Our Pornographic Education

Sex & Death - Bruce Nauman

Porn has been vilified from religious circles to some feminist circles. Politicians in Utah have declared a “War on Porn” citing its role in encouraging risky sexual behavior to sexual violence. The most common fear about pornography is that it hurts girls and women by encouraging sexist behavior, creating unrealistic sexual expectations, and normalizing violence against women.  

As more places double down on abstinence-only education and talking about sex with teenagers is still uncomfortable or even taboo, porn and the internet at large has become the place where many young folks are getting their sex education.

What does the science and research say about the effect of porn? Who’s watching? How often? What’s the impact? Come find out.

This Olio will explore sex education in the US, how sexual violence is rampant in our society, and how women, people of color, and LGBTQ folks are particularly targeted.




Location: Crystal Lake

647 Grand St. Brooklyn NY 11211

Opened by three veteran bartenders and a talented chef, Crystal Lake offers a range of quality draft, bottled beers and cocktails. The clean, classic styling and antique bar with hand-painted glass mirrors set a laid back but fun vibe. Crystal Lake boasts a large back event space with exposed brick, beautiful skylight, big screen projector, and full kitchen.




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Other upcoming Olios


Nov 12

Buying and Purchasing Sex: The Philosophy of Prostitution

Taught by Jeanne Proust
7:30 p.m. at Living Room

Sign Up - $15

Nov 12

Kafka’s The Castle: God’s Nightmare Bureaucracy

Taught by Geoff Klock
7:30 p.m. at Strong Rope Brewery

Sign Up - $15

Nov 13

Ancient Healing for Modern Anxiety: Qigong Workshop

Taught by Darryl Aiken-Afam
7:30 p.m. at St John's Episcopal Church

Sign Up - $30

Nov 14

*SOLD OUT* Hip-Hop and Critical Race Theory

Taught by Kashema Hutchinson
7:30 p.m. at Work Heights - Electric

Sign Up - $15

Nov 15

Do You Have Kids? The Politics of Motherhood

Taught by Ifeoma Ike
7:30 p.m. at The William Vale Hotel

Sign Up - $15

Nov 17

Spiritual Misfits

Taught by Christopher Kelley
1 p.m. at Moon Rise Studio

Sign Up - $15

Nov 21

Undoing Heterosexuality

Taught by Pani Farvid
7:30 p.m. at Work Heights - Electric

Sign Up - $15

Nov 22

Anti-Education

Taught by Vishwa Adluri
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

Dec 6

Rolling in the Deep: Carl Jung and the Creative Subconscious

Taught by Michael Prettyman
7:30 p.m. at St John's Episcopal Church

Sign Up - $20

Dec 12

Public Philosophy: What do you think?

Taught by Jeanne Proust
7:30 p.m. at Nowhere Studios

Sign Up - $20


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