1. A Search Bar Holds No Love
Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my website and possibly become a part of a growing movement.
My name is Mute, and I put this website together in order to educate and spread awareness on the harmful effects of pornography, and how the industry violates human rights - especially those of women and children.
A huge motivator in my decision to create this platform deals with the fact that it’s such a difficult subject that not a lot of people choose to talk about. Most people (especially younger generations) are not willing to recognize how detrimental
to how society thinks about human relationships. I believe that it has caused us to view the concepts of sex and intimacy in a distorted manner, while also convincing us to reject the humanity of those unfortunate enough to end up in the industry.
There are 3 main sections that go into detail regarding the harmful actions of the porn industry, and those who support it:
Pleasure over protection - how those who support the industry are indirectly contributing to the sexual exploitation of victims/survivors
Let’s not destroy intimacy - how those who interact with the industry are actively promoting unhealthy expectations when it comes to romantic relationships
An online epidemic - how pornography consumption is harmful to the wellbeing (i.e. psychologically) of individuals who are involved in the production and/or consumption of it
There are also a number of common myths that are perpetuated in order to mitigate the harmful effects of the porn industry, which can possibly discourage others from speaking out against it:
- “Those who work in the industry do so by choice” - Most workers have either been introduced to it through sex trafficking, or have resorted to pursuing it out of desparation (more on this in the Pleasure Over Protection section).
- “The industry has been around for a long time” - The same argument can be said for things like slavery and murder. The fact that it has simply existed for a long time does not make it justifiable, especially when it involves a large number of people who have been victimized by it.
- “There are those who work in the industry who enjoy it” - Most interviews with workers have found that over 90% of those involved with the creation of pornography have also expressed a strong desire to get out of the industry, but they lack the means to do so. While it isn’t 100% of workers, does that mean that the pain of the 90% should be overlooked in favor of the mere 10% who happen to gain something from it?
- “Legalizing and destigmatizing the industry would be better for society” - Since the industry itself is run on sex trafficking and abuse, legalizing the selling of one’s body would only worsen how workers are treated. Through legalization, we are ultimately sending a message of approval towards the enslavement and enacted violence against women. No one should aspire to work in an industry that’s run by such abuse and manipulation either.