STATEMENT – Larry Flynt Profited from Sexual Exploitation of Women

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WASHINGTON, DC (February 10, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has released a statement about the passing of pornographer Larry Flynt.

“Larry Flynt should be remembered as a scourge on society; he directly contributed to and profited from the sexual exploitation of women for the majority of his career, and our culture is poorer for it,” said Dawn Hawkins, senior vice president and executive director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. “Flynt should be remembered by the simple fact that he put an image of a woman being fed into a meat grinder on the cover of his magazine. That image conveys the ugly truth of Flynt’s life and his misogynistic and harmful attitude towards women.”

“Flynt’s lasting legacy is that the pornographic content he pushed into the mainstream has led to the rampant abuse, racism, and child sexual abuse material found on tube sites like Pornhub.

“Flynt is no First Amendment hero; he was convicted of distributing obscene material, which is not protected by the First Amendment.”

About National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE)
Founded in 1962, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is the leading national non-partisan organization exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation such as child sexual abuse, prostitution, sex trafficking and the public health harms of pornography.

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