“Sex traffickers are motivated by one thing,” Dr. Shively said. “They are trying to make money. It’s a market, a business, and the commodity is people. You only generate the supply—the people—if there is demand, and without demand, there is no motivation whatsoever to come up with that supply.”
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Even if porn is just a fantasy and a form of entertainment, why do we think it’s acceptable to fantasize about and be entertained by violence against women?
As an organization, we have never intended the phrase “Porn Kills Love” to be shaming. Helping people recognize that porn is harmful isn’t about shaming them, it’s about inviting them to truly consider how porn impacts their life.
“Do you use porn when you are feeling tense, lonely, bored, and withdrawn, or do you use porn when you are feeling happy, proud, well-liked, confident?”
Can we as a society address the issue of violence against women without also acknowledging how porn perpetuates it?
Often, sexual images taken by a young person and sent to who they consider a “friend” online, are posted online without their consent.
The reality is, when it comes to the “decision” to enter the commercial sex industry, the issue of choice is not as simple as it might seem.
Consider that many people who consume and possess child sexual abuse material started out viewing fairly “normal” or “vanilla” content that escalated into an interest in more hardcore and violent images and videos.
According to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), about one-third of the vast number of child sex abuse images reported online are originally posted by children themselves.
While child abuse is widely fought against, something that many around the world don’t know is the role pornography plays in fueling child sexual abuse.
The study is important because it focused on an aspect of CSAM that may be surprising, but is an unfortunate reality: for many children, their abuse begins at home.