UPDATE: More College Students Wanting Universities to Filter Porn

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Remember how 80+ men at Notre Dame called for their university to filter out hardcore pornography earlier this year? They were then joined by a group of female students and 1,500+ petition signers.

The movement has caught on! As reported in the Daily Beast:

Combining the energy of the #MeToo movement with a moral fervor, students at universities across the country told The Daily Beast they are working to get pornography off their campuses.

The effort started at Notre Dame University in October, when 80 male students penned an open letter requesting a porn filter on the campus WiFi. Since then, lead letter-writer Jim Martinson said, he’s received emails from more than 40 students at other universities who want to install a filter on their own campuses.

Georgetown senior Amelia Irvine, a conservative firebrand, told The Daily Beast that Martinson’s letter inspired her to push for something similar at her Catholic university. She plans to recruit support over the winter break and start an open letter or petition in the spring.

Students at secular schools like Harvard, Princeton, and the University of Pennsylvania also said they were excited by the idea, but were still figuring out how it could work on their campuses. At Princeton and Penn, students said they were already tabling and handing out fliers about the dangers of pornography on campus.

“I’m excited and I think we can really get this done,” Martinson said. “And I’m also confident that if we do get it done at Notre Dame, that other universities will follow suit.”

 

BE ENCOURAGED! Many young people recognize the harms and negative impact pornography has on their lives and they are taking action!

To learn more about the public health harms of pornography, see here.

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