A few years ago, one of my pastors told me, “Men tend to become one of two things: a predator of women or a protector of women.” Again and again, I’ve seen this statement proved right — not just in others’ lives but also in my own life. Catalyzed by porn and masturbation, I preyed on women almost every day for years. Starting more than ten years ago, however, the trajectory of my life changed so drastically that now I strive to protect them.
It didn’t happen all at once. But it got started much faster than I ever would have guessed, after just 40 days. In more than a decade of freedom since then, this passion has grown to the degree that I would never have thought possible.
(CNSNews) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) recently sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr urging him „to confront the ongoing harms wrought by the pornography industry and to protect its victims” through vigorous enforcement of obscenity laws and investigation of porn producers.
The bishops stressed in their Apr. 30 letter that „pornography harms families and communities,” and „when viewed by the young, it provides a terrible model and expectation of how persons should treat each other, potentially leading to coercion or violence.”
In a worldview of slavery, society generally agrees that it is inhumane and degrading, and most people are astonished that there have been times in history where slavery was accepted as normal and acceptable. Somehow, still, many people are accepting of a form of modern-day slavery: human sex trafficking. And while many people claim to be opposed to human sex trafficking, what many don’t know is that the demand for human sex trafficking is fueled by pornography and the porn industry.
This month, the first person to obtain a legal „non-binary” sex designation has successfully petitioned the court originally responsible for his „non-binary” status to order that the sex on his birth certificate be restored to „male.” In documents exclusively provided to PJ Media, James Shupe’s petition described his „non-binary” designation as a „psychologically harmful legal fiction.” He told PJ Media he hopes this decision will prevent a woman currently seeking „non-binary” recognition from following the same lies. Read more
I understand what Ben Domenech is trying to say in his eulogy for Hugh Hefner, but I’m afraid he has strained out the gnat and swallowed the rabbit. Domenech sees in Hefner’s legacy a nostalgia that conservatives can appreciate—a nostalgia for a time when women were women, and men loved women because they were women. Domenech is correct that the unblushing amorousness of Playboy contrasts with our contemporary “sexless,” politicized public square. But he misses the fact that pornography, which Hefner did not invent but did commodify once and for all, is an agent of our current crisis. Read more
By default, every device that connects kids to the internet also connects kids to porn. It’s that simple —and it’s that infuriating! To keep kids safe in the digital age, parents need to stay one step ahead of trends and know exactly what they are up against.
In this post we’ll highlight 9 major culprits that should be on every parent’s radar in 2018!
Pornography use may be a public health concern. The rapid growth of the internet, smartphones and social media among young Australians means that pornography use is common and the average age at first pornography xposure
has declined in recent years.
Reports from the early and mid-2000s showed that rates of lifetime exposure to pornography were 73–93% for adolescent boys and 11–62% for adolescent girls in Australia.
In 2015, you produced a documentary about young pornography performers, ‘‘Hot Girls Wanted,’’ that was eventually turned into a new Netflix documentary series. But in 2013, you wrote a pretty strident essay in Glamour against the ‘‘pornification’’ of everything, where you recount using the hashtag #stopactinglikewhores, in regard to the mainstreaming of, say, V-strings and stripper poles. What changed? I was impulsive. Being old isn’t a good excuse for it, but using the word ‘‘whore’’ was absolutely not appropriate. I didn’t even know what ‘‘slut shaming’’ meant at the time, and I have educated myself. But that was sort of the beginning of my relationship with all this work — I wanted to see if my feelings had any validity in the real world, or if I was just being close-minded. Read more
We all know that the world has become pornified, that the internet has made available to all of us an entire universe of pornographic content. Yet many of the statistics we rely on and commonly quote have become outdated. As technology changes and as new generations grow up, the pornographic landscape inevitably changes. I went looking for updated numbers and want to present some of them to you today. All of these are based on credible studies carried out in 2016 or 2017. Read more