York Union event
Martin Daubney, alleged pornographer and self-confessed ‘w**ker’, was the longest serving editor of the lads' mag Loaded. For eight years he ran a magazine that supplied young men with nude and lewd photo spreads. Yet, following an intensive six months working intimately with psychotherapists, anti-pornographers, and some of the UK’s most porn-dependent teenage men to produce one of the most talked-about TV shows of 2013 – Channel 4’s Porn on the Brain – Mr Daubney had a change of heart.
He began writing editorials in the Daily Mail and the Guardian about the ‘dark shadow’ pornography casts ‘over the lives of millions of ordinary British teenagers.’ He traveled round the country, delivering hundreds of talks to school-children, teachers and even staff at the Home Office about the dangers of porn and the new era of sexual consent.
Mr Daubney is a weekly columnist for Telegraph Men and makes regular appearances on Sky News and BBC radio. When he's not talking or writing about porn and consent, he raises in his Telegraph columns issues rarely aired elsewhere such as support for male rape victims, academic underachievement in young white boys, male suicide, and the pressure on men to conform to a cultural standard of masculinity. He was publicly critical of this university’s decision not to mark International Men’s Day last year.
The York Union hosts this special talk by Martin Daubney, entitled ‘Pornography and the Demonisation of Young Men’. Come along to hear from a man who’s superbly placed to talk to young people about issues that are moving onto the political agenda. As with all York Union events, you will have a chance to engage with the speaker and their views in the Q&A session.
To cover the expenses of hosting this event, we have a suggested donation of £2 from students and £4 from members of the public. The York Union is a strictly not-for-profit organisation run by a small group of volunteers.