SWPA Says No More Features Keynote on Pornography, Teens and Dating and Sex…

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SWPA Says No More Features Keynote on Pornography, Teens and Dating and Sex…

March 4 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wed, March 4, 2020
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

University of Pittsburgh, William Pitt Union Ballroom
3959 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

3:00-4:00 PM Keynote: Pornography, teens and dating and sexual violence by Emily Rothman

Pornography influences how young people think about sex, consent and respect. Adults often have strong feelings about pornography. Some believe it is immoral, others believe it can celebrate sexual liberation, and many worry that it contributes to gender-based violence. The idea that pornography can be addictive, like a drug, has become popularized in the past decade. But what does the research say about pornography? It’s complicated. And not just because research results are mixed—but because pornography is diverse, and bound up in the issue of how we calculate the impact of pornography on society are also issues of oppression and censorship, judgment, stigma, classism, and an unwillingness to trust young people to make healthful choices. In this presentation, Dr. Emily Rothman, co-author of the “The Truth About Pornography: A Curriculum To Reduce Dating and Sexual Violence,” the forthcoming book “Pornography and Public Health,” and multiple research articles on youth and pornography, will discuss her experiences as a pornography researcher and porn literacy practitioner.

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