High paying? lol ok
I do see that men are objectified, treated poorly, trafficed, and receive a lot of the same things that women do. I would go further to say that it can be even harder for men to come out and publicly admit that they have been abused. I have read many accounts of men who have been raped and how hard it is come come forward. I think you make some really great points! I think rather than woman's right or men's rights it should just be people's rights. Humans all deserve rights.
My apologies I thought your post was satire. There are plenty of men in porn, seems selling your body for cash is something anyone can do not just women, same with their being male escorts etc. Of course it's more often than not men who are buying so guess as a man you would need to be ok with selling yourself to another man, but hey whatever, it might be degrading and dangerous but it's high paying right, and much more so than working in the trades so seems like a winning opportunity for most men too. I guess more important questions to me would be why is society structured in such a way that anybody ends up in a desperate enough position to sell their body for money in the first place (male, female or transgender) and why are men so willing to pay for sex in the first place?
Personally, I'm more concerned with the kids who are having their childhood cut short and lives are being or will be ruined because of porn rather than the pornstars (male or female) who are cashing checks because of it. Seems that no one cares that kids are being exposed to incest, anal sex, transexuals, beastiality, bdsm, etc, before they've even entered their teenage years.
I'm not sure where you are getting your statistics on women in college and earning, but I would say the sex industry is not really a gender issue, but a humanitarian issue.Both men and women, and even children are being used in the human trafficking. I personally feel we should do less hand wringing and more action. Stopping usage is the first step. I used porn for many years, and although I hadn't ever sought it out I can guarantee just by the law of averages that I have watched stuff that had victims of trafficking in it. I have participated in that depraved industry of human slavery. Every time I think about it I get upset.One thing I am doing is I'm donating to organizations that help victims of trafficking. Considering what I've done, its the very least I can do. In fact this friday I will be donating a piece of my artwork to a friend that works directly with her business to help victims trying to re-establish their lives.
I'd certainly have some input for the topic, my son is coming up on 13 years, and I've decided that disclosure is the best way. There seems to be a real lack of education on the topic.
I guess I would also like to point out that not all women in porn are paid well. Just because there are a few that are paid well that doesn't mean the majority are. There are a lot of women and men that end up there by survival and circumstance but it doesn't get them a better life and it isn't the big money maker they were hoping for.
Quote from: Robert1 on March 20, 2017, 11:47:01 PMI'd certainly have some input for the topic, my son is coming up on 13 years, and I've decided that disclosure is the best way. There seems to be a real lack of education on the topic.Yes, research on the neurology of porn use is being published in some of the best medical journals in the world and it's being blatantly ignored by the media. The wikipedia pages on pornography addiction and the effects of pornography had absolutely nothing regarding neurology until I added some of the systematic reviews to them a half a year ago.I would suggest the same things that I suggest to all parents - in addition to educating your son about the potential effects of porn and internet on the brain you should take a few simple precautions:On laptop's/computers that he has access to there should be installed:K9 Web protection (blocks porn, malware, etc.) http://www1.k9webprotection.comAvast Safezone browser - blocks ads and viruses (either of which can contain sexual content) https://www.avast.com/f-safezoneManictime (or similar software) - keeps logs of computer use, very handy http://www.manictime.com/I installed these all for myself during my recovery and it works very well for avoiding accidental exposure to explicit content (not to mention making using the computer less annoying).In addition you might consider not giving him any mobile devices with internet connection (if he doesn't have them already). Kids shouldn't need them.