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 porn is 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.

While it is important that we refrain from glamorizing and supporting the industry itself, I think that there should be attention given to those who buy and consume such content as well. 

The sole reason that the porn industry exists in the first place is because there is a demand for it. Those who buy sex and consume pornographic content are the primary contributors to the abuse and exploitation that women and children endure from the industry. I am hopeful that with the market for such content gone, humanity will be able to move in the right direction, as our understanding of human rights and relationships will be restored. I am aware that it is not entirely realistic to call for the absolute prohibition of pornography (although in an ideal world it would be favorable). As stated before, my primary purpose in working on this project is simply to educate, and possibly get others to see the harmful effects of the industry. 
Feel free to visit the other sections for more information.