An anonymous reader writes: The European Union is voting on a proposal next week that could lead to a blanket ban on porn in member states, and it seems the measure may well be approved.
The proposal, called "Eliminating gender stereotypes in the EU," mentions issues such as women carrying a "disproportionate share of the burden" when raising a family, violence against women as "an infringement of human rights," and gender stereotypes that develop early in life.
From the proposal:
17. Calls on the EU and its Member States to take concrete action on its resolution of 16 September 1997 on discrimination against women in advertising, which called for a ban on all forms of pornography in the media and on the advertising of sex tourism
18. Calls on the EU to conduct research into the links between child pornography and adult pornography and the impacts on girls, women, boys and men, as well as the relationship between pornography and sexual violence