Porn, the group says, is not only morally reprehensible and relationally devastating, but it contributes to a plethora of other sexually dark activities, namely “child sexual abuse, divorce, male fertility problems, sexual assault and the acceptance, normalization and sexualization of cruelty  towards women.”

Will Maule : Oct 30, 2018 :

(South Bend, IN)—[] A group of male students from Notre Dame has requested that the University imposes a college-wide internet filter on pornography. In an open letter published at The Observer, the group requests that the University implements “a filter to make pornography inaccessible on the Notre Dame Wi-Fi networks.” (Photo: via Unsplash)

The students make the case that employing such a filter demonstraptes the “unequivocal message that pornography is an affront to human rights and catastrophic to individuals and relationships,” and say they are determined to stand up for the “dignity of all people, especially women” by taking such drastic action.

But this is no whim, and the guys have done their research. Citing a recent study, the group puts forward a pretty tragic figure—that some “63 percent of male Notre Dame students have viewed pornography on the University Wi-Fi network.” This is notably more shocking when you consider that Notre Dame is a historically Catholic institution. “Notre Dame is a place born of vision and defined by its Catholic character,” the University boldly declares on its website, adding that it is “dedicated to religious belief no less than to scientific knowledge” and “has always stood for values in a world of facts”…

A petition has been set up and can be signed here.

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