The renewed pushback against online porn and NSFW content

Tumblr's announcement to ban adult content and a group of male Notre Dame students' asking for a porn filter on campus Wi-Fi are just two recent efforts to tame digital pornography.
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Reporter: In this country, only 24 states R pubc schools to teach sexation. Chase says pornography often fills the id. This is entertainment. It's like going touper hero movie. You can't those tricks. Porn is sexeducation. Reporter: Even without Tu's contt, this is S THA continues to grow ey access to porn makes tting that erotic fix more popular than. Internet giant pornhub.coms it gets 962 searches perecond and hasore than 100 million daily visits. The equivalent of the laanada, Poland, Australia combine now som in the generation that grew upuring then of internn are pushing back. E R J Martinson says he thinks pornography coioig probl on his school's campus. It H M and their ability Tom healthy relationships. Itarms wom with- by fostering a culture of sexual assault and violence. Reportertinson to take action, writing ate to the editor of the school newspapeskinghe university to install a filterthe campus wi-fi that uld blo pornography, saying, in part, notre dame's efforts to ofhy sexuity aitifully wk light of the fact that by the ti ss arriven campus, E been addiclyhing pornography for years. For a lot of PEOP they STO stop. If we have alter implement on camp, as a universal policyis can doo much good for them and their fds THA areuggling wh this as . Eporter: Univers of notre dame is catholic, a religion that typical views pornographyas imral. Martinson's friends S ts helped them find an audience for theirproposal. Lotf the priests on campus, lot of the faculty that we know are very supportive and encouraging of D this. Reporter: Martinson says about a thouot students,culty, andtaff have pledged their support for a campus pornography filter and his M spreading. My e-mail has been flooded with students from other universities throughout coy. Studen not only eating their in getting something very similone at their university. Reporter: In a STA T ABC news, the universitysays, notre dame already has cr again using ersity laptops and other computers to as pornography. We alsoect our sides to self-filr and not patronize a feminist and I see this as a feminist issue that we want to be viewed -- like wanto be vieweith respect and with the dignity that they deserve ant a lesser human beings or just as sexual objects. If somebody really isve ompelled to seek out access toltntent, they're going to do it anyway. And when Yo make I less convenient, aou it shameful, thenllen that leads to other pros and issues.r: As Adu performer Abigail Mac sees it, eveone should beree to express their sexuality O own S. I think sex is like eing. Ybodyoes it. Everybex it in eir own way. Everybody has fantasies. Yes, it can B kept prate, but you should be able to enjo it how you want, know? 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