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hey all,

i suggested to a mod a while ago to add a thread about child "pornorgraphy" to the sexual assault types forum. she said she would pass on my request, but i have not seen or heard anything about it since then, so i thought i'd just bring it up here to check in with the mods/admins.

i put "pornography" in quotation marks bc i see nothing "pornographic" about it, and i personally even think to call it "pornography" mocks the victims. however, it is the most widespread term for it, so i use it to be clear about what i mean.

i would suggest asking the survivors of this kind of abuse what title they would want to have for that thread.

i personally, thankfully, was never put through this, but many of my dear friends on here have, and i have seen them discuss their feelings about it several times here on the board. i was thinking it would be good to give them a place to discuss and connect with each other.

also, this kind of criminal exploitation of children is such a terrible reality in our society and it is of massive relevance. it really upsets me how little discussed it is in society, and it shocks me, quite frankly, that it is not even "officially represented" on our board, alongside the other crimes of sexual nature. it's as if the taboo even extends to here. and that's just not right.

thanks,

riana

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child exploitation maybe? thank you riana. <3

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i agree, it would be helpful to have an area of the boards dedicated to this.

sadly, it a crime that has affected many of our members here, and i think it would really help to have a dedicated place for people who may otherwise be too frightened to speak out, to begin the long process of trying to come to terms with this kind of cruelty.

im not sure what an apporprite name for it would be. I dont like the terms child porn either, it makes me feel sick to hear the media refer to it in this way.

i dont know..sorry, cant think of a simple term for it that really reflects what it is.

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This was brought to admins attention awhile back - but I will repost your request to them again

take care

karen

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thanks, karen. :flowers:

i hope my post above did not sound like i was criticizing anyone here. i get so upset about this topic and how it is treated by the general public.... so that's where the emotion comes from. but i definitely was not upset about anything or anybody here. (hope it did not come across as if i were, and if so, then i'm really sorry.)

an alternative term that describes it well, i think, is "images of child abuse". but not sure how to make a thread title out of that.

again, sorry if i sounded harsh. :flowers:

riana

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You weren't at all harsh rise

karen

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You weren't at all harsh rise

karen

:thanks:

ashley-michelle, i think that's a good suggestion. it may be helpful to explain in the first post there what exactly is meant (and maybe why the more common term "child pornography" was not used.)

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these are excerpts from posts i made on what's been called the "child exploitation" thread, but i'm copying/pasting them here to bring it to the mods/admins attention.

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i think the title for this space is confusing/unclear. when i read it i didn't know what it meant. i thought, "isn't child sexual abuse pretty much ALWAYS child exploitation?" i'm still not totally clear on the meaning, but judging from what others wrote i think it's for those used in pornography or prostitution. but then i'm confused again because there's already a space for prostitution. so maybe this is just for pornography? in that case, why not just call it "forced into pornography"?

just a suggestion. but i think that those who had been in used in pornography might not think to click on this thread and check it out because they didn't know what it was about from the title.

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then after i was told that some people don't like the term "pornography" being applied to photos/films of sexual abuse. so i wrote the following:

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maybe then the title of the thread could be "Sexual Abuse that was Filmed/Photographed."

i recommend to the mods/admins that this thread should be deleted and then reposted under a different name. and it should be done soon before people have started posting their stories and having discussions, or else those posts will get deleted, too.

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i don't mean to sound pushy. i just would hate it if there were people who had been through these awful abuse experiences who were looking for a thread that applies to them but then don't find that thread and think none exists because they don't realize what "child exploitation" is meant to refer to.

thanks : )

Edited by annieonymous

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Thank you for your suggestion - I will make sure it is passed onto admin - it is easy to edit the title of a thread - so please don't worry about that - no post are lost if a thread is renamed

karen

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