Tackling the menace of porn industry

Nehru to Indira Gandhi:

” It is no easy matter to decide what is right and what is not. One little test
I shall ask you to apply whenever you are in doubt ……

Never do anything in secret or anything that you would wish to hide.

For the desire to hide anything means that you are afraid, and fear is a bad thing and unworthy of you. Be brave, and all the rest follows ….You know that in our great Freedom Movement, under Bapuji’s leadership, there is no room for secrecy or hiding. We have nothing to hide. We are not afraid of what we do or what we say. We work in the sun and in the light. Even so in our private lives let us make friends with the sun and work in the light and do nothing secretly……and if you do so, my dear you will grow up a child of the light, unafraid and serene and unruffled, whatever may happen.”
—–

The TEDx talk at (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRJ_QfP2mhU&feature=sharebelow) goes at length in elaborating the damage watching porn is creating in personal and social lives, including gender imbalances to say the least and health issues. One of the key points he mentions is there will always exist a ‘supply’ till there is a ‘demand’. And him not watching it is a move towards decreasing the demand.

To put the strength of demand in perspective:

  • In short, porn sites cope with astronomical amounts of data. The only sites that really come close in term of raw bandwidth are YouTube or Hulu, but even then YouPorn is something like six times larger than Hulu.
  • Porn Sites Get More Visitors Each Month Than Netflix, Amazon And Twitter Combined
  • In fact, 30 percent of all data transferred across the Internet is porn

For more infographic check out the links http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…/internet-porn-stats_n_31876… and http://www.extremetech.com/…/123929-just-how-big-are-porn-s…

Economist recently came out with an article on Iceland’s attempts to tackle the prostitution problem (http://www.economist.com/…/21576366-iceland-determined-outl…). However a comprehensive study by University of London on the prostitution policies of other nations found that banning the supply or making it regulated almost always increased the number and problems.

Taking a fig from this learning, the Swedish government focused it’s solution for prostitution on curbing demand rather than supply. The results are a never seen before dramatic reduction in numbers and almost nil trafficking of women from abroad. Sweden is touted to have tried something really simple that was ignored for long (http://justicewomen.com/cj_sweden.html ) and is being adopted worldwide at a fast pace…

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