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[L.A. Weekly] Condoms are mandatory for porn production in California, an administrative law judge has ruled.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which has been fighting for laws that explicitly require prophylactic use in adult film, last night called the ruling by a California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) judge a “landmark decision” that affirms “barrier protection” applies specifically to the porn business.

AHF spokesman Ged Kenslea told us that one of the most important aspects of the ruling is its affirmation that performers are indeed employees due protection under under workplace safety rules. The group has long argued that federal law prohibiting exposure to bloodborne pathogens such as sperm at the workplace applies to California’s adult performers.

The industry has said that porn stars are very part-time workers who paid per “scene” as independent contractors.

The ruling by Judge Mary Droyovage wrote that, without condoms, there is “substantial probability that employees would suffer serious exposure resulting in serious physical harm or death if violation occurred.”

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http://www.laweekly.com/informer/2014/01/24/porn-gets-landmark-decision-on-condoms

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Interview with “Pornland” author Gail Dines during her recent trip to Iceland

Check out this great interview! Gail makes many good points as always, including how using hardcore, misogynist and dehumanizing pornography trains boys and young men to become “johns” who consume prostituted and trafficked women and girls as sexual commodities.

(NOTE: START PLAYING THE VIDEO AT :35. It is in English from that point onwards.)

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Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality

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GOOD NEWS! UK Prime Minister David Cameron plans to implement compulsory Internet filter prompts to protect children from online pornography

Please read the details below. Hopefully this will encourage other countries to follow the UK’s excellent example of protecting children from the horrific abuses of hardcore Internet pornography!

[Guardian] — David Cameron has announced “radical” plans to help parents protect their children online by prompting them to tailor their computer settings to block internet pornography, violence and other unsuitable websites.

The prime minister, who described such material as “a silent attack on innocence”, said the proposals were intended to safeguard childhood and make sure it was “untainted by the worries and complexities of adulthood”.

Under the plan, people switching on a new computer will be asked whether there are children in the house. If there are, parents will then be prompted to tailor their internet filters. The technology will also show parents how to restrict access to social media sites after a time of their choosing, to narrow the number of sites that younger children can visit, and to block access to certain sites altogether.

As backup, said the prime minister, the filters against the most obvious threats – such as pornography and self-harm sites – would remain on if parents repeatedly clicked OK to get through the filter set-up quickly. Providers would also have to verify the age of the person setting the controls so that children could not set up the filters.

Writing in the Daily Mail, Cameron said the government had opted for the system because the evidence suggested that having “default on” filters as standard on all new computers was a waste of time.

The blanket-filter system, he said, was so restrictive that parents had found they were unable to access such services as on-demand TV and had simply turned the filters off because they were too annoying.

“The point is we need a more sophisticated system than this – one that allows parents to tailor exactly what their children can see,” said Cameron. “This is what child safety experts recommend.”

He added: “With our new system, every parent will be prompted to protect their child online. If they don’t make choices, protection will be automatically on. No other government has taken such radical steps before. And once all this is in place, Britain will have the most robust internet child protection measures of any country in the world – bar none.”

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/dec/20/david-cameron-internet-filter-porn

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: A new nonprofit organization fighting against the harms of pornography has just been formed!

AntiPornography.org

This organization was formed by 1) myself, (Anti-Pornography Activist), 2) Diana E. H. Russell, PhD (see DianaRussell.com), and 3) A long-time activist against sex trafficking of women and girls. Please check out our work and our many educational resources at our new website: AntiPornography.org

Please note that the website is under construction. However please feel free to take a look at what is already there, (many documentaries, for instance), and to visit any or all of these AntiPornography.org related sites while we complete our main website:

AntiPornography.org Sites:

YouTubeAntiPornographyOrg channel

MySpaceAntiPornography page

Twitter AntiPornography

FacebookAntiPornography.org Page

Sister sites:

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Blogger AntiPornography Activist Blog – Similar content to this one but with news feeds and many more videos.

Please stay connected and help out the cause by subscribing at YouTube, sending a friend invitation at YouTube and MySpace, adding AntiPornography.org to your favorite pages at Facebook, and following at Twitter.

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Jenna Jameson’s 25 Good Reasons Why No One Would Ever Want to Become a Porn Star

Watch Best Documentary: “The Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexualities, & Relationships”

Watch “Who Wants to Be a Porn Star? Sex and Violence in Today’s Pornography Industry”

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Please support the fight against the global epidemic of pornography, prostitution, and sex trafficking by making a tax-deductible donation.

“We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs.” – Gloria Steinem

http://www.antipornography.org/donate.html

THANK YOU FOR WHATEVER YOU’RE ABLE TO DO TO HELP!

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For more information about the documented harms of pornography, especially peer reviewed journal articles and studies, please visit the extremely informative new website Pornography Harms at PornHarms.com.

“Dedicated to providing the most accurate peer-reviewed research on the harm from pornography, along with relevant news and opinion.”

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STOP PORN CULTURE ANTI-PORNOGRAPHY CONFERENCE:

June 12-13, 2010 – Wheelock College, Boston MA

The Future of Pornography

From StopPornCulture.org:

“This conference will bring together activists, researchers, survivors, parents, and other concerned community members to continue developing our anti-pornography analysis and building our resistance movement. Come and join us for two days of keynotes, workshops, and discussion.”

Registration cost is $50/supporter, $25/low-income. To register, click here.

Featuring: Lierre Keith, Gail Dines, Jennifer Johnson, Sharon Cooper, M.D., Dr. Carolyn West, Wendy Maltz, LCSW, DST, Rebecca Whisnant, Jane Caputi, Chyng Sun, Ann Scales, Diane Rosenfeld, Clare McGlynn, Donna Hughes, Samantha Berg, (Genderberg) and Jill (One Angry Girl), Matthew Ezzell, Cameron Murphey, Robert Jensen, Linda Thompson, Natalie Nenadic, Donna Hughes (Dignity), Denise McGoldrick, Gretchen Krull

Full info and links here:
2007 Stop Porn Culture Conference Opening Remarks by Gail Dines:

For the other videos from the same conference please click here.

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The AMAZING and very eye-opening Stop Porn Culture video slideshow Who Wants to Be a Porn Star? is now once again available on the Internet! It exposes the true harsh reality of the porn industry and analyzes it with many profound and disturbing insights. To watch it right now click HERE.

Also please check out their other slideshow: “It’s Easy Out Here For A Pimp: How a Porn Culture Grooms Kids for Sexual Exploitation.” Available for download soon from Stop Porn Culture website.

If you’d like to be get future SPC updates emailed to you, please request that from SPC by emailing them HERE.

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The “Who Wants to Be a Porn Star?” slideshow is SPC’s first line of offense in the battle to reclaim this culture from the misogyny, racism and brute power of the pornographers. Please join SPC in the struggle for a violence-free world.

StopPornCulture.org

NOTE: Please contact SPC HERE for information about buying a copy of the slide show if you can’t attend a training.

Check the SPC MySpace site for the full update, more info on SPC, and previous conference videos. Also please visit the main SPC web site and events page for other events, activities, the anti-porn slideshow, helpful resources and more.

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A must-see, GROUND-BREAKING new documentary on pornography has just been released to help educate the public about the harms of pornography. Please visit the website for “The Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexuality and Relationships.” Many video clips are available there, including one of Noam Chomsky discussing the issue of “choice” in regards to performers participating in the porn industry. Or, you can see the whole film HERE right now at Media Education Foundation.

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AntiPornographyBlog YouTube videos: (With commentary by APB)

Pt 1 Porn Star Sasha Grey on Tyra Banks Show (Posted for discussion.)

Pt 2 Porn Star Sasha Grey on Tyra Banks Show (AVN Winner 08.) Posted for discussion.

Pts. 3&4 Porn Star Sasha Grey on Tyra (In Sync)/Pt. 3/3 Teen Prostitute onTyra. For discussion.

Pt. 1/3 Teen Prostitute on Tyra Banks Show (Posted for discussion.)

Pt. 2/3 Teen Prostitute on Tyra Banks Show (Dr. Drew Pinsky advises Victoria & mother.) Please discuss.

(Pts. 3&4 Porn Star Sasha Grey on Tyra (In Sync))/Pt. 3/3 Teen Prostitute on Tyra. For discussion.

The active discussion about these videos is at YouTube, so please feel free to visit my channel and each video there. And don’t forget to subscribe to my channel there at YouTube, as I will be uploading more videos in the next few months.

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P.S. Please note that more posts will be posted at this blog in the future, so feel free to subscribe to RSS feeds, etc. In the meantime please don’t forget to visit AntiPornography.org. There are already many resources, documentaries and videos there to educate anyone interested in learning about the harms of pornography.

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RussellsParadox, a visitor to our AntiPornographyBlog YouTube channel, asked the above question. The space to reply at YouTube was limited, so we are posting the full response here. The simple version of it is as follows:

1) If you are referring to the United States, regardless of what anyone think, most pornography is actually technically already illegal. It just isn’t prosecuted.

2) We believe that there are legal measures that can and should be put into place that can significantly reduce the harm done to individuals during the production of pornography. (And as a result of what happened during that production.) These measures can also reduce the harm done to women, children, and society in general from the existence of, consumption of, and influence of violent, degrading, and sexist pornography. Such measures would include: restricting access of Internet pornography and other types of pornography to those who are 18 and over, raising the age of participation in pornography to 21 years old, and improving the health and safety standards of pornography production in a variety of ways, including implementing mandatory condom use.

So that’s the short answer. For a longer and more detailed response with references included, please continue reading. (But be forewarned: there is very graphic, disturbing, and likely triggering content ahead!) (more…)

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For those who are interested in more information about the CP80 Internet Pornography Solution, please watch the below videos. (Note: CP80 stands for Channel Port 80 Internet Channel Initiative. It is a solution to blocking out pornographic content on one’s computer that would be optional, should it become available, in the same way that using a filter to block out pornography is optional. It would not be imposed on anyone, and would only be used by those who would want to take advantage of it. Please see full information here at CP80.org.)

To play a video please just click on the arrow in the middle of it.

Traffic Control: The People’s War on Internet Porn (2:36 minutes)

Solution to the Problem of Internet Pornography (3:13 minutes)

How kids can get around Internet filters (:31 seconds)

Another video about how kids can get around Internet filters. (:31 seconds)

Two other videos about the ineffectiveness of filters are here at YouTube.com.

Please note that in no way does the CP80 Internet Channel Initiative infringe on anyone’s free speech or First Amendment rights. Nor does it interfere with anyone’s rights to receive any sort of information via the Internet that they might wish to access. It is a solution that is optional for those that might like to take advantage of it. Please see full information here at CP80.org, and at the website for the DVD “Traffic Control: The People’s War on Internet Porn”, here.

Thank You!

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Just to make a clarification for those visitors who might be interested, this blog and I are both 100% in favor of anti-pornography civil rights legislation that addresses the harm pornography does to women, as described in this Wikipedia article here. Information about Obscenity Law is provided on this blog so that people will know what the current situation is in regards to the law and pornography.

Personally I hope that some activists are willing to do the work that it will require in order to get anti-pornography civil rights legislation passed. (Which is why I suggested it on the 101 Things You Can Do To Combat the Harms of Pornography list.) However, if this were not to come about because no one chooses to pursue it, and Obscenity Law is all that is going to exist regarding pornography, my hope is that the law would be updated to reflect the current reality of our society including the Internet, etc., and that it would also include something that would address the harm of pornography to women.

That would certainly be a better situation than the way things are now, with the extremely outdated Obscenity Law that neither addresses factors like the Internet, nor anything relating to how women are harmed by pornography.

Regarding the Internet and the CP80 Internet Channel Initiative, that legislation would not restrict anyone’s freedom of speech or expression. It would merely allow people to choose to allow pornographic content or not on their computer. (Please see CP80.org here for more info, as well as the videos on the sidebar of my main blog here, and my new post on this issue with all the videos available here at this site, here.)

“The solution is simple. Categorize and organize all Internet content using the existing and available ports which will allow users to access what they want and avoid what they don’t want. This solution creates a space for those who value the freedom and who want to avoid unwanted intrusions into their businesses, homes, and minds.”

“The Internet Channel Initiative preserves the access to all forms of content to the consumer who chooses both the Community Ports and the Open Ports. In addition, this initiative creates a choice for those consumers who wish to receive only the Community Ports. Under either scenario, the Internet experience is determined by the consumer.”

“The CP80 Internet Channel Initiative is a combination of technology and law that will allow Internet users the option of choosing to receive all Internet ports or only those ports that are free of pornographic content. The technology will categorize content into ranges of Internet ports so consumers can choose selected port packages, much like the options for cable television.”

“Internet users who do not want pornographic content simply notify their Internet Service Provider (ISP), such as Comcast, AOL or Yahoo, that they want only “Community Ports” service. Internet users who take no action will continue to receive all Internet ports (both the “Community” and “Open” ports), just as they always have. Because the pornographic content is not served on Community Ports in the first place, parents and employers do not have to worry about filtering it out on their own computers. This is both a more economical and a more effective approach.”

“Because the CP80 initiative allows for individual choice, the ICPA balances the First Amendment and the compelling governmental interests in regulating Internet pornography, including protecting children. Unlike Congress’ previous attempts, the ICPA can survive Supreme Court strict scrutiny. View prior attempts to legislate Internet pornography.

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Please see CP80 page on Legislative Solution here for more information on the above.

If anyone has any specific reasons about why or how such legislation would interfere with anyone’s civil rights or freedom of speech, or why they would be against such legislation, I would be very interested to hear whatever points you might like to make. Please feel free to comment respectfully below.

Thank you very much,

APA, :^)

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