triple j’s Hack program recently wrapped up Porn Week, a series of investigations into what type of pornography their listeners are consuming, the ethics of the industry and how porn can positively effect your relationship with your spouse.

I want to make it clear that I don’t think there is anything wrong with Hack, nor the topic of pornography as a feature. All five episodes were thoroughly interesting and well investigated, providing some fascinating insight into the taboo that is pornography.

What was troubling, however, was the lack of coverage given to concerns many experts have about the supposed link between pornography and sexual violence.

Given the wealth of research readily available on the topic, as well as the (admirable) push by the ABC to promote women and queer equality, respect and opportunity, it was concerning to listen to a series of stories that broached the subject of pornography in a somewhat playful manner (especially given the tone of the advertisements done about the subject by both the drive and breakfast teams’ during the week), with barely a word given to the concerning relationship between sexual violence and pornography.

This is not to say that anyone who watches porn is likely to commit sexual and domestic violence towards a partner. However, there are some facts that are worth diving into about the industry and attitudes towards it.