The association Dare feminism!
announced on Monday that it had made 200 reports of "illegal content hosted by pornographic sites" on the Pharos platform of the Ministry of the Interior.
The reported videos are "illegal acts" such as "acts of torture and barbarism, incitement to commit crimes and offences, pedocrime, rape, apology for racial hatred", indicates the association in a press release.
"A report may relate to a keyword that refers to thousands of videos, such as
, where we see minors,
that glorifies incest,
, which are incitement to violence,
which covers collective rapes”, explained Céline Piques, spokesperson for the feminist association.
Some keywords such as
" include videos that the association considers to be incitement to racial hatred.
"It's not cinema because the violence is not simulated, it is real," notes Céline Piques.
“These intolerable images contravene criminal and international law but remain accessible to everyone on the Internet,” notes the association.
is a civil party in an ongoing court case for pimping and human trafficking, in which two producers and four actors of X films are indicted.
"The consent of these women is extorted"
"Pornography is a multi-billion dollar international industry that is based on illegal activities and serves as an alibi for extreme violence and humiliation against the most vulnerable girls and women (women in precarious economic situations, victims of sexual violence, etc.) “, underlines the association. “The consent of these women is extorted, videos of the sexual violence they have suffered are posted on the Internet, they suffer large-scale humiliations which have catastrophic physical and psychological consequences (anal and vaginal prolapse, suicide attempts, burns , hospitalizations, etc.)”, she continues.
“While these realities are well known, the public authorities refuse to take their responsibilities”, she believes, calling on the Ministry of the Interior to “act and close these sites”.
“The average age of the first viewing of a pornographic video in France is between 13 and 14 years old according to Ifop”, she continues.
"The exposure of young people to this content has repercussions on their development and the construction of their sexual models, violent behavior is trivialized and reproduced, crimes are normalized and eroticized", according to the association.
Despite an ultimatum from the Superior Audiovisual Council (CSA) which ordered five major pornographic sites in France to cut off their access to minors, most of these are still accessible for legal reasons.