Anderson and Boteach will be in the UK for a series of talks and debates as part of their pornography awareness campaign, “Take The Pledge”.
Writing in The Wall Street Journal Anderson and Boteach said: “From our respective positions of rabbi-counselor and former Playboy model and actress, we have often warned about pornography’s corrosive effects on a man’s soul.”
They are keen to draw attention to children’s access to pornography from increasingly young ages, creating a generation of porn “crack babies”. Their intervention comes on the back of a report, published last month by a cross-party committee of MPs, warning that increasing access to online pornography is fuelling sexual harassment and sexual violence in British schools.
With 62 per cent of the youngsters who had viewed porn online being age 14 years and under Anderson and Boteach label the situation a “public hazard”. They will use their visit to the UK- which will include a talk at the Jewish Community Centre London in North London on Thursday 13th October and a debate at the Oxford Union on Saturday 15th October- to call on schools to “educate our children to understand that porn is for losers.”
Boteach, who was once “spiritual advisor” to Michael Jackson, is providing a theological steer for Anderson as she works on her new book The Sensual Revolution, a critique of the increasing disconnection between sensuality and sexuality.