A new law that goes into effect Wednesday, gives adult victims of childhood sex abuse in New York one year to bring civil lawsuits against their alleged abusers and the institutions that may have allowed the abuse.
The one-year filing period is known as a “look-back window,” and allows victims to bring cases that used to be beyond the state’s statute of limitations that legislators overhauled this year. Manhattan Assemblymember Yuh-line Niou is one of the people who voted for the new law, touting it at a news conference on Tuesday.
“The passing of this legislation is telling survivors like myself that our stories matter to our government, and that we count in the eyes of the law,” Niou said.Read More
Boys as young as 12 are so obsessed with online porn they can’t make it through the school day without fulfilling their “need” to see explicit images, top teachers and academics have warned.Read More
I was chatting with a friend from my psychology graduate school recently who exasperatedly declared, “I can’t believe I didn’t have one full lecture on infidelity and affairs in graduate school! Almost all of my couple clients are dealing with infidelity.”
Certainly, there is a self-selecting bias at play with couples who have decided to make the big investment of time and money to see a therapist (who may not be covered by insurance). Many couples only make this type of investment when they’re facing a major crisis, and infidelity is, unfortunately, the big kick in the pants that sends many couples to therapy.Read More
August 7, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — I’ve spilled gallons of ink over the past several years urging people to kick their porn habits for a host of reasons: It kills marriages, mainstreams sexual violence, causes erectile dysfunction, and tears at our social fabric. But for those of you with a more environmentalist bent, it turns out that there’s another good reason to turn off the filth faucet: to save the planet.Read More
August 7, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Jonathon Van Maren and Kristen Jenson dive into one of the most serious issues our culture is facing today: pornography. We all know pornography is an issue, even within Christian communities, but what can we do to protect our families? Jenson answers that question during this week’s episode of The Van Maren Show.Read More
New research discovers employees who view pornography aren’t just costing companies millions of dollars in wasted time, they’re causing harm to the company.
A study from professors in the Brigham Young University Marriott School published in the Journal of Business Ethics finds that viewing pornography at work increases unethical behavior. Given unethical employee behavior is linked to a number of negative organizational outcomes — like fraud and collusion — organizations should act quickly to reduce porn consumption, authors say.Read More
The point is that watching pornography not only destroys your relationships, harms children and demeans women, it also wrecks the environment. So an international agreement to ban online pornography would kill two birds with one stone. It would fight the erosion of family-friendly values and it would fight climate change.Read More
There is a lie in American culture which has seeped into how men view women and how women view themselves. That lie is the idea– thanks to factors like pornography, women’s and men’s magazines, and James Bond-type movies– that women’s bodies, and specifically breasts, are primarily for male sexual satisfaction instead of a critical component of a woman’s God-created, life-giving capabilities that also often serve an important purpose in sexual intimacy.Read More
Pornography is a “sickness,” Mother Miriam said on an episode of her radio show last week. “It is a sickness, you have to believe that,” she said, emphasizing the need to show love to those working to break free from the chains of pornography. A listener had emailed Mother seeking advice on dealing with her husband, who hadn’t fulfilled his promise to stop viewing pornography.
Mother lovingly shared the story of a young married man addicted to pornography who showed up at her door after hearing her on the radio. She spoke with this young man and directed him to work with a priest who specialized in helping men overcome pornography addictions. It took time, but the man overcame his addiction and sent Mother a beautiful bouquet of flowers to thank her for restoring his life and saving his family.Read More
n a Tuesday, April 23, 2019, file photo, film star Scarlett Johansson appears at a hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre, in Los Angeles. Johansson, who has been the victim of deepfake pornography, has said it’s a “useless pursuit” to try to make it illegal. But some legislators are still trying.Read More
The study found a positive relationship between unethical behavior and self-reported frequency of viewing porn.Read More
Pornography use among female adolescents and emerging adults specifically, has been linked with outcomes such as a higher likelihood of engaging in sex at a younger age, a higher number of sex partners, and a lower likelihood of using contraception (Maas and Dewey 2018; Peter and Valkenburg 2016). These findings suggest that pornography use is a correlate of risky sexual behavior, yet the majority of previous studies have been cross-sectional, warranting longitudinal research to establish directionality in these associations.Read More