2013 Highlights & Victories
MIM launched new, annual project called the Dirty Dozen,
a list of 12 facilitators of pornography. Thousands of Americans have participated in contacting these individuals and companies, and after considerable press, success is happening.
- Google executives have contacted us and our partners and are working to better improve their smartphone app store policies and enforcement.
- The American Library Association publicly defended their position to provide pornography to all patrons. In response to this outrage, dozens of concerned citizens are taking up the battle to stop them in their communities.
- The Department of Defense has directly addressed the problem of pornography in the military.
MIM launched the FCC Watch on Decency
MIM’s “Pentagon Watch on Sexual Exploitation”
A city-wide blitz of Birmingham, AL
OTHER 2013 SUCCESSES
MIM led a major public outcry against Oprah and her network after they premiered a show promoting BDSM lifestyles and encouraging viewers to be open to it. The Oprah Winfrey Network stopped playing reruns of the show after hearing from more than 5,000 angry MIM supporters.
PSA Videos about the harms of pornography aired on television and radio in Charleston, SC with the help of MIM’s leadership and one dedicated MIM volunteer.
MIM helped to prepare supporters in Louisiana and Kansas to testify before their state legislatures on the harms of pornography and needs to improve their laws.
Supporters in Utah, Nebraska, California, Oregon, Washington and Maine also presented in front of their local city councils or school boards to oppose pornography in their communities.
Morality In Media speakers attended more than 15 conferences in 2013 and hosted our booth at these events to educate individuals on the harms and get them plugged into advocacy efforts. MIM volunteers manned booths at 12 other conferences when we weren’t able to send staff.
OTHER 2013 SUCCESSES
Morality in Media brought in six young college students as interns and continues to target and train younger individuals to become leaders in this movement.
Morality In Media continues to direct a coalition of more than 130 national, state and local groups all dedicated to opposing pornography.
In 2013, MIM organized two regional meetings with group leaders (one in the West and one on the East Coast) to better strengthen the coalition and develop strategy for the overall anti-pornography movement.
Morality In Media developed a series of new research-centered materials, including brochures, flyers, and informational graphics, to help educate more about the harms of pornography and what can be done to combat it.
Morality In Media’s online presence has increased, with new and improved websites (see the updated search engine on PornHarmsResearch.com) as well as a large following on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and Google+.
The MIM-led 26th Annual WRAP Week was a success with more groups around the country hosting their own events and awareness campaigns.