Pornhub, one of the world’s largest pornography sites, received an average of 92 million visits per day, according to their annual Year in Review. This number is roughly equivalent to the populations of Canada, Poland, and Australia combined. If statistics like this no longer stagger us, it’s because the campaign to normalize porn culture has been a sweeping success. Even before 2003, when the musical Avenue Q first declared to a theater full of laughter and cheers that “the internet is for porn.”
Hello Everyone! My name is Erin Rollins. I am new to this blog, and I wanted to introduce myself: I am 33-years-old, married with two dogs, and a freelance journalist. I have always had a heart for the poor, the disenfranchised, and most recently grown in my understanding of the lasting effects of trauma of all kinds. I am also a survivor.
In my last post, I made a very simple case: sex trafficking would cease to exist if men stopped demanding women and children’s bodies for sex. I also posed a straightforward question—if legislators and society truly cared about the millions of women abused through commercial sexual exploitation, why isn’t everyone calling for the government to address demand?
I was sitting across the table in a warm coffee shop on a cold day, the clock was ticking. I had so many questions, but a language barrier and time were working against me. Within these limitations, how do you tell someone that they are being trafficked if they don’t realize it? How do you build their trust? What is THE most important thing that you can say at a moment like this?