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SWERFs Shut Down Porn Studies Course Over Queer Performer Photo

One of Spain's oldest and most prestigious universities, the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, has cancelled an academic seminar on porn studies under pressure from sex work abolitionist groups and SWERFs objecting to the image used to advertise it to students.

Hawaii Politicians Introduce Unscientific, Stigmatizing Language in Anti-Porn Bill

Politicians in Hawaii recently introduced two bills requiring "all state and state funded facilities" to install internet and wireless access filters "to block access to pornography sites."

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War on Porn 4.0: Doomed to Fail, But Be on Guard

You can tell it’s election season, when radical politicians start banging the drum for another war on something.

Larry Walters ·

Mainstream Media Ignores Prestigious Sex-Positive Internet Study

Two months ago, Indiana University’s prestigious Kinsey Institute, the pioneering institution in scientific research about sexual behavior, released the results of a study that concluded that technology, specifically access to sexual material and connections on the internet, “facilitates sexual and emotional interactions.”

Biden Demands End to CDA's Online Liability Shield

Former Democratic VP and current U.S. Presidential candidate Joe Biden is calling for an end to online liability protections established by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

American Journal of Public Health: Porn Is Not a Public Health Crisis

A peer-reviewed study by Boston University researchers published on Wednesday concluded that there is no actual "public health crisis" connected to pornography, and that efforts to get legislation passed in several U.S. states are driven by a religious agenda.

Report: Nutting Continued Unabated Through November

An informal study by Mashable reporter Andy Moser concluded that #NoNutNovember, an internet-based phenomenon associated with the masculinist cult of semen retention spreading around online forums, has once again been a failure.

How Radical Anti-Porn Zealots Became the Media's Sexploitation 'Experts'

In 2015, the religious conservative anti-pornography organization Morality in Media changed its name to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. Since their rebranding, with no discernible change to their background, membership, funding sources or mission, they’ve become go-to experts for the mainstream press on a variety of subjects such as sex trafficking, child sex exploitation and the dangers of decriminalizing prostitution.

Local News, State Legislatures, Churches Bombarded With Anti-Porn Propaganda Blitz

An Alabama op-ed by an obscure graduate student, a piece of legislation quietly introduced in Oklahoma and a clickbaity tech news item peddled by a small Michigan startup. These might seem unrelated items to an uninformed observers but they are all part of a propaganda blitz currently being unleashed by War on Porn crusaders during this electoral year.

Evangelicals, Catholic Leaders Ramp Up Attack on Adult Content

A noticeable ramping up of anti-porn rhetoric among religious groups involved in the War on Porn is coinciding with the lengthy 2020 presidential campaign in the U.S.

Porn Can 'Absolutely Be Empowering for Women,' Scholar Tells CBS News

CBS News aired a segment this weekend interviewing porn studies scholar Madita Oeming as part of their “Speaking Frankly: Porn” series.

Ohio: Anti-Porn Legislator Targets Those Receiving Money from Sex Workers

Last week, a group of Ohio lawmakers, including vocal War on Porn crusader Jena Powell, presented separate pieces of legislation they will introduce with an aim to, in their words, “shame” people who pay sex workers, or those “knowingly receiving financial proceeds for sex acts committed” by sex workers.

Op-Ed: '#NoNutNovember' and the Prudish Cult of Semen Retention

Halloween is behind us and we’re moving into the cornucopian glory of November, the month renowned for Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Black Friday and, among a small-but-vocal internet cult with utterly unscientific notions of the relationship between semen retention and personal success, #NoNutNovember.

'Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity' Journal to Pick New, 'Theory-Neutral' Name

The prestigious academic journal in the field of sexual health known until this year as “Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity” has announced that it will “undergo a name change to reflect a theory[-]neutral examination (i.e., no bias on a journal level) of problematic sexual behavior and associated sexual health considerations.”

Facebook, Instagram Target Sex Workers With Updated 'Community Standards'

This past summer, without much fanfare, Facebook updated their Community Standards statement concerning sexual expression on the companies’ platforms, including Instagram.

War on Porn: Top Conservative Mag Praises SWERF Icon Andrea Dworkin

Top conservative magazine National Review published a column on Friday praising the work of the late Sex Worker Exclusionary Feminist (SWERF) icon Andrea Dworkin, and endorsing the view that porn should be seen “as decadent and exploitative,” and something that “enslaves men and women to their basest appetites.”

Meet the Religious Crusader Behind Ohio's Bizarre Anti-Porn Bill

An Ohio state representative has just introduced a version of religiously inspired legislation in an attempt to push her state legislature to declare pornography "a public health hazard with statewide and national public health impacts leading to a broad spectrum of individual and societal harms.”

Spectator USA Magazine Debuts With Screed by Anti-Porn Activist Julie Bindel

The inaugural issue of Spectator USA, a recently launched spinoff of ancient UK right-wing publication The Spectator, has published an essay by British anti-porn crusader (and serial outrage-monger) Julie Bindel entitled “The Horror of Big Porn.”

Pornhub, Redtube Reincarnate in India as .org, .net Sites After Censorship

Popular tubesites Pornhub and Redtube have reentered the Indian market as “Pornhub.org” and “Redtube.net, after being banned by the country’s restrictive censorship laws.

Trump's 9th Circuit Nominee Has Links to Religious 'War on Porn'

Donald Trump today announced his latest nominees for judicial positions, which includes elevating Judge Danielle J. Hunsaker to a federal seat in the traditionally progressive 9th Circuit.