Porn 3

All this week we’re looking at Tim Chester’s book, Closing the Window: Steps To Living Porn Free – and his list of reasons for why we should give up porn. If we want to grow to hate pornography, we should consider how it ruins and wrecks people, particularly women. On the one hand, pornography wrecks a man’s view of women. With so many of our children and teen already immersed in pornography, I wonder what the fruit of their addiction will be as they come of age. You see, pornography encourages men to view women as objects to be consumed. In effect, women are commodified. In addition, porn wrecks women’s view of themselves. The pressure on women to have bodies that match those of the movie and porn actresses is immense. Today’s women need to navigate sexual expectations, impossible standards of attractiveness, and aggressive sexual activity. These are more reasons for us abhor pornography and steer our kids in the right direction.