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Pornography & Pop Culture: Pushing the Limits, Sexualizing Youth

I recently came across Cosmopolitan’s 2010 Sex Survey, which reported that 36% of women use pornography as a “sex enhancer”.  In another Cosmo article, the magazine essentially begs its readers to explore the many “benefits” of pornography.  One standout paragraph said: “While one must be aware of the dangers of porn addiction, [pornography] can be …

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Pornography, Trafficking and Prostitution: Connections are Clear

As we continue to reflect on White Ribbon Against Pornography (WRAP) Week , we have included testimony from a briefing with Congressional staff examining what Congress can to do enforce existing obscenity laws.  During that briefing, Enough Is Enough President Donna Rice Hughes explained that kids have free and easy access to hardcore obscenity via …

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Porn Is Not Glamorous

White Ribbon Against Pornography Week begins Sunday, October 31, 2010 and runs through Sunday, November 7th, 2010. The White Ribbon Against Pornography (WRAP) movement is intended to educate the public about the extent of the pornography problem and about what can legally be done to fight back against the flood tide of obscenity. If you …

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Sex Trafficking & Illegal Pornography: Is There a Link? Part 2

Earlier this year, we had the opportunity to participate in a briefing before Congressional staff examining what Congress can to do enforce existing obscenity laws.  Enough Is Enough President Donna Rice Hughes explained that kids have free and easy access to hardcore obscenity via the web (complete remarks can be seen here). Another one of …

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Sex Trafficking & Illegal Pornography: Is there a link? (Part 1)

Earlier this year, we had the opportunity to participate in a briefing before Congressional staff examining what Congress can to do enforce existing obscenity laws.  Enough Is Enough President Donna Rice Hughes explained that kids have free and easy access to hardcore obscenity via the web (complete remarks can be seen here). Another one of …

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Pornography: It’s Not Just for Boys

Last fall, I was speaking in the mountains of Virginia to a group of women about our work at Enough Is Enough to protect children and families from Internet dangers.  One of the issues we focused on was kids’ and adults’ free and easy access to Internet pornography.  Many of the women present wanted advice …

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The Drug of the New Millennium

Researchers had to get creative when confronted with sexually inactive panda bears who refused to mate. So they tried a new drug. They showed the lazy male pandas a porn video of other pandas having sex.  And so far, the tactics have proven to boost male panda’s sex drive.  The male pandas have started to …

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Rape Lay: When online games go too far

In an earlier post, I talked about how a key concern over the popularity of video games is that so much of the content is hypersexualized, and that pornography is often embedded in games (such as Grand Theft Auto).  Unfortunately, some games shatter the line of appropriateness, such as the Japanese game Rape Lay that …

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Not “ga-ga” over Lady Gaga

An article by J.R. Stoner Jr. highlights how “ordinary television, respectable magazines, and popular songs regularly include provocative images, situations and lyrics that a generation ago would have been labeled ‘soft porn’.  Reports from those who have looked describe what now counts as ‘hard-core’ in terms that would astonish the imagination and shock the conscience …

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Enough Is Enough

Fifteen years ago, I stood in front of congressional leaders and the press core in the Senate Russell Caucus Room on Capitol Hill where I shared the following: It’s my job during the next ten minutes to dispel some popular misconceptions about pornography and expose you to the realty of this issue we face. Unfortunately, …

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