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Check out this very powerful and informative article on the harms of pornography and the issue of CHOICE, by an awesome pro-feminist young man, Kourtney Mitchell.

There are now multiple generations of men socialized on gross-level violence against women, brought to their computers, phones and game consoles via the internet. Porn stars visit colleges and universities for “sex week”; sports events increase revenues for sex traffickers; sexual sadism is deemed chic, and men claim oppression when anyone challenges their right to watch films in which men use their penises to choke and mutilate women.

If we were to claim that it is okay for a man to sexually accost a boy simply because that is what gets him off, we would be labeled as the sexually perverted predators we are. But when we claim that it is also not okay to treat half the human population in the same manner, we are dismissed outright.

We grow up conditioned to make certain choices – the choice to objectify, denigrate and treat women as sub-human. Even when our parents try their best to protect us from such content, the culture makes sure we continue to have access to it. Our whole way of being and living and behaving in this world is directly informed by dominance of women.

But when we know better, we should do better. The harms of pornography affect all of us. It is time we start making better choices. Our choices are the first steps toward reclaiming our humanity, and shedding the skin of collective perpetration in this world.

I do not want to live in a world where women are tortured on camera for profit. Do you? When you look into it, most of you will probably find that you don’t. Imagine this: what if that was your mother, sister, or daughter getting choked and crying and being called names? Most men would not get off on that.

I am one out of a growing number of men who are attempting to change the way we think of ourselves. Start by looking past the pleasure you receive from seeing another human being tortured on camera for profit. Consider the images outside of your sexual gratification, and instead consider them on the basis of how human beings should be treated.

READ THE EXCELLENT FULL ARTICLE AT THE LINK BELOW:

http://stoppornculture.org/2014/05/31/i-choose-resistance-how-our-choices-can-change-our-sentiments-by-kourtney-mitchell/

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For more powerful writing by Kourtney, including an essay on the importance of educating men about pro-feminism and anti-violence principles, check out his articles here:

http://dgrnewsservice.org/?s=kourtney+mitchell

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR MEN:

Want to get involved in anti-porn pro-feminist activism? Check out this info below from Stop Porn Culture and Kourtney Mitchell: (via SPC’s post of Kourtney’s article)

FROM SPC:

“If you are a feminist ally and would like to join the SPC Men’s Team or want to contribute to the Resources page “…For Men by Men”, please send in your article or write to mediateam [at] stoppornculture [dot] org. ”

FROM KOURTNEY MITCHELL TO SPC:

“Thank you so much for this opportunity! Looking forward to working with SPC. For all anti-porn and pro-feminist men, please contact us to contribute to this project.”

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Please WATCH & SHARE this powerful new video of Gail Dines telling it like it is in a debate on the harms of porn! ~~~~

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http://youtu.be/V_oGOUnfDlg

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LEARN MORE: http://gaildines.com/ and http://stoppornculture.org/

ATTEND 3 STOP PORN CULTURE CONFERENCES IN BOSTON, JULY 7-11:

http://stoppornculture.org/2014/04/03/media-madness-the-impact-of-sex-violence-and-commercial-culture-on-children-adolescents-and-society-july-7-10-boston/

DETAILS: (from SPC site)

Media Madness & Public Health: The Impact of Sex, Violence & Commercial Culture on Children, Adolescents & Society, & Conference on Sex Trafficking

Please join Dr. Gail Dines (author of Pornland: How Porn has Hijacked our Sexuality) & Dr. Diane Levin, (author of So Sexy So Soon) for a Media Institute & Stop Porn Culture Public Health Conference on the Impact of Sex, Violence & Commercial Culture on Children & Adolescents & Society.

SPC YT CHANNEL AND SITES:

http://youtube.com/SPCorganization

https://www.facebook.com/stoppornculture

https://twitter.com/StopPornCultur1

http://stoppornculture.tumblr.com/

GAIL DINES PLAYLIST: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3CE9D1C40CA798B1

GAIL DINES VIDEO: How Porn Creates the John: Porn, Trafficking & the Social Construction of Masculinity

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YOUTUBE CHANNELS: AntiPornographyBlog ~~ AntiPornographyOrg ~~ SayNOtoProstitution ~~ ENDSexTrafficDEMAND ~~ ENDSexAbuseNOW ~~ PornAddictionHelp ~~ SayNOtoSadomasochism ~~ SafeHealthySexNLove ~~
TWITTER ACCOUNTS: @AntiPornography ~~ @ENDSexTraffic ~~ @ENDProstitution ~~ @ENDSexAbuseNOW ~~ @NoSadomasochism ~~ @PornAddictHelp1 ~~ @HealthySexNLove ~~@ExPornStarVLB ~~
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Please make a tax-deductible donation to support the cause if you’re able to. Thanks!

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

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NEW REPORT: Gail Dines of Stop Porn Culture on their UK conference this past weekend!

[Independent] — If you turn on the television, flick through a magazine or look at billboards, you will see that porn has now become a blueprint for how the media represents women’s bodies. Whether it be Katy Perry writhing around almost naked in a music video, or Miley Cyrus “twerking” with a man almost twice her age (who seems to have a “blurred” understanding of sex), the images that bombard us daily look much like soft-core porn did a few decades ago.

Today there is almost no soft-core porn on the internet, because most of it has migrated into pop culture. What we are left with is a porn industry that is now so hard-core that even some of the big-name porn producers and directors are amazed at how far they can go.

Feminists from six countries convened in London this weekend for a Stop Porn Culture conference that focused on how porn culture shapes our ideas about sexuality, relationships, masculinity, femininity and intimacy. Recognizing that porn images have now been seamlessly woven into our pop culture, thanks mainly to the internet, speakers addressed the multiple harms of bringing up a generation of girls and boys on misogynist images.

One of the key issues discussed at the conference was the way porn fans are becoming increasingly desensitised and are looking for more hard-core content. According to porn director Mitchell Spinelli, fans are becoming “more demanding about wanting to see the more extreme stuff.”

READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE 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.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/stop-porn-culture-those-who-watch-modern-porn-are-becoming-increasingly-desensitised-9195395.html

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Please support the cause by following us here at this blog, liking us at Facebook, subscribing to our YouTube channels, and following our Twitter accounts. Thanks! ~~
FACEBOOK: AntiPornography.org – Nonreligious, Pro Free Speech, Pro Healthy Sex & Love ~~ http://www.facebook.com/ENDSexploitation ~~
YOUTUBE CHANNELS: AntiPornographyBlog ~~ AntiPornographyOrg ~~ SayNOtoProstitution ~~ ENDSexTrafficDEMAND ~~ ENDSexAbuseNOW ~~ PornAddictionHelp ~~ SayNOtoSadomasochism ~~ SafeHealthySexNLove ~~
TWITTER ACCOUNTS: @AntiPornography ~~ @ENDSexTraffic ~~ @ENDProstitution ~~ @ENDSexAbuseNOW ~~ @NoSadomasochism ~~ @PornAddictHelp1 ~~ @HealthySexNLove ~~@ExPornStarVLB ~~
Post created by AntiPornography.org Nonprofit Organization ~ Preventing and combating the devastating harms of pornography, prostitution, sex trafficking and sexual slavery, while supporting safe, healthy, equality-based sex, love, and relationships ~

Please make a tax-deductible donation to support the cause if you’re able to. Thanks!

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

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MUST WATCH: Gail Dines presentation of “How Porn Creates the John: Porn, Trafficking and the Social Construction of Masculinity”

Please check out and share this extremely powerful and informative new video of a presentation by Gail Dines of Stop Porn Culture on how pornography constructs the sexuality of boys and young men to become Johns.

 



Please note that this video is just one of many valuable resources that was shared on our Facebook Page recently by supporters of this important cause. There are MANY OTHER interesting and informative resources posted there in our POSTS BY OTHERS section of our Facebook Page, so we urge all of you to regularly visit there and to check out, like, comment on, and share those helpful posts. Also please feel free to post interesting and useful resources there yourselves! Thanks. 🙂 (Click on the drop down menu that says HIGHLIGHTS, under our Facebook cover photo and apps menu, and then select POSTS BY OTHERS. Or just click the link below.)

https://www.facebook.com/ENDSexploitation?ref=hl&filter=2

P.S. Please don’t forget to like, comment on and share THIS VIDEO POST to spread the word and support the cause. Thanks! 🙂

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Please support the cause by following us here at this blog, liking us at Facebook, subscribing to our YouTube channels, and following our Twitter accounts. Thanks! ~~
FACEBOOK: AntiPornography.org – Nonreligious, Pro Free Speech, Pro Healthy Sex & Love ~~ http://www.facebook.com/ENDSexploitation ~~
YOUTUBE CHANNELS: AntiPornographyBlog ~~ AntiPornographyOrg ~~ SayNOtoProstitution ~~ ENDSexTrafficDEMAND ~~ PornAddictionHelp ~~ SayNOtoSadomasochism ~~
TWITTER ACCOUNTS: @AntiPornography ~~ @ENDSexTraffic ~~ @ENDProstitution ~~ @NoSadomasochism ~~ @PornAddictHelp1 ~~ @HealthySexNLove ~~
Post created by AntiPornography.org Nonprofit Organization ~ Preventing and combating the devastating harms of pornography, prostitution, sex trafficking and sexual slavery, while supporting safe, healthy, equality-based sex, love, and relationships ~

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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.)

Please don’t forget to like, comment and share to inform others and to support the cause. Thanks! 🙂


Also please feel free to like Gail’s Facebook Page and to buy her book at Amazon! Thanks! 🙂

GAIL DINES FACEBOOK:

https://www.facebook.com/page.gaildines

Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0807001546?ie=UTF8&tag=antiorgprevan-20&linkCode=shr&camp=213733&creative=393185&creativeASIN=0807001546&qid=1357582339&sr=8-1&keywords=Pornland

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