Female authors call for "pornification" of society to be stopped

London, Aug 19 (ANI): Two female authors have started a campaign to bring about change in the law to stop the "pornification" of society, which they say, promotes violence against women.

Kat Banyard, 29, who wrote The Equality Illusion, told the Edinburgh International Book Festival that mass pornography will have a corrosive impact for years to come.

"All the research shows that watching pornography leads to - as you would expect - an increase of attitudes which support violence against women and aggressive behaviour," Sky News quoted her as saying.

"Huge numbers of young boys and men are sitting watching, and getting positive powerful experiences of watching women being physically abused.

"There is a massive problem - we are nowhere near tackling it," she stated.

She said an internet search using the term "porn" brings up 193 million results, most of which link to sites with aggressive and violent images.

"We have never had pornography or sexual exploitation on this scale. The effects are untold but we are likely to see them played out over the next few decades," she said.

Natasha Walter, whose most recent book is Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism, told the festival even primary school children are being damaged by our "hypersexual" society. (ANI)

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