Make mandatory porn filters the norm in Australia

 In July 2013, English Prime Minister David Cameron announced that, porn ‘depicting’ rape will be banned under new legislation and every householder connected to the internet will soon have their access to online porn blocked unless they ask to receive it. 

We call on the Australian government to issue similar reforms to all Australian internet service providers; that,

–  they must apply family friendly filters that block all porn sites for new subscribers, unless the new subscribers ‘opt-out for porn’.

– they must contact all existing customers within an agreed, reasonable amount of time, asking them if they would like the standard family friendly content filters installed, or would like to ‘opt-out for porn’.

– They must include family friendly filters on all new mobile phones, and a bar on accessing adult content through public wi-fi.

– They must rewire their technology so that once family friendly content filters are installed, they cover all devices connected to home internet accounts.

We also call on the Australian government to issue similar reforms by;

– outlawing all rape pornography, real and depicted.

– amending legislation so that pornographic images and videos streamed online in Australia are subject to the same rules as those sold in shops.

SIGN PETITION HERE

“Anthropologist Peggy Reeves Sanday studied more than 90 human societies and divided them into rape prone and rape free. She found that rape is rare in 45 out of 95, and common in only 17. Rape free societies were marked by several notable characteristics. First, women have high status and are held in high esteem as respected, valued members of the society who participate in governance or religious leadership. This was true even in warlike societies, such as among the Iroquois. The Nagovisi, a people living near Papua New Guinea, can’t even conceive of rape. We do not live in a culture that esteems women, girls, women’s authority or femaleness as an idea. Our language, media, institutions are sodden with expressions of female isolation and denigration and the glorification of violent male fraternity.

Second, boys in rape-free cultures are taught to respect girls and women. They are not taught that aggressive, violent domination of women is “natural.” They are not taught to think of rape as a source of entertainment or to think of women as trophies and prizes, products and playthings. We don’t even need to focus on gonzo porn, in which women are violently raped into submission. This eroticization of abuse isn’t outside of our mainstream culture, it’s the logical expression of it. It goes hand in hand with everything else. If conservatives were really interested in reducing sexual assaults then more than 23 percent would understand why having more women in public office is salient.” Soraya Chemaly

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January 25, 2016 – The percentage of 12 year olds who admit being addicted to porn will shock you

June 5, 2015 – Hardcore internet pornography ‘most prominent sexual educator’ for young people, experts say

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