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'↓'i hate porn'↓'

It's the ultimate low of the free
market. If you have nothing else,
you are for sale. Your labor isn't
worth much. Your mind knows a
world we don't care to know,
and that which is sacred to you
is not sacred -or profitable- to us.
It's your willingness to do what it
takes to eat that we love to see,
and we will exploit it unendingly.
An almost universal commonality
in run-down countries around
the world is poor treatment of
women. Your dependence fuels
our hunger as we lust for
dominance. We will hire your
women and the willing among
your men, and we will tear off
their little strip of dignity until
nothing remains. We will remove
them from their world and sit
them in factories, doing
repetitive work until they can
barely afford to do it for lack of
strength to stand. But there is a
universal low, another way that a
woman can support herself...she
can sell her body.
In 49 of the 50 US states,
prostitution is illegal. It is only
legal in (most parts of) Nevada. In
case you haven't been there,
Nevada is one part nuclear
wasteland and one part human
cesspool (and all desert). There is
a unique blend of smoke and
smut that seems to permeate
every square foot of the air in
Vegas. From one angle, it's ass.
From another, it's ash. Bright
racy ads flash everywhere,
invading your personal space
and whispering... "Your sex life is
bland. Try ours..." or "You are a
loser. Come to our casino, get
lucky, and be a winner today."
Which is all bullshit really, 100
percent unadulterated nonsense.
In the long run, nobody wins in
casinos (without cheating), and
nobody improves their sex life by
making it meaningless.Smoke
seems to fill every indoor space
in Nevada (Vegas, at least), and
exhaust seems to cover the few
outdoor spots where someone
isn't smoking. And since it's
approximately hotter than
fucking hell, the smoke has an
especially thick and unpleasant
quality.
Though Nevada is the only US
state where prostitution is legal,
pornography is legal (or it's
restrictions are effectively
unenforceable) in every part of
the United States. And I'm not
saying it should be otherwise.
Just look at how well they're
doing with the "war on drugs."
Ha! Telling people they can't do
something often just doesn't
work. Besides, freedom of
expression is precious and blah
blah blah blah...anyway, I don't
necessarily think outlawing porn
would do anything good. What
we need is a good, solid, logical
and educational foundation, and
we will each make the correct
individual decision.
So, since I'm too lazy to gather
these myself, I took the following
from theAntiporn Resource
Center. Let's read the facts:
6,000 porn movies are
released each year (New York
Post, 2003)
Increase in porn releases since
1991: 500 percent (US News &
World Report, 1997)
Porn rentals by men watching
alone: 71 percent (George
Magazine)
Porn rentals by hetero
couples: 19 percent (Ibid.)
Porn rentals by lesbian
couples: 1 percent (Ibid.)
1996 profits from porn video
rentals and sales: $4.2 billion
(Newsweek)
Hard-core porn outlets now
outnumber McDonald's
restaurants in America. (NCPCF)
Annual online porn revenue as
of 2002: $1 billion (National
Research Council)
25 million Americans spend 1
-10 hours per week with
online porn. (MSNBC, 2000)
4.7 million spend more than
11 hours per week. (Ibid)
Number of strip clubs in the
US in 1997: 2,500
Strip clubs doubled in number
between 1987 and 1992 (US
News & World Report)
A well-run strip club can earn $
5 million a year. (Ibid.)
Average age of a male's first
porn exposure in 1985: 11
years. (Bryant, 1985)
Today, 9 out of 10 children
between the ages of 8 and 16
have seen Internet porn. (LSE)
In 1992, 29 percent of boys
called porn their "most
significant source" of sex
education. (Check & Maxwell)
1 in 5 children in a chat-room
has been contacted by an
adult. (Detective K. Akerman,
2002)
20,000 images of child porn
are posted online each week
(NSPCC, 2003)
In 1998, America was the
world's largest consumer of
child pornography. (Bangkok
Post, 1998)
87 percent of molesters of
girls, and 77 percent of the
molesters of boys regularly
used hard-core porn.
(Marshall, 1988.)
Percentage of male college
students who said they might
rape a woman "if they could
be assured of getting away
with it": 25 to 30
(Donnerstein, 1983)
Percentage of college students
who said they might after
watching 10 hours of rape
porn: 57 (Ibid.)
In 1983, Alaska and Nevada
had the highest rates of porn
mag readership and the
highest rape rate. (Baron &
Strauss)
Rape in America has risen 500
percent since 1960. (National
Victim Center/National
Coalition for the Protection of
Women and Families)
In New York City, murder rates
dropped to 40-year lows,
while rape rates have steadily
increased. (NY Daily News,
2002)
81 percent of serial killers
interviewed by the FBI named
hard-core porn their "highest
sexual interest." (Final Report
of the Attorney General's
Commission on Pornography,
1986)
A 1985 survey found that 50
to 66 percent of convicted
rapists had used porn
regularly. (Abel)
A similar survey done 3 years
later found it was now 86
percent (Marshall). 56 percent
of the rapists in the second
study said they imitated
favorite porn scenes during
their crimes.
Porn was used before, or
during, 41 percent of rapes in
Michigan between 1956-1979.
(Detective Darrell Pope)
In Phoenix, neighborhoods
with a porn shop had 40
percent more property crime
and 500 percent more sex
offenses than neighborhoods
without. (U.S. Department of
Justice, 1988)
After 150 porn shops in
Oklahoma City were closed, the
city's rape rate declined 27
percent over 5 years. (NCSP
website)
Elsewhere in Oklahoma,
reported rapes were up 19
percent (Ibid.)
100 percent of strippers
surveyed in 1999 said they'd
experienced: physical abuse,
sexual abuse, verbal
harassment, and propositions
for prostitution while on the
job. (Holsopple)
The word pornography is
derived from ancient Greek,
meaning "writing about
whores." (Dworkin)
Re-read that last one, please. It
gets me every time. Greek roots:
porni = whores, graphos =
writing, etching, or drawing. So it
is a practice of writing about and
displaying those for whom sex is
nothing (and everything). People
like this have very possibly
always existed. What seems
unusual to me is that it has
become such a casual part of our
culture. It does not bother me
that some people do this. It is
inevitable. It bothers me that the
average person I know is not put
off by it, but rather thinks it's just
fine. It isn't.
When you really stop and think
about it, porn is not just sex. In
order for porn to be made,
someone has to go out and find
people to pay to have sex. Now,
you might ask, "Buying sex...isn't
that prostitution?" And I would
have to say, "Yep, that's exactly
what it is...Good question." Go
ahead and ask me. That's what
I'll say. I would then add this
formula:
Prostitution + Camera = Porn
And, to check our work,
Porn - Camera = Prostitution
Porn sucks. The very process of
capturing something sacred on
camera makes it less so
(especially when packaging it to
sell to people). That's why
everyone involved in porn, from
the producers, directors, and
"writers," to the actors and
viewers are disconnected...from
one another and/or from
themselves.
Fundamentally, porn is empty.
There is no connection between
people. There is no love, only self-
reducing adulation or sadistic
domination to fill the void where
compassion ought to be. It is
escapism. It is disconnection.
Most of all, it is distraction. I am
not suggesting you destroy your
fantasy life. I am stating that for a
fantasy life to be healthy, it needs
to come from inside of you and
not from the images you are
given by a marketing company
(whether they be marketing for
Disney or Playboy). You gotta
weed out the bullshit, cut out the
fat, and get down to what makes
us human.
Porn is prostitution, the sale of
someone's sister, someone's
daughter, someone's true love,
someone who may not have had
much choice in the matter.


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