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ftnd-blog:

Dear Jennifer Lawrence,

What’s up? We are writing to tell you that we read the statements from your interview that was published today with Vanity Fair magazine. We are glad that you are brave enough to speak out on an issue that we can imagine has been super hurtful to you and has caused a lot of problems in your personal life. 

First off, we want you to know that it’s not cool what happened to you. Not cool at all. We wrote a blog article last month titled ‘Jennifer Lawrence Is Not A Porn Star. Don’t Treat Her Like One’, telling people how you were violated and that they should hashtag #HateCelebGate to show that they weren’t cool with it. We were stoked when that post went on to reach over 1 million people on Facebook. We were glad that so many people were with us in not promoting or participating in the crime that was committed against you and many other women. You don’t deserve to have your privacy violated and neither does any other human being.

However, when we just read your first interview since your hacked photos were released, you said something we found super concerning:

"I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you.”

Now, after reading that, we couldn’t help but feel like your perceptions of a “healthy” relationship were a little bit off. However, we also know that there are thousands upon thousands of women out there who feel the exact same way. We are sorry for that.

We’re sorry that society has been “pornified" and that we are living in a culture that thinks that hacked and stolen photos of naked people are something to seek out, cheer for, laugh about, and spread around. With a society that thinks a woman is only as good as her body, it’s easy to see why you would feel like your boyfriend would turn to porn even when dating a talented and beautiful woman like yourself.

Think about this question, Jennifer. Should any person ever have to feel that they need to give their partner something because if they don’t then their partner will turn away and get it from someone else? Especially when that something is as important in a relationship as sex? We don’t think that’s cool and neither should you. If you were in a “loving, healthy, great relationship for four years”, should you have ever had to feel like if you didn’t send your boyfriend pictures that he would have no choice but to look at porn? No person in a committed relationship should have to expect that. That’s not sexy at all. And we’re sorry that you felt that way.

We are sorry that people have judged and tormented you for something that wasn’t your fault, for a crime that was committed against you. Regardless of anyone’s personal feelings about taking nude photos or sending them to a partner, we believe that none of that warrants those pictures being hacked, stolen, and spread around online for the entire world to see. We think any logical person will agree with that. No one deserves what happened to you and no one asks for it either.

We like what you said in one part of your interview:

"It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting… And we need to change. That’s why these websites are responsible. Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody’s mind is to make a profit from it. It’s so beyond me. I just can’t imagine being that detached from humanity. I can’t imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside.”

We feel the exact same way and so should everybody else. But let us ask this question: Is there any difference in what you just said when relating it to porn?

No! It’s the exact same meaning.

Just like the naked photos that were stolen from you and posted online for all to see, in too many cases, porn is a sexual violation made by people who have forced, abused, and threatened others to make it. In many cases, it is a sex crime that fuels the demand for even greater sex crimes like prostitution and sex trafficking. Regardless of who or what the images are of, the promotion of this material is extremely damaging and harmful to people.

Still think that it’s normal for your boyfriend to turn to that stuff if he doesn’t feel like his sexual desires are being met?

We wanted to write this letter to you, Jennifer Lawrence, to tell you that we support you and we wish the best for you. But let us give you one piece of advice: never accept porn as a normal part of any relationship, or a normal part of anything in general. It is harmful material that addicts the brain, damages relationships, and pushes warped perceptions about sex and intimacy into society. You should never be expected to do anything for fear of a partner turning to porn or ever think its normal for them to do so. This terrible thing happened to you largely because of the porn culture of our society and how the world will do anything to feed its endless appetite for sex.

Real women are beautiful and real love is sexy. Anything else is a counterfeit.

All the best,

Fight the New Drug

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To learn more about Fight the New Drug and how we are changing the discussion about porn, visit us at www.fightthenewdrug.org.

ftnd-blog:

Hey, Pornhub. We’re Not Buying It. 

Yesterday, the massive online porn site Pornhub unveiled their first big money billboard in New York City’s legendary Times Square. (By the way, ad space in Times Square can cost up to $2 million. We looked it up.) 

The ad, created by the winner of Pornhub’s ad campaign contest, features a hand forming a heart over the site’s logo and the bold text, “ALL YOU NEED IS HAND.” The site then filmed a video underneath the billboard of a hired choir of men and women singing a twisted rendition of The Beatles’ popular hit song, “All You Need Is Love,” but replacing the word “love” with “hand”.

Yes, this ad was the winner of a real contest held by Pornhub. There were thousands of people who submitted their ideas for non-pornographic ads promoting the site. A few months ago, we wrote a blog post titled, ‘Pornhub Vs. #PornKillsLove’, that went on to reach over a million people on Facebook. In the post, we took some of the disturbing contest ads and remade them from the REAL perspective:

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That was our response to Pornhub’s ongoing attempt to normalize porn. And they are still going at it in a way that people might not realize right away.

Think about if you wanted to sell people a product that was harmful and addictive. What would you do?

First, you would want go to great lengths to show people that what you’re selling is NOT harmful, that it is normal and acceptable. You would want to camouflage the true nature of what you are selling so that people would see it as just any another product. You would try and bend your message to make it seem like something other than it really is.

Well this is exactly what Pornhub is doing.

Pornhub is now placing these non-offensive ads in the public eye, painting a harmless picture of the harmful material they are making millions of dollars off of every day: porn. 

But what Pornhub (and the porn industry as a whole) would like you to think, and what porn really is, are two very different things.

Pornhub wants you to think that their site is just a simple way to love yourself. This unsuspecting ad is not immediately offensive and seems to be promoting a care free ideal that you are all you need.

But here’s what Pornhub is really saying through this ad:

- You don’t need love. You don’t need a boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, or any other personal human connection to be fulfilled. 

- You don’t need healthy and committed sexuality, you just need yourself and a computer screen.

- Your sexual pleasure and desires are what’s most important. And if that means going outside of a committed relationship to satisfy yourself, then no problem.

And last but most importantly:

- Porn is normal, harmless, and even encouraged. Everyone does it and it’s not a big deal.

Make no mistake: porn is not normal. Porn is not harmless. Porn acts like a drug addicting its users, damaging relationships, and harming society as a whole. But ads like this - subtly (or in cases like this, not-so-subtly) injected into the mainstream and placed amongst advertisements for soft drinks and food chains - begin to normalize people’s perception of porn.

If we didn’t have all the overwhelming facts and personal accounts of how harmful porn really is, we might just say that these guys are pretty smart. But just like giant tobacco companies that seek to make smoking look cool and in turn get lifelong customers, we see Pornhub for what it really is.

Call To Action!

If you aren’t cool with money hungry corporations like Pornhub pushing these harmful ideas down society’s throat, share this article and share THIS ad that we made, telling the truth about love:

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Save this photo and SHARE if you Fight for LOVE! Take a stand and show people that LOVE is worth it!

#PornKillsLove

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Lust says, “What can you do for me?” Love says, “What can I do for you? – Timothy Keller  (via littlethingsaboutgod)


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