This week is White Ribbons Against Pornography week (WRAP), which raises awareness of the ever-growing problem of pornography addiction and the related damage porn does to men, women, children and society.
Just in time, Columbia University students have launched “C-Spot” magazine. It should be made clear, Columbia University does not sanction or sponsor the magazine.
What is “C-Spot” all about? The celebration of porn on the Internet, reviews of strip clubs, nude pictures of students and stories about the sexual exploits of students. You know, modern-day enlightenment.
The New York Post ran a story today about this latest journalistic contribution and quoted remarks made by Editor-in-Chief Hoang Jessica Tang in the magazine, “We need critical essayists to examine how the Internet has directly and indirectly influenced our sexuality.”
Further, she wrote, “We need students to review swinger and fetish parties in New York.”
No, what they need are researchers like Dr. Mary Anne Layden to explain to them the devastating effects of pornography on their brains. They need to hear from women and men whose lives are torn apart because they or their spouse became addicted to pornography. The need to hear how sexually explicit images replaced actual human contact and interaction until they isolated their sexuality to the computer screen and DVD player.
Many people begin with a curiosity about the hype surrounding porn. They click on some images and become hooked to the stimulation. When the stimulation is not enough with the milder images, they move on to more hard-core images or “gonzo” porn. Many soon find adult porn no longer stimulates them and they seek out child pornography.
Imagine your sexuality is so damaged you crave images of babies being raped. Keep on celebrating porn and indulging in what the Internet has to offer and you may soon find yourself in that situation. This is the darkest corner of those seeking to be uninhibited with their sexuality.
The Post article stated the vast majority of contributors to the magazine remain anonymous. Why do you need to hide your identity if you are not ashamed of your contribution? Won’t your parents be proud of your uninhibited behavior? Won’t they brag to their friends and co-workers that you are writing for “C-Spot?”
How many of the coeds at Columbia are stripping to pay their tuition? How many are enrolled in Columbia so they may someday twirl around the stripper pole for other Ivy-League grads?
To the women involved in the magazine:
1. Do you stop to think that you may someday suffer the consequences of promoting the sexual exploitation of women?
2. When you graduate and find yourself in the boardroom of a company, will you wonder how many of the executives around the table have been viewing porn on their computers all morning and are now imagining what they would do to you if they had the chance?
3. Do you think they are really paying attention to your report on fourth-quarter earnings?
4. When some of these budding journalists get married, will they be pleased when their spouse is still online at 2:00 a.m. viewing porn instead of in bed with them?
5. Will porn seem glamorous and sexy when it replaces you?
Pornography creates a divide between people. It divides husbands from wives, wives from husbands, mothers from children, fathers from children and men from women. There is no equality in pornography; one party dominates, subjugates, degrades, demeans or humiliates another.
Why would anyone celebrate that type of sexuality?