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Great article, thank you. I will be sharing this as it is accessible and brief, and yet is also a thorough summary of the problem with pornography and the way it harms all women, not least school-age girls - children who should not have to deal with this at all. Every man should read this and examine his conscience.

The “adult entertainment” industry is often lethal for those trapped in it, and trapped is usually the word — the United Nations has estimated that 79 per cent of human trafficking victims are trafficked for sexual exploitation, including in pornography. Life expectancy among “porn stars” is notoriously low, often calculated at under 40 years.

Elsewhere this article is not afraid to specify the harm done by pornography to women, but in the paragraph above it is striking that the author omits to mention that the vast majority of human trafficking victims are women or girls (71%) and a third of human trafficking victims are children. This report from the UN really shocked me: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/blog/2016/12/report-majority-of-trafficking-victims-are-women-and-girls-one-third-children/

For me it's really important that reporting on pornography, prostitution, human trafficking, sexual violence is explicit about the fact that the victims in all these crimes are overwhelmingly women.

It is enslavement and abuse of women. It's sex-based crime.

Back to the OP article:

Education unions have expressed concern at the link between adolescent porn addictions and rising sexual harassment and abuse of girls in school.

Last year, Ofsted’s [for those in the USA this is the government body for standards in schools] chief inspector Amanda Spielman pointed to the connection between access to pornography on the internet and abusive behaviours, including demands for and posting of nude photographs.

We need to hear more about this direct, verifiable link between men viewing pornography and men harassing and abusing women "in real life".

And again, I would have liked the article to be explicit that it's not "abusive behaviours, including demands for and posting of nude photographs" it's "abusive behaviours by males, including demands for and posting of **female **nude photographs". The fact that this is not specified makes me think that it's just assumed when we say "nude photographs" that it means women and girls are nude. The fact that it doesn't even need to be specified shows how deep the practice and understanding of this misogyny runs in people's consciousness.