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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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TV & ACTIVISM ALERT: TONIGHT, TUES. JAN 22: PRO BDSM and “Fifty Shades of Grey” show on OWN TV with Lisa Ling. Please SAY NO TO BDSM HARMS and “Fifty Shades of Grey”!

Hi everyone. Tonight the show “Our America” on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) glamorizes and legitimizes BDSM and “Fifty Shades of Grey” lies and PR, and minimizes if not ignores the truth, risks, and harms. We request that you help counter this false and damaging representation by respectfully sharing with OWN TV and Lisa Ling what your thoughts are about the show, this issue, and about OWN promoting sadomasochism and the abuse and domestic violence of “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

Please check out all of the links below for show times, videos, where to post your feedback to OWN and Lisa Ling at Facebook, and info on the true risks and harms of BDSM and “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Thanks! 🙂

SHOW TIMES:

The show is on twice tonight, Tuesday January 22, at 10 pm and 1 am EST, and twice next Tuesday Jan 29, at 9 pm and midnight EST.

VIDEOS:

SNEAK PEEK: First 5 minutes of OWN BDSM show (at YouTube)

Link for above video at YouTube: SNEAK PEEK

Video trailer of OWN BDSM show (at YouTube)

Link for above video at YouTube: BDSM show trailer

Sneak peek at OWN site: the full first 5 minutes of the show:

http://www.oprah.com/own-our-america-lisa-ling/Sneak-Peek-Watch-the-First-5-Minutes-of-the-New-Season-Video

OWN TV page on the BDSM show with video trailer:

http://www.oprah.com/own-our-america-lisa-ling/Preview-The-Difference-Between-Reading-Fifty-Shades-of-Grey-Video

WHERE TO POST YOUR FEEDBACK:

You can comment on any of the videos above at YouTube or the Oprah/OWN website, at Twitter, OR at Facebook at the links below:

PRO BDSM Facebook post by Lisa Ling on her Facebook Page: “Why Kink?”

https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10151274527013323

OWN Facebook Page posts on the BDSM show (Per one of the posts, the show “might make you giggle.” It shouldn’t, as there is nothing amusing about sadomasochism!)

Lisa Ling Twitter

https://twitter.com/lisaling/

OWN Twitter

https://twitter.com/OWNTV

INFO ON BDSM AND “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY” HARMS:

AntiPornography.org page on sadomasochism harms:

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

AntiPornography.org page on “Fifty Shades of Grey” harms:

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

BOOK: Against Sadomasochism: A Radical Feminist Analysis
– Co-edited by @Diana E. H. Russell, Ph.D., sociologist and current and founding Board member of AntiPornography.org

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0960362835?ie=UTF8&tag=antiorgprevan-20&linkCode=shr&camp=213733&creative=393177&creativeASIN=0960362835&qid=1300500494&sr=8-1

Thanks in advance to everyone who helps out by speaking up! (And please don’t forget to like, comment on, and share this post to help spread the word and support the cause. Thanks! :-))

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YOUTUBE CHANNELS: AntiPornographyBlog ~~ AntiPornographyOrg ~~ SayNOtoProstitution ~~ ENDSexTrafficDEMAND ~~ PornAddictionHelp ~~ SayNOtoSadomasochism ~~
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VIDEO: How is porn affecting kids? – Dr. Drew HLN interview of “Sexy Baby” documentary team

Check out this excellent Dr. Drew HLN video about the Sexy Baby Movie documentary addressing pornography’s effects on girls: “Porn is now easily accessible to kids everywhere with the use of today’s technology. But are parents keeping up with what their kids are being exposed to? ‘Our parents and all the generations before us have never had this so accessible. And because me and all of my friends do, we don’t really have anyone to kind of show us what to do,’ teen Winnifred Bonjean Alpart, star of “Sexy Baby”, told HLN’s Dr. Drew Tuesday night.”

Winnifred also wisely said many other insightful things on the show, including the very accurate and important statement: “PORN SEX IS NOT REAL SEX.” So true!

VIDEO: How is Porn Affecting Kids? – Dr. Drew HLN

http://www.hlntv.com/video/2013/01/08/porn-its-effect-young-girls

NOTE: We apologize for not being able to embed the video. WordPress.com does not support the embedding of HLN iframe videos.

In an earlier segment on the show Dr. Drew raised the issue of whether the use of violent and degrading pornography contributed to the horrific group rape of a teen girl in Steubenville, Ohio that recently has been on the news. Thank you, Dr. Drew! We think that porn use and the resulting rape culture we live in likely DOES have a great deal to do with that rape, as well as the appalling behavior of the young men who were videotaped joking about it. For more info on how pornography fuels sexual violence, please see our page on pornography and sex crimes:

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

Please don’t forget to like, comment on and share this post to help spread the word and support the cause. And please feel free to also follow Sexy Baby Movie’s and Dr. Drew’s Facebook Pages and Twitter accounts! Thanks!

http://www.facebook.com/SexyBabyMovie

http://twitter.com/SexyBabyMovie

http://www.facebook.com/DrDrewHLN

http://twitter.com/DrDrewHLN

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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.”

READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE AT THE LINK: (And please don’t forget to like, share and comment to spread the good news and help support the cause. Thanks! :-))

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

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Yay! AntiPornography.org Facebook page has made it to 1,000 supporters! 🙂 Many thanks to each & every good person who has taken the time to like this Page or to support our organization or this cause in any way at all. Your support and contributions are very much appreciated, and with your continued help hopefully it won’t be too long before we make it to 10,000 supporters, then 100,000, then one million, and so on. 😉

Please remember that this cause is a TEAM EFFORT, and that the only way we will make a serious impact in preventing and combating the devastating harms of pornography, prostitution, sex trafficking and sex slavery is if we all do everything we can. 🙂 So please don’t be shy about speaking up about this cause to help educate everyone you know about the importance of it. Thanks! 🙂

Note: If you haven’t yet shared this page with your Facebook friends and asked them to like it to support the cause, please feel free to do so now. Thanks! 🙂 via http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=548859778463777&set=a.273814799301611.87738.121712961178463&type=1 Please visit and LIKE our Facebook Page. Thanks for your support! AntiPornography.org – Nonreligious, Pro Free Speech, Pro Healthy Sex & Love http://www.facebook.com/pages/p/121712961178463

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Greetings everyone!

This blog is now being relaunched as the official Anti-Pornography Activist Blog of AntiPornography.org!

Here is a little info about us to get things started:

AntiPornography.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to prevent and combat the devastating harms of pornography, prostitution, sex trafficking and sexual slavery, as well as all other forms of sexual exploitation and abuse, through public education and advocacy.

We are against pornography because it degrades love, sex, women, and all humanity, including boys and men. Pornography also frequently glorifies and promotes sadism, masochism, rape, incest, pedophilia, and abuse of and violence against women in general. Additionally it harms relationships, marriages, families, children, the economy, and creates demand for underaged and illegal prostitution and international human sex trafficking and sexual slavery.

Please note that…

Nonreligious, Nonpartisan ~ Anti-Censorship, Pro-Free Speech

Anti-Banning, Anti-Violence ~ Anti-Slavery, Anti-Exploitation

Pro-reasonable regulation of the pornography industry for the health and safety of performers

Anti-legalization of prostitution, Anti-criminalization of prostituted individuals

Anti-coerced or forced participation in the sex industry

Pro-reducing DEMAND for sexually exploited and abused individuals

Pro-education to help porn users and sex industry users and participants make better, more positive, and healthier choices

Pro-caring, non-judgmental services to help prostituted individuals exit the sex industry, heal, and transition to a healthier life and self-sufficiency as needed.

Anti-sexism towards men or women, Pro fair and equal treatment

Pro-safe, healthy, respectful, equality-based sex, love and relationships

Please see our FAQ and the rest of our website for more information on all of the above. Thanks!

Also please visit, LIKE, and SHARE our Facebook Page, follow us at Twitter and Pinterest, and subscribe to us at YouTube. Thanks for your support for the cause! It really helps and is very much appreciated!

FACEBOOK:

AntiPornography.org – Nonreligious, Pro Free Speech, Pro Healthy Sex & Love

TWITTER:

P.S. Many apologies for previous inactivity on this blog due to unanticipated circumstances. Also apologies for any outdated, non-functional, or inappropriate links and content currently on this blog. It will be updated and revised as time allows. Thanks in advance for your patience!

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INTRODUCTION: Jenna Jameson, the world’s most famous and successful “porn star”, is one of the best anti-pornography spokespeople there are. (Whether that is her intention sometimes or not. Hopefully it is.) Just read below to see why. Thank you, Jenna. You say it all so well! :^) (But very graphically, so proceed accordingly please.)

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From a CNN interview August 27, 2004

ANDERSON COOPER: And if your daughter one day said to you, if you had a daughter, if she came to you and said that she wanted to get into that industry?

JAMESON: I’d tie her in the closet. Only because this is such a hard industry for a woman to get ahead and get the respect that she deserves. I fought tooth and nail to get to where I am, and it’s not something that I would want my daughter to go through. It’s not something that any parent would choose for their child.

COOPER: So you would advise young women not to get involved in the industry?

JAMESON: Not unless they had their head on completely straight and they knew that this is what they wanted to do. For my child, hey, I want them to go to college and be a doctor.

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“ The job of a porn star is not a calling – or even an option – for most women.” Jenna Jameson (pg. 325.)

All quotes in this compilation (except for the CNN one at top) are taken from the autobiography “How To Make Love Like A Porn Star, A Cautionary Tale, by Jenna Jameson (with Neil Strauss), Hardcover edition. Copyright 2004. (Highly recommended for anti-pornography activists! :^) It is indeed a very cautionary tale.)

In the introduction to the book Jenna says: “For two decades I looked men in the eye and denied everything. And then for years, in private, I wrestled with myself. The truth won. The following, then, is a true story.” (A story that includes having been raped three times as a teenager: 1. By her date when she was fifteen and lost her virginity, (pgs. 284-286), 2. By her abusive boyfriend’s uncle, (pgs. 16-17), and 3 .By a group of high school boys, who severely beat her and then left her for dead. (Pg. 391-394.))

Jenna Jameson’s Twenty-Five Good Reasons Why No One Would Ever Want to Become a Porn Star:

1. Being a pornography performer can be bad for your emotional, mental, and physical health, and you will likely get sick at times as a result of your work.

“And so it began. I woke up at five every morning and got to the studio by seven for makeup. If I weren’t so young, my face would have looked like hell after all the sleep deprivation…. Suze, I soon realized is also a shark. Her specialty is naïve young girls – much like myself… Once she sank her teeth into me, she didn’t let go. She shot me until I was half dead.” (Pg. 105)

“For the girls who get penetrated in every hole in their first film, it’s physical and mental overload.” (Pg. 146.)

“Though every performer is required to have comprehensive monthly testing for sexually transmitted diseases, STDs are still a valid concern…. You never know what kind of lifestyle people are leading off the set.” (Pg. 326-328.)

“And before you even get into it, realize that it’s not that easy to have sex with strangers in front of other people. When you’re having sex, you’re at your most vulnerable. Only a handful of women look good fucking: everyone has a little cheese here and there. At the very least, most girls have to battle eating disorders at some point from seeing themselves jiggling naked on camera so much. And, speaking of exposure, every time you’re on set you’re swapping fluids with someone, so your body is constantly fighting colds and flus. You get sick. You get run down.” (Pg. 329)

“A week into shooting, I did a scene with Kylie Ireland, Felicia, and Vince Voyeur. That night, when I returned from work, I had a sore throat…. By the end of the movie, my throat was so swollen it hurt to swallow and I was so weak I could barely hold a conversation. When I returned home, I looked in the mirror and there were huge white lumps all over my throat…The doctor who finally saw me was a hack. “Okay, you have strep throat.’”.(Pgs. 360-361)

“…he said a woman in the industry had contracted HIV… Before this announcement, no one in the industry to any of our knowledge had contracted the HIV virus before. And condoms were rarely used in films that that time. We canceled shooting that day because no one could work. The next day, Steve told us that it had been a false positive. Everyone was relieved, but at the same time, we had all changed: we were now aware that something like this could happen.” (Pg. 377)

“Joy had booked interviews and photo ops for me every ten minutes. And I was excited to do all that work. I was willing to do anything to be someone who everyone loved. Looking back on it, it was just a new type of insecurity replacing the old one, and I was giving myself away to the needs and expectations of the public instead of the needs and expectations of the men in my life. It was just a new form of dependence developing. And it was equally detrimental to any sort of emotional stability.” (Pg. 401)

“I had become the main attraction in this whole circus, and it was taking a much bigger toll on my life than I realized.” (Pg. 415)

“Travel is a major staple of my life. It seems it’s all I do. I’m not sure the effect it’s having on me. I guess I haven’t taken the time to reflect. Obviously that’s one of the major problems. Reflection. I close myself off. Not wanting to let what’s in the mirror of my life stare back at me. I never take the time to feel the effects of my choices. Maybe it’s because I would be ashamed, maybe afraid. I realize I have avoided my pain for as long as I can remember. It’s what I’ve been taught. Be strong little one…Things can only get better. As life goes racing by me, all the while my soul goes on with sickness. Yes, sickness. It feels like it’s ailing. Because the one that should be nursing it is too busy trying to succeed and be accepted. I’m certainly scared that if I try to fix what has broken in me, so long ago, I may not succeed. So I go on faking that I am whole, proud, and strong… I almost laughed aloud when I turned my head down to wipe my tears on my shirt and saw the pen I was pouring my pain through. It’s a Radisson Hotel pen. Point taken.” (Pg. 418)

“Sometimes everything seems so surreal. Nikki used to call me her ‘Gypsy.’ I always laughed when she said that, because I know it’s not only from all my travels. My heart is a gypsy – continuously searching for a home, fighting within itself, wondering whether it is weak or even right for that matter to be searching in the first place. Loneliness is what it feels like. I don’t really know what the urgency is I feel: Loneliness or complete heartbreak? But I fight it, saying it can’t be broken. I still have hope that I will find peace within myself, and that must be what it’s about. – Confusion. – ” (Pg. 419)

“There are times when I wish the industry had a union, because the shooting schedules are inhumane. It generally takes a good three weeks to shoot even the crappiest independent film; we do it in one to six days.” (Pg. 454)

“By 2 A.M. on day three, I was exhausted. I had been in every scene, and still had two sex scenes left to film, which meant at least five hours of work to go.” (Pg. 453)

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Please click on “Continue Reading” below to read the other twenty-four good reasons Jenna Jameson has written regarding why no one would ever want to become a porn star. :^) (Long and definitely not light reading – but truly fascinating and extremely informative!)

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