Skip to comments.Battle Brews As Porn Moves Into Mainstream
Posted on 04/01/2006 5:37:42 PM PST by Panerai
The industry's VIPs mingle at political galas and Super Bowl parties. Their product is available on cell phones, podcasts, and particularly the Internet _ there it's an attraction like no other, patronized by tens of millions of Americans.
It's pornography. And if you're a consumer, John Harmer thinks you're damaging your brain.
Harmer is part of a cadre of anti-porn activists seeking new tactics to fight an unprecedented deluge of porn which they see as wrecking countless marriages and warping human sexuality. They are urging federal prosecutors to pursue more obscenity cases and raising funds for high-tech brain research that they hope will fuel lawsuits against porn magnates.
"We don't think it's a lost cause," said Harmer, a Utah-based auto executive and former politician who's been fighting porn for 40 years.
"It's the most profitable industry in the world," he said. "But I'm convinced we'll demonstrate in the not-too-distant future the actual physical harm that pornography causes and hold them financially accountable. That could be the straw that breaks their back."
The activists' adversary is a sprawling industry that, by some counts, offers more than 4 million porn sites on the Internet, that in the United States alone is estimated to be worth $12 billion a year. A tracking firm, comScore Media Metrix, says about 40 percent of Internet users in the United States visit adult sites each month.
Porn products are featured at popular sex expositions and retail chains such as Hustler Hollywood. Major hotels provide in-room porn, and adult film stars are now mainstream celebrities. Mary Carey attended a VIP Republican fundraiser in Washington in mid-March; Jenna Jameson's "How to Make Love Like a Porn Star" hit the best-seller lists and she hosted a racy pre-Super Bowl party in Detroit in February.
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Ho kan purn damige ur brane?
That'll happen right after a large number of Howler Monkeys come flying out of Mr. Harmers rectum.
Is this another variation on: masturbation turns you idiot minded? [Personally, I think NOT doing a core dump every now and then can have the same effect]
and I am sure cameras will be rolling, accompained by bad MIDI on that day, I am sure there is a market for that.
Why should the left have all the fun suing fast foot chains for "making" people fat?
...the actual physical harm that pornography causes...
It is like every other attack from the left on profitable businesses. They hate them, even though they are too stupid to realize that these businesses pay the taxes that support the losers of the left...just take a look around Congress --- (barf bucket please).
Here's one if you want it.
Pornography is not benign, and is only supposedly covered by the First Amendment because of the team ACLU/Larry Flynt. Otherwise, states and localities could be making their own local laws. But no, big gov/Nine Nazgul (our betters) decided to rule in favor of ACLU and porn purveyors.
So states and local gov't have no power to make any local laws about porn.
Thanks, ACLU and Larry Flynt!
Here you go...
It's a society shredder. Like illegal immigration, abortion, gun-control, drugs, murder, lying, ...
"ummm that trash has been in mainstream for about 40 years unforntunately"
The internet has made it available for free. 40% of internet surfers, that means its about 80% of male internet surfers! But I don't see why government has any business in restricting it. I could make a case for gun control much easier than I could make a case for porn control.
WOW look at all those web sites, thanks to porn all those people have something to do with their time.
All things in moderation, including moderation.
Because only the gummint can save us from ourselves! Stop me before I hurt myself, Uncle Sam, I know not what I do.
God forbit an adult touch himself! Nevermind the fact that one way or another semen is going to come out of a man every couple of weeks wether its voluntary or not.