If you use PornHub, you’re contributing to sex trafficking and rape. Here’s how.

By Jonathon Van Maren

Scarcely a month goes by without some new horror story emerging from that digital cavern of rape, incest, sexual torture, racial hatred, and soul-poison that is Pornhub. It is now well-known—or at least, it should be—that Pornhub has featured videos of women and girls getting sexually abused, with Vice Motherboard documenting how difficult it is for victims to ensure that videos of themselves are actually removed permanently from the Internet. It is becoming increasingly difficult for porn defenders to pretend that Pornhub is not a vehicle for sex-trafficking, a world-wide digital mega-pimp selling the bodies of girls to their carnivorous audiences, stoking the never-ending desire for more flesh.

Another awful example of this was recently covered in the Christian Post:

The BBC reported Monday on the ordeal of Rose Kalemba, a 25-year-old woman of First Nations ethnicity who penned a blog post last year about how difficult it was to get Pornhub to remove a video of her being brutally attacked and raped when she was 14.

Months after her attack she was browsing online when several peers from her school shared a link on which she had been tagged. When she clicked on it she was directed to the Pornhub site where there were videos of her assault accompanied by titles such as “teen crying and getting slapped around” and “teen getting destroyed.” One of the videos had been viewed over 400,000 times, Kalemba recalled.

“The worst videos were the ones where I was passed out. Seeing myself being attacked where I wasn’t even conscious was the worst,” she said. Kalemba contacted the video streaming site many times over a six-month period in 2009, asking that the footage of her attack be removed, particularly because it was a crime and she was a minor. Her requests went unanswered and the videos stayed.

“The year that followed I withdrew into myself. I disassociated,” she said. “I felt nothing. Numb. I kept to myself.” Only upon presenting as a lawyer with a new email address threatening legal action did Pornhub take action. Within two days the videos of her assault vanished.

Pornhub says their site was visited 42 billion times last year, an increase of 8.5 billion from 2018, averaging 115 million visits daily and 1,200 searches per second. The petition to shut down Pornhub can be found here.

There’s one important point to be made here (again): The reason that it is so difficult for people to identify porn videos in which girls are getting abused, degraded, and assaulted is because that is what mainstream pornography is today. Pornhub features thousands of videos of “barely legal” girls getting raped, beaten up, tortured, choked, degraded, and humiliated. They claim that these acts of violence are consensual (contributing to a growing and terrifying cultural consensus that sexual violence is acceptable in the romantic context), although we are discovering that this is not the case, as well as the role different types of coercion play in these vile transactions.

A culture that logs on to watch her young daughters get destroyed in this fashion does not deserve to survive, and it is long past time that we put an end to this industry of misery.

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