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Here’s a great article which responds well to the all-too-common criticism of anti-porn people being “anti-sex” — by describing the profoundly disturbing but all too real connections of pornography to child sex abuse and sex trafficking.

    ‘In Cambodia, Cacho met a woman who runs a brothel who explained how she ‘reprograms’ girls by ‘normalising sexual exploitation through systematic exposure to pornography. They have to be convinced that they were the ones who chose to do this, and they must be constantly reminded that their lives are worth nothing.’

    Some UN member states estimate between 60-90% of women in the sex trade are trafficked. Thai estimates show 40% of the sex trade is child sex abuse and around 90% of trafficked girls are underage. Indigenous women are also highly overrepresented in areas of the trade. Global inequality has long encouraged sexual exploitation, but only recently has it been broadcast in pornography. How many of these women feature on porn movies watched across the world? Research suggests users do not care.

    Criticism of such issues may be framed as “anti sex”, or against those working in the trade. On the contrary, the western choice rhetoric may legitimise exploitation of the economically vulnerable. Arguments for choice, agency or “feminist porn” create new opportunities to expand sales, rather than ethics. Users draw upon piecemeal evidence to argue the sex industry can actually reduce sexist attitudes and violence. This goes directly against a 2010 meta-analysis, most recent experimental evidence and Nordic state legislation review showing the opposite.

READ THIS FULL EXCELLENT ARTICLE AT THE LINK BELOW: (And please like, comment and share to support the cause. Thanks!)

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/11/its-not-anti-sex-to-want-to-expose-pornographys-complicit-role-in-child-abuse-and-trafficking?CMP=soc_567

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS IMPORTANT TOPIC:

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

Have any of you reading this ever been accused of being “anti-sex” because you’re anti-porn? If so, how did you respond, and what was the result? Please feel free to share. Thanks!

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Interesting news! The UK is no longer allowing certain types of abusive and BDSM pornography to be made or sold.

The list includes some life threatening acts, such as strangulation, facesitting and fisting. Also: “spanking beyond a gentle level, full bondage and restraint (in conjunction with a gag and all four limbs restrained).” Finally, abusive language during sex, depictions of non-consensual sex, and urinating, if “performed onto another person or consumed.”

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Wow! This new law is limited because people in the UK can still watch all of the porn with the above content that is made in other counties. But still, it seems they are trying to do what they can to stop the worst abuses in pornography that they have control over.

What do you all think of this? Please let us know. Thanks! 🙂

FULL ARTICLE:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-porn-legislation-what-is-now-banned-under-new-government-laws-9898541.html

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GOOD NEWS from Ireland! They’re adopting the Nordic Model for prostitution of criminalizing only the sex buyers — while decriminalizing the prostituted women. Yay team! 🙂

    “The Immigrant Council of Ireland has welcomed the move, which it said was an important first step in “wrecking the business model” that had allowed pimps and traffickers to profit from exploiting women.

    The Council has been lobbying heavily for changes in the legislation for quite some time, highlighting the high number of women who have been trafficked into the trade, as well as violence, criminal and sexual assaults, and exploitation that are commonplace.”

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/purchase-of-sex-to-be-criminalised-under-new-law-1.2014953

Let’s hope that this new legislation and the similar new legislation in Canada lead many more countries to JUST SAY NO TO PROSTITUTION!

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Here’s a powerful article that addresses the connections between pornography and celebrity photo leaks. ~~

WARNING! Graphic and disturbing content ahead!

    [Mashable] — “…Gail Dines, chair and professor of American Studies at Wheelock College in Boston, told Mashable the hack represents something more insidious than just standard economics.

    “To be unclothed in the face of people who are clothed is to be rendered powerless,” she said. “This is really about humiliating women, degrading them and reducing them to…f*ck objects.”

    Dines, author of the book PORNLAND: How Porn has Hijacked our Sexuality, said the release of the private images is behavior typical of a “porn culture” in which women are disposable objects used temporarily, and often brutally, for physical pleasure. In this worldview, women’s bodies are cheap and undeserving of privacy or integrity.

    This sounds like sick hyperbole until Dines starts to list the trends she observes as a pornography researcher. In certain threads, male users ask for suggestions on how to find particularly demeaning scenes, like a woman registering physical pain performing certain sexual acts, such as anal sex. Numerous commenters will direct him to a specific film and recommend a scene — down to the second.

    In a kind of porn known as “facial abuse,” women are often brought to the brink of asphyxiation. In one recent example, Dines recalled, she watched as a famous porn actress was choked and strangled to the point where her eyes began to roll back into her head. The scene ended with the star in tears, her running mascara mixed with the semen that had been ejaculated into her eyes.”

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~~ Thank you, Gail, for having the courage to share the UGLY TRUTH. As horrific as the reality of porn is, it will never get better unless we inform people about it, so that something can be done to stop this devastatingly cruel nightmare that harms so many people, especially women and girls.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT THE LINK BELOW: (And then please share your thoughts!)

http://mashable.com/2014/09/03/celebrity-nude-photo-leak-women/#:eyJzIjoidCIsImkiOiJfdWVodDk5ZTZlM2toYXhqdCJ9

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

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The porn industry still won’t protect the health and safety of performers, so ex performers and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation have protested recently in Los Angeles and Oakland and held a press conference in L.A.

Their goals are to get Cal/OSHA to clarify their standards regarding condom use in porn, and to get condoms in porn legislation for California added to the 2016 Presidential election ballot. Protesters include our good friend Cameron:

    “…The bureaucratic process means that more performers will be at risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases on film sites, said Cameron Adams, who went by the name Cameron Bay when she was a performer. Adams said she contracted HIV last year while shooting at San Francisco-based Kink Studios.

    “I’m fighting for the rights and health of performers out there so they don’t end up like me, and this is the only way we’re going to get to them,” said Adams. She met with Cal/OSHA officials during the protest to hand them a letter asking they release their standards immediately.”

Read these articles below to learn more:

http://www.dailynews.com/social-affairs/20141105/protesters-demand-stricter-condom-standards-during-porn-shoots

Condoms in Porn Will Go to 2016 California Ballot; 71% of Voters in Support

http://www.aidshealth.org/#/condoms-in-porn-will-go-to-2016-california-ballot-71-of-voters-in-support/

To see even more articles, and to get ongoing updates about this important issue, follow AHF’s @Fair4CA account at Twitter, which advocates for condoms in porn.

https://twitter.com/fair4ca

Ex porn performer Cameron Adams:

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AHF press conference:

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Here’s a short essay by our awesome new volunteer Taylor, on why he’s a man against pornography and prostitution! 🙂

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“Why would a man be against pornography and prostitution? Some may be opposed to pornography and prostitution from a religious perspective, viewing nudity as obscene or immoral. Other men might be against pornography and prostitution from the standpoint of someone struggling with addiction. After all, the instant gratification which they provide can be extremely addicting! It can definitely take control over some men’s lives.

But neither of these reasons explain why I am opposed to pornography and prostitution. I do not view nudity as inherently obscene, and as an atheist, I am not religiously averse to healthy premarital sex or healthy sex without the intention of procreation. Pornography and prostitution, however, are not healthy sex. And although I did use pornography prior to seriously considering the reasons why I shouldn’t, I was never an addict.

I am opposed to pornography and prostitution, not for religious or personal reasons, but because they are harmful to women and to society as a whole. The main reason for this is that they objectify women. We have all heard this term, but how many of us have really taken the time to think about what it means? Women are half of the population, and when men view women as commodities to be bought and sold (as is the case with pimps and pornography producers), or rented (as is the case with johns and pornography users), it serves only to divide.”

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

http://www.antipornography.org/why-im-a-man-against-pornography-and-prostitution.html

NOTE: Starting this week Taylor will be doing some guest tweeting about the harms of pornography for our @AntiPornography Twitter account. So we encourage you to follow us there to hear all of the other interesting and informative things that Taylor has to say about how pornography harms everyone! Thanks! 🙂

https://twitter.com/AntiPornography

P.S. Apologies for the lack of posts for the last six weeks or so. We’ve been overwhelmed with work and unable to keep up with all of our social networks. We hope to get enough help soon to be able to do so!

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Here’s evidence that shows that “Fifty Shades of Grey isn’t just “harmless fantasy.” It fuels real life sadomasochism and prostitution. ~~~

[TRPWL] – Sheri’s Ranch, the legal brothel and sex resort located outside of Las Vegas, has seen an increased interest in its BDSM services since the release of the book Fifty Shades of Grey in 2011, and anticipates an even greater interest with the release of the film adaptation in early 2015.

The massive success of E. L. James “mommy porn” series has resulted in a 5% boost in bookings of the brothel’s BDSM suite, where courtesans provide, among other things, introductory training in sadomasochistic erotic acts involving dominance and submission.

Dena, the brothel’s madam, directly attributes this jump in BDSM reservations to the book’s success, since more and more women are enquiring about the services.

“It’s not a coincidence that more women and couples between the ages of 35 and 50 are booking our dungeon room. The 50 Shades of Grey book has introduced many women to bondage and discipline, and a percentage of those readers would like to act on their interests. Sheri’s provides a safe and private environment for women to experiment with the world of BDSM, and we anticipate the film will generate even more curiosity.”

“The trailer for the film adaptation of the Fifty Shades of Grey book became the most watched trailer of the year in less than one week. If the trailer is any indication, this film will have an even greater effect on our business than the book had,” said Dena.

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Well, there you have it folks! The book and film are indeed “just fiction”, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t impact real people’s behavior in real life.

“Fifty Shades” actually DOES influence people to engage in REAL LIFE SADISM AND MASOCHISM — and sometimes prostitution — in addition to bondage, discipline, domination and submission. (All of the practices that the acronym “BDSM” stands for.)

So, the next time you hear someone saying, “It’s just a book!”, or “It’s just a movie!”, feel free to share this post with them…

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NOTE: If you’d like to check out or reference the full article, scroll down to the posts from August 8, 2014 on the page below. (It is a reposting of the original article, which is at a site with porn ads, so we didn’t want to put a link to that.)

http://aliajanine.com/?author=6&paged=2

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