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Liz Walker

Explicit CultureImpacts of pornSexuality
February 12, 2019

Please governments, stop treating porn like a political football

As an increasing number of governments around the world wake up to what's happening in our communities due to the impacts of porn on children and young people, the US state of Arizona (and many other US States) are treating it as a political football. Recently announced, Arizona is the latest…
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Explicit CultureImpacts of pornSexuality
January 22, 2019

“Ethical porn” – a smokescreen for an exploitive industry

A common dilemma, I’ve been asked this question: “I find it hard to challenge porn when we now see so much self-created porn (where there is obviously consent, no coercion, etc). Also with "ethical" porn sites such as ManyVids gaining popularity and porn-makers using the #sexpositivity and anti slut-shaming movements to promote…
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Explicit CultureImpacts of pornSexuality
November 5, 2018

Skewed data – we shouldn’t be surprised

While the rest of the world is in uproar about inequalities and violence against women, the porn industry want us to believe that women are watching "extreme" categories like "rough sex" and "hardcore" more than men. Let's test this then shall we? What we know. We know that it’s common for those who…
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Explicit CultureImpacts of pornSexuality
October 13, 2018

Drifting in a river of toxic messages

It's unfathomable to think that widespread action hasn't yet been taken to reduce kids access to pornography. I'm always the first to say that porn doesn't impact all kids the same way, but the reality is that they are drifting in a river of toxic messages about sexuality; most don't…
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Impacts 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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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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Impacts 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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