The Freedom Journal
June 29th, 2020
The One Video Pornhub Doesn’t Want You to See

How much damage can a two-minute video really do? Just ask a survivor of child rape. Or sex trafficking. Or revenge porn. Or any other form of non-consensual video content that has been monetized and made downloadable on Pornhub to its 115 million visitors per day. For most victims of the crime scenes featured on Pornhub, they've been scarred with lifelong trauma. The kind that takes years and years of...

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June 26th, 2020
Three Ways Innocent People Are Being Exploited on Pornhub

In 1986, the U.S. surgeon general concluded that secondhand smoke was a major health risk to nonsmokers. It’s been estimated that secondhand smoke causes the premature death of 41,000 adults and more than 400 infants each year. Tragic. The real tragedy of secondhand smoke is that it's extremely damaging those who choose NOT to smoke. You could say that it threatens and violates the innocent. When its danger was fully...

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June 25th, 2020
Pornhub Cashes In On Racism and Anti-Semitism

This oped, written by our Director of Abolition Laila Mickelwait, was originally published here on the New York Post. Pornhub, the world’s most popular porn site, has been ­under fire in recent months for featuring videos of sex-trafficking victims—including a 15-year-old victim from Florida, 118 confirmed cases of child abuse, as well as 22 women allegedly duped and coerced by Michael Pratt, owner of GirlsDoPorn, into performing sex acts on...

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June 17th, 2020
He Raped 20 Women and the Videos Were Posted to Pornhub

We live in the age of the instant video clip. With the dawn of social media and the thirst for content, our cell phones have become tools to record current events. It seems every day there is footage surfacing of a crime taking place, and sometimes extremely graphic footage. Of course, these events often go viral unless they are caught and removed by moderators. But allow me to paint a...

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June 15th, 2020
The Article that Sparked the Traffickinghub Movement   

Before 2020's nationwide protests began to shake America, before worldwide coronavirus lockdowns changed the way we live, we published a 657-word op-ed in the Washington Examiner. The piece, written by Exodus Cry's Director of Abolition Laila Mickelwait, blows the whistle on Pornhub's exploitative practices and exposes the ways in which the world's largest porn site enables and profits from content featuring actual rape and sex trafficking. Immediately after this article...

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June 10th, 2020
Why a Million Signatures Is a Real Threat to Pornhub

One million. There's something about that number that carries a striking power—the kind you feel in your gut. It represents something massive. Something that cannot be ignored. Something that demands a response. This week, we celebrate the milestone of reaching one million signatures on our petition "Shut Down Pornhub and Hold Its Executives Accountable for Aiding Trafficking." To the best of our knowledge, this is the largest anti-trafficking petition ever—and it's...

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March 31st, 2020
How I Overcame Gang Rape

***TRIGGER WARNING: This post contains material that could be triggering for some individuals.*** This guest post was written by Summer Alyxandra, the founder and author of SummerAlyxandra.com in partnership with YWAM North Cascades. Her heart is to endure with, empower, and embrace those who have been victim to sexual assault. I was used to living the college life, going out Thursday nights through Sunday mornings. It’s what all my friends...

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March 26th, 2020
COVID-19 and the Global Spread of Exploitation

An update from our CEO and founder, Benjamin Nolot. Dear Abolitionists, While COVID-19 is sweeping the globe, we wanted to take a moment to update you on how this pandemic is affecting Exodus Cry and the larger fight against commercial sexual exploitation. First, our hearts go out to all of our faithful supporters and abolitionists around the globe at this difficult time, especially to those who have been affected in...

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March 19th, 2020
“Corona Porn”: How Pornhub is Capitalizing on COVID-19

Sign and share the petition today to shut down Pornhub! Sign the Petition As of March 19th, COVID-19 has infected over 200,000 people, of which over 10,000 have tragically died. The impact has been staggering. Businesses have begun layoffs or are closing operations, and families all over the world are hunkering down to help curb the spread. And as the world anxiously waits to see how coronavirus is going to...

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March 16th, 2020
Who Is Pornhub? Exposing Porn’s Puppet Master

Sign and share the petition today to shut down Pornhub! Sign the Petition There is a shadowy name hovering over the internet today, and you've probably never even heard of them. Pornhub, although the largest and arguably most recognizable porn website, is just a subsidiary of a much larger company called MindGeek (formally Manwin). MindGeek is a Montreal-based IT company established over a decade ago by student programmers from Concordia...

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