The truth about the porn industry

first_imgThe Guardian 2 July 2010Gail Dines is also a highly regarded academic and her new book, Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality, has just come out in the US, and is available online here. She wrote it primarily to educate people about what pornography today is really like, she says, and to banish any notion of it as benign titillation. “We are now bringing up a generation of boys on cruel, violent porn,” she says, “and given what we know about how images affect people, this is going to have a profound influence on their sexuality, behaviour and attitudes towards women.”The book documents the recent history of porn, including the technological shifts that have made it accessible on mobile phones, videogames and laptops. According to Dines’s research the prevalence of porn means that men are becoming desensitised to it, and are therefore seeking out ever harsher, more violent and degrading images. Even the porn industry is shocked by how much violence the fans want, she says; at the industry conferences that Dines attends, porn makers have increasingly been discussing the trend for more extreme practices. And the audience is getting younger. Market research conducted by internet providers found that the average age a boy first sees porn today is 11; a study from the University of Alberta found that one third of 13-year-old boys admitted viewing porn; and a survey published by Psychologies magazine in the UK last month found that a third of 14- to 16-year-olds had first seen sexual images online when they were 10 or younger – 81% of those polled looked at porn online at home, while 63% could easily access it on their mobile phones.“I have found that the earlier men use porn,” says Dines, “the more likely they are to have trouble developing close, intimate relationships with real women. Some of these men prefer porn to sex with an actual human being. They are bewildered, even angry, when real women don’t want or enjoy porn sex.”Porn culture doesn’t only affect men. It also changes “the way women and girls think about their bodies, their sexuality and their relationships,” says Dines. “Every group that has fought for liberation understands that media images are part and parcel of the systematic dehumanisation of an oppressed group . . . The more porn images filter into mainstream culture, the more girls and women are stripped of full human status and reduced to sex objects. This has a terrible effect on girls’ sexual identity because it robs them of their own sexual desire.”…… “Many on the liberal left adopt a view that says pornographers are not businessmen but are simply there to unleash our sexuality from state-imposed constraints,” she says. This view was reflected in the film The People vs Larry Flynt, where the billionaire pornographer of the film’s title – the head of the Hustler empire – was portrayed as a man simply fighting for freedom of speech. Dines disputes these ideas. “Trust me,” she says, “I have interviewed hundreds of pornographers and the only thing that gets them excited is profit.” As a result of her research, Dines believes that pornography is driving men to commit particular acts of violence towards women. “I am not saying that a man reads porn and goes out to rape,” she says, “but what I do know is that porn gives permission to its consumers to treat women as they are treated in porn.”http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2010/jul/02/gail-dines-pornographylast_img read more

Henry Thomas Arthur

first_imgHenry Thomas Arthur, 78 of Versailles passed away Wednesday September 13 at UC Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tom was born Wednesday September 28, 1938 in Pierceville, the son of James and Clara (Brunner) Malcolm. He married Sharon (Dudley) Arthur November 21, 1978 and she survives. He worked at Campbell Hausfeld for many years. He enjoyed gardening, cutting grass, fishing, boating, cooking, camping, helping people and doing mechanics.  His greatest passion was spending time with his family.Tom is survived by wife: Sharon Arthur of Versailles; children: Tom Arthur of New Point; Albert (Debbie) Arthur of Milan; David Arthur and companion Lura of Scottsburg; Tim Arthur of Cincinnati and companion Cathy of Milan; Barb (Ron Sr.) Bruns of Patriot; Mel Lynch of Versailles; Chris Arthur and companion Donna of Westport; Jeff (Jen) Arthur of Versailles; April (Kenny) Arthur of Cleves. 25 Grandchildren; 19 Great-Grandchildren; 1 Great-Great Grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, one child: Mary Arthur, 2 sisters, 2 brothers.Funeral services will be at 7PM on Tuesday September 19, 2017 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral home with Pastor Matthew Bruns officiating.  Visitation will be Tuesday 4-7PM also at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family.   Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 South Main Street PO Box 243, Milan IN 47031, 812-654-2141. Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail bookings: April 18 – April 24, 2016

first_imgCantu, Hannah D24Wellington, KSUS81 & Casino Drive, Mulvane, KSKHPDriving while license suspended, Operate vehicle without liability insurance4/19/16 Clark, Raymond W55Wichita, KSSedgwick County Jail, Wichita, KSSumner CoProbation Violation4/21/16         NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrest Bail Bondsman0 DeBuhr, Karlyss K53Wellington, KS1323 N A St, Wellington, KSWellington PDCriminal Trespass, Assault4/20/16 Stalder, Dustin S33Oxford, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSumner CoProbation Violation4/20/16 Belle Plaine PD0 Fleming, Dustin R35Mulvane, KS714 S Fourth, Mulvane, KSMulvane PDDomestic Battery X24/21/16 Godown, Daniella M26Derby, KSSedgwick County Jail, Wichita, KSSumner CoFailure to Appear4/20/16 Lincicome, Joseph S35Winfield, KSCowley County Jail, Winfield, KSSumner CoProbation Violation4/20/16 Sumner Co15 Greene, Michael J47Wichita, KSSedgwick County Jail, Wichita, KSSumner CoProbation Violation4/22/16 Barber Co0 Stephens, Skylan J20Emporia, KS300 W 10th, Wellington, KSWellington PDDriving under influence of alcohol or drugs, Comsumption alcoholic liquor/CMB by minor, Transporting an open container4/23/16 Ball, Dallas E37Goddard, KSI-35 MP 15KHPDriving under influence of alcohol or drugs4/21/16 Adcock, Jesse I28Maize, KSI-35 MP 28KHPDriving while license suspended, Operate vehicle without liability insurance4/20/16 Cummings, Brianna D32Wichita, KS1101 N B St, Wellington, KSWellington PDTheft4/20/16 Flinkman, Joel B33Wichita, KSI-35 MP 19KHPDriving while license suspended, Operate vehicle without liability insurance, Unlawful registration4/21/16 Sedgwick Co43 Haws, Leta J29Manchester, OK1415 E Michigan Ct, Wellington, KSWellington PDFailure to Appear, Failure to Appear4/18/16 Oxford PD1 Shugart, Steven D27Wichita, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSumner CoServing Sentence4/22/16 Cousins, Douglas R49Emporia, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSumner CoServing Sentence4/22/16 Baker, Timothy G45Wichita, KSSedgwick County Jail, Wichita, KSSumner CoProbation Violation4/19/16 Williams, Diamond J33Wichita, KS777 Kansas Star Dr, Mulvane, KSMulvane PDForgery4/22/16center_img Boyle, Gregg Alan57Wichita, KS200 E Main, Oxford, KSOxford PDDriving under influence of alcohol or drugs4/22/16 Wellington PD7 Byrd, Ashley N20Mulvane, KS1916 S Millwood St, Wichita, KSSumner CoCriminal damage to property4/23/16 Jackson, Joseph S37Wellington, KS900 N US 81, Wellington, KS67152Wellington PDDriving under influence of alcohol or drugs, Use/possess with intent to use drug paraphernalia4/22/16 Moore, Victoria L19Wellington, KS300 W 10th, Wellington, KSWellington PDComsumption alcoholic liquor/CMB by minor, Transporting an open container4/23/16 Beaty, Lucas D32Arkansas City, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSumner CoServing Sentence4/22/16 Solis, Reyes48Dodge City, KSI-35 MP 21KHPDriving under influence of alcohol or drugs, Driving while license suspended, Operate vehicle without liability insurance, Transporting an open container, Failure to wear seatbelt4/23/16 Coke, Heather D33Peck, KS800 E 110th Belle Plaine, KSSumner CoUse/possess w/ intent to use drug paraphernalia, Transporting an open container4/24/16 Thomas, Danny R49Wichita, KSSedgwick County Jail, Wichita, KSSumner CoForgery, Making a false information4/18/16 Garcia, Anthony56Wichita, KSSedgwick County Jail, Wichita, KSSumner CoFailure to Appear4/21/16 Bookings Hatfield, Kaycia R26Wellington, KS501 N Washington, Wellington, KSSumner CoProbation Violation4/21/16 Moncivais, Walter D44South Haven, KS2022 E 16th St, Wellington, KSSumner CoDriving while license suspended4/24/16 Wertman, Brandon M29Wichita, KS777 Kansas Star Dr, Mulvane, KSKRGCForgery4/22/16 Mulvane PD2 Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for April 18 to April 24, 2016 weekly jail bookings are as follows:  Conway Springs PD0 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 4/18/2016 thru 4/25/2016  KRGC2 KHP5 Caldwell PD0 Adams, Brian D42Riceville, IA300 W 12th, Wellington, KSWellington PDDriving under influence of alcohol or drugs4/23/16 Wertman, Sherri L48Wichita, KS777 Kansas Star Dr, Mulvane, KSKRGCForgery, Use/possess with intent to use drug paraphernalia4/22/16 Total75last_img read more