The Demanding Justice Project is a research and advocacy initiative designed to promote demand deterrence through increased attention and advocacy on demand enforcement. The research report documents the outcomes of federal and state arrests, charges and prosecutions of buyers of sex acts with children. The findings of this research will inform advocacy efforts to strengthen anti-demand legislation and enforcement.
“I feel like art doesn’t have a purpose unless it is purposeful. I really use my art and my creativity to inspire other people, and to continue with my efforts in my activism.”
Rebecca Dharmapalan, 19, is not just a filmmaker. She’s a “changemaker” in her Oakland, California, community — someone who’s actively using her talent and her time to transform the world she lives in.
Two years ago, Dharmapalan and her friend, Zoë Simone Yi, made a short documentary entitled “International Boulevard” about child sex trafficking in Oakland. According to Mashable, about 80 percent of California’s reported human trafficking cases occur in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and San Diego, and the cases in Oakland are said to be on the rise.
Published on Sep 16, 2013
The Prostitution in Dubai
Dubai, a city only covers an area of 1500 square miles and sits 52 feet above sea level, is the gateway to Asia, also described as the Las Vegas of the Middle East. In this city, you can find skyscrapers, beautiful natural scene, advanced technologies and the prostitutes. If you have no idea of the prostitution in Dubai, never mind, let’s come into the world of prostitutes in Dubai together.
In Hot Girls Wanted, two former journalists reveal the disturbing truth behind young women in the porn industry
The disturbing world of teen porn, in which thousands of 18- and 19-year-old girls have sex on camera for money, is exposed in a documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Hot Girls Wanted tells the true stories of a group of them, mostly naive small-town girls enticed by the promise of money and fame in the bright lights of Florida or California.
The reality is, of course, far less rosy: they typically last less than six months in the game, before either their parents find out, or the industry tires of them, constantly seeking “fresh meat”.
“It’s the Wild West,” director Jill Bauer told AFP after the movie was screened at the independent film showcase festival in the Utah mountain resort of Park City.
“Anyone can make a video. Any producer can go online and recruit a girl on [the small ads website] craigslist. You just need to prove that you’re 18 years old, but anybody can do it and its art, protected by the First Amendment, freedom of speech.”
Bauer, a former Miami Herald journalist, has already made a film on a similar theme: 2012’s Sexy Baby used a 12-year-old girl’s story to explore the growing sexualization of youth and popular culture via social media.
At first, she and co-director Ronna Gradus had planned their new film to focus on boys on college campuses who consume porn online – coincidentally, the subject of another film at Sundance, The Hunting Ground.
But as soon as they began investigating what those young men were watching, Bauer and Gradus discovered the world of girls just out of high school lining up to make money by having sex in videos posted on porn websites.
“We thought, this can’t be true, because if this was true it would have been reported before. So we really couldn’t believe it,” said Gradus, who previously worked with Bauer as a photographer at The Miami Herald.
The girls involved are typically working minimum wage jobs straight out of high school and see adverts like “Hot Girls Wanted” onas “a ticket to freedom, adventure and their dream of instant fame”.
“This really is a perfect storm … for these girls you take, say, 18-year-old, impulsive, and you mix it with (instant online) access and no decent sex education,” she said.
Bauer and Gradus hope the film will trigger a debate about possible changes in the law: either in labour laws, where appropriate, or possibly through forcing porn producers to get licences with strict rules.
The film is punctuated with startling onscreen facts about this type of porn, including that the websites involved garner an average of 41 million hits a month, more than many mainstream websites including CNN and.
Banner ads like “Latina Abuse” and “18 & Abused” pop up like on a computer screen, to a thumping soundtrack.
Perhaps the grimmest segment of the film concerns extreme videos: the most disturbing one focuses on so-called “facial abuse” – forced oral sex – which new girls find themselves drawn into doing, for the promise of extra pay.
“We couldn’t watch it, so our editor watched it for us and she made the choices,” said Bauer of one scene in particular, which was edited to avoid direct footage, but with accompanying sound.
Perhaps one small mercy in all of this is the fact that young girls typically last less than six months in the “industry.”
“There are two reasons for that,” said Bauer.
“One, their parents find out, or they get a boyfriend. Secondly it’s to do with the industry: the industry will not tolerate girls staying in for very long, because people demand to see new faces.”
Journal of Women’s Health: Fifty Shades Associated with Health Risks in Adolescent &Young Adult Females
From the front lines of the culture wars
LifeSite by Jonathon Van Maren Thu Jul 31, 2014 – 2:50 pm EST
To everyone who think 50 Shades is all sorts of awesome: Please, stop and THINK
It’s pretty depressing when you realize that, in 2014, many people seem to think that destruction of human dignity is a small price to pay for an orgasm.
I suppose when I write a column about a book that just sold its 100 millionth copy I shouldn’t be surprised when I get a bit of a kickback. But I have to say—I wasn’t expecting hundreds of commenters, many saying they were Christian, to come out loudly defending the porn novel 50 Shades of Grey, often tastelessly interspersed with details from their own sex lives.
People squawked that we “shouldn’t judge” those who practice bondage, domination, sadism and masochism (BDSM), and informed me that “no one gets hurt” and that it “isn’t abuse” and said that it was “just fantasy” (as if we have a separate brain and body for fantasy).
Meanwhile, not a single commenter addressed one of the main arguments I laid out—that with boys watching violent porn and girls being socialized to accept violence and torture inside of a sexual relationship, we have created a toxic situation in which people very much are being hurt.
In response to the defenders of this trash, let me make just a few points.
On part 2 of the special 2014 Porn News Holiday Wrap-Up (brought to you by PornInTheValley.com & PornNewsToday.com) ex-pornstar Alexandra fka Monica Foster is joined by special guest ex-pornstar Diana fka Desi Foxx to present the hottest porn industry and Hollywood entertainment industry news items mainstream media doesn’t want you to take notice of or remember.
Katherine McKee 65, told the Daily News that Cosby raped her in a Michigan hotel room in the early 1970s when she was on tour with Davis. She said she never told Davis about the alleged sexual assault. In addition, model Chloe Goins, 24, claims Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her inside the Playboy Mansion in 2008.
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For those who haven’t already heard, Corey Feldman (arguably the biggest child actor of the 80′s) went public about being sexually abused by Hollywood moguls, multiple times. He describes how he and fellow former child star Corey Haim were constantly fed drugs and taken advantage of. Feldman started speaking out after the death of his friend. He says that the trauma Haim experienced as a child played a large role in his death.
This isn’t the first time an actor or actress has come out, Allison Arngrim, the former “Little House on the Prairie” star also wrote about her own experiences in the book “Confessions of a Prairie Bitch,” where she also expresses how she was abused multiple times.
Sex abuse charges have been laid multiple times against Hollywood employees. Martin Weiss is one of them, a 47-year-old Hollywood manager who represented multiple child actors. Another one is Jason James Murphy, 35, a casting agent who frequently worked with young clients.
On a personal note, based on everything I have looked at over the years I have no doubt in my mind that Hollywood is filled with pedophiles and occultists. The same group of corporations that own Hollywood, also own major oil, energy, pharmaceutical companies and more. This group controls the entire military industrial complex, including Hollywood. You can read more about that here, an article that outlines one major shareholder of the few corporations that control the entertainment industry, among others as mentioned above.
I’d also like to mention that Randy Quaid went on the record saying that there are a group of “star whacker’s” in Hollywood. He said that actors are killed, and many others are being tampered with. He expressed how he believes Hollywood is controlled by the big bankers. This isn’t a conspiracy, I provide some links to that information in an article I wrote last year ( again,the link is in the paragraph above.)
I echo Roseanne Barr’s words that MK Ultra rules in Hollywood, that children within the entertainment industry are constantly subjected to trauma based mind control on multiple levels, controlled, abused and used their entire life.
For anybody who has researched ancient philosophy, occultism and history, you will be aware of rituals that these secret societies perform. Sexual rituals described by Corey are one of many ritualistic tendencies of secret societies that still exist today.
“I can tell you that the number one problem in Hollywood was and still is and always will be pedophilia. That’s the biggest problem, for children in this industry. It’s all done under the radar, pedophilia is the big secret. I was surrounded by them when I was 14 years old, surrounded, they were everywhere like vultures.” – Corey Feldman
“There was a circle of older men that surrounded themselves around this group of kids. They all had their own power or connections to great power in the entertainment industry.” – Corey Feldman
Patrick Trueman, President of Morality in Media, discusses sexual exploitation and how it creates sexual entitlement, in light of a recent viral video on catcalling.
Tom and Nacole share their family’s personal story about their teenage daughter who became a victim of child sex trafficking. Their daughter is one of three children now suing Backpage.com, LLC alleging that the website enables the development of child sex trafficking ads on its site.
The Washington State Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case on October 21, 2014.
Jada Pinkett-Smith Sheds Light On Entertainment’s Influence on Girls Being Sex Trafficked in Sex Work
Awesome lecture on the phenomenon of celebrity worship in our culture today. It’s an critical issue affecting our youth in cultures around the World. I applaud this young man for his efforts even if I do detest his porn riddled show.
The first step to not only bringing awareness to these issues but to also begin repairing young people’s concepts of what is really important in life is for the entertainment industry to speak out about what’s real and what’s not in their own lives. Maybe if more actors took the time to educate themselves and then in turn, worked to educate others instead of working to corrupt them, they’d find they need to make changes at home (in their industry and in their lives) if they want their fans to change and respect their boundaries (It’s your own industry that destroys those boundaries).
It’s Hollywood and media together that feeds, festers and fosters Celebrity overindulgence and Fan obsession. It’s time for some social responsibility for all of society!
Found on Upworthy
Ashton Kutcher – I had to add your acceptance speech to all those kids and give you a huge KUDOs for what you said to them all. Two actors in one week making sense and enlightening youth. See, God does answer prayers 😉
Again, all you actors out there, if you take these words and actions to heart, you’d do much better by ALL those kids every single time you picked up a script!
1 in 4 adults admits to looking at pornography at work and 70% of access to online porn happens between 9 AM and 5 PM. But too much porn watching can cause major problems in relationships, which is exactly what happened to Craig Perra.