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30 days of pornSexuality
August 14, 2017

Online porn, the pied piper of the internet

Online pornography impacts the brain in ways that printed literature never can. A recent argument I heard ‘for porn’, came from John, who was trying to suggest that women’s use of erotic novels was comparable to the high numbers of men watching pornography online. This comment was in response to…
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when-my-child-sees-porn
Top parent concerns
July 13, 2017

When my child sees porn

When kids see pornography, become regular viewers, or engage in self-production of child exploitation material (CEM / child pornography), it is completely normal that parents will experience a huge range of emotions. If the first reaction is anger, it should towards the pornographers – not our kids. The best reaction…
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Explicit CultureSexuality
May 23, 2017

Australian Summit Against Sexual Exploitation

The problem of sexual exploitation is enormous. But at the same time, new opportunities to take back ground are emerging as societies around the globe recognise that what is needed to beat this insidious form of exploitation is a proactive, co-ordinated, multi-agency approach. Now, more than ever, the growing movement to…
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30 days of porn
April 8, 2017

Graphic Hardcore Images are an Uncomfortable Reality

In February 2016, I had the privilege of opening the Pornography and Harms to Children and Young People Symposium. The largest gathering of its kind in the southern hemisphere with the aim to spark a national conversation about the public health crisis caused by porn harms to children across Australia.…
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Sexuality
March 27, 2017

Understanding Radical Feminism for Men (and Women!)

“Although the most compelling critiques of pornography over the past four decades have been articulated by radical feminists, many young people—including women—assume that challenges to the pornographic culture come only from conservative and/or religious perspectives. As a result, secular and liberal folks often assume that they must endorse porn to…
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Explicit CultureSexuality
December 20, 2016

Young People Need Critical Porn Analysis; ‘Porn Literacy’ Is Not Enough

Originally published by Generation Next A new conversation is happening in educational circles, with many speaking up about the need for kids and teens to become ‘porn literate’. It is increasingly evident that kids cannot cope with the onslaught of hyper sexed, supranormal, graphic, abusive, body punishing, downright degrading images…
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Top parent concerns
September 19, 2016

Tips for sharing pics

Sharing pictures. Parents finding joy in sharing every memorable moment of their children on Facebook. Sharing nudes. Sexting is the hot topic of our time. Teens (and adults) swept into a culture that normalises self-exploitation, voyeurism and exhibitionism. One of these things is not like the other. Or maybe it is...…
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Sexuality
July 14, 2016

#11 – How much evidence is enough when it comes to porn, children and harm?

What’s all the fuss about? I mean, really, does porn harm children? Does stumbling across a few nudes really impact a child and their understanding of the world? And if it does harm them, where’s the evidence? Kids now live in a culture that is significantly different to even as…
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Sexuality
July 13, 2016

#10 – Turning the tide on porn for the sake of our children

In December 2013, I had perhaps what may be the biggest professional showdown of my career. I was involved in an initiative that upset a particular 'professional body'. I was scolded and told in no uncertain terms that “Regardless of whatever research is presented on the purported harms of pornography,…
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Sexuality
May 26, 2016

Why ‘sexualisation’ needs to stop being hijacked by ‘Safe Schools’ dialogue

There’s a disturbing trend happening of late and I’m not sure if it’s birthed out of ignorance or fear, but either way, it’s time to challenge the dialogue. I've seen the misuse of questions about ‘Safe Schools’ happen during Q & A at the Pornography and Harms to Children and Young…
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