Testimony in Minneapolis: With Growth of Porn, Rapists Show Less Remorse

Minneapolis city officials received testimony about peoples’ encounters with porn, those who consume porn and those who produce it at a hearing of the Minneapolis Government Operations Committee in December 1983. This letter is published in In Harm’s Way: The Pornography Civil Rights Hearings (p.221-223). Letter of Robin Morgan, December 5, 1983 In twenty years […]

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A Review of The Skinner Box Effect: Sexual Addiction and Online Pornography

NPN’s Jendi Reiter reviews T.M. Grundner, The Skinner Box Effect: Sexual Addiction and Online Pornography. This book was published by Writers Club Press of Lincoln, NE (2000). Dr. Grundner’s biographical note describes him as an early pioneer in the development of community-based computerized information services. A native of Clawson, Michigan (a small town north of […]

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Testimony in Minneapolis: Social worker reports increased use of cameras in rapes, increased throat rapes, adult pornography used to coerce children

Minneapolis city officials received testimony about peoples’ encounters with porn, those who consume porn and those who produce it at a hearing of the Minneapolis Government Operations Committee in December 1983. This letter is published in In Harm’s Way: The Pornography Civil Rights Hearings (p.214-215). Letter of Flora Colao, C.S.W., November 10, 1983 I have […]

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Register Now! Conference of Academics and Activists Against Porn, March 23-25, Boston

Pornography and Pop Culture: Reframing Theory, Re-thinking Activism March 23-25 Wheelock College Boston, MA Registration is free The so-called “porn wars” that were fought over the feminist critique of contemporary mass-marketed pornography derailed important academic and activist work. It is time to move on by reframing our thinking on pornography, especially in light of the […]

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Harvard Law Professor Frederick Schauer’s “The Boundaries of the First Amendment”; Government Regulates Many Kinds of Speech

Anti-porn activists have typically had to defend themselves against charges that they are carving out partisan exceptions to a constitutional principle whose effectiveness, maybe even sacredness, derives from its neutrality. Justice, it seems, is never more blind than when she is reading Hustler. However, one might argue that the application of the First Amendment to […]

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Sony says ‘no’ to porn on Blu-ray Disc

We were pleased to learn of this report in InfoWorld, 1/19/07: Sony said it will not work with the adult film industry to help put their movies on its Blu-ray Disc format, although it will not try to stop them completely. The company will not allow its disc replicating subsidiary, Sony DADC, to handle adult […]

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Testimony in Minneapolis: Offenders Use Porn to Convince Children that Child Sex is Normal and Pleasurable

Minneapolis city officials heard testimony about peoples’ encounters with porn, those who consume porn and those who produce it at a hearing of the Minneapolis Government Operations Committee on December 13, 1983. This account appears in In Harm’s Way: The Pornography Civil Rights Hearings (p.176-178). Testimony of Sherry Arndt …I am a moderator and trainer […]

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Testimony in Minneapolis: Prostitutes Blackmailed with Porn

Minneapolis city officials heard testimony about peoples’ encounters with porn, those who consume porn and those who produce it at a hearing of the Minneapolis Government Operations Committee on December 13, 1983. This account appears in In Harm’s Way: The Pornography Civil Rights Hearings (p.175-176).Testimony of Sue Santa I work with a local nonprofit private […]

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Testimony in Minneapolis: “Pornography in the home is insidious. Girls pick up the message, they act it out, they don’t know why they feel suicidal and crazy.”

Minneapolis city officials heard testimony about peoples’ encounters with porn, those who consume porn and those who produce it at a hearing of the Minneapolis Government Operations Committee on December 13, 1983. This account appears in In Harm’s Way: The Pornography Civil Rights Hearings (p.172-175). Testimony of Charlotte Kasl I am a therapist in private […]

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Testimony in Minneapolis: Prison Condones Porn by Selling It

Minneapolis city officials heard testimony about peoples’ encounters with porn, those who consume porn and those who produce it at a hearing of the Minneapolis Government Operations Committee on December 13, 1983. This account appears in In Harm’s Way: The Pornography Civil Rights Hearings (p.171-172). Testimony of Richelle Lee I work with sex offenders. I […]

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