Posts Tagged ‘Pornography’

Petition to close popular porn and trafficking website Comments 0

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Human trafficking violations have led to a petition on to call for a popular porn website to be shut down and its executive held accountable. The 207,000-signature petition says: “We already have evidence, and it is just the tip of the iceberg. It’s time to shut down [this] super-predator site … and hold the Read more

NZ expert: Pornography the biggest addiction society has ever seen Comments 0

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Auckland intimacy counsellor Angela Rennie has seen first-hand the devastating impact pornography has on relationships and individuals. “I would say it’s the biggest addiction society has seen and no one is really doing anything about it. The statistics are eye-opening, people are watching pornography from very young,” she says. Read more Related Posts:Porn is the biggest addiction Read more

Porn and media play part in sexual violence Comments 0

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
Sexual violence

New Zealand has stubbornly high rates of sexual violence, despite feminist movements like #MeToo. Laura Walters looks at the the societal barriers to ending rape. The advent of online dating and aggressive porn increasingly appear to be a contributing factor to stubbornly high rates of sexual violence, according to new research. A series of studies Read more

Children’s Commissioner: porn most concerning issue for young people Comments 0

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

During his two-year reign as the Children’s Commissioner, Andrew Becroft says pornography has been the most concerning issue among young New Zealanders reported to him. Becroft has welcomed a new report which looks into how and why children in New Zealand view online porn and does so by asking them directly. Continue reading Related Posts:Custodial Read more

Pornography is morally acceptable say growing number of Americans Comments 0

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Pornography is morally acceptable according to a greater proportion of Americans than ever before. The 43 percent proportion has increased more over the past year than in all other years this decade combined, according to Gallup Poll figures released last week. Read more Related Posts:More Americans say polygamy is acceptableIn review: 10 years of pornographyWhat Read more

Vatican exorcism course facing increasing demand Comments 0

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

An exorcism course being held in Rome this week has drawn about 250 priests from dozens of countries. There is an increasing demand for exorcisms throughout the world. Topics the course covers include how to identify demonic possession, witchcraft in Africa, how to tell the difference between demonic possession and mental illness, and the rituals Read more

Chief censor says New Zealand needs to do more to tackle pornography problems Comments 0

Monday, April 16th, 2018

The chief censor says New Zealand needs to take a societal approach to tackling the pervasive effects of porn, including further regulation. Family First national director Bob McCoskrie is calling for an expert panel to better understand the breadth and nature of the health and social issues created by pornography, and how to tackle it.  Continue reading Related Read more

Pornography more extreme, deviant and violent – Ministry of Health Comments 0

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

New Zealand’s Ministry of Health wants more research into pornography because it has become “more extreme, deviant and violent over the last two decades.” The ministry was responding to a request from the Government and Administration Select Committee for a written submission on a petition it is considering which was presented in June 2017 by Family First’s Read more

In review: 10 years of pornography Comments 0

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Recently, for a talk in Chicago to parents of high school boys, I had to update my knowledge based on a 2009 review of the effects of pornography. On this issue the world has changed a lot in less than ten years: the use of pornography has escalated and the effects are alarming. The most telling effect, Read more

English explains his stance morality and government Comments 0

Monday, July 10th, 2017

The Prime Minister Bill English says that “if you’re looking to the Government to be the arbiter of morality, you are going to be constantly, consistently disappointed.” He believes what drives constructive social behaviour “is our families, our iwi, our churches, our communities.” English was the guest at Family First’s 10th annual “Forum on the Read more