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Federally regulate the pornography industry.

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Is any amount of money worth your daughter’s, mothers, sister’s, sons, brother's dignity and self respect? Their safety and health?  


Woman (and men) in the pornography industry are brutalized, objectified and dehumanized. Pornographers prey upon the hurt the weak, the lost and destitute. The broken souls, easy to manipulate and coerce into brutish and debasing sex acts are most often given drugs to perform and keep performing. They are threatened with revocation of contracts (if even given a contract) to remain silent to rape, physical and verbal violence that is administered constantly in and off the pornography film sets.


The pornography trade is virtual enslavement of women. Many women are unable to leave the industry as they are debilitated from the physical, mental, and emotionally destructive “work.” They either remain in the pornographic industry, perform in strip bars as well illegal prostitution, internet sex work or a combination of the lot.. Very few escape the sex trade. Many sex workers die from homicide, suicide, drug overdose, AIDS/HIV or other ailments directly related to the sex worker industry. Why has The Center for Disease Control not regulated the pornography industry?


 There are citizens of the opinion that the pornography performers are making a rational and educated choice to enter the industry. Well if this is the case it is time for government to ensure the safety of the workers. Most pornography is produced in California. New Hampshire is the only other state in the USA were pornography can be produced legally. L.A City Council has passed legislation requiring pornography workers to wear condoms. Now the pornography industry is seeking to move the production to other states especially Nevada as prostitution is legal in certain counties of Nevada.



The pornography industry is unregulated. I am taking a stance as a citizen and humanitarian to demand government action in the form of regulation and am proposing the following regulations to ensure safety, the elimination of drug use, coercion and intimidation in the production and recruitment of pornography workers. In addition to the abuse, the pornography trade is rife with communicable disease such as HIV, Herpes, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea.

Women (and men) in the pornography industry are plied with many street and prescription drugs to keep them working. I'm positive the introduction of several regulations will cut down the number of participants entering and staying in the sex worker trade.


#1 Drug testing ,not just a urine test but a hair or fingernail test.


#2 Emt required on the set.


  #3. A certified CalOSHA inspector on all sets.


#4 All shoots must be on a certified set location.


#5 Condom use mandatory.


#6 a regulatory fee of a high percentage must be paid to fund organizations providing medical and assistance to abused sex workers


#7 physical and psychological testing must be passed entering and exiting the industry.


  #8 medical insurance for performers. Please join me in the effort to expose the brutality and criminality of pornography and prevent the abuse and entry of woman and men into this horrible, inhumane industry

 Thank you for your attention to this matter.  


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