LONDON, September 22, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A researcher has revealed that many UK pre-teen girls are aspiring porn stars, with the girls viewing the deviant lifestyle as “glamorous.”

Pamela Paul, the American author of Pornified: How Pornography is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships and Our Families, reveals that even hard-core porn star Jenna Jameson was stunned while on tour promoting her best-selling memoir, when 13-year-old girls were coming to her to tell her she was their role model.

“I found pre-teen girls who were putting pictures of porn stars on their personal web pages and providing links to porn websites,” says Paul, according to a UK’s Times on Line review. “I learnt about them through a porn actress who’d published a bestselling autobiography and was surprised when pre-teen girls showed up at signings. They said they saw her as a positive icon.”

Paul reveals that porn is no longer exclusively an attraction for men, but that 32 million women had visited at least one pornography website in one month of 2004 alone, according to her research. Another poll from a magazine revealed that 41% of women said they had deliberately viewed or downloaded pornographic pictures and movies.

A British survey revealed that 25 percent of 1,000 15-19 year olds surveyed aspired to professions as lap dancers, who do totally naked gyrations against customers.

Paul credits institutions like the American Civil Liberties Union for keeping porn legitimate and allowing continued access to all. “Embracing pornography has become almost a new form of political correctness,” Paul says. “Part of the reason for the change is that the anti-porn voices of the early 1980s, like Andrea Dworkin, were considered to be very extreme. When calls began for censorship of porn back then, liberals and moderates became scared that this could be used to censor feminist books. At that stage the tide turned.”

“Supporting pornography,” she writes, is the “default” stance for those like the ACLU. “The ACLU and the industry itself have successfully packaged pornography as an issue of free speech and open-mindedness, and people feel obliged to stammer apologies before saying an unkind word about it,” says Kay S. Hymowitz, in a review of Paul’s book. “This, Paul concludes, is a ridiculous state of affairs. Though pornography need not be criminalized, it should be described for what it is—not ‘hip and fun’ but ‘harmful, pathetic, and decidedly unsexy.’”

Read the Times on Line report:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2092-1785175,00.html

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