"This was what I looked like, daily, for years. This is what my husband dealt with. This is what my little girls walked in on."
7th grade girls are asking questions about bondage and S&M. Many of them have seen "50 Shades of Grey," and wonder if a boy wants to hit me, tie me up and stalk me, does that mean he loves me?
As a 25-year-old college graduate, I have been battling pornography for just about half my life. The fact is, more young men and women than ever are growing up with this same struggle against pornography. I decided to write a letter to myself, a younger version of me, sharing some of the things I wish I had known when I first started looking at pornography and what I’ve learned in the past 10 years.
It’s the largest form of slavery in the world. Sex trafficking. Thousands of children are arrested every year as criminals for being victims of child sexual violence. In the state of California, child prostitutes are now a thing of the past.