The Vice Guide to Becoming a Whore in 2004 (explicit language)

Vice magazine describes what it’s like to be a prostituted woman (April 2004 issue): …No matter what the empowered academics in San Francisco pretend to believe, whoring—in any form—is hell, and the only reason women do it is to get money for coke NOW! If you want to try it out, be prepared to have […]

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Anti-Porn Feminists: “Dumb MRA says dumb MRA things”

The London-based Anti-Porn Feminists blog has kindly given us permission to reprint their February 9 article, “Dumb MRA says dumb MRA things”. It’s full of great rebuttals to common arguments raised by porn defenders. An MRA is a Men’s Rights Activist. Dumb MRA says dumb MRA thingsI know, complaining about dumb MRAs being dumb is like […]

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Norman Doidge, MD: “Acquiring Tastes and Loves: What Neuroplasticity Teaches Us About Sexual Attraction and Love”

The Witherspoon Institute has gathered a number of valuable papers together in The Social Costs of Pornography Consultation (2008). We particularly recommend a paper from Norman Doidge, MD: “Acquiring Tastes and Loves: What Neuroplasticity Teaches Us About Sexual Attraction and Love” (PDF). Some excerpts: The current porn epidemic gives a graphic demonstration that sexual tastes […]

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Dear Abby: “Explicit photos send words of warning”

“NAMELESS in Georgia” writes to Dear Abby (1/5/10): Dear Abby:Shortly after college and a bad breakup, I met someone I thought was a “nice” guy. I allowed him to take sexually explicit photos of me. I realize now that I did it because I had very low self-esteem then.The moment he snapped the pictures I […]

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January 15-17: Stop Porn Culture Slideshow Training, Bellingham, WA

We are pleased to share this announcement from Stop Porn Culture: Our next slideshow training will be January 15-17, 2010, in Bellingham, WA. Come and get the experience, knowledge, and confidence to talk publicly against pornography in your community. The training will include in-depth presentations on topics such as: the links between pornography and violence […]

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StandardNET: “Pornography at root of more and more domestic violence incidents”

Utah’s Standard-Examiner reported on September 19: More women requesting help are reporting that their abuser views pornography, according to officials who work with abused women.“Five years ago pornography wasn’t something we talked about,” said Kay Card, director of Safe Harbor, a women’s shelter in Davis County.The pornography is a “cancer”, she said.“Women can’t compete with […]

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Advocate.com: “Business Before Pleasure?”

Should porn performers enjoy the same workplace protections as other Americans? Matt Siegel raises the issue for The Advocate (8/12/09): Business Before Pleasure?…Tony Malice of JM Productions, a straight porn production company, says the business isn’t really set up for performers who refuse to work on camera without a condom: “If a girl only wants to work […]

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CNN.com: “‘John schools’ try to change attitudes about paid sex”

CNN.com reports on welcome efforts to focus on the demand side of prostitution (8/28/09): ‘John schools’ try to change attitudes about paid sex…Across the country, about 50 communities are using John Schools. Atlanta, Georgia, and Baltimore, Maryland, are among dozens more cities that plan to launch similar programs by the end of the year……experts estimate […]

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Adrienne Rich: “Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence”

Capital Video’s Amazing.net store in Northampton portrays itself as gay-friendly, but this is just a fig leaf over the true nature of the bulk of today’s porn industry: Adrienne Rich describes the reality in “Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence”, published in The Signs Reader: Women, Gender & Scholarship (The University of Chicago Press, 1983, page […]

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