus there’s the absolutely luminescent performance of Amanda Seyfried. If you’ve seen and loved her in, say, Mamma Mia! or Les Misérables (as I have), you will be blown away by the emotional insight she brings to the screen in Lovelace. There is a whole movie going on in her eyes. And it is a wonder to behold.

READ THE REST OF THIS REVIEW AT THE LINK BELOW: (And please don’t forget to like, comment and share to spread the word and support the cause. Thanks! :-))

http://www.dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2013/08/10/magic-timelovelace-by-john-stoltenberg/

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Here is a link to John’s helpful books about pornography harms:

http://www.amazon.com/John-Stoltenberg/e/B000APH5B2/

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So it looks like America is not only addicted to CONSUMING pornography, but to MAKING it! ~~ We think that the U.S. should be ASHAMED to be the undisputed “leader” in porn production, which is of course an industry filled with degradation, dehumanization, racism, misogyny and exploitation. What do YOU think?

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New Gail Dines Article – The Porn Industry: A Rare Defeat for Corporate Lobbyists

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Check out this powerful article by Gail Dines on a recent anti-porn success that kept the law in place that requires age verification is done to ensure no underage performers are allowed in porn. (Unfortunately, though, pornographers can still allow their performers to LOOK underaged, as described below…)

“The pornographers use a variety of methods to make female performers look much younger than 18. In place of the usually large-breasted, heavily made-up women that populate much of Internet porn, teen porn sites are filled with young-looking females with petite bodies, small breasts, makeup-free faces with hair in braids or pony tails, surrounded by such childhood props as stuffed animals, bed sheets with flowers, and backpacks with cartoon-character motifs. It is not uncommon for the females to wear school uniforms, have braces on their teeth, and knee-high socks as they engage in hardcore sex.”

ARTICLE LINK: http://bit.ly/14oP1Wq

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Here’s a very disturbing and powerful Barnados poster which shows how being trafficked for sex in prostitution ages children. Horrifying but true! 😦

Please LIKE and SHARE this post to help educate people about the devastating harms of child sex trafficking! Thanks!

POSTER TEXT: Abuse through prostitution steals children’s lives. Help end this obscenity.

BARNADOS: Giving children back their future

http://www.barnardos.org.uk/

Also please support Barnados’ important work to help poor, vulnerable, abused and exploited children by liking their Facebook Page. Thanks! 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/barnardos

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