Being a girl in a pornified world

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Our rapidly changing digital world has had far-reaching consequences. However, few people have suffered as much as young women. The smart-phone introduced an unprecedented age of anonymity and access to violent, and degrading sexual violence portrayed as “normal sexuality”. This week on our podcast we were joined by speaker and activist Devorah Gilman to discuss what has happened to a … Read More

Disgusting Beasts and Where to Find Them

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This week began with the absolutely revolting confirmation about one of Hollywood’s worst kept secrets. That Harvey Weinstein, one of the most influential people in showbusiness in history, was a sexual predator. Who had been using his position of power and influence to coerce women into sexual encounters and then silence them for decades. As I write this, well over … Read More

Love Gives Me the Strength to Fight

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By Laura Davis The door clicks shut as he exits the room. My mind is still racing with arguments half-formed, and unspoken. This is unfair. This isn’t all my fault. You can’t just leave as soon as things get complicated. And, quieter:  I can’t deal with this on my own. Still angry, I turn to Facebook and flip through posts. … Read More

Why being against sexual abuse meant I had to fight porn

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by Daniel Gilman: Everything in me wanted to leave that fight to someone else. I just wanted to combat sexual abuse and human trafficking, when I stumbled upon the brutal reality that meant if I wanted to fight those things, I had to turn my attention to fighting porn. Porn is both private and personal for so many nice and normal people. But I realized that if I … Read More

Good news in Canada, and what it means for you.

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Yesterday there was some good news in Canada as members from all political parties in Canada rose to speak in favour of studying the effects of pornography. The official wording of the political motion put forward by Arnold Viersen an MP from Alberta states. “That the Standing Committee on Health be instructed to examine the public health effects of the … Read More

Does porn addiction fuel prostitution, sexual violence, and sex trafficking?

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Opening thought: I hope that this article will provide you with research and motivate you to despise the Pornographic Sexual Exploitation Industry.  Instead of being discouraged, I urge you to press on, each day no matter how many times you fail, to overcome addiction, and to live a porn-free life.   Does porn addiction fuel prostitution, sexual violence, and sex … Read More

5 Things I Learned Interning at Strength To Fight

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by David Hilder: I’m a university student studying history and political science, and this semester I found myself doing an internship at the organization Strength To Fight, from mid-January to the end of March. As I’m experienced in doing research, I spent much of my time reading, compiling and writing about scientific studies on the effects of pornography and the … Read More