May 15th Press Conference at The National Press Club

Thursday, May 15, before the Summit, Morality in Media held a press conference at the National Press Club with a few of the speakers from the Summit. As a result, there are dozens of news articles running all over the world about the harms of pornography. They all talked about the Summit and pornography as the public health crisis that it is.

Speakers included:

  • Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of Morality in Media and Porn Harms
  • Mary Anne Layden, PhD., Director of Education at the Center for Cognitive Therapy & Director of the Sexual Trauma and Psychopathology Program at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Donald Hilton, M.D., neurosurgeon & clinical associate professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center
  • Gail Dines, PhD., leading feminist scholar, author & founder of Stop Porn Culture
  • Donny Pauling, former porn producer
  • Clay Olsen, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Fight the New Drug

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For more photos of the press conference, go to our Facebook page here.

Here are some of the international news outlets that covered this event and the Summit:


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