NCOSE to Speaker Ryan: Don't forget about the porn problem

Monday, November 27, 2017
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

no porn symbolAn organization whose mission is to defend human dignity and oppose sexual exploitation believes House Speaker Paul Ryan may want to add to his agenda on mandatory anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training for members of the House.

Over recent decades, there have been ever increasing reports of sexual harassment and abuse, typically by men, with the most recent reports ranging from Hollywood, to Congress, to television personalities. Kathryn Blakeman of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) attributes the preponderance of pornography over the same period to contributing to the underlying reason.

"We see the direct connection between pornography consumption and subsequent sexual harassment -- verbal and physical aggression -- against women, and the acceptance of these false beliefs that women like being raped or that no means yes," says Blakeman.

Porn teaches that women will do what a man wants at the drop of a hat and that there are no boundaries or limits. So when Speaker Ryan announced mandatory training for House members, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation sent him a letter.

"They called on him to certainly include the harms of pornography consumption in any training on sexual harassment, because we see that there's reams of and decades of peer-reviewed research that correlates pornography consumption with a broad array of harms, not the least of which is sexual harassment and sexual abuse," the NCOSE spokesperson explains.

She adds that people who are in high positions are not the only ones who need to take note, as the general population is displaying the same unhealthy and unwelcome behavior. The problem, Blakeman says, will not reverse itself without acknowledging one of its key components.

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