The Justice Side of Porn

It’s easy to believe the lie that our sexual sin is victimless.  One area where that’s true is pornography.  There are lots of pictures of women on the Internet.  They’re already there.  It’s easy to tell ourselves that if we consume them, nobody gets hurt.  If we stop consuming them, nothing will change anyway.  The pictures will still be there.  Plus, don’t those women choose to do that anyway?  And aren’t they well paid?

Relevant Magazine dispels this notion in a recent article.  They point out that

The truth is, porn performers might have far more in common with victims of human trafficking than you might think. A growing body of evidence suggests that pornography fuels demand for prostitutes and therefore, human sex trafficking victims, who often end up ensnared in both trades.

They go on to point out that some of the women are forced to perform for the cameras, others are forced into prostitution and the pimps often use pornography to teach the trafficked women what to do.  Read the full article here.

Sexual sin is often viewed as a personal moral failure rather than a justice issue. The truth is that it’s both.  The sooner we understand that, the sooner we can move on to protecting women rather than looking the other way while they’re exploited.