TRIGGER WARNING When bringing attention to child sexual exploitation and sex trafficking it is crucial to point out the connection to pornography. Some people believe that it is important to leave pornography alone because of the right to free speech. However, a close examination of the harms pornography does to the brains of people of all ages is critical to understanding why pornography may be and probably should be defined more accurately as the abuse of free speech. While this may be my opinion, what is not my opinion is that the porn industry does great harm to women, children and even men. Pornography is the sexual exploitation of people. It turns people into objects. Most of the time, individuals are coerced into acts they don't consent to and this is a crime. Pornography, in the broader sense, is a crime against humanity. I realize this is difficult content, but I believe we need to be aware so that we can fight this together.