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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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Here is a disturbing article that says although most women don’t watch porn, the majority of those who do don’t watch “female friendly” porn. (That shows equality and authentic female pleasure.) Apparently more porn-watching women prefer hardcore porn made for men than other porn.

“There is a real interesting phenomenon in women’s sexuality—not seen in men’s—and that is this divide between what erotica should be and what actually turns women on,” Ogas told AlterNet. “Studies show that what turns women on is different to what they wish turned them on or how they politically feel about it. There is a paradox in the brain that women have to wrestle with. Men like what they like sexually. But with women, we see political manifestos embedded in their sexuality, with just as much emphasis on whether or not we’re discriminating on any particular gender or race. Whereas, for a man that just doesn’t occur.”

http://www.alternet.org/gender/what-kind-porn-turns-women

Really? Do most women who watch porn really get turned on by porn that degrades and abuses women? Well, this could be possible, due to porn-culture saturation of young people, and desensitization over time, but still we have our doubts… What do you think? Do you believe that the conclusions in this article are correct? And what are the implications of more women watching more hardcore porn? Needless to say, we think that if this is true, it’s not a good thing!

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Here’s a thought-provoking article by Katha Pollitt (@KathaPollitt) calling out the Left on their support for prostitution. Go Katha!

“It’s one thing to say sex workers shouldn’t be stigmatized, let alone put in jail. But when feminists argue that sex work should be normalized, they accept male privilege they would attack in any other area. They accept that sex is something women have and men get (do I hear “rape culture,” anyone?), that men are entitled to sex without attracting a partner, even to the limited extent of a pickup in a bar, much less pleasing or satisfying her. As Grant says, they are buying a fantasy—the fantasy of the woman who wants whatever they want (how johns persuade themselves of this is beyond me). But maybe men would be better partners, in bed and out of it, if they couldn’t purchase that fantasy, if sex for them, as for women, meant finding someone who likes them enough to exchange pleasure for pleasure, intimacy for intimacy. The current way of seeing sex work is all about liberty—but what about equality?

I thought the left was about that, too.”

READ THE REST OF THIS EXCELLENT 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.thenation.com/article/179147/why-do-so-many-leftists-want-sex-work-be-new-normal#

PLEASE NOTE: This article was written by a feminist Leftist and is not criticizing ALL people who identify as “Leftists” or “feminists,” only those who support “sex work,” because, as the author correctly points out, such support is inconsistent with the stated true ideals of both the Left and feminism.

Photo credit: (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken) – via The Nation

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Important new research has been released showing how to best reduce DEMAND for sex trafficked women and children! It also clears up certain myths about certain ways of reducing sex trafficking…

“As well as profiling buyers the Immigrant Council of Ireland examined if the men ever came across women they believed were being controlled by pimps, were frightened or were trafficked. The results are startling, with over one in four admitting they had come across women and girls they believed were in such situations. A significantly lesser number considered to report this to the authorities, dispelling the myth that buyers are helpful in tackling human trafficking.”

Much more vital info at the link below! Please check it out and share! 🙂

http://www.thejournal.ie/readme/sex-buyers-are-the-last-link-in-chain-of-trafficking-abuse-and-rape-1382076-Mar2014/

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Touch a Woman’s Heart – Strip Club Outreach Project is a new AntiPornography.org campaign that reaches out to women in the sex trade and offers them support. 🙂

VIDEO LINK: http://youtu.be/LOZisgYTKew

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To learn more, please visit the website for this project:

https://touchawomansheart.wordpress.com/

Also please make a tax-deductible donation to support this important project if you’re able to:

https://touchawomansheart.wordpress.com/donate/

Or support us through making a donation via our Razoo fundraiser to kickstart this project! 🙂

http://www.razoo.com/story/Touch-A-Woman-S-Heart-Strip-Club-Outreach-Fundraiser

Also please LIKE Touch a Woman’s Heart new Facebook Page! 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/TouchAWomansHeart

Thanks for helping us to help abused and exploited women! 🙂

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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.”

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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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Here’s another excellent article on @Belle_Knox that notes how porn is overall still oppressive to ALL WOMEN.

[The Week – Excerpt] – It’s notable, for instance, that the major media venues who are now airing Knox’s feminist editorial are only doing so because she’s a curious sexual tabloid spread. That women’s bodies are easily marketed is no strike against the patriarchy, and that a woman can get attention for her political views only after appealing to male sexual desire certainly doesn’t seem to indicate any serious move in the direction of equality.

But let’s leave aside whether this theoretically breaks the barriers of sexuality and focus on a side of porn that has gotten far less attention in this debate. What material good do women gain from the porn industry?

At the performer-level, porn is a notoriously treacherous place to make a career. While female performers might make more than their male counterparts, most of them just don’t get paid that well, thanks in part to the rise of piracy, cam sites, and the glut of material online. And dwindling profits mean not only pay cuts for performers, but an increased willingness to jockey to meet the demands of a mostly male audience. This competition has two major negative outcomes for Knox’s anti-patriarchal project.

First, it means that male consumers dictate the terms of what’s depicted. As a result, male desire impacts the work and health of performers. For example, a 2012 study found that porn performers in LA had higher rates of STIs than prostitutes working in Nevada; the study authors chalked the prevalence of infections up to the reluctance of studios to enforce condom use because visible condoms aren’t arousing. In other words, the industry drive to respond to male sexual desire could well be the reason performers like Knox are in danger of contracting life-threatening illnesses like HIV. Is this what bucking the patriarchy looks like?

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http://theweek.com//article/index/257645/sorry-belle-knox-porn-still-oppresses-women

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Please check out our new video from our AntiPornographyOrg YouTube channel!

Duke Freshman Teen “Porn Star” Belle Knox Defends Porn as “Empowering.” AntiPornography.org Responds

VIDEO LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYniOsF5p_A

NO, “Belle”/”Lauren,” doing porn is NOT “empowering” for women, nor is it a good way to pay for your college tuition! And anti-porn feminists are NOT the problem as to why doing porn is harmful for women!

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RELATED LINKS FROM YOUTUBE VIDEO DESCRIPTION:

The Duke Porn Star Isn’t as Empowered as She Claims – Even Playboy is skeptical of her feminist porn argument http://ideas.time.com/2014/03/05/the-duke-porn-star-isnt-as-empowered-as-she-claims/

VIDEO: Does “FEMINIST PORN” really exist? What do YOU think? – Can PORNOGRAPHY ever REALLY be FEMINIST?
(With AntiPornography.org Volunteer Maya S.)

http://youtu.be/Lml-_fb9vU0

I’m The Duke University Freshman Porn Star & For The First Time I Am Telling the Story In My Words

http://www.xojane.com/sex/duke-university-freshman-porn-star

I’m Finally Revealing My Name & Face As the Duke Porn Star

http://www.xojane.com/sex/belle-knox-duke-university-freshman-porn-star

Portrait of a porn star – Duke freshman stands behind her alter-ego

“If I could do it again, I don’t know if I would’ve done porn. I don’t know if I would’ve gone to Duke.” “After how I’ve been treated, I sometimes find myself wondering…. I had scholarships to other schools where I would’ve had to pay nothing. But I chose Duke because I thought it would be a great place for me—I thought that I belonged here.”

http://www.dukechronicle.com/articles/2014/02/14/portrait-porn-star

Meet Belle Knox, the Duke Porn Star (As You Might Have Heard)

http://playboysfw.kinja.com/meet-belle-knox-the-duke-porn-star-as-you-might-have-1535822551?tiger=_

“Whose Porn, Whose Feminism?” – “Feminist porn” is not compatible with feminism
– Maya S., AntiPorn.org Volunteer

http://fairobserver.com/article/whose-porn-whose-femnism

STUDY: A Comparison of Male & Female Directors in Pornography: What Happens When Women Are at the Helm? (Overview w/ semi-graphic images)

Click to access Sun(2008).pdf

FULL STUDY:

http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation/1/7/2/3/8/pages172388/p172388-1.php (Scroll down on page)

Critics Worry that Feminist Porn Isn’t Really Feminist

http://jezebel.com/5903985/critics-worry-that-feminist-porn-isnt-really-feminist

Can Porn Be Feminist?

http://thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/04/21/can-porn-be-feminist.html

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In case you missed it, the Nordic Model for prostitution was approved last week by the European Parliament! Yay team!! 🙂

[IB Times] — A vote at the European Parliament that supports the ‘Nordic Model’ of prostitution has been voted through with a large majority.

Put forward by Labour London MEP Mary Honeyball, the model of prostitution law criminalises the client instead of the sex worker.

At the vote, 343 members voted in favour of the report, 139 against and 105 people abstained. Commenting on the outcome, Honeyball said: “Today’s outcome represents a vital signal from MEPs that we cannot continue to tolerate the exploitation of women. Rather than blanket legalization, parliament has backed the more nuanced approach already practised in Sweden as a means of tackling prostitution. This punishes men who treat women’s bodies as a commodity, without criminalising women who are driven into sex work.

“The idea that prostitution is the ‘oldest profession’ leads some to think we should accept it as a fact of life – that all we can do is regulate it a little better. This course of action leads to an increase in prostitution levels, normalising the purchase of sex and ingraining the inequalities which sustain the sex industry.

“The outcome of today’s vote symbolises the changing attitudes of EU countries on this issue, and the desire of member states to learn from one another. I hope today’s result will encourage member states including the UK to be radical and ambitious enough to go Swedish.”

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http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/nordic-model-prostitution-approved-by-european-parliament-1438009

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