How the “porn profs” work to protect the industry from devastating evidence of porn’s harms

By Jonathon Van Maren

For years, the evidence that porn is utterly destructive has been mounting. Pornography has not only been mainstreaming sexual violence, but been spurring erectile dysfunction among young men and reshaping the relationships of entire generations. Laila Mickelwait of Exodus Cry has been consistently highlighting the vile abuses of PornHub, which showcases sexual assault and violence and regularly hosts videos of trafficking victims.

So why do so many academics consistently defend pornography? At a conference in Houston several years ago, I attended a lecture by Dr. Mary Anne Layden, one of the leading academics exposing the links between violence and porn. She explained that a handful of so-called intellectuals, whom she dubbed “the porn profs,” defended the porn industry due to their own connections to it. Gabe Deem, who came on my podcast recently, released a video this week on “The Porn Playbook,” explaining how academics such as Dr. David Ley and Dr. Nicole Prause “disinform, defame, and deny” to protect organizations like PornHub.

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