Category: Pornography

U.S. Embassy to Vatican Highlights Risk of ‘Human Trafficking Crisis’ Amid Pandemic

Online exploitation of victims of human trafficking has increased amid the coronavirus pandemic, experts said at a U.S. Embassy to the Holy See event Oct. 14.

A high-ranking representative of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) argued that a failure to address human trafficking during the pandemic “will risk turning this very serious public health crisis into a human trafficking crisis.”

“The storm clouds are brewing on this and we can see it coming,” Valiant Richey said at the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See’s event, “Combatting Human Trafficking: Action in a Time of Crisis.”

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Netflix CEO Says ‘Cuties’ is Misunderstood, but ‘Speaks for Itself’

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos said in a Monday interview that the hotly-debated new movie “Cuties” is misunderstood.

“It’s a little surprising in 2020 America that we’re having a discussion about censoring storytelling,” Sarandos said Monday, according to Deadline.

“It’s a film that is very misunderstood with some audiences, uniquely within the United States,” he continued. “The film speaks for itself. It’s a very personal coming of age film, it’s the director’s story, and the film has obviously played very well at Sundance without any of this controversy and played in theaters throughout Europe without any of this controversy.”

His comments come after news that a Texas grand jury has indicted Netflix, Inc. for “lewd visual material” in “Cuties.”

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Experts insist USA’s porn epidemic has spread to women, must be addressed

A few short years ago, porn use was considered to be a primarily male problem. The statistics bore this out: Men looked at pornography at far higher rates than women, and even Playgirl magazine was purchased primarily by gay men. Because men and women are wired differently, they responded to smut differently. But as digital porn with 24-7 availability has swept the culture, that has been changing rapidly. Several years ago, the percentage of women regularly using porn spiked to over 50%. One former female porn-user told me she suspects that the number is substantially higher than that.

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Netflix film ‘Cuties’ is morally indefensible: Girls should never be sexually exploited to get a message across

September 18, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Most of you will already have seen (or read about) the backlash to the Netflix release Cuties, a film about a dance troupe of pre-pubescent girls filled with sexualized imagery, close-up crotch shots, and other disturbing content. #CancelNetflix trended on Twitter for days. Netflix stock began to tumble. And for once, and some conservative commentators expressed relief: At least we could all agree that this went too far.

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Netflix should face DOJ action over ‘Cuties,’ some members of Congress say

The film, centered on an 11-year-old Senegalese immigrant living in Paris, is the debut work of French director Maïmouna Doucouré. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah last year and earned Doucouré a best directing award.
In the film, the main character, Amy, ends up joining a clique of girls who call themselves the “Cuties” – and perform highly provocative and eroticized dance numbers while scantily clad – as a way of rebelling against her conservative Muslim parents.

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New Study: Viewing pornography at work increases unethical behavior on the job

New research discovers employees who view pornography aren’t just costing companies millions of dollars in wasted time, they’re causing harm to the company.

A study from professors in the BYU Marriott School published in the Journal of Business Ethics finds that viewing pornography at work increases unethical behavior. Given unethical employee behavior is linked to a number of negative organizational outcomes — like fraud and collusion — organizations should act quickly to reduce porn consumption, authors say.

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