The association “Dare feminism! raises the tone on pornography. Friday, January 21, she made nearly 200 reports of pornographic, violent and illegal videos on the Pharos portal of the Ministry of the Interior. “We are talking about filmed rapes, torture, pedocrime, homophobic videos, which advocate racial hatred, all on known and easily accessible sites”, describes Fabienne El Khoury, spokesperson for Dare feminism!
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Through this action, Osez le féminisme wishes to alert the public authorities, as well as the public, to the ease of access to such content: “It is absolutely not hidden, just type in a few keywords and you come across these videos. “ Pornhub or Jacquie and Michel are among the sites targeted by the association, “but our operation is not at all exhaustive”, recalls the co-spokesperson.
“It is the impunity of an entire pornocriminal system that we denounce”
The association also seeks to highlight “impunity” and the “scandalous double standards” specific to pornography. “In any other context, all these acts would be condemned very quickly, but since it is sex, it is considered different,” explains the activist.
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Dare feminism!, which multiplies legal actions, filed a civil action in the so-called “French Bukkake” case. A case of unprecedented scale which deals with sexual violence in the French porn industry: 50 victims are identified, several producers and “actors” and 500 men are implicated. “There is a direct link between this affair and our action, it is the impunity of an entire pornocriminal system that we denounce, and that for years”, continues Fabienne El Khoury.
Protect the young
Since the law of July 31, 2020 aimed at protecting victims of domestic violence, publishers of pornographic sites are responsible for their visitors. And a simple message asking the visitor if they are over 18 is no longer considered sufficient verification. From now on, if a publisher does not establish a more effective system for verifying the age of its visitors, the CSA can put the site on notice, then request their blocking by their Internet service providers, or even their delisting.
This is what happened on December 13 when the CSA issued formal notice to 5 pornographic sites to implement measures to prevent minors from accessing their content. But, according to Dare feminism, the new measures are not respected enough and the progress “too timid”.
“There are solutions implemented on sports betting sites, with the identity card for example. I don’t understand why it wouldn’t be possible to do the same thing with pornographic sites”, questions Fabienne El Khoury, who underlines the educational issue: “The average age of the first viewing of a porn video is 13/ 14 years old, young people think that’s sexuality. »