365 Days: This Day a sexy sequel on Netflix
|10th May 2022
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365 Days: This Day is a 2022 Poland romance by Barbara Bialowas, Tomasz Mandes
Starring Kamil Lemieszewski, Oliwia Babuska and Nikola Bogucka
Morality in Media (which now likes to call itself
the National Center on Sexual Exploitation) has written a glowing write up of Netflix's latest sexy offering. The campaigners write:
Laura and Massimo are back and stronger than ever. But Massimo's family ties and a mysterious man bidding for Laura's heart complicate the lovers' lives.
Netflix is in the business of hosting and producing shows that overtly glorify sexual violence. A
prime example of this is the film 365 Days and its recently released sequel, 365 Days: This Day . 365 Days was widely criticized for glamorizing sexual violence. But rather than removing the film Netflix produced a sequel, 365 Days: This
Day, which was released on the platform on April 27, 2022, and rapidly became the 5th most watched movie in the US on Netflix that week.
The plotline of 365 Days is as follows: A handsome, powerful man name Massimo kidnaps a woman
named Laura whom he desires. Massimo tells Laura that he will hold her captive for 365 days, and if she doesn't fall in love with him by the end of that timeframe, she will be free to leave. Although Massimo promises Laura that he will not touch her
without her consent, he repeatedly gropes her during her captivity, even in the very act of making that promise. He also handcuffs her to the bed and forces her to watch while he performs sexual acts with another woman. When Laura tries to escape,
Massimo threatens to hurt her family. Nonetheless, Laura does eventually fall in love with Massimo and the two go on to have a steamy, glamorous relationship. This progression of events romanticizes and implicitly condones all of Massimo's abuse,
painting it as merely the rising action in a glorious love story.
Following the release of 365 Days in 2020, a petition was launched by influencer and survivor Mikayla Zazon, calling on Netflix to remove this incredibly harmful
movie from its platform. The petition garnered almost 100,000 signatures. The singer-songwriter Duffy also urged Netflix to remove the film through an open letter in which she bravely sharing her experience of surviving being sex-trafficked and raped.
365 Days: This Day picks up with Laura and Massimo getting happily married, again whitewashing all the abuse that led to their relationship. Massimo continues to be depicted in romanticized terms. For example, in the
ending scene he swoops in to rescue Laura from other captors who are holding her at gunpoint -- a supposedly grand romantic gesture which conveniently ignores that Massimo himself was the first person to kidnap Laura and hold her captive against her
Unlike the first movie, 365 Days: This Day is a Netflix original, produced by Netflix itself. This means that Netflix not only failed to condemn and remove 365 Days from its platform, but it actively decided to take even
further responsibility for its abhorrent messages by producing its follow-ups.
Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison and many other gay themed books for kids
|11th April 2022 |
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Mary Ellen Cuzela is a mother of three from Katy, a suburb of Houston, Texas. She has hit the headlines over her campaign to complain about gay themed books available in local school libraries.
She started after reading Lawn Boy , by
Jonathan Evison, which was available at her children's high school. She said. The book, which traces the story of a Mexican American character's journey to understanding his own sexuality and ethnic identity, was filled with vulgarity, Cuzela said,
including dozens of four-letter words, explicit sexual references and a description of oral sex between fourth-grade boys during a church youth group meeting. Cuzela shared her views with some like-minded parents, and together they set out to get
such books banned, and so the campaign was launched.
Another book that caught her attention was Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) , by L.C. Rosen. This was noted for references to anal and oral sex and a detailed description of male genitalia
and advice on how to give oral sex.
The campaign received world attention including a report from the BBC. Books complained about for "pervasive vulgarity" include:
- Lawn Boy , by Jonathan Evison
- Losing the Girl by MariNaomi
- Me Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
- Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez
- The Nerdy and the Dirty by B.T.
- Forever for a Year by B.T. Gottfred
- Jack of Hearts (and other parts) by L.C. Rosen
- All Boys Aren't Blue by George Johnson
- The Handsome Girl and Her Beautiful Boy by B.T. Gottfred
- A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
- Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
- Drama: A Graphic Novel by Raina Telgemeier
- Transformers, Revenge of the Fallen Vol 2, Official Movie Adaptation by Simon
- The Breakaways by Cathy G. Johnson
The original cancel culture warrior features in BBC documentary
|2nd April 2022 |
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Banned! The Mary Whitehouse Story is a 2022 UK TV documentary
In 1963, armed with just a typewriter, a Midlands housewife began a 30-year battle against the permissive society. But how successful was the original
cancel culture warrior?
Offsite Review: The BBC's faint praise for Mary Whitehouse
A new documentary claims to be even-handed but can't quite manage it
article from unherd.com by Charlie Bentley-Astor
Banned! is a new BBC documentary that dubs the 1960s
teacher-cum-morality campaigner, Mary Whitehouse, the original cancel culture warrior. A flawed but vindicated woman is the headline. But was she a reactionary or a revolutionary? Was she right in her conviction that Britain was in a media-driven moral
Morality campaigners announces their annual Dirty Dozen List
|9th March 2022
See article from endsexualexploitation.org
The US campaign group, Morality in Media now refers to itself as the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE). The group publishes an annual whinge list of the most immoral organisations on the planet, and then it asks its members to boycott them.
This year the group wrote:
NCOSE has revealed that technology companies Meta, Google Search, Discord, and Twitter, and more, are among its 2022 Dirty Dozen List of mainstream contributors to sexual exploitation.
Big Tech holds incredible influence over society, so it's especially egregious when tech companies normalize, enable, and even profit from sexually exploitative practices, policies, and products. There is no other industry that has
the capacity to help billions of people by prioritizing user protection and safety like Big Tech.
Other companies named to the Dirty Dozen List include Visa, which allows the exploitative commercial sex industry to prosper; Etsy,
which enables sex dolls and pornographic content to be sold; and Netflix, which normalizes the sexualization of children and whitewashes the violence and exploitation in prostitution.
The 2022 Dirty Dozen List includes:
Discord -- Discord consistently fails to address the extensive sexually graphic, violent, and exploitative content on its thousands of private and public channels. Inadequate age verification and moderation mean millions
of children and teen users are left with near-unmitigated exposure to child sexual abuse material, nonconsensual pornography trading, and the predatory grooming rampant on its platform.
Etsy -- Global marketplace Etsy is in the
business of selling pornographic merchandise, misogynistic and dehumanizing apparel, and sex dolls -- including ones resembling children and young teens. Customers equate unwanted exposure to pornography and sexually explicit content to sexual
Google Search -- Google Search buttresses the pornography industry by facilitating access to graphic images and videos of sexual abuse -- depicted and real -- including sex trafficking, child sexual abuse, and rape.
Kanakuk Kamps -- Thousands of families have entrusted their children to Kanakuk Kamps--one of the largest Christian sports camps. Tragically, that trust was broken as years of child sexual abuse at Kanakuk Kamps have been swept
under the rug.
Kik -- Kik boasts that a third of American teens use the free messaging app to chat with friends and strangers alike. It's also among the most dangerous online spaces for children.
(formerly known as Facebook) -- Meta owns Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp: all of which are consistently under fire as primary places for grooming, sextortion, child sexual abuse materials, sex trafficking, and a host of other crimes. The tech giant
has the potential to lead the industry in online safety standards. Instead, Meta is prioritizing new projects like the metaverse and pursuing sweeping encryption despite international law enforcement warnings about the lack of sufficient provisions for
child online safety.
Netflix -- Netflix is a staple of at-home entertainment, with over 200 million subscribers streaming their content worldwide. Yet mixed in with the fun and entertainment is rampant sexual objectification and
glamorization of abuse. Sociologists have identified a marked increase in graphic sex scenes and gratuitous nudity permeating Netflix shows. Further, Netflix continues a trend of normalizing the sexualization of children while also whitewashing the
violence and exploitation in prostitution.
OnlyFans -- OnlyFans exploded in notoriety and profit during COVID-19, as the subscription-based platform known for pornography preyed on widespread financial insecurities and capitalized
on youth spending more time online. Sex buyers and pimps maximize buying and selling people behind the security of a paywall.
Reddit -- Referred to as the front page of the Internet, Reddit hosts more than two million user-created
communities covering nearly as many topics. Among them are countless nonconsensually shared sexually explicit images and videos, child sexual abuse material, hardcore pornography, and prostitution advertisements.
Pedophiles and other predators go to Twitter to trade in criminal content such as child sexual abuse and nonconsensual pornography. The platform is rampant with accounts and posts functioning as advertisements for commercial sex.
Verisign -- Verisign provides Internet infrastructure and services and has exclusive management over the .com and .net generic top-level domains. 82% of all websites containing child sexual abuse material in 2020 were registered on .com and .net domains.
Visa -- Visa rightly cut ties with Pornhub in 2020 after public outcry regarding the rampant sex trafficking and child sexual abuse material hosted on the pornography site -- but has since re-initiated a relationship with
Pornhub's parent company, MindGeek.