It may be years before we regain a sense of normalcy after the COVID-19 pandemic, but one of the hidden tragedies of the last 16 months is how extended lockdowns affected children, particularly through an increase in online sexual exploitation.
In April 2020, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received 4.2 million reports of sexual exploitation, online enticement, child sex abuse materials (or “CSAM”), and unsolicited pornography sent to a child. This represented an increase of 2 million reports from the same month in 2019 and 2 million more than in 2018.Read More
Billionaire Xavier Niel’s Telecom Giant Free Hosted 48% Of Child Sex Abuse Imagery Found During Two-Year Investigation, Says Nonprofit Group
Free, the French telecom giant that is majority owned by billionaire Xavier Niel, is not doing enough to tackle child sexual abuse imagery on its servers, according to The Canadian Centre for Child Protection. The nonprofit group alleges that nearly half of the Child sexual abuse material (CSAM) discovered during a two-year investigation it conducted was “physically hosted” and downloaded using Free’s telecom services.Read More
In addition to the usual reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic, the school this month launched lessons on porn — without informing families or allowing them to opt out, parents fumed.Read More
“In one recent case, parents at a Pennsylvania school said a Planned Parenthood partner group taught seventh-grade students graphic details about oral sex during a science class.
Among its worst teaching points, Planned Parenthood tells children that promiscuity is ok. “There’s nothing bad or unhealthy about having a big number of sexual partners,” it tells students on its Tumbler page.
Planned Parenthood’s booklet for HIV-positive youth, “Healthy, Happy and Hot,” tells young people that it is their “human right” to not tell their sexual partner that they have HIV. And its middle school sex education curriculum teaches children as young as 12 “how to perform oral and anal sex.”Read More
Though I’ve practiced several vices in my time, pornography was not one of them. I grew up in a town and a time when I didn’t even know the meaning of that word. At the private school I attended in seventh and eighth grade, 200 miles from home, one kid used to smuggle Playboy magazines into the dormitory, and boys would look with giddy wonderment at the women in those pages.
Maybe I never developed this desire or addiction because of the innocence of my childhood.
Things are different now.Read More
Women and girls, and men and boys, are sexually assaulted or secretly filmed, and then video is posted on a major website like XVideos that draws traffic through search engines. While the initial video assault may be brief, the attack on dignity becomes interminable. . . .Read More
“Parents who don’t play along with transgenderism are desperate to be heard. “I’ve got half a year to change his mind,” one mother said to me a couple of weeks ago, six months before her son’s eighteenth birthday. “If I don’t, he’s going to do this.” She wants to stop her son taking hormones and getting surgery, both of which he has suddenly fixated on, despite being a totally normal “boy’s boy” for the whole of his life.
As soon as he said he thought he was a girl, this young man was love-bombed. And now, the doctors, therapists, teachers and talking heads alike are telling his mother that she should simply accept her new “daughter.” She has good days and bad days. On the bad days, she’s a wreck.”
“These boys are academically advanced but socially inept. Sexually, they’re all over the place. Some seem to have had their brains captured by porn; others are so freaked out by sex that their alternate “girl” selves are cartoonish, and even creepily infantile, as though they’re just trying to stave off adulthood altogether. And, like so many of their generation, they’re all tethered to the internet. Cutting off their wifi is like cutting off their legs.”
One of the few encouraging cultural indicators these days is that string of exposés affirming, once again, that the porn industry is rife with rape, sex tracking, and sexual abuse is starting to wake people up. Mindgeek executives were grilled by Canadian Members of Parliament; major mainstream media outlets covered the revelations; American politicians began to discuss legislation targeting Pornhub.Read More
“Our findings raise serious questions about the extent of criminal material easily and freely available on mainstream pornography websites and the efficacy of current regulatory mechanisms.”Read More
Let’s unpack this in a little more detail. For most of Western history, sex was not viewed as a recreational activity. Until the sexual revolution, sex was viewed as a profound union of persons, suitable only for mutually loving, mutually committed relationships. Sexual activity was governed by rich courtship norms which embodied and reinforced the belief that sex is supposed to be a special, significant, or sacred act.Read More