When I was about thirteen years old, I came home from a trip to Adelaide (the big city three hours from where I lived) with my friend and his Mum.
What did I buy in the big city? A huge block mounted picture of a completely naked Pamela Anderson.
I have no idea why my Mum’s friend helped me buy this, and I have even less idea why I thought my Mum would let me keep it! She nearly had a heart attack when she saw it hanging on my bedroom wall.
A few weeks later I was on my way back to Adelaide with Mum and Dad … and Pamela. Riding in the trunk. wrapped in a blanket. About to be returned.
Like all porn users, I needed to justify the evil I was committing. Aristotle talks about this in his Ethics, if I remember correctly. In order to commit a bad action we must first convince ourselves that it is a good one.
Well that’s what I and every other porn user had/has to do in order to use porn. One of the most common ways porn users do this is by pretending to themselves that those in the porn industry, those “porn stars,” are actually raging nymphomaniacs who love sex. This is false. As false as the “fact” that Hulk Hogan is a real wrestler who really won 6 (is it?) WWE championships.
The Latest With Pamela Anderson
Well, a few days ago at the launch of a charity for “animal rights,” Pamela gave a speech. A speech that was transcribed to her blog. Here’s some of what she said:
I did not have an easy childhood–
Despite loving parents-
I was molested from age 6-10 by my female babysitter-
I went to a friends boyfriends house – while she was busy. The boyfriends older brother decided he would teach me backgammon which led into a back massage which led into rape- my first heterosexual experience. He was 25 yrs old- I was 12-
My first boyfriend
in grade 9 decided it would be funny to gang rape me
(with 6 of his friends)
Needless to say I had a hard time trusting humans-
I just wanted off this earth.
May God have mercy upon my soul for my objectification of this woman and my contribution to an industry that chews up and spits out deeply wounded women like Pamela. Have you intentionally viewed porn? May God have mercy on you too.
Join me in praying for Pamela Anderson. Hail Mary …