Senator pleads for change on child pornography language (Ireland)

Politician, Senator Eileen Flynn, introduced a bill to substitute the words “child pornography” with “child sexual exploitation material” in all legislation. She claims that this more accurately reflects the nature of the abuse. The phrase “child pornography” does not truly reflect the crime or abuse. She further states that language is powerful as it shapes and defines our understanding. It is not child pornography, it is child abuse.

Legislators have the privilege and the responsibility to look out for the most vulnerable and consider all the ways in which society can protect and help them.