Shining the light on the Valley’s biggest industry

FOR decades, pornography has been the elephant in the middle of the room in polite San Fernando Valley conversation.

A great philosopher once said: “The unexamined life is not worth living.” And that applies to the Valley’s porn industry, which has gone unexamined despite raising serious moral, health, social and economic issues.

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my comment left on the site:Excellent initiative! I look forward to its developments. A journalistic organization that does not take a serious look at porn is not a serious organization (99% of the media!).

I must add, however, that you were quite neglectful in your statement that porn “affects men’s attitudes toward women, ” — as if women’s attitudes toward sex were not influenced by porn ideology. Porn affects sexual attitudes in both men and women (even if not in exactly the same ways or degrees).

One of the most insidious aspects of pornographying modern culture is exactly its effect on how a considerable number of women now think of sex. Even if they view/read porn less than men, these porn attitudes can also be transmitted to women by men who view porn themselves.

I hope you will also investigate this very serious question in your coverage of the issue.

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