"our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

together we are stronger

(image sourced from: Sevenly) 

My story is just an example of what one person can do, but together we are stronger, Collective Shout is only as strong as it’s supporters. 

We have too long been complicit in a culture that teaches boys that it is ok to be aggressive towards women, that they are pieces of meat, sexual service stations, and not whole human beings, but a commodity to be bought and sold. 

One day i might have a son, but even if i don’t i will be in contact with the sons of my friends, sons that belong to people in my community, sons that will grow up to be men. If i’m not paving a pathway and creating a community that is going to teach him how to unravel himself from his sexism, it’s going to be the porn and rape culture that will teach him and condition that sexism into a callous version of masculinity. We all have boys and men in our lives, we all are responsible and can be a voice of change. 

Young people are being ripped off! They are being sold a lie about sex, a lie about their sexuality, a lie about themselves and each other. The long-term consequences are so severe and life altering. The ultimate happiness, love, joy and satisfaction in your relationships now and in the future are at stake! 

If you continue with porn you continue to create a bigger and bigger void between yourself and your partner. Porn will erode the true beauty and intimacy in a relationship. PORN KILLS LOVE.

We are all responsible in the shaping of the world we live in. Silence is the language of complicity, speaking out is the language of change. SO BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

let us then be the change we want to see in the world

we live in a porn saturated culture that is conditioning young boys into a callous version of masculinity, from a young age they are seeing women presented as a commodity, as an object to serve sexual desires and nothing else, this detaches women in their mind from being a human being. We see these ideas portrayed constantly in all forms of media and advertising, through the depiction of women in movies, television shows, video games, lyrics in songs, magazines etc... this is harming the healthy sexual development of boys and is also harming the image and identity that develops in girls. We as a society have the responsibility to protect children, and to do the best we can to create a better world for those who will follow after us. Porn doesn't just harm your own body, mind and soul. It also fuels and supports the sex industry, which is increasingly exploiting children. There is absolutely no need for an economy that has to be built on the exploitation of children. The issue of porn is no longer a "grown ups" topic, this is a child rights issue, this is child abuse and we must act on this!