Monday, October 27, 2008

Pornography Awareness Week

Today marks the start of Pornography Awareness Week.

Therefore, men, beware! And resolve to use every means at your disposal (chief among them frequent Confession and Holy Communion) to resist its gravitational-like pull.

Along these lines, I'd encourage any and all of this here weblog's readers to sign this pledge to live chastely (which I found out about via the Catholic Dads blog).

I signed it. Will you?

I'm also reposting herein some self-explanatory test I originally borrowed stole from The Dutchman last year:

Nine Myths about Pornography

(by one angry girl designs)

Myth 1: Women who become strippers and hookers choose these careers, so who are we to judge them?

Myth 2: Strippers and porn stars lead glamorous lives, and men have nothing but respect for them.

Myth 3: Porn is an outlet or safety valve for men who might otherwise do Bad Things.

Myth 4: Men like variety in women so porn use helps a man stay faithful to his woman.

Myth 5: Porn is harmless and has no effect on the person using it.

Myth 6: Women who work in porn are empowered, because they get to call the shots.

Myth 7: Porn is for men who sincerely appreciate the beauty of the female body.

Myth 8: Everyone knows porn is just a fantasy, so no one would try to apply it to real life.

Myth 9: Porn enhances relationships.


sunnyday said...

I clicked on one of those and merely scanned the comments made by men. It's so saddening, dark, creepy :-( After reading a few lines, I couldn't take any more. What a world porn users (and addicts) live in.

The Dutchman said...

Good idea, bad name. I went home and told my son, "Did you know this is Pornography Awareness Week?"

"Really?" Pod-Man asked, "Do I get to look at porn then?"

"No! Pornography exploits women."

"Then can I look at gay porn?"

Agggg! Sometimes I don't like having such smart kids...