December 30, 2013

Government-Funded Pornography?

MIM Condemns Government-Funded Pornography

WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 30, 2013) –  The Daily Caller reported that the National Endowment for the Humanities gave nearly $1 million since 2010 to “The Popular Romance Project” to study “romance fiction.” This project highlights erotic material at the expense of taxpayers.

“We are appalled that the federal government would use taxpayer funds to promote pornography,” said Dawn Hawkins, executive director of Morality in Media. She added, “It isn’t surprising that the American Library Association would partner with this project, but the government?”

The American Library Association was named one of the leading facilitators of pornography on the Dirty Dozen list by MIM in 2013 as a result of their demanding that libraries allow patrons unfiltered access to porn.

Harms from pornography include increased demand for sexual trafficking, increased violence against women, widespread addiction, the sexual exploitation of children and a host of other debilitating problems.

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Founded in 1962, National Center on Sexual Exploitation is the leading national organization opposing pornography by highlighting the links to sex trafficking, violence against women, child abuse, addiction and more. The organization changed its name from Morality In Media to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation early in 2015 to better describe the organization’s scope and mission, which is to expose the seamless connection between all forms of sexual exploitation.

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