Join LaDonna Humphrey and Alecia Lockhart as they fight to expose and abolish violent content on the Internet known as death fetish pornography.
What is Death Fetish Pornography?
Did you know that there are thousands upon thousands of men (and some women) that congregate in online communities (and sometimes in person) to create photos, stories and movies that glorify murder, rape, and necrophilia? Additionally, these people (known as fetishers) that frequent these communities are also creating content that depicts crimes that are very similar to real-life murders. The fetishers will tell you that this type of content is just harmless fantasy.
Some of you reading this may even agree that death fetish is absolutely harmless "entertainment" produced by men and women who are exercising their right to freedom of speech.
Please understand that we understand that pornography IS protected speech under the First Amendment; however it is important for you to understand that obscenity is NOT. But this is where it gets sticky -- the point at which pornography goes too far and becomes obscenity is difficult to determine and, in fact, varies from community to community. To solve this issue, the Supreme Court ultimately settled on a test that the Court articulated in the famous 1973 case of Miller v. California.
The Miller Test asked whether the average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find the work appeals on the whole to prurient interests (meaning it’s morbid or lascivious) ; describes sexual conduct in a patently offensive way; and lacks any serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value. Usually, if a pornography is deemed obscene by a judge or jury, it contains explicit depictions of sex acts (real or simulated) involving human excretion, sex with human corpses or live animals, acts of incest, or violent and forced sex.
It's important to also note that serial killer, Ted Bundy, had his concerns about violent pornography. The night before his death, Bundy was interviewed by Dr. James Dobson, the founder of Focus on the Family. As part of that interview, Bundy told Dr. Dobson about the serious impact his porn addiction had on his life.
"Like most other kinds of addiction, I would keep looking for more potent, more explicit, more graphic kinds of material. Like an addition, you keep craving something which is harder, harder, something which gives you a greater sense of excitement. Until you reach the point that pornography only goes so far...." -- Ted Bundy
This reality is only the very tip of the iceberg. Click the links below to learn more about the dangers of (violent) death fetish pornography and how you can put a stop to it in your community.
Not convinced? Click on the links below to read about REAL LIFE MURDERS committed by members of the death fetish community!