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Impacts of porn
November 25, 2015

#5 – Porn eroticises violence against women

Today, on November 25th, we recognise White Ribbon Day – Australia’s campaign to prevent men’s violence against women. There is definitely a part of the conversation missing: violence against women eroticised by pornography. Violence against women deserves copious amounts of attention while ever girls and women are being murdered or…
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Impacts of porn
November 24, 2015

#4 – Ubiquitous Porn

When something is ubiquitous, it is present, appearing, or found everywhere. omnipresent, ever-present, present everywhere, everywhere, all-over, all over the place, pervasive, all-pervasive, universal, worldwide, global, rife, prevalent, predominant, very common, popular, extensive, wide-ranging, far-reaching, inescapable Trying to ascertain exactly how much porn is on the web produces a myriad of conflicting results. One article indicated that claims vary from 4-30% of the Internet being sex…
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Impacts of porn
November 23, 2015

#3 – The controversies surrounding porn

Pornography is a 'hot button' and controversial topic. I often refer to it as the ‘naked elephant in the room’. Everyone knows it’s there, but no one really wants to acknowledge it. Porn is controversial because it's divisive. There’s ‘Pro-Porn’ and ‘Anti-Porn’ sides. It's as oppositional, if not more, as any…
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Impacts of porn
November 22, 2015

#2 – Getting the porn definition right

It is important to understood exactly what is meant by the term ‘pornography’. It seems that definitions vary and are often open to interpretation. For instance, in 2009, researcher Michael Flood defined pornography as: Sexually explicit media that are primarily intended to sexually arouse the audience. It includes images of…
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Impacts of porn
November 21, 2015

#1 – Finally, the truth about porn

For a long time there has been huge resistance to having a decent conversation about the harms of pornography without being branded a prude for not embracing it. For instance, in the past, I’ve been told I’m ‘erotophobic’ (have a fear of anything erotic – best not tell my husband…
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