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New Voices: Porn and Patriarchy with Mallory Ellington
By: Blake Dean, Erin Moniz, Mallory Ellington | September 16, 2022
On this week’s episode of Mutuality Matters, hosts Blake and Erin bring on guest and author, Mallory Ellington, to talk about the fall issue of Mutuality Magazine, “The Problem of Porn: Women, Men, Intimacy, and the Church.”
Porn and Patriarchy: A Study in Power
By: Stephanie Georgieff | September 7, 2022
There is a distinct link between porn and patriarchy that is rooted in the abuse of power against women and girls. This link is all too clear in the lives of Roma women and girls.
We Need to Talk—About Porn
By: Sarabeth Ng | September 5, 2022
The church’s handling of porn use thus far has been undergirded by contempt, shame, and gossip. We have centered men and their personal righteousness over the very real harm done to women and girls.
Porn’s Complicity in Abuse
By: Mimi Haddad | September 5, 2022
Research helps us see the link between porn use and the abuse of women and girls, particularly in the form of intimate partner violence and sex trafficking.
Church Leaders and Porn: The Devastating Effects for Women in the Church
By: Heather Matthews | September 5, 2022
We need to recognize the impact that male church leaders’ porn use has on women and their leadership opportunities within the church. Doing so requires extensive openness, curiosity, vulnerability, attention, and research.
Women Are People, Too
By: Mallory Ellington | September 5, 2022
The church all too often slants discussions of porn toward men’s struggles. But women also struggle. Ignoring this reality harms women—they are othered and do not have adequate resources to help them find freedom.
Is There Such a Thing as Ethical Porn? Male and Female Perspectives
By: William B. Bowes, Alejandra Fontecha-Bowes | September 5, 2022
Does consumption of porn always lead to a negative result? These authors argue yes, so for the Christian there can be no such thing as “ethical porn.”
Is This Safe to Drink? Thoughts on Our Thirst for Intimacy
By: Erin Moniz | September 5, 2022
Porn is a counterfeit intimacy. When we allow porn to distort true intimacy, we lose out on the partner work—whether platonic or covenantal—of the gospel, for which God created us.
By: Kyle Norman | September 5, 2022
Far too often, the church has preached a narrow view of sexual immorality, singling out things like homosexuality and pre-marital sex while ignoring or downplaying the everyday instances of lust that we all face.
Hot Wives, Evil Sirens, and Trapped Men: How the Church’s Messaging on Porn Fails Women
By: Eleanor Hall | April 14, 2021
There is a pressing need for the UK and US church to address how porn dehumanizes and exploits women and to recognize how resources meant to address porn use have centered the male gaze and perpetuated rape culture.