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The U.K. is set to block porn websites if they do not comply with age-verification rules, forcing providers to submit proof that performers are of legal age. Activists hope this is an opportunity to finally regulate the adult film industry. People critical of pornography say it's harmful to society and teaches children, especially young boys, the wrong things about sex and the opposite gender. Others say porn is being used as a scapegoat. It's not actually harmful to children or to society. What do you think? 🍑 🍆

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Porn is easier to find today than ever. The problem is, a lot of that porn is wildly misogynistic and obscene to many people. Gail Dines, a leading feminist voice against porn, found "the most popular acts depicted in internet porn include vaginal, oral and anal penetration by three or more men at the same time; double anal; double vaginal; a female gagging from having a penis thrust into her throat; and ejaculation in a woman’s face, eyes and mouth.”

That's the core of the problem. Critics say as a society, we're teaching our children the wrong things about sex and relationships when there's such easy access to such extreme pornography. 

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Claims of porn are ruining society are not new. Conservatives have always been against porn, no matter what form. It's unclear if there is any real harm from porn—people make connections between its consumption and misogynistic violence against women, but that connection is tenuous at best and suffers from poor methodology that misses what porn really is today. 

Creating a space to examine sexual taboo and to take pleasure in sometimes radical sexual ideas is what pornography has historically been all about. Scholars of porn studies have illuminated porn’s role as at once a countercultural force against gendered norms and sexual respectability, and at the same time a reflection of our darker, social anxieties rooted in sexist, racist and classist bias and inequality. And this is precisely what makes it so political: Porn is not actually a thing. It’s an idea and an argument.
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Should porn be banned?
#PornNotTheProblem
A festive crown for the winner
#ThinkOfTheChildren