Ideas on how pornography contributes to GBV
The war against gender based violence seems to be one thing the world is struggling to defeat.
While the war continues against GBV pornography is said to be contributing to it because of the videos they upload. Adult websites like Pornhub have been exposed for uploading videos of women and children being raped and unconscious. Twitter had something to say.
Some adult websites are easily accessible on the internet making it easy for children to watch. Even Twitter is showing pornography. We took it to the streets to hear what the locals have to say.
Sibongakonke Majola says that, “Porn plays a huge role in gender based violence because of its accessibility to children and that is why we have teenagers who are rapists.”
Ayanda Nyuswa says that, “Pornography contributes a lot to GBV because a lot of people watch it in order to learn about sex. Lot of videos show violence and rape. People look at that as something that is normal.”
Amahle Kunene says, “I do not think pornography contributes to rape, because men watch it to masturbate. I think it actually makes guys to contain themselves.”
Anelisa Hams says “I think men watch these videos to satisfy their sexual needs”.
Research says pornography makes men view women as sex objects furthermore encourages men to seek socially unacceptable sexual acts that are dangerous.
Picture: Iziko Intern