Monday, June 04, 2007

Female Empowerment and Porn

One of the topics in my youth ministry class that I raise has to do with porn. Although no overly deep in, the following article has some interesting notes about how porn interacts with adolescent female empowerment. Especially interesting are some of the links at the bottom of the page, especially for those who work with adolescents.

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Blogger Phil Irish said...

Hey Blair ---
The difficulty that I've seen with Skank in social networking sites is that it is driven by structure of the site itself.

One of the main ways to meet people is through their photos... and the thumbnails of photos are so small, they have to be very intense to catch your click-attention. What faster way to get visual attention than to take your clothes off?

Some of the sites have "rate the photo" sections. The top picks, so often, are home-porn.

I was invited into one of these sites by youth in my church, and I was stunned by the context they were living in. After a while, a cancelled my login because it was messing with my brain.

There must be better ways to connect than through "rank the photo" --- that particular site didn't even have forums or ways to connect with folk of similar interests. An evil structure, I think.

2:02 AM, July 15, 2007  

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