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# Pornography

All time
Column: Easy access to pornographic images is adversely affecting young people
Early exposure to online pornography – much of which is violent or degrading – is desensitising young people and contributing to the normalisation of rape and domestic violence, writes Joanna Fortune.
# Badvertising
1982: Women’s bodies used to sell ‘everything from cars to chocolate bars’
A campaign dedicated to eliminating the degrading treatment of women in advertising wrote to the Taoiseach in 1982 to highlight the ‘continual humiliation’ of women in the media.
# sfw
The 7 most crushingly mundane ‘XXX’ website addresses
These sites are absolutely suitable for work.
# Web Summit
Web summit hears: Sex please, you're Irish
Cindy Gallop, founder of Make Love Not Porn, wants Irish people to share their real-life sex videos to counter the myths of online porn (and to make some money while they’re at it).
# Breastfeeding
Mother sues after breastfeeding footage used in porn film
Maryann Sahoury is suing a production company after breastfeeding instructional video was used by a third party to make porn.
# the scarlet letter
Nearly 3,000 O2 customers in the UK to receive letters for downloading porn
Details of alleged offenders are being handed over by Telefónica UK, having been ordered to do so by the High Court.
# Arrest
Anchorman star arrested for 'lewd act' in porn theatre
Fred Willard has denied any wrongdoing, saying the incident was a misunderstanding.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland introduce an opt-in filter for online pornography?
A child protection expert has argued that parents should be given a choice over explicit content online. So what do you think?
Column: Online pornography – Ireland should give parents a choice
Children are being exposed to sexual material online. A simple opt-in filter would help protect them without stifling web freedom, writes Pat McKenna.
# Investigation
Archdiocese investigating report of 'inappropriate imagery' shown at primary school
A parish priest “inadvertently” displayed explicit images at the beginning of a PowerPoint presentation in a parents’ meeting.
Column: Blocking child porn isn’t about censorship. It keeps children safe.
The rights of children must come first – and it’s time to block images of the worst sexual abuse, write Senators Deirdre Clune and Jillian van Turnhout.
# Child Abuse
Child pornography blocking system to be debated by Seanad
New proposals could radically cut the number of people in Ireland accessing child abuse material, according to backers.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
Your nightly news round-up of the day’s biggest stories…
# Data Breach
Personal info of YouPorn chat service users compromised, says company
It is not clear how many people were potentially affected by the breach of the chat service affiliated to the popular pornography website.
# Pornography
Filesharing defendant tells court: 'You can't put copyright on porn'
A Californian defendant being sued for illegally downloading a porn film puts forward a novel legal defence.
# California
US teacher put on leave over porn site allegations
Special education teacher and former girls soccer coach Heidi Kaeslin faces allegations that she maintained a pornographic website from her school-issued laptop computer.
# Facebook
Facebook falls victim to hardcore pornography 'spam attack'
Thousands of users report seeing their timelines clog up with hardcore porn – the potential work of the Anonymous group.
# Sasha Grey
Californian school criticised after ex-porn star took part in reading promotion
Sasha Grey, who appeared recently in several Entourage episodes, has defended her participation in the programme and her support for “education-focused initiatives”.
# Ryanair
Ryanair says any in-flight entertainment will be 'family friendly'
The airline has denied reports that it would allow passengers to watch porn on flights.
# Sex-ame Street
Sesame Street returns to YouTube after porn hacking
Sesame Street’s popular YouTube channel reopens after being hacked, when intruders had uploaded pornographic footage.
# Pornography
Bishop charged for not reporting child images on priest's laptop
Kansas bishop Robert Finn knew of suspicions around priest Shawn Ratigan, but did not report them, prosecutors say.
# ISPs
UK: Four internet service providers to block access to porn sites
As part of a government bid to tackle the sexualisation of children, some the UK’s main ISPs will automatically block access to sites showing sexually explicit imagery – unless customers specifically request to be able to view pornography.
# Men in Uniform
Military court: Marine can wear part of uniform in porn film
Sgt Matthew Simmons is told he cannot wear his full uniform in an all-male movie – but that wearing parts of it is not an offence.
Column: PETA uses shock tactics? Of course we do. We have to.
Animal rights group PETA are to launch an .xxx website that will juxtapose pornographic sexual images with pics of animal cruelty. PETA’s manager explains that they have to be provocative to get their arguments noticed.
# Peta porn
PETA to launch pornography website
The animal rights group is to launch a pornography website – saying it will mix adult content with graphic images of animal abuse in a bid to raise awareness about animal rights.
# Adult Film
HIV scare shuts down LA's adult film industry
A porn star has tested HIV positive in Los Angeles, leading to a temporary closure of all adult film productions.
Recession putting Irish people off sex
New research claims the recession is damaging our sex lives, and it’s men who are worst affected.
# Work Can Wait
Watch: How social media conquered the world - in four minutes
One in five couples meet online and the same number blame Facebook for their divorces, according to this new video on the power of social networking.
# Sport Media Group
Full time for Sport as smutty publisher enters administration
The Daily Sport and Sunday Sport stop publication after their parent company ceases trading with immediate effect.
# Los Angeles
Two pornography studios halt production over HIV case
Two of the largest pornography studios in LA have postponed filming after news of a HIV positive result in one actor.
# Take 5
You try to ban porn websites, then this happens
Indonesian lawmakers get a rude awakening in parliament. And we mean ‘rude’.