06 Feb To Protect Human Rights from Pornography
Thank you firstly, Simonetta, for guiding me here. The Wish Foundation is truly an innovative and inspiring concept. and I’m very grateful to have this opportunity.
My wish is a rather big one as it branches into the sphere of legislation. I am UK based but my hope spans the global. Before I continue I want it to be known that I am not talking from an outside perspective and I guess that’s why I feel so impassioned. I used to be a glamour model and in the UK it means working within the sex industry. It derived from a decision in my teens to earn easy money as I left home young having had a bad relationship with my mother. In the time of experiencing a multitude of instances that fall within the umbrella noun ‘glamour-model’, I was filmed for gonzo pornography. This has had a devastating effect on my life and I’m full of regrets.
I’m older and wiser now, am studying for a PhD, and a dedicated feminist, humanist and writer. The time I spent in that industry gave me an idea of the morbid sexualised gender imbalance that exists which transpires to women being used and abused for money, for industry, under the guise of the sexual entitlement banner which is a trick.
My wish doesn’t eradicate pornography as I feel it has a place in alignment with our treasured liberal sensibilities, but it does support curtailing it. I want women and men who felt like they’ve made a huge mistake from being filmed for porn in their lives to have the chance to be able to buy images or footage from the web host copyright holder back after ten years for the price they were originally paid. I want porn placed behind a pay-wall to protect children from the idea that women are debased sexual game, as this harms little girls and boys. I want the emotionally ill, like I was, and mentally ill to be screened before entering porn, to reduce suicides and drug problems in the aftermath. I also want regulation to the dissemination of gonzo generally, maybe in favour of not so harmful subsets like alternative porn which feature conventional camera shots and immediately reduce degradation to women.
Please sign my petition if you agree with any of my proposals and if you agree with some but vehemently disagree with others please let me know which and why in the commentary section: http://www.petitions24.com/signatures/protect_human_rights_from_pornography/