Friday, January 13, 2012

Fight the New Drug

On March 8th OHMS will have an anti-pornography assembly put on by Fight the New The purpose of this organization is outlined here:

During the Victorian era movement, in the 1850s, England passed the first laws against pornography. The laws did not stop the prolific spread of pornography and may have actually increased demand. In the 1970's and 1980's, the extreme feminists took up the banner of the anti-porn movement. Their approach was bellicose and divisive and focused on passing laws that were eventually found to be unconstitutional.

Learning from the past, Fight the New Drug takes a non-legislative, non-judgmental approach. We recognize an individual's right to view and produce pornography, however, once they are educated on the harmful effects of pornography we believe they will choose to avoid it. We only wish to educate about the negative effects of pornography on individuals, families, and businesses.

In our research, we've found that many people, especially Americans, automatically assume that the anti-pornography movement is at odds with First Amendment freedoms. Under that perception, people are asked to weigh the importance of free speech against the damaging effects of pornography. Fight the New Drug rejects this perception and we will position ourselves as anti-porn, pro-free speech.

Fight the New Drug's message is based on science and facts. In a sense, science is an international currency. We explain why porn is harmful by educating people about the negative psychological and physical reactions it causes. We do not affiliate ourselves with any religious groups or political agendas.

This movement is the result of many years spent developing ideas and researching the effects of pornography. Taking a fresh approach to the issue, we're a non-profit organization dedicated to help the young generation educate itself with the facts on pornography. We hope you will join us in this fight.

If you would like to know more about the organization and the assmbly please check out the website linked above and/or coming to the parents meeting, date to be announced later.

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