That’s some shocking statistics.
Duncan Geoghegan
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Perhaps there is a market in making wholesome porn, or a in making a site for the low-down on individual porn producers, like we have for illegal drugs.

I was thinking, along these lines, maybe start with something equivalent to organic labeling in food. An independent agency, maybe a human rights agency like amnesty international, could set something up where movie producers could submit their movies, along with some kind of evidence that each actress/actor has given informed consent, and I’d throw in, has been paid at some kind of appropriate scale. If they pass muster, they get an “organic label” that let’s consumers know that “no humans were harmed in the making of this picture.” That would have two immediate effects. 1. It would allow consumers who care about not contributing to human trafficking a way to know that they are not. They could then vote with their dollars, which would reshape the industry over time, just like organic food labeling has reshaped the grocery industry. 2. By making submission of films for “organic labeling” voluntary, it would become immediately obvious to everyone which producers are involved in trafficking. The ones who refuse to submit their movies for review could be targeted for investigation by law enforcement. It is by no means a perfect solution because of the likelihood of corruption within the reviewing agency, as happens eventually with most agencies, especially where 13 billion dollars a year is at stake. Also because a great many porn consumers may very well NOT care that women are being exploited and abused for their pleasure. The label would make no difference to them. But even there, we would at least have drilled down closer to the real problem.

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