This week is WRAP Week: White Ribbon Against Pornography. It has also been called “Pornography Awareness Week.” The primary goal of this annual week is to raise public awareness of the harms associated with pornography and the need to enforce obscenity laws.
Should some pornography be considered illegal? Should the Justice Department try to vigorously enforce existing obscenity laws? By whose standards should we judge something to be “obscene”? These are the sorts of questions anti-pornography advocates address.
In past years we have participated in WRAP Week by posting articles and interviews about the various ways pornography harms individuals and society. Click on the links to read some of our past WRAP Week posts.
WRAP Week 2009
- Pornography Awareness Week 2009 – The history of WRAP Week
- Expert Opinion: The Effects of Pornography – Information about Dr. Victor Cline’s article, “Pornography’s Effects on Adults & Children”
- BraveHearts 30 Day Challenge – Find Internet Accountability – Guest post by Michael Leahy, author of Porn Nation
- Dr. Drew on Teens Watching Porn – Three-minute video with radio and television personality, Dr. Drew Pinsky
- Building Trust Again – For marriages harmed by pornography – Guest post by Veronica Benton of White Collar Sideshow
- Supreme Court Decisions Pertaining to the Legal Regulation of Pornography – Guest post by Notre Dame Professor of Law, Gerard Bradley
WRAP Week 2008
- Is Porn Protected by the First Amendment? – A quick glance at Supreme Court decisions about this issue
- Ex-Porn Star Tells the Truth About the Porn Industry (Part 1) and (Part 2) – Two-part article by guest author Shelley Lubben
- Are Teens Making Homemade Porn? – How pornography is impacting teen culture
- Porn 101: College Campuses Using Porn in the Classroom – Stories of college courses that use porn as a subject of study
Brilliant resources! I am gonna have to snag some of these! ;)
This year is the first year I’ve known about WRAP week and I have scheduled a week of great guests for the Honest Answers Podcast. I am excited to help bring awareness to such an important topic.
Thanks for posting these great links!
We are also trying to unite everyone to share the message. If you are on Facebook you may join us and get some ideas on how you can personally spread the word in your own way. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=103038239765976
Attend. Invite. Let’s all magnify our efforts this week!
Where is this being held if it is a meeting? Porn has been a huge problem in my marriage and I am needing some support.
@Sally – Meetings are being held throughout the US in various places. If you are looking for support, please visit our “Struggling” tab. We have dozens of resources for you to read, watch, and listen to. We’ve spoken to so many women in your situation. Many groups specialize in helping struggling wives. Hope the links on that page are a help to you.