The affects of pornography on children and adolescents.
'What Women Want' Oil on canvas 2009
There are so many factors that contribute to the sexual violence of girls and women. And I believe that one of the biggest and most pernicious contributors to that sexual violence, is pornography. I say that because pornography has become globally instantaneous, easily accessible and available to both adults and children.
Before the internet, pornography consisted of magazines of 'Naked women' that adult males could buy from adult book stores. Or they could obtain illegal hard-core material through the mail. And some children may have discovered it hidden by older males. However, things have changed dramatically since the explosion of the internet.
Now, hard-core, sexually violent pornography has become 'Children’s entertainment'. And children as young as six years old are viewing this most abhorrent material at the click of a mouse.
They are seeing the most popular, mainstream, hardcore pornography, including gang rape, bestiality, incest, young teens getting anally ripped, fisting, women being urinated, spat and defecated on, being pummelled whilst their head is in a toilet bowl and other sadistic sexual violence. And all this is probably happening even before their first innocent, natural kiss.
Many of the women in pornography are trafficked, sexual abuse victims, drug dependant or coerced. But these young minds are being warped to believe that women are dirty whores who love to be hurt,degraded and dominated.
Not only is pornography detrimental to children’s minds and bodies. I believe that there will be more sexually motivated 'Child on Child' assaults, which are incited by these early harmful 'sexual' experiences, who already possess the mindset of female objectification and human disregard. Adult male sex offenders fuse and eroticise sex and violence and when they have succeeded all violent pornographic materials which fuelled their fantasies. They take that next level into reality. This will happen at an earlier age to those males who are predisposed to sexual offending and have unrestricted access to pornography.
Police officials in many countries are already experiencing an increase in sexual offences committed by children, including gang rapes.
Sexual violence against females has become both accessible and acceptable via pornography by many children. Even young girls are led to believe that this is what adult woman enjoy and want.
This is a very dangerous factor in 'Permission giving' sexual violence and the perception that females are mere body parts that you can act out your fantasies on and be incited by. It's easier to hurt or rape an object.
I know that I have focused on just pornography, but I believe it is a highly significant one that is changing society’s views and beliefs. Especially that of young boy's who are receiving such a warped perspective of their first 'sexual experiences' by the exploitive and criminally induced pornographic industry.
Pornographers target children. They want to perpetuate the next
generation of porn addicts to ensure their extremely high profits. There
are many ways in which they achieve their goals. One being the soft
pornography and back page porn ads that children see in their homes and
in supermarkets or porn pop-ups on their computers. These publications are owned by people like Rupert
Murdoch. He is also a prominent shareholder in BskyB. Which platforms
pornography channels such as Playboy,Telx, red hot tv. and 3D porn
(That’s just one example)
Our culture is so pornified that it has become the norm amongst adults
and children. It has seeped into advertising, the media,gaming, t.v. and
the music industry to such an extent, that there are no longer any blurred
lines or boundaries. Girls are emulating the pop performers and sexually
objectifying themselves. Their sexual education is often pornography
and are being coerced into dangerous sexual acts in order to please
boys. Boys also are being sexually educated by pornography and are
becoming desensitised and incited by hard- core pornography, which
degrades and reduces women to objects and body parts, that appear to
‘Enjoy’ sexual violence. I have noticed a definite increase on these
disturbing child behaviours over the last several years. Unfortunately 'Pandora's box' has been well and truly opened and we cannot
prevent or ban pornography, so we must go to the source. That source
must be our children and we must teach them about the dangers and
repercussions of the effects of pornography, sexting, grooming and the
sexual objectification of women. We need to teach them about respecting
and not using women. We need to teach them about real intimate, tender
and meaningful sexual relationships, consent and body boundaries.
Unless we act, and teach our children about this warped and violent pornified culture of
ours...This evil will not only prevail, it will escalate to immeasurable
The Children's commissioners report on pornography June 2016
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