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Shop-window porn violates children’s rights, so let’s fight it

March 17th, 2014 Comments off

by Veronika Winkels

My sister Anna and her husband Jacob have four young children, all daughters whom they are trying to raise to value their own dignity and face the world with self-esteem and confidence.

This, they have discovered, is becoming a full time job, since today’s culture seems bent on actively hindering their efforts at cultivating these virtues in their girls.

If that sounds like a sensationalist spin on the challenges of parenting today, consider this example. While driving her eldest daughter Lucia home from her first piano lesson one afternoon, Anna stops at a red light on a busy intersection in Melbourne. Read more…

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Misogyny: we can’t just blame men and boys

November 11th, 2013 Comments off

by Rachael Wong

This week the Roast Busters sparked outrage across the globe. When I heard about the group of young Auckland boys who sought gratification and entertainment by luring drunk girls – some of them underage – into group sex and then bragged about their conquests on Facebook, I was saddened and disgusted. I was unfortunately not surprised. Read more…

Debunking the myth that porn is harmless

October 10th, 2013 Comments off

byTamara Rajakariar

Whenever I’ve mentioned to an acquaintance that I am completely against pornography, it tends to trigger a flood of defensive arguments. One of the most common of these is that fact that watching porn doesn’t hurt anyone.

Wrong – and I can’t stress enough just how wrong.  But luckily I just read a really good article by Verily Magazine which shows us exactly how pornography impacts us all: the men who watch it, the women in relationships with the men who watch it, and the relationships of the couples overall. Read more…

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Experiment that convinced me online porn is the most pernicious threat facing children today: By ex-lads’ mag editor MARTIN DAUBNEY

October 10th, 2013 Comments off

By Martin Daubney

The moment I knew internet pornography had cast its dark shadow over the lives of millions of ordinary British teenagers will live with me for ever.

I was sitting in the smart drama hall of a specialist sports college in the North of England with a fantastic reputation. Read more…

Parents need to get smart about porn

October 2nd, 2013 Comments off

by Tamara Rajakariar

When the ex-editor of a men’s magazine tells you that pornography is a problem, that’s probably reason enough to listen. I definitely took notice in a recent article by Martin Daubney, where he called it the “most pernicious threat facing children today”. Read more…

13-year-old says ‘gay porn’ led to repeated rape of 4-year-old

August 27th, 2013 Comments off

by Patrick B. Craine

CALGARY, Alberta, August 10, 2012 ( – A 13-year-old boy is awaiting sentencing in Calgary after pleading guilty to raping a four-year-old boy in his foster home. The teen, identified as T, told police after his arrest on Jan. 3rd that the idea for the assaults, which occurred over the course of a year, came from watching “gay porn” on his foster parents’ home computer. Read more…

Second-hand porn: the spreading circle of damage

July 11th, 2013 Comments off


Editor’s note: The following story deals with sexually-themed subject matter that will not be appropriate for some readers. Discretion is advised.

This is part two in a four-part series. Read part one: “Ubiquitous assailant: The dangerous unasked questions surrounding pornography“. Read part 3: “Why laws to fight pornography aren’t being used.” Read part four: “How couples break the cycle of addiction.”

NEW YORK — The keys jingled in her hand as Lili Bee walked up the steps to her apartment. The New York air was warm and the trees along her street were finally showing traces of spring. Read more…

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The Great Porn Experiment

June 12th, 2013 Comments off

Physiologist Gary Wilson shows that the human brain is not designed to handle the hyperstimulation of internet porn, explaining its devastating consequences.

Watch it here. (The guy explaining this, not porn.)

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Victoria’s Secret model quits after feeling like a piece of meat

May 2nd, 2013 Comments off

by Tamara Rajakariar

Whenever I hear young girls say that they hope to be models one day, I feel a bit sad. Not because it can never be a worthy profession, but because the reality of the industry means that they will most probably fall prey to deep insecurities, and take on shoots that aim to strip them of their dignity. Read more…

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Reflections of a Former Fetus and Former Incubator

April 9th, 2013 Comments off


Radical pro-choice rhetoric attacks the most basic facts of our human existence: that the human body comes in two different but complementary types, male and female. They cannot forgive women who embrace femininity rather than neuter themselves. Read more…