Minister of Propaganda for the Decepticon Empire (fierceawakening) wrote,
Minister of Propaganda for the Decepticon Empire
fierceawakening

Heh.

Yes, I gather that this may well just be about teaching shy wannabe activists how to talk. Public speaking is hard shit.

But, when looked at in a certain light... does anyone else find it funny that apparently you have to be "trained" even to PRESENT these silly slideshows?

Learn how to present NFAM's new slideshow on pornography. We will give you the experience, knowledge, and confidence to talk publicly about pornography in your community, work, schools and churches. The slideshow is free to all participants.

Friday will include in-depth presentations on topics such as:
  • the content and harms of pornography on individuals, relationships and culture,
  • the economic and cultural dynamics of the pornography industry, and
  • ways of integrating anti-porn education into a range of programs.
Saturday will include training on:
  • how to present the slideshow,
  • including practice on how to respond to questions and challenges,
  • a session on self-care for presenters and activists.

Could be I'm just a sarcastic old bitch here, but maybe sending people out to present this who don't have their own background doing the research and simply giving canned ways "to respond to challenges" isn't the best way to convince people? Maybe?

Eesh.

And on self-care... I'm sure for some folks that's relevant, but the whole "even seeing porn is so horrifying! here, look at it!" thing is... eh. If you need self-care to even do the activism, maybe you're going about it in the wrong way.

It's like that old joke "Doc, it hurts when I do this" "Well, don't DO that then!"

And here again a feminist group that doesn't seem religious (at least not from my first glance at NFAM's terribly shoddy looking website) and "churches" are mentioned really close together.

Again I wonder just why I see anti-porn activists talk so much about not being allied with the Religious Right and its moral panics, yet find references to church everywhere. (Why not "synagogue" or "mosque" or even "place of worship?" Yes, I think I know why...)
Tags: creepy alliances, feminist, porn, wtf?
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