Before You Click on That Porn, Read This

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If you think that pornography is a vice you can indulge in without hurting any one, you have an incomplete picture of the industry. Before you click on those porn links today please think about these stats.

–More than 20,000 images of child pornography are posted online every week (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, 10/8/03).

–Approximately 20% of all Internet pornography involves children (National Center for Mission & Exploited Children).

That means 1 in 5 pornographic images is actually a child. Some of the “women” you are seeing are actually girls too young to consent. And some of the girls and boys you see did not wilfully participate.

–Forced prostitution, or sex trafficking, is the most common form if slavery today. These girls forced to prostitution are also put on film. It is used to shame them, control them, coerce them –entice you.

— Because of the demand for sexual images and de-humanized female bodies to use for personal momentary pleasure, women and children are being forced into sexual slavery — to keep up with the demand.

No one is enslaving people in slavery because they want to be mean to someone. They do it because there’s serious money in it. When we watch porn on videos, in pictures on the internet, when we go to strip clubs and peep shows, even if it is “legal” to do so, we are financing and fostering an illegal industry that strips PEOPLE of their rights and reduces them to someone’s property. Your’s and mine.

Let’s control our appetites because it is our cravings for intimacy and stimulation that can destroy others’ lives. And if we were to stop using others for their bodies, we could greatly reduce the demand for sex slaves and so end this devastating industry.

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About nicole5181

I'm thirty (yes I admit it). I'm a single mom working in retail and wanting to find my role in the fight to end modern-day slavery. I'm hopeful that I will.
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3 Responses to Before You Click on That Porn, Read This

  1. Lynda says:

    Awesome post nikki! I’m sharing this on my Facebook!

  2. Pingback: Sex Slave Interviews | Everyday Abolitionist

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