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Porn is a 'public health issue,' claims faith-based panel
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Underage tobacco use, drunk driving, and porn form the holy trinity of public health crises ruining America, a panel of experts recently decided. A two-day conference on sexual exploitation hosted by the faith-based organization Morality in Media came to the conclusion that smut has become so widespread it should be treated in the same manner as illegal activities like drunk driving.

The organization assembled a lineup of social workers, faith leaders, and former members of the porn industry to claim that that porn is a "complex social problem" that should be addressed as a public health issue, reports the AFP. Since porn sites are the top attraction on the internet, with more than 4 million smutty sites online, it could be harmful for minors who regularly encounter the web, said sociology professor Gail Dines.

"These degrading misogynist images have become the wallpaper of our lives and they are robbing young people of an authentic healthy sexuality that is a basic right of every human being," Dines said.

- - Jordan Valinsky
 
 
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