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10
February
Thursday

Pornography Debate

@ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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This House Welcomes The New Era Of Porn

Stream link: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_tEEEku5dSOC5KJHZuvCY2g
Ballot for Debate Dinner (closes Tuesday 10:00): https://forms.gle/jyg5d1WMhh1LuNSj7

It has never been easier to make and and sell pornography from your own bedroom. The emergence of sites such as OnlyFans, which this year boasted over 120 million users, has made the porn industry more accessible than ever. This ‘democratisation’ has supposedly destigmatised the production of erotic material and brought personal porn to the forefront of internet culture. Performer and producer have merged as profits have surged. Yet whilst some herald this as a new age of liberation and progress, others view this explosion of sexual material as creating a poorly regulated and influencer-dominated industry. Is this new era of porn radical or regressive?

 

Proposition

Megan Barton-Hanson

Former contestant on the hit Reality TV show Love Island. She has been outspoken about the importance of body positivity and criticised patriarchal double standards on sex since. When OnlyFans proposed banning sexually explicit content in 2021, she was one of the first to speak out against the move.

Cindy Gallop

Founder of MakeLoveNotPorn. Her 2009 Ted Talk on pornography was one of the most talked about at the conference. Gallop also founded IfWeRanTheWorld and works as an advertising consultant.

Opposition

Louise Perry

UK based writer and campaigner. She has written for major publications such as the New Statesman and Unherd. Her work deals extensively with the modern feminist movement and society’s outlook on sex.

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