The utter savagery of porn culture

By Jonathon Van Maren
People may be sick of me posting columns detailing the hellish reality of porn culture, but I’m going to keep beating this drum until people start listening. Here are two recent stories that are representative of the level of evil pulsing just beneath the surface of the porn plague.

From The Independent:

Lisa Ann left the industry in 2014 and now hosts a Fantasy Football show on Sirius XM radio. Unlike most performers whose careers within the industry often span just months or a few years, Ann appeared in adult films for two decades and has witnessed the industry’s trajectory towards more hardcore films.  

Speaking to The Guardian, she claimed the difficulties some actresses face after leaving the adult industry often relate to the growing demand for extreme porn, and performers abusing drugs.

“There were times on set with people where I was like, ‘This is not a good situation. This is not safe. This girl is out of her mind and we’re not sure what she’s going to say when she leaves here,’” she said. “Everyone’s a ticking time bomb, and a lot of it is linked to the drugs. A lot of this new pain comes from these new girls who have to do these abusive scenes, because that does break you down as a woman.” 

As one porn producer so eloquently put it, “the future of American porn is pain.” The porn industry has always been a festival of degradation, humiliation, and woman-hatred—look no further than the tragic story of Linda Lovelace for evidence of that—but it has metastasized and gone viral with the advent of the Internet. Now, we hear from girl after broken girl leaving the industry, that those who arrive on the porn scene are often reduced to battered sex dolls within a matter of months. Porn consumers are consuming real human beings, and once those human beings are used up, they are discarded.

The impact of violence in porn cannot be underestimated, either. From the NZ Herald:

A 12-year-old boy in the United Kingdom repeatedly raped his younger sister after becoming fascinated with hardcore pornography he found on the internet, a court has been told.

The boy, now 14, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was 12 at the time of the offence and his sister was under the age of nine, Cheltenham Magistrates Court heard on Friday.

After the girl told their mum what he had been doing the boy claimed she had agreed to have sex.

The boy had told her if she didn’t have sex “she wouldn’t be his sister any more”, said prosecutor Ian Fenny.

“They were not solitary acts and had taken place in her bedroom at a time when he was sure he wouldn’t be disturbed,” the barrister said.

The court was told the boy had typed in search terms on the internet in order to find incest porn.

Mr Fenny said “Cases of this nature will increasingly come before the court because of the access young people now have to hard core pornography.”

The boy pleaded guilty to six charges of a raping a girl under the age of 13 during the summer of 2015.

I’ve met porn addicts who were under twelve years of age. I’ve had their parents tell me that they didn’t even dare leave their pre-adolescent son alone in the room with their little daughter, because they were afraid of what he might do. Don’t take it from me. Take it from them. Take it from the judge who admits in open court that such cases will increasingly become less of an aberration and more of a norm because violent porn has become less of an aberration and more of a norm. We can scarcely expect our young boys to gorge themselves on a diet of degradation and savagery and expect them to become gentlemen. Such expectations defy reason and reality. What will it take for our culture to realize that while it runs around regulating every imaginable toxin to protect the environment, the minds of boys and girls are being poisoned with the worst toxin of them all—sexual violence?

The porn industry is throwing everything it has into hooking a new generation of boys and girls on their products. It is working. It’s time we started throwing everything we’ve got right back at them.

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3 thoughts on “The utter savagery of porn culture

  1. Bryan says:

    Please keep up your direct and unapologetic descriptions of the insidiousness and cruelty and hatred of all things pure Jonathan! The misogyny and slavery depicted as somehow right and ‘normal’, let alone desirable by women, is so necessary. The lie pervades and has indeed permeated society. There has to be an alternative and Truth shown alongside and against it. I praise your work and courage. As one who was enslaved by the ‘pernicious habit’, I appreciate the full truth of what you write.
    -Bryan

    • Joyce says:

      I was molested at age 11–the man exposed me to Playboy magazines. This changed my life for ever, damaging me and making my life very difficult. That was back in 1965. I dont want to think of the damage being done today, with the exposure to such evil there is now. God help us, keep exposing the horrific truth.

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