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Why Doesn't N.O.W. Care About the Females in the Porno Industry?
by J. Grant Swank, Jr., Pastor
26 April 2004

Why doesn't the National Organization of Women have at least an adjunct to its agenda some sort of rescue plan for females caught in porn industries, to guide them in directions moral and virtuous so they could soar to commendable heights in education, social care, religion, science, and family?

She says she needed tuition money for college. So she went the adult industry route, not telling her parents. Now, only a month into porn take, she’s testing for AIDS / HIV. Actually, she’s having a fit about all this.

It seems to me that with such help agencies proliferating our democratic society that the National Organization for Women should have as at least an adjunct to its agenda some sort of rescue plan for females caught in porn industries. After all, is not NOW on the planet for women’s causes?

Would not that include the health of females, their being netted from deadly diseases, and educated about not being used by money-rakers? Would not NOW’s care reach out to females to guide them in directions moral and virtuous so they could soar to commendable heights in education, social care, religion, science, and family?

When I read about this young woman outraged because she was not warned about the fellow having sex with her — that is, that he could be loaded with disease potential — I asked myself: Now where was NOW when this young life needed a helping hand? Where, oh, where? NOW spends billions on issues. This surely is a begging issue waiting for urgent attention — especially the sophisticated, educated, contemporary attention that NOW prides itself on dispensing.

But this young woman now caught in death’s grip is not the only female on the porn lot in trouble. No one knows how many others may be on the edge of the cliff. That’s why the $9 to $13 billion industry shut down for at least 60 days. There have to be more tests. Lives are hanging in the balance — both female and male. So San Fernando Valley’s multibillion-dollar porn movie set shut down production this week. When so-called actors and actresses show up with positive test results, it could mean that tip of the iceberg will dig much deeper. More tests. More frantic. More revelations. More shock waves. And so on and so on.

This affects most of the porn moviemakers, but not all. However, what’s happening in the Valley is fair warning to the few left open that they could be next. AIDS / HIV creeps up. Then it snares. Then it winds up for the kill.

Of course the monogamous route is the healthy, safe route. Generations before us knew that. But this recreational sex craze worldwide is spilling out its ugliness throughout. It appears to be the plague of all times. The innocent suffer, too. Therefore, when 40% of those in Swaziland have contracted the dreaded disease, leaving orphans in the streets, telling that they have nowhere to go, no one to contact, it’s frightening. It could be that in a short time frame an entire nation could snuff out.

So in America where we have so much going for health and sanity, why is not NOW on the cutting edge of helping these females caught up in porn phlegm?

I know that there are men caught up in the same; but right now I’m focusing on women who need another woman to guide aright. If NOW were all that it was cracked up to be, it would be sending servers to females outside porn lots, warning them not to go through the gates. It would be advertising warning billboards nationwide. It would be circulating leaflets around university and college campuses cautioning women not to go the porn film route.

Why, that’s just a start. Surely the sharp brains sipping coffee this gorgeous spring morning in NOW executive offices could come up with a whole pretty list of more helps to provide fems caught in the porn drag.

Now come on, ladies, let’s see you do your thing.


Footnote: For starters, NOW could check out the profile provided by The Eternal concerning the divine call of womanhood:

The Proverbs 31


10 Who can find a virtuous woman?
For her price is far above rubies.

11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her,
so that he shall have no need of spoil.

12 She will do him good and not evil
all the days of her life.

13 She seeketh wool, and flax,
and worketh willingly with her hands.

14 She is like the merchants' ships;
she bringeth her food from afar.

15 She riseth also while it is yet night,
and giveth meat to her household,
and a portion to her maidens.

16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it:
with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

17 She girdeth her loins with strength,
and strengtheneth her arms.

18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good:
her candle goeth not out by night.

19 She layeth her hands to the spindle,
and her hands hold the distaff.

20 She stretcheth our her hand to the poor;
yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household:
for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry;
her clothing is silk and purple.

23 Her husband is known in the gates,
when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it;
and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

25 Strength and honor are her clothing;
and she shall rejoice in time to come.

26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom;
and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

27 She looketh well to the ways of her household,
and eateth not the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praiseth her.

29 Many daughters have done virtuously,
but thou excellest them all.

30 Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain:
but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

31 Give her of the fruit of her hands.

Joseph Grant Swank, Jr., is the Pastor of New Hope Church in Windham, Maine. He is the author of five books and over 2000 articles in various Protestant and Catholic magazines, journals and newspapers, and he writes a weekly religion column for the Portland Press Herald newspaper. On the web, his columns have appeared on on IntellectualConservative.com, VIOdaily.com, AmericanDaily.com, MensNewsDaily.com, BushCountry.org, Chalcedon.com, ConservativeTruth.com, FreeRepublic.com, and WoundedShepherds.com, among others.

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