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PORNOGRAPHY, PROSTITUTION, SEX TRAFFICKING & SEXUAL SLAVERY
"Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle"

 

Pulitzer Prize winning author Chris Hedges exposes the horrific harms of pornography 

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This excellent book includes a chapter entitled "The Illusion of Love," that tells the harsh and painful truth about the reality of the abusive and destructive pornography industry. (As opposed to the glamorized PR version promoted by the pornography industry, that says pornography is just fun, safe and harmless.)

Below on this page are selected excerpts from this chapter, as compiled by AntiPornography.org. Please refer people to this website with a link to read them rather than reposting them at other sites. Thank you. Also on this page are other articles and videos of Chris Hedges speaking out against pornography and prostitution.

Please support the author and his important work by buying "Empire of Illusion" at Amazon.com or elsewhere. The whole book is very thought provoking, extremely informative, and is highly recommended. 

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Chris Hedges speaking about pornography harms, how the porn industry abuses women, and the hypocrisy of the Left in regards to pornography 

 

 

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Chris Hedges interviews prostitution survivor Rachel Moran, author of the memoir "Paid For," about the violence & disempowerment inherent in prostitution

 

 

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Chris Hedges speaking about prositution harms, and sexual exploitation of indigenous women by white colonialists

(Go to 23:29 to 27:33 in the video)

 

 

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CAUTION: VERY GRAPHIC AND DISTURBING CONTENT AHEAD
 
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Book excerpts that tell the truth about the harsh reality of pornography.
-- from Chapter 2 of "Empire of Illusion," -- "The Illusion of Love"
 
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Page 62-63 
 
Adult video companies such as JM Productions and Extreme Associates, which includes graphic rape scenes in its array of physical abuse of women, make no attempt to hide the pain and acute discomfort endured by the women.  The pain and discomfort are the major draws of the productions.  JM Productions pioneered "aggressive throat-fucking" videos such as the Gag Factor series, in which women have penises pushed all the way down their throats until they gag or vomit.  On the Gag Factor Web site, the producers promise "The best throat-fucking ever lensed."  It offers still shots of women being "face-fucked."  One typical description of a film begins with the standard brief summary, as if the women were criminals with a rap sheet: "Degraded on: 10/8/08.  Name: Ashley Blue... Age: twenty-five.  Status: Happy?  Home Town: Thousands Oaks, CA."  It shows a picture of a woman with black hair lying on her back with her eyes closed.  Her face is covered with semen and a penis is buried in her throat.
 
"Here's Your Retirement Party," the description of the film reads. "As many of you will remember, for quite a long time super whore Ashley Blue was the official JM contract whore.  But like the sole of an old shoe, porn whores eventually wear out and have to be thrown away.  So, our way of throwing a retirement party for Ashley was to have her head get piston fucked one last time.  Enjoy!"
 
 
Regarding porn star Jessica Lynn, 23, page 66
 
"I love watching my husband fuck other girls, watching him make her feel good." She has been in scenes, she said, that "got too violent and rough and one where one of the men began to eat his own come."  She said she is saving money for college and has stayed away from drugs.  "A lot of girls have breakdowns," she says.  "They call me.  I have numerous calls.  They're freaking out about their life and are usually on drugs."
 
 
Page 67-68
 
The sex those in the porn industry claim to promote is as fake, absurd, and unattainable as the façade of the Luxor casino and hotel.  Porn is not about love or eroticism. It is about power and money.  It is a transaction.  It is based on the conversion of women into objects.  They are assigned a monetary value and sexually exploited for profit.  Most porn stars are also prostitutes.  They charge a range of fees, usually in the thousands of dollars, to fans on porn escort Web sites.
When I ask ex-porn actress Jan Meza, who once did a scene in which twenty-five men had sex with her, how she would describe the producers and directors of the porn industry, she answers curtly: "Pimps."  Porn stars make anywhere from $1,500 to $3,000 an hour as prostitutes.  (Patrice) Roldan would, along with other porn actresses, be flown into a city, including New York, and stay at a hotel for week.  They would meet clients in their hotel room.
 
(Shelley) Lubben says the AVN convention and awards ceremony brings together high-priced porn stars and clients.
 
"Ninety percent work as prostitutes," she says. "They meet a lot of their big clients in Vegas during this convention.  There is really big money being made by some of these women at night, as much as $2,000 an hour."
 
The most famous porn actresses can make as much as $30,000 a week as hotel bound prostitutes.  Clients "would see you in the film and they wanted you to be exactly the same way," Roldan says.  "It was uncomfortable to meet some married stranger.  I would walk around these cities and feel sad and empty.  No one cared about me.  My agent didn't care.  All I had was money and nothing else."
The most successful porn films keep pushing the physical and emotional boundaries of the women on screen and incorporate an expanding array of physically and verbally abusive acts.
 
Ariana Jollee, twenty-one, is sitting in a motel room beside a particle-board desk and a bare white wall, giving a pre-film interview 65 Guy Cream Pie, produced in 2005 by Devil' s Film.  She has sex with sixty-five men beside the indoor pool of a Prague resort during the film.  She is smiling at the camera.  Jolle has sleek, dark hair with bangs, a tribal tattoo encircling one bicep, and wears jeans and a loose black tank top.  She has rounded arms, full cheeks, and a slightly heavy chin.  Jollee started doing porn in 2003, when she was 20, debuting in a film called Nasty Girls 30.  She has done hundreds of films and  was one of the industry's premier gonzo girls, purportedly enjoying extreme abuse.  Jollee tells the camera that she performed in a twenty-one-man gang bang on her twenty-first birthday.  She says she's looking forward to doing the same now with fifty men, although this number climbs to sixty-five on the set.  "Cream pie" refers to men ejaculating in a woman's anus or vagina, rather than ejaculating on her body.
 
 

"I'll be banging fifty guys - fifty, fifty, fifty! Maybe more even. That'd be cool. So I'm like really excited."

She laughs and plays with her hair. "And it just so happens that all these guys are going to be coming IN me." She looks coyly at the camera. "In the ass and pussy," she grins, wrinkling her nose. "See I like it in the ass the best. I wanna zxxfind the biggest pervert and get him to suck all fifty loads out and spit it in my mouth." She reaches up and fiddles with her bangs. "That'd be so good. That'd be fucking hot. It'd be disgusting." She giggles. "I get off on that." She runs her fingers through her hair, fanning it out behind her.

"It's a big, big fantasy, always been a big fantasy of mine to be with more than one guy at a time. Many women have that fantasy" Her voice drops to a whisper. She wrinkles her nose and narrows her eyes. "You have all these men, and they all wanna fuck you, and they're all there, and it's just like, cock, holy shit. It's so good. So good. Now I'm getting wet," she complains, giggling. Her feet are up on the seat of her chair, and the camera pans down briefly to the exposed crotch of her jeans. She demurely pops her thumb in her mouth, still smiling, gazing at the camera.

"If you're watching this before the scene, you're in for a fucking treat. Each one of those motherfuckers is gonna, you know, it's gonna be the ride of their lives." She nods thoughtfully. "But, who knows," she throws her hands in the air, "maybe they'll fuck me up. Maybe they'll really, like, teach me a lesson." She throws a small smile at the camera. She scratches her knee absently. "We'll just have to wait and see. Maybe I'm not as insatiable as I think I am. We'll see. I'm excited."

She concedes that when it is over she will "look like shit" but will be "well fucked." The interviewer asks what condition her vagina and anus will be after having sex with that many men. She speaks of her body parts in the third person: "They can take it. They want it. They like it. They go back to size after. Pussy's tight. She always goes back to size." The degradation she endures has turned her body into something she no longer consciously recognizes as herself.

She talks briefly about her private life in the interview. She says that before she did gangbangs in films she once had sex with 12 men on a fire truck. She does not say how old she was at the time, but her remarks suggest she was a teenager. "It was so good," he says. "I will thank that man who took me there every day for the rest of my life. I still talk to him; he's a really good friend of mine. He's a pervert but I love perverts. I like free people."

Her enthusiasm, as she relates this story on the fire truck, momentarily fades. There is a brief tremor that crosses her face, an almost imperceptible sign of ambiguity or doubt. The fleeting impression when she falls out of character is that the experience of being taken to a fire house by a friend who is "a pervert" and having sex with 12 men on a truck was not sexy or exciting, that for a teenage girl the experience was perhaps not the result of being free or the product of sexual desire. She quickly snaps back into the pornographic facade. She says "I hope everyone gets off. I plan on cumming."

(Note: A full graphic description of the gang bang then follows in the chapter for several pages. The following is a one paragraph summary from the book.)
 
 
Page 70
 
65 Guy Cream Pie  takes six hours to film. Jollee has oral sex, vaginal sex, double penetration, and double anal with sixty-five men.  They ejaculate into and onto her body.  When the shoot is finished, the last man heaves himself off Jollee. In a behind-the-scenes DVD bonus, she clambers up and stands on the curlicued iron bed.  She is naked.  Her body is covered in semen.  Her hair is tied back.  She jumps off the stained, pink mattress on to the tiled pool deck.  She bounces up and down in front of a large potted palm, laughing gleefully.
 
 
Page 72
 
Jollee was also featured in the 2005 JM Productions release Swirlies, in which the male performer dunks the woman's head into a toilet after sex and flushes.  The company promo for the film promises that "every whore gets the swirlies treatment.  Fuck her,  then flush her."
 
In Swirlies, Jollee comes to the door of the house and meets a man named Jenner.  She tells Jenner that his little brother has given her little brother a swirlie at school.  There is less than a minute of the usual stilted dialogue before the sex scene begins.  There's oral, vaginal, and anal penetration in a variety of positions, with many close-up shots of the performer's genitals.  The oral penetration includes deep thrusting that causes Jollee to gag.  Jenner finely ejaculates on Jollee's face.  He then takes her to the bathroom for a swirlie.
 
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As porn has gone mainstream, ushered two decades ago into middle-class living rooms and dens with VCRs and now available on the Internet, it has devolved into an open fusion of physical abuse and sex, of extreme violence, horrible acts of degradation against women with an increasingly twisted eroticism.  Porn has always primarily involved the eroticization of unlimited male power, but today it also involves expression of male power through the physical abuse, even torture, of women.  Porn reflects the endemic cruelty of our society.  This is a society that does not blink when the industrial slaughter unleashed by the United States and its allies kills hundreds of civilians in Gaza or hundreds of thousands of innocents in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Porn reflects back the cruelty of a culture that tosses its mentally ill out onto the street, warehouses more than 2 million people in prisons, denies health care to tens of millions of the poor, champions gun ownership over gun control, and trumpets an obnoxious and super patriotic nationalism and rapacious corporate capitalism.  The violence, cruelty, and degradation of porn are expressions of a society that has lost the capacity for empathy.
 
The Abu Ghraib images that were released, and the hundreds more disturbing images that remain classified, could be stills from porn films.  There is a shot of a naked man kneeling in front of another man as if performing oral sex.  There is a naked man on a leash held by a female American soldier.  They are naked men in chains.  There are naked men stacked one on top of the other in a human pile on the floor, as if in a prison gang bang.  And there are hundreds more classified photos, many privately viewed by members of Congress, that show forced masturbation by Iraqi prisoners.  Prisoners are made to pose for the camera in simulated sexual acts.  And there are reportedly pictures of sexual intercourse among the guards.  The photographs reflect the raging undercurrent of sexual callousness and perversion that runs through contemporary culture.  These images speak in the language of porn, professional wrestling, reality television, music videos, and the corporate culture.  It is the language of absolute control, total domination, racial hatred, fetishistic images of slavery, and humiliating submission. It is a world without pity.  It is about reducing other human beings to commodities, to objects.  It is a reflection of the sickness of gonzo porn.
 
Torture and pornography inevitably converge.  They each turn human beings into submissive objects.  In porn the woman is stripped of her human attributes and made to beg for abuse.  She has no identity as a distinct human being.  Her only worth is as a toy, a pleasure doll.  She exists to gratify any whim that a male decides is pleasurable.  She has no other purpose.  Her real name vanishes.  She adopts a cheap and usually vulgar stage name.  She becomes a slave.  She is filmed being degraded and physically abused.  This film is sold to consumers, who, in turn are aroused by the illusion that they too can dominate and abuse women.  They, too, can be torturers.
 
Three of the alleged torturers in Abu Ghraib were women.  They appeared to be willing participants.  Porn has become so embedded and accepted in the culture, especially among the young, that sexual humiliation, abuse, rape, and physical violence have merged into a socially acceptable expression, once fear of retribution is removed.  Absolute power over others almost always expresses itself through sexual sadism.
 
"My whole reason for being in the industry is to satisfy the desire of the men in the world who basically don't care much for women and want to see the men in my industry getting even with the woman they couldn't have when they were growing up," Bill Margold, a performer and producer of porn, has said.  "I strongly believe this, and the industry hates me for saying it.... So we come on a woman's face or somewhat brutalize her sexually: Were getting even for their lost dreams.  I believe this.  I've heard audiences cheer me on when I do something foul on screen.  When I've strangled a person or sodomized a person or brutalized a person, the audience is cheering my action, and then when I've fulfilled my warped desire, the audience applauds."
 
A performer known as Max Hardcore, currently in prison in Florida on obscenity charges, pioneered many of the forms of physical abuse now widely embraced by the industry.  He was the first to perform anal fisting and "face-fucking."  He placed lighted medical speculums in the vagina and anus.  He urinated on women, often directly into their mouths.  He slapped woman around, tied them up, thrust their heads into toilets and flushed, pulled their hair, threw them onto the floor, and called them bitch, whore, cunt, and slut.
 
The women in porn plead to be abused.  They call themselves whores and sluts.  They are beaten and penetrated by groups of men.  Their faces are covered with semen from dozens of masturbating men, their anuses penetrated repeatedly by lines of partners, and they are raped.  The women portrayed in the films exist to fulfill the desires of men in the most degrading and painful way possible.  Nearly all porn dialog includes lines from women such as I am a cunt.  I am a bitch.  I am a whore.  I am a slut.  Fuck me hard with your big cock.
 
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Porn has evolved from the airbrushed misogyny of glossy spreads in Playboy and smutty films sold in seedy shops.  It is corporate and easily available.  Its products today focus less on sex between a man and a woman and increasingly on groups of men beating off on a woman's face or tearing her anus open with their penises.  Porn has evolved to its logical conclusion.  It first turned women into sexual commodities and then killed women as human beings.  And it has won the culture war.  Pornography and the commercial mainstream have fused.  The publicity photo for the porn production company Wicked could be lifted from a Victoria's Secret catalog.  The lacy brassieres and thongs, candelabras, stilettos, windswept hair, strings of pearls, and arched backs are staples of mass culture.  The wars fought by feminists such as Andrea Dworkin, Susan Faludi, Susan Brownmiller, and Gloria Steinem to free women from sexual tyranny have been defeated by a cultural embrace -- by both men and women -- of bondage and objectification.  Stripping, promiscuity, S&M, exhibitionism, and porn are mainstream chic.
 
Sexual callousness and emancipation have become synonymous.  Fashion takes its cue from porn.  Music videos feature porn stars and pantomime porn scenes.  Commercials and advertisements milk porn for shock value.  The grainy sex tapes of vacuous celebrities from Pamela Anderson to Paris Hilton enhance their allure as porn icons.  Madonna has built her public persona, and her dance routines and videos, around the sexual boundaries obliterated by porn.  Rap stars like Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, and Yella produce porn.  Howard Stern interviews porn stars.  Fitness Clubs offer pole-dancing and strip classes.  Porn star Jenna Jameson's memoir was published by HarperCollins and was a New York Times bestseller for six weeks.  The E! True Hollywood Story episode of her life remains the highest rated single episode of that show.  Reality television shows like The Girls Next Door and Rock of Love feature a male celebrity who has multiple female partners competing for his attention.  The Girls Next Door,  which stars the octogenarian Hugh Hefner and girlfriends young enough to be his granddaughters, is spiced up with undertones of incest and pedophilia.  HBO celebrates and glamorizes porn, prostitution, and strippers with specials on shows like Thinking XXX, Katie Morgan's Sex Tips, Cathouse, and G-String Divas.  The language, abuse, and moral bankruptcy of porn shape and mold popular culture.  And there is a direct line from the heartlessness and usury of the culture of porn to the hookup parties on college campuses, in which young men and women get hammered, have sex, and do not speak to each other again.
 
Women, porn asserts, whether they know it or not, are objects.  They are whores.  These whores deserve to be dominated and abused.  And once men have had their way with them, these whores are to be discarded.  Porn glorifies the cruelty and domination of sexual exploitation in the same way popular culture, as (Robert) Jensen points out, glorifies the domination and cruelty of war.  It is the same disease.  It is the belief that "because I have the ability to use force and control to make others do as I please, I have a right to use this force and control." It is the disease of corporate and imperial power.  It extinguishes the sacred and the human to worship power, control, force, and pain.  It replaces empathy, eros and compassion with the illusion that we are gods.  Porn is the glittering façade, like the casinos and resorts in Las Vegas, like the rest of the fantasy that is America, of a culture seduced by death.
 
 

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The Victims of Pornography

By Chris Hedges

Originally posted at:  http://www.truthdig.com/arts_culture/item/20091011_the_victims_of_pornography/

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NOTE: All those marked with * are friends, subscribers or followers of AntiPornography.org at Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, or one of our other social networking websites, or have demonstrated support for our work otherwise, such as providing content for this website or linking to us or to one of our blogs and/or social networking projects. Also please note that the below list is a work in progress and that it is not complete. Please share any errors, omissions or suggestions here. Thank you!


WOMEN AND GIRLS FOCUSED RESOURCES:  

(For family, children, men and addiction focused resources, please scroll down.)

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ANTI-PORNOGRAPHY ORGANIZATIONS GROUPS AND WEBSITES:  

*Culture Reframed      Pornography FAQ      *ResistPorn Culture (UK)     No Porn Pledge     *Against Pornography

*Anti-Porn Feminists (Anti-Porn London)    Men Against Porn / Prostitution / Patriarchy     *The Violence of Pornography (Graphic) 

  *No Porn Northampton    Playboy: Talkin' Trash     *Girls Against Porn      Bin the Bunny      Stop Patriarchy

*JoinPornBusters YouTube Channel    The Price of Pleasure Documentary Film Website  

*Come Back From Your Fantasy (Sex-Positive Anti-Porn Feminist Tumblr, by young feminist Kelsey Ruane)

*Make Love Not Porn (Not technically anti-porn but shows differences of porn vs. real life.)

Somebody's Daughter   *Fight the New Drug  *pornTRUTH   

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'ANTI-PORNOGRAPHY ACTIVIST INDIVIDUALS, AUTHORS AND FILMMAKERS:  
 
 
 
 

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ANTI-PROSTITUTION/TRAFFICKING/SEXUAL EXPLOITATION/ABUSE SITES, ETC:
 
 
The above channels are AntiPornography.org pjts with MANY videos & helpful resources! 
 
 
 

Polaris Project     Breaking Free     SAGE (Standing Against Global Exploitation)  

The Lola Green Baldwin Foundation    Stop Demand Foundation  Genderberg

*SCASE (Scottish Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation)    Our Voices Matter   

*CAASE  (Chicago Coalition against Sexual Exploitation)  StopTraffickingDemand.com

*BSCC (Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition)  Beauty from Ashes   *Not for Sale Campaign 

New York Anti-Trafficking Coalition   Coalition for Action on Sexism and True Equality

*Is There Something I Can Do?  *StAT (Stand Against Trafficking)  *Stop Slavery Here

*Artists United for Social Justice  Freedom & Justice Center (For Prostitution Resources)

Donna M. Hughes, PhD  (Dignity List)   Chicago Coalition for the Homeless  

Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault    Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault 

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FEMINIST, WOMEN & GIRLS ADVOCATE ORGANIZATIONS & GROUPS, ETC:

*Equality Now    *The F-Word    *Off Our Backs     *Women for Women International

     *Global Fund for Women  *London Feminist Network  *Feminist.com

*The National Organization for Women (NOW)    Feminist Majority Foundation  (FMF)

*Feminist Campus   Ms. Magazine  *Safe World 4 Women   *Women's Law Society

*WomensLaw.org   *U.S. Department of State's Office of Global Women's Issues  

*SIGI.org  *GlobalSister.org  FeministGifts.com  *The Date Safe Project  *VAWNet  

*No Statute of Limitations   *RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) 

*The National Domestic Violence Hotline  *Guard Yourself Now  *UK Feminista

Chicago Foundation for Women    *The Women's Media Center  The F-Files

*Free Girl Foundation  *Girls Fight Back   *The Girl Effect   *Girls for Gender Equity   

*Girl Fest Hawaii   *Rain & Thunder    Daughters of the Sun - A Youth Leader Project

*Biting Beaver  *No Excuses / No Mercy   *RadFem Hub
 
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MEN AGAINST SEXISM, VIOLENCE, SEXUAL EXPLOITATION  & ABUSE, ETC.

NOMAS (National Organization of Men Against Sexism )    *Men Can Stop Rape     *My Strength Campaign  

*Men Stopping Violence      *A Call to Men UK       *The White Ribbon Campaign (CA)  

  *Reclaiming Sex From XXX       *Byron Hurt       Jackson Katz   

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MEDIA, FREE SPEECH, & OTHER ORGANIZATIONS, GROUPS & SITES:

 *Media Education Foundation Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press

Miboda Agency

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MESSAGE BOARDS AND FORUMS FOR HELP, INFORMATION & SUPPORT:

There are MANY anti-porn groups and pages at Facebook.
 
Just search GROUPS and PAGES for "anti-porn," "antiporn," "anti-pornography" & "antipornography" and similar terms.
 
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FAMILY, CHILDREN, MEN & ADDICTION FOCUSED RESOURCES:   

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ANTI-PORNOGRAPHY ORGANIZATIONS, GROUPS, AND WEBSITES: 

*National Center on Sexual Exploitation      *Pornography Harms      *Enough Is Enough      ProtectKids.com     

*Pornversations - College tour of an ex porn performer and an ex porn addict    Protect Young Minds

 National Law Center  for Children and Families    *Traffic Control, the Movie     Maryland Coalition Against Pornography   

It's Time We Talked      Utah Coalition Against Pornography       BraveHearts       Diamond Heart Foundation

Report Online Child Pornography/Exploitation at CyberTipLine.com or 1-800-843-5678

*Darkness 2 Light    *XXX Church    Department of Justice  ThePornTalk.com  

Social Costs of PornographyConference Videos   Papers   Report of Findings

*Safe Eyes (InternetSafety.com)  *Convenant Eyes   Internet Filter Review     *Women for Decency     AntiChildPorn.org

Say No to Pornography Pakistan - Let's Wage a War Against Pornography Blogspot

Canadians Addressing Sexual Exploitation  (C.A.S.E.) (Canada)

CANADA - List of other anti-pornography and related Canadian organizations

(Scroll down on above link to get to the list of organizations)

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ANTI-PORNOGRAPHY ACTIVIST INDIVIDUALS, AUTHORS, AND THERAPISTS:  

*Pat Trueman  (Founder of Pornography Harms) Pamela Paul  (Author of "Pornified")

Dr. Jill C. Manning (Author:"What's the Big Deal about Pornography? A Guide for the Internet Generation")

Dr. Judith Reisman   *Dr. Robi Sonderegger

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ANTI-PROSTITUTION/TRAFFICKING/SEXUAL EXPLOITATION/ABUSE SITES, ETC:  

*Shared Hope International     Free the Slaves

*IJM Institute (International Justice Mission)   *Global Centurion   *Live2free

*ECPAT - USA (End Child Prostitution & Trafficking)  *Beyond Borders (ECPATCanada)

*T-Stop (Texas Sex Trafficking Obliteration Project)   *Love146 NYC Task Force

*End Slavery NT (End Slavery in Tennessee and Beyond)   *Chab Dai Coalition

*Justice and Care (South Asia)  *Rock Against Slavery   End Demand

Overexposed, the Movie   Call and Response, the Movie    *Nowhere2Hide

CASEY (Community Against Sexual Exploitation of Youth. Canada)   

 
 

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OTHER RELATED ORGANIZATIONS, GROUPS, WEBSITES & CAUSES:

*Parents Television Council   *Web Wise Kids   *InternetSafety.com

*ClearInternational   *Cyber Safety Book  (Ken Knapton)   *Optenet PC

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PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION AND COMPULSION HELP AND SUPPORT:  

*PornAddictionHelp YouTube Channel - AntiPornography.org project with MANY videos & resources!

*Inner Gold    *Fight the New Drug   *Compulsion Solutions   The Mindful Habit

*Porn Game Over    MeadowCrest   Your Brain on Porn    HealthySex.com (Wendy Maltz)   Reboot Nation

Sexual Recovery Institute    *Just Be Well    *No-Porn.com  No-Porn.com Message Board

*Impulse Treatment Center (Sex Addict Treatment - Don L. Matthews)   *Covenant Eyes   *Stepping Inward

*Mindful Recovery   My Porn Addiction Story - Porn Addiction Help from a Former Addict

Porn Addicts Anonymous  Porn & Relationships Q&A (By "Porn Trap's'" Wendy Maltz)  Addicted to Internet Porn

Porn Addict Hubby  (Relationship Rescue for Wives & Girlfriends of Internet Porn Addicts)

Partners of Sex Addicts Resource Center    The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH)

Don't Reward Bad Behaviour - Guidance for Partners of Porn Addicts  Desert Solace

Petra Bueskens of PPMD Therapy (Australia)   PPMD Therapy Facebook   Guilty Pleasure

QuitPorn Group Text Hotline - "To become a member and join our group text community, start by texting QUITPORN to 23559"  Twitter: @QuitPornHotline  YouTube: QuitPornTextHotline

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LOOKING FOR A SEX OR PORN ADDICTION THERAPIST OR COUNSELOR? 

Check out this very helpful directory of over 1,000 entries in the United States!

http://www.abattleplan.com/counselors-therapists-sex-addiction-directory/

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ACCOUNTABILITY SOFTWARE:

Saavi Accountability -- The only online accountability program that works with all online addictions. It is also the only program that sends notifications instantly via text message to an accountability partner so that they can be supportive when an individual needs it the most at the point of weakness, while they are accessing the online content. The software was created by a young man (26) who overcame his addiction and is trying to help others.  

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ADDICTION MESSAGE BOARDS & DISCUSSION FORUMS FOR HELP & SUPPORT:

No-Porn.com Message Board

Porn Addict Hubby Discussion Board  (For Wives & Girlfriends of Internet Porn Addicts)

NOTE: There are MANY anti-porn and porn addiciton discussion groups and pages at Facebook.

Just search GROUPS and PAGES for "porn addiction", "pornography addiction", "sex addiction", "anti-porn," "antiporn," "anti-pornography" & "antipornography"

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For more than 50 personal stories documenting the harms of compulsive and/or excessive pornography use and/or pornography addiction please see our "Porn Harm Stories" page.  Thank you.

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NEED HELP WITH PORN ADDICTION?

CHECK OUT THE MINDFUL HABIT!

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OTHER HELPFUL FAQs & Q&As: (By other anti-pornography organizations, etc) 

*Gail Dines Q&A     *Against Pornography FAQ    Pornography FAQ - By Pro-feminist Michael Lovan

  *Shelley Lubben Q&A (Ex-Porn Star)    Prostitution FAQ at Genderberg      Fight the New Drug FAQ   

(Note: The No Porn Northampton FAQ is in the bottom half of their sidebar. In addition to the usual questions about pornography it addresses questions and concerns about activism against sexually oriented businesses such as "adult bookstores.")

AntiPornography.org's "Frequently Asked Questions & Responses to Pro-Pornography Arguments"

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Shared Hope International specifically focuses on fighting the demand for commercial sexual exploitaiton, including addressing pornography as a very significant demand factor for sex trafficking. 

Please see their excellent report on this issue:

Pornography: Creating Demand for International Sex Trafficking

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"Pornography is a marketing device for sex trafficking: It normalizes degradation and violence as acceptable and even inevitable parts of sex, and uses the bodies of real women and children as objects. The difference between pornography and erotica is clear in the roots of the words themselves -- porne means females slaves, eros means love -- so pornography, like rape, is about violence and domination, not sex. Millions of lives depend on our ability to separate pornography from erotica, and to disentangle violence from sexuality."

Gloria Steinem, 2006

For information about Gloria Steinem's important work of fighting against the harms of pornography, sex trafficking and other forms of sexual exploitation and abuse, including videos and an audio interview, please see our page on Gloria Steinem. Click here.

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For more information on how pornography fuels prostitution and sex trafficking, please see our page on Pornography and Trafficking.  Click here.  Thank you!

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