NewsTalk ZB 24 October 2018
Family First Comment: “We’re hoping politicians in New Zealand will have the same backbone to front up to the issue as the UK politicians seem to be doing.” – Family First NZ
There are hopes action on violent pornography overseas pushes our Government to act.
British MPs are demanding pornography be treated like cigarettes and reckless driving because it causes so much harm.
There are even calls for it to receive as much public funding as other major health issues.
Meanwhile, lobby groups here wait to see how our politicians handle calls for something to be done.
Family First NZ national director Bob McCroskrie presented a 22,000 signature petition to Parliament mid-last year and expects a report back soon.
He said it’s a pressing issue, given violent porn is more available to young people than ever.
“We’re talking about a very different type of pornography compared to a couple of decades ago where it was a couple of Playboy magazines under the mattress.”
They’re expecting a report back soon – but suspect it will just ask for more research to be done.
“We’re hoping politicians in New Zealand will have the same backbone to front up to the issue as the UK politicians seem to be doing.”
Porn is as ‘harmful as cigarettes’
Daily Mail 23 October 2018
Pornography causes so much harm it should be treated like cigarettes and reckless driving, MPs demanded last night.
Members of the Commons women and equalities committee said porn should receive as much public funding as other major health issues.
The MPs insisted ‘public places must be made safe for all women and girls’ as they called for a ban on viewing adult material on mobile phones on buses.
The group made a raft of recommendations on how to curb the harmful impacts of pornography.
And the committee also criticised social media firms such as Twitter and Facebook, noting: ‘Online spaces are public places where sexual harassment of women and girls is rife.’
READ MORE: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6304743/Porn-harmful-cigarettes-treated-major-health-crisis.html