This presentation begins with an eye-opening short film about prostitution and sex trafficking. The presenters examine the relationships among pornography, prostitutes, johns, and sex trafficking. They note that 1 in every 3 prostituted victims have been used in the production of a pornographic film. The presenters believe that pornography is the most common gateway to buying sex, and that it encourages violence and sex trafficking. They also question some of our cultural assumptions about pornography – for example, that it is natural, normal, and an appropriate rite of sexual passage for boys.
Recorded: February 20, 2014