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Challenging Men’s Demand for Prostitution & Pornography 101

February 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This event is via Zoom, more details coming soon on that. RSVP to greaterportlandnow@gmail.com

Writer Samantha Berg will lead a discussion on how a society soaked in imagery of women and girls being sexually brutalized affects a society already rife with sexism.

Samantha will get us up to speed on what we need to know to reduce violence against women. Our culture regards prostitution and pornography as free speech, despite evidence that prostitution is most often literal slavery.

Hear her analysis. The multibillion dollar pornography industry is inseparable from the multi-billion dollar human trafficking, and prostitution’s most familiar product—pornography— has become a major media force with cultural influence. Any critique of rape culture is incomplete without considering the impact of normalizing the severe sexual abuse of women as mainstream entertainment. Sam will get us started on this topic in 2021, including suggesting next steps.


Samantha Berg is a journalist and organizer focused on ending men’s demand for prostitution and pornography. Sam has organized more than a dozen feminist events since 2012 and her many published articles about prostitution are collected at Johnstompers.com.


February 16
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm