Women’s Forum Australia is deeply concerned about the damaging impact of pornography on women, as well as on men, children and society.
Women’s Forum Australia considers that while the pornography industry is exploitative of both women and men, it is particularly so of women. We challenge the idea that women freely “choose” to participate in (and sometimes view) pornography, when such women are not only portrayed – and perceived – as objects, but are also often degraded and violated in violent and unspeakable ways.
Women’s Forum Australia acknowledges the growing body of research that shows the links between pornography, sex trafficking and violence against women, as well as the harm impact pornography has on the brain, relationships and society.
We Recommend You Read
The Impact of Porn on Women
The Social Costs of Pornography, Mary Eberstadt & Mary Anne Layden
The Impact of Pornography on Women, Jill Manning (Youtube)
Misogyny: It's not just boys and men to blame, Rachael Wong