Tuesday, October 22, 2013
END OF LOVE
"Matt, Neil, Josh and Zach sought out pornography on the Internet as adolescents. Today they are convicted felons on the National Sex Offender Registry. Their names, photos and addresses are public information available on the Internet. Their residency, movement and employment options are extremely limited.
END OF LOVE is about the epidemic of adolescent boys and men who are being convicted of downloading child pornography. Law enforcement officials say that these charges constitute the fastest growing prosecuted crimes in the US. What is going on?
END OF LOVE questions why and how the impulse to seek out child pornography originates in boys and men who do not have the typical pedophile profile. Is their on-line sexual exploration and arousal responding to the normalization of the sexualized images of underage girls in popular and consumer culture? Taking into consideration new discoveries in brain development and addictive behavior, does uncontrolled access to the cornucopia of sexual acts on the Internet at an early age pre-dispose youth to become eventual consumers of child pornography? Or not?"
Oct 21, 2013 / 5:00 am
How pornography ruins children [sic]