One News Now: The way to wipe out porn exists – but the will doesn’t

In order for the #MeToo movement to achieve lasting change in culture, experts say the rotten core that’s shaping how men and women interact has to be eliminated – and that means getting rid of pornography.

Emily Morales, 18, trusted disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar – not just to heal her injuries, but to give her emotional support in that ultra-competitive world. It was a double blow when she came to terms with her abuse.

“I was affected by Larry. He did hurt me and he hurt hundreds of other young women,” Moralies testified. “He took away my innocence, and that is something I’ll never be able to get back. I feel sick just thinking about it.”

But by the time he sat in a courtroom and listened to young women by the dozens tell him and the whole world how he had ruined their lives, Nassar had already been sentenced to more than 60 years for filming and distributing child pornography.

Daniel Weiss of The Brushfires Foundation explains that there’s a long and sordid connection between sexual abuse and pornography – and not just among the famous.

“Young men are growing up seeing pornography as a normal version of sexual activities,” he tells OneNewsNow. “And in order to have some kind of relationship, many young women – and even adult women – are feeling pressured to act out with their partners.”

Read the entire article by Steve Jordhal here.

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NCOSE leads the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation with over 300 member organizations.

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The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has had over 100 policy victories since 2010. Each victory promotes human dignity above exploitation.

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NCOSE’s activism campaigns and victories have made headlines around the globe. Averaging 93 mentions per week by media outlets and shows such as Today, CNN, The New York Times, BBC News, USA Today, Fox News and more.

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