Ethika Politica on the Epidemic of Pornography

Michael Bradley:

The epidemic of pornography and masturbation cannot be explained by adolescents blindly stumbling upon this magic combination for cheap pleasure. It is held out to them by those already under its spell.

I can remember a pair of twins in my fifth grade class, boasting on our way to gym, that they had been looking at Playboys the night before. I had no idea what a Playboy was, but their tone of voice suggested a general idea.

Where had they gotten them? another boy asked with awe.

“Our dad!” they laughed with pride. I got the impression that we were supposed to be envious of their father.