November 10, 2011

Morality in Media: Ryanair In-flight Porn App Won’t Fly

WASHINGTON (Nov. 10, 2011) — Morality in Media is calling on U.S. citizens and engaging more than 50 European pro-family organizations to contact the European airline, Ryanair, because of its recent announcement that they will develop and provide an in-flight app for iPads and smartphones which will include pornography content.

“We will stop this outrage before it gets started,” said Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of MIM. “Ryanair, which hopes to expand its market to U.S. destinations as well, is creating an unsafe envioronment for every individual who travels on their planes.”

According to Hawkins, a wealth of research demonstrates that pornography consumption is a leading cause of sexual violence and sexual assault as well as a significant contributing factor to sex trafficking. It is also addictive and a danger to children, who will no doubt be exposed to it if allowed on planes.

“Can you image how uncomfortable most women passengers and female flight attendants will feel with several men viewing pornography in the small space of an airplane?” asked Hawkins. “In an office workplace, this would constitute a clear case of sexual harassment.”

Patrick A. Trueman, MIM’s President and CEO is urging all travelers from the U.S. and Europe to avoid using Ryanair Airlines and encouraging all citizens to contact the company immediately and ask that they say no to porn. They can contact all top Ryanair executives at once by visiting http://www.PornHarms.com/no-porn-on-the-plane/ and sending an email message.

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Morality in Media, Inc. is the leading U.S. organization focused on opposing pornography and indecency through public education and the application of the law. MIM is leading the War on Illegal Pornography, a coalition of ore than 100 national and state groups who goal is to stop the distribution of illegal pornography. For more inforatmio visit www.PornHarms.com and MoralityInMedia.org

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