Pole dancing pop stars, padded bras for pre-teens, adult women
dressed as 'sexy schoolgirls': Parents, teachers and youth workers
are increasingly expressing concern about the intense pressure on
young people to look and behave in an overtly sexual manner. This
concern is backed up by the growing body of research showing the
damaging effects such pressure has on body-image, self-esteem and
'Pleasure vs. Profit', a
short film from Zero Tolerance and the Women's Support Project,
exposes the way that 'porn culture' has entered the mainstream.
Young people, police and activists explain how porn industry norms
of aggressive male sexuality and passive, objectified women have
entered nearly every aspect of our culture, and the risks to young
people this entails.
Aimed at parents, carers and professionals working with young
people, the film demonstrates not just the risks of porn culture,
but the potential for resistance and the possibility of reclaiming
healthy, respectful, consensual sexuality and relationships for the
young people of Scotland.
A comprehensive information pack, produced by the Women's
Support Project with support from Zero Tolerance, runs alongside
the DVD and provides ideas on how to use the film to explore the
issues with young people and challenge porn culture.
Pleasure vs. Profit was launched on the 21 June 2011, and was
Funded by Awards for All and the Scottish Community Foundation.
Women's support project are
pleased to launch a new free series of short information booklets
on different aspects of sexual exploitation. These are for parents
and workers for background reading and for supporting discussions
with young people.