MEDIA RELEASE



17 September 2015



Ormond College’s decision to block harmful pornography from its WiFi network is a win for the dignity and safety of young women according to the Australian Christian Lobby.



ACL’s spokesperson for the dignity of women, Wendy Francis, said the days of pornography being accepted as mainstream were numbered.



“Increasingly academics, ethicists, feminists and theologians alike are rejecting the idea that porn should continue to be seen as mainstream.”



Ms Francis praised Ormond College Master Dr Rufus Black for taking pornography for what it is: “material incompatible with our understanding of what it is to treat people with respect and dignity.”



“Despite challenges to the pornography industry continuing to be dismissed by government authorities as anti-sex and as ‘moral panic’ by lobbyists for porn such as Australia’s Sex Party, there are clearly many in our community who recognise the damage that porn is doing to our society and doing all they can to change direction,” Ms Francis said.



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