Updated: Apr 13
Love deserves to be fought for. One of the largest industries in the WORLD continues to create counterfeit love, through content consumed by billions of users per year.
While men and women both consume porn and the effects are different with each group, the porn industry directly negatively affects women the most—often normalizing and romanticizing horrific scenes involving sexual assault, rape, abuse of minors, and perpetrating racist stereotypes (yikes, I know). Not to mention the industry is fueled by sex trafficking.
So why does the industry mask exploitation of these women as female empowerment?
Much of the conversation around women empowerment has ~rightfully~ fought for the opposite. The #MeToo movement has helped women expose many stories of assault, helped give a voice to victims of sexual misconduct, and championed the necessity of consent.
Sooo, if we want to actually help empower women, we should fight to #stopthedemand of the industries that capitalize on the blatant opposition of true female empowerment.
Exploitation ≠ empowerment.
Let’s check the definitions: Empower (v): give (someone) the authority or power to do something, make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life
Exploit (v): make full use of and derive benefit from use (a situation or person) in an unfair or selfish way
It’s soooo important to #considerbeforeyouconsume. That’s why this month during Women’s History Month, we wanted to shout out the incredible work Fight The New Drug is doing to champion real women empowerment through education around the porn industry’s harmful effects and advocacy for authentic love.
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