Of course it does try
present itself as something more important than it really is by referring to people its listens to as 'witnesses' in 'evidence' sessions and publishing its biased opinions as 'reports. Of course it never listens to any opposing views from sex workers,
film makers, or of course from people who enjoy sex entertainment.
Predictably its observations and
recommendations are simply to destroy the entire adult pornography business. The campaigners write:
On 27 February 2023, the APPG on Commercial Sexual Exploitation launched the findings of its Inquiry on Pornography.
The report, Pornography Regulation: The case for Parliamentary Reform, concludes that the epidemic of male violence against women and girls cannot be ended unless the Government confronts the role pornography plays in fuelling sexual violence.
The report highlights the scale and nature of contemporary online pornography, finding that the user base of pornography is highly gendered, with significantly more men watching pornography than women. Violence against women is
prolific in mainstream pornography, and illegal content -- including videos of child sexual exploitation, rape and sex trafficking victims -- is freely accessible on mainstream pornography websites.
The report evidences a
multiplicity of harms connected with the pornography industry. Pornography is found to fuel sexual violence and social and political harms against women and girls, as well as perpetuating racist stereotypes. Children continue to be exposed to online
pornography on an alarming scale, which is an egregious violation of child safeguarding. Meanwhile, sexual coercion is found to be inherent to the commercial production of pornography, with producers commonly adopting exploitative and abusive tactics to
coerce women into being filmed for pornography videos.
The inquiry concludes that existing legislation relating to pornography is piecemeal and wholly inadequate with respect to preventing and providing redress for harms
perpetuated as part of the trade.
As a result of its inquiry, the APPG on Commercial Sexual Exploitation has made the following recommendations to Government:
Make the regulation of pornography consistent across different online platforms, and between the online and offline spheres.
Criminalise the supply of pornography online to children, and legally
require age verification for accessing pornography online.
Address pornography as commercial sexual exploitation, and a form of violence against women, in legislation and policy.
online platforms to verify that every individual featured in pornographic content on their platform is an adult and gave permission for the content to be published there.
Give individuals who feature in pornographic material
the legal right to withdraw their consent to material in which they feature being published and/or distributed.
Hold exploiters to account by making it a criminal offence to enable or profit from the commercial sexual
exploitation of others.
Conduct a comprehensive review of laws on pornography and obscenity.
Offsite Comment: Moral Coercion And Twisted Facts From The UK Parliament's Censorial Fanatics
5th March 2023. See
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Johnson's group took evidence during their from the usual suspects -- not just NCOSE but also Gail Dines, the anti-porn academic writer who is like Andrea Dworkin without the writing ability, and Laila Mickelwait, head of anti-sex work Christian
lobbyists Exodus Cry. They did not, you'll be unsurprised to hear, take any evidence from current sex workers or anyone else who might contradict their pre-existing beliefs -- because let's face it, anyone who is part of a group looking at commercial
sexual exploitation led by a notorious anti-porn politician is not exactly going in with an open mind.
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