xHamster enacts ‘Brock Turner rule’ banning rape porn sitewide

xHamster enacts ‘Brock Turner rule’ banning rape porn sitewide

Convicted rapist Brock Turner has draw the scorn of a nation after many feel his six month sentence for raping an unconscious woman saw the Stanford swimmer getting off light for a crime that should have carried a much harsher sentence.

In light of recent events, pornography website xHamster announced a new rule — the ‘Brock Turner rule’ — that would effectively ban images and video depicting rape from the site and instead leave visitors with a message questioning their mental facilities. Now, when users search for “rape” or rape-like scenes, they’ll be met with no results in addition to this message:

If you are searching for this category, probably it’s time you consulted with a professional psychologist: http://www.7cups.com [a source for online therapy].

In an interview with The Huffington Post, xHamster spokesperson Alex Hawkins revealed the company was “shocked and appalled by the miscarriage of justice that transpired in the Brock Turner trial.” As such, xHamster felt the need to do something.

“Our size and influence in the online adult world has proven to be a force for change, and we want to use it not only for the advancement of transgender rights but to end rape culture for good,” Hawkins said.

While not know to be overly political, xHamster has previously jumped into the fray for causes it believes in.

The last such cause was after the passage of HB2 in North Carolina — a bill that sought to remove certain protections against discrimination for some members of the state.

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