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Victims of Pornography is a
project sponsored by Citizens
for Community Values designed to help our society see that pornography
is not victimless. That It is affecting our families and friends...And
recognizing this fact is the key to changing lives.
sexual addiction are effecting our families, friends, communities and
our self worth. These victims could be: women being treated as mere sex
objects, daughters with a loss of innocence, children abused, and men
and women who feel trapped.
The 1986 Attorney
General's Commission on Pornography detailed the harm with many victims'
testimonies. The number of victims continues to increase.
groups representing millions of families met to discuss the issue of
pornography in America today, we could not forget the many victims. Many
of these pro-family groups decided to recognize these victims during the
month of May each year through a variety of efforts. These could
include radio spots, newsletter articles, press releases, and
distribution of victim assistance telephone numbers for those who need
A national press
conference is held each year in Washington, DC. Members of the Congress, national
pro-family organizations, and victims of pornography are present.
media, elected officials, churches, and pro-family organizations, and
individuals, to recognize the victims of pornography as real hurting
people by bringing light to this growing issue across our country.
Please consider hosting an event, giving interviews, writing editorials,
sending press releases, or participating in talk shows about the victims
during the month of May each year.
Our hope is to:
Educate and create
awareness that there are real victims of pornography.
compassion to those victims who are seeking help by giving them the
resources and avenues they desperately need.
attitude and heart of America toward the many visible and hidden
victims of pornography.
Putting a FACE to
Who are they?
Women -- A teenage
girl walks down the street and becomes the victim of a man who sees
her as a mere sex object after viewing pornography. He whistles,
makes inappropriate sexual comments and gestures, then proceeds to
rape her. Wives who are lonely and betrayed, made to feel
disrespected, displeasing, unattractive, dehumanized and unworthy she
never quite measures up, no matter how hard she tries. Her husband
proceeds to masturbate to a "paper woman" she can never be. A
Girlfriend who ends up used and abused by a man she doesn't really
know because he is unable to have a loving relationship with her. She
is unaware of his double life; the man she knows and the man she may
never know the man trapped in a secret life of addiction to
pornography. Women in the "Industry" who dance, pose and do what it
takes to survive. She can't seem to escape the cheap, "dirty"
feelings she has after performing. These women are trapped in an
industry that holds them captive.
Children -- Boys
and girls used for sexual pleasure by fathers, stepfathers,
grandparents, and family members, as well as unsuspecting others in
their communities. These perpetrators often use pornography before
preying on the children. These little ones loose their innocence
because of distorted thoughts of sexuality after being abused. Their
childlike innocence is also stolen by distorted thoughts of sexuality
after finding and using pornography at an early age. There are
children who have been victimized by adults whose business it is to
photograph them for the sexual arousal of depraved grown-ups.
Men -- Fathers,
Husbands, Pastors, College Students, Businessmen, and Blue-collar
workers, who are controlled by the images of pornography engraved in
their minds forever, in most cases from years of addiction. Men who,
because of their addiction and distorted ideas of intimacy, have in
many cases have lost their families, jobs, and self respect. Most of
these men are unaware that there is help available and even worse are
not interested in help.
Society -- An
entire generation of people, who in many instances have become
desensitized and robbed of decency, conscience, morality and
compassion for others. The situation can be attributed to the secular
media who is confused about First Amendment rights. Therefore, society
is often unaware that innocent people are hurt and becoming victims of
pornography. The general public is unaware that the skyrocketing
number of people who are effected in their own neighborhoods by rape,
molestation, disrespect and crime is, in most part, due to the tidal
wave of pornography and sexually oriented businesses in their