[Video] Filmmaker and Activist Crowdfunding 'Know Your Porn' Web Series

Madhureeta Anand has just released a campaign video summarising her intent and need of support to crowdfund her new, informative web series on pornography in India.

 Screengrab from Madhureeta's campaign video.

Screengrab from Madhureeta's campaign video.

During the short video, Anand states that the intent of the project is to bring about open discussion on sex and pornography; both topics which are still concerned taboo despite the massive amount of traffic that comes from India to online porn sites.

According to Anand, 70% of all online traffic in India is porn related. We also know from previous reports that public porn surfing had massively increased with the introduction of wifi at Patna rail station and other such locations.

While authorities attempted to crack down on porn access and adult filmmaking for most of 2016, it is evident that there is a large demand for adult content.

Anand states that "...sex education is more important now than ever because the youth are curious about these things, so it's important that they are given information that is accurate and complete otherwise the results could be disastrous."

"...the harmful effects of pornography and watching it without having any real information about it are quite obvious and getting into a discussion about a taboo topic like sex and bringing out into the open, will mean that men will be empowered and women will be harassed less."

This is a non-fiction web series to inform people about pornography in India - to make people aware and generate discussion around it. Fund the project here - http://bit.ly/2m6HPce

In a nation where sexual harassment has become wide spread, reports stating that 50% of women are facing online harassment / abuse  and that sexual assaults and rape is still on the increase, most can agree that certain initiatives need to take place, such as sex education that also affirms the importance of sexual consent, especially where adolescents are concerned. The youth in India have little to no access to any of this information and mostly do not receive any guidance in relation to these matters.

Will Madhureeta Anand's web series be the informative, educational and non-biased resource that she claims? It's hard to know at this stage but upon viewing the campaign video, it doesn't seem like pornography will be painted in the most positive light. However, it does seem that the purpose is to educate people to the mindset that's best to discern the kind of adult content you wish to expose yourself to, in attempt to ward people away from child pornography and genuine rape / sexual assault scenes. 

 

What are your thoughts on Anand's web series? Do you think it will benefit viewers and help to tackle the sexual harassment and assault crisis?

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