We hope you had a great 2014! We were very busy here all year, working hard to help humanity by preventing and combating the devastating harms of pornography, prostitution and sex trafficking. Please read our full report below and check out some of our many inspiring successes! Thanks!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Would you like to start the New Year off in a positive way, doing something important to help humanity? Then please feel free to make a contribution to help us fight porn harms and sexual exploitation in 2015. It's tax-deductible! ~ Doing so will help us do more much-needed and important work to reach and help as many people as possible. Thanks!
HERE ARE A FEW HIGHLIGHTS OF WHAT WE ACCOMPLISHED IN 2014:
1) We posted 21 new videos at our main AntiPornographyOrg YouTube channel and our 7 other channels!
2) Our videos got over 1.5 million views this year, and all of our videos combined have now surpassed over 15 MILLION VIEWS!
3) Our 8 YouTube channels now have over 15,000 subscribers!
4) Our main AntiPornographyOrg YouTube channel became an official YouTube Nonprofit channel!
5) We facilitated Jessica Mendes speaking out about her harmful experiences doing porn by arranging two radio interviews for her, a video interview with The Mindful Habit, an interview for an upcoming book by UK feminist Kat Banyard, and a powerful speech at Arizona State University. (With over 275,000 views in just 7 months!) All are posted on her page at our website: (Note: Jessica was known in the porn industry as "Jessie Rogers")
8) We gained many new supporters and informed many people about the harms of pornography at Facebook, our Wordpress and Tumblr blogs, and our other social networking sites at Instagram, Pinterest and Google+!
11) We had more than 200,000 unique visitors spend time at our website this year, for a cumulative total of more than 500,000! We also got over 400,000 page views this year, for a cumulative total of over 1.2 million! (See statistics graphs at the bottom of this newsletter.)
12) We added some very helpful new content to our website, including some new stories on our Harm Stories page, and a new page about the horrifically damaging experiences in porn of HIV+ ex performer Cameron Adams ("Bay"). Cameron is now an advocate speaking out against porn industry abuses and is an ally of our organization that we plan to work more with in 2015!
13) Most importantly of all, we achieved many CONCRETE RESULTS, such as: a) inspiring new activists to start speaking out, and b) reducing demand for sexual exploitation by getting many men to truly understand the devastating harms of pornography and to stop using it.
Below are a just a few examples of our many results that we have achieved this year. NOTE: Quite a few of them come from our video of Jessica Mendes' speech to a class at ASU:
We find that sharing the stories of ex porn performers is one of the most powerful ways to create meaningful change, which is why we focus a great deal on this.
MEANINGFUL RESULTS FROM OUR ORGANIZATION'S WORK IN 2014:
"I just want to thank you for changing my life and the wrong perspective I had about porn." - SF
"Jessica's story was how I've managed to get off porn, and I'm so grateful." - NT
"Wow... This is really shocking.... I honestly always looked at porn as normal, and that it was normal for every one to watch it. But what is actually behind the lines is really depressing and sick...." - ICE Trey
"This video with Jessica brought me some answers and makes me even more motivated to never watch any porn again (and it's not easy as I started when I was 14 and I'm already 24.)" - David Barrau
"I usually watch porn and like it, but this video.... made me cry, and made me more human than I used to be. Because porn is something so aggressive... but women are not pieces of meat to eat, they are humans. (Women -- I mean ALL OF THEM, including the pornstars)." - Tomás Jesús
"This was actually very enlightening. I like this video and agree. You guys have inspired me to stop watching the filth known as porn." - Mark Sullivan
"Jessica: Your voice is the cure for the cruel and destructive pornography that polluted my soul. Thank you so much for setting me free from it. :-) The impact that your story is having on me -- and probably many visitors to AntiPornography.org -- might seem a small thing, but because of it we learn to see women once again in all their true natural beauty as full humans, and not as slaves anymore." - NLJ
"Well, I have to admit that I have watched porn for a long time and always told myself that "these people like what they do," etc. However, that's over. Videos like this educated me and now I know what is really going on in this "industry". The abuse and the disrespect for human beings which is implicated in the process of making porn is horrific, and for anybody who has some empathy or ethics there can be only one answer: considering porn as a threat not only for women but for all people involved. So I decided that I will never watch porn again and I will tell all my friends what is happening there." - Kl2002010
"Jessica: I've been addicted to porn since I was an 8th grader. To this day I've watched porn on a daily basis. So, for over a decade I've been mentally locked by the facade of porn. After I watched you address the students at ASU, I immediately deleted every trace of porn that I had. Listening to you speak nearly brought me to tears, and I'm not the guy to cry over anything. But seeing you change made me realize that I too can change. I'm glad I was able to see someone who was in the business get out, and have a voice. That is incredibly powerful!" - JW
"Thank you, thank you, thank you for validating my feelings about porn. My husband used to be into it and it almost ruined our marriage. I'm so sick of people thinking wives over-react to something that is "normal" for men. Porn is not erotica.Thanks again for educating people about this." - Janet G.
"I would like you to know that I've been making a lot of progress enriching peoples lives with your organization's message. And like I said before, Jessica Mendes' story inspired me to undertake this task and it's proving to be successful... Many people feel a change of heart and believe they've made errors in their ways. Her story as well as many others have had profound effects on them. Will keep you posted on more things happening. Peace be with you. Jessica's message here in South Africa has touched many, and I will continue to do my part." - Micalyn Moodley
"Well thanks for sharing this video. I'm not going to watch porn any more. I was going to, but after watching this video I changed my mind." - jovany valencia
"This makes that 3rd month that I have gone without viewing pornography online, or through other means for more than a few accidental clicks. Thanks for the information on the website. Anti-pornography information has been very helpful to me!" - Mealane8
"Jessica Mendes' videos have truly opened up my mind my eyes, and I've now not watched a single porn video in over 8 months, and am planning to stop permanently. Apart from that I'm trying my best to spread around to my porn addict friends about this website. BRAVO TO JESSICA MENDES, as she made an addict like me feel sick about the dark side of porn. Jessica is doing great efforts. I support her and AntiPornography.org all the way." - 20 year old male
"Your website provided me with such helpful information and completely changed my perspective.... I just wanted to thank you for changing my perspective at a young age and spreading the word, which I find to be INCREDIBLY important." - Kenton
"Thank you for all of the helpful information. I work with sexually abusive youth and your website has been a great resource." - Tam
"BRAVO. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR EFFORTS. EVERY ASPECT COVERED. (At AntiPornography.org's website.) I have faith that as people open and purify their hearts they will see that in hurting others we are ultimately hurting ourselves and all. Great love to all of you working on this. I am confident you are SAVING LIVES." - 27 year old female
"This was seriously such a fantastic opportunity for my class at ASU and we were SO grateful to have Jessica with us that day. It was amazing to hear her story, experiences, and wisdom. I think my class really learned a lot that day and hopefully they will look at the world differently now. I look forward to continuing my involvement with AntiPornography.org through volunteer work and inspiring others to do the same. This is an important cause and I am so glad to be involved with such a great organization!" - Emma-Li Thompson
To learn more about Jessica's story and her activism that was facilitated by our organization, and to read many more meaningful results and much more inspiring positive feedback concerning Jessica's speaking out, please see these pages below:
Well there you have it! Pretty inspiring results, don't you think? :-)
We'd like to accomplish a lot more great work like this in 2015 to prevent and combat the devastating harms of pornography, prostitution and sex trafficking, (remember: they are all connected!), but like all nonprofits we depend on the kind support and generosity of good people like YOU to help us with this.
So we hope that all of you who care will step up and make a much-needed donation to help us make the world a better and more porn-free place for everyone. Please remember that this is a TEAM EFFORT, and that we are ALL responsible for doing what we can to end the harms of all forms of sexual exploitation.
Many thanks to all who care enough to TAKE ACTION by doing your own activism, helping us with ours, or by giving what you can. We really appreciate ALL of your helpful efforts and support! :-)
AntiPornography.org Nonprofit Organization ~ A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization ~ Preventing and combating the devastating harms of pornography, prostitution, sex trafficking and sexual slavery, while supporting safe, healthy, equality-based sex, love, and relationships ~
P.S. We were hoping to have a beautiful, more fully-featured e-mail newsletter for you by now, but we've been so busy helping people that we haven't had time to get to it! So the above report sent out in a plain-text format was all we could do. If anyone is an expert in this area and would like to help, please feel free to contact us. Thanks! :-)
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ANTI-PORNOGRAPHY ORGANIZATIONS GROUPS AND WEBSITES:
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.
ADDICTION MESSAGE BOARDS & DISCUSSION FORUMS FOR HELP & SUPPORT:
(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.")
"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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So thank you in advance for whatever you are able to contribute to the cause, whether in the form of a tax-deductible donation or your actions. What you do does matter, so for the sake of all those across the world who are being exploited and abused, and for the sake of the future of humanity, please do what you can to create a more compassionate and safer society for all.
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