Leaders of a local movement against porn are throwing their cause in city councillors’ laps.

The London Abused Women’s Centre, Stop Porn Culture and Men Against Sexual Trafficking want pornography filters added to all London Public Library computers.

The groups also want councillors to prohibit boards, commissions and departments that receive city funding from leasing space to events sponsored by the porn industry.

Representatives from the trio will make a presentation about porn’s impact on the community at 4 p.m. Tuesday during council’s community and neighbourhoods committee meeting.

“There is a myth in society that pornography today is similar to Playboy magazine. That is not true,” said Megan Walker, executive director of the Abused Women’s Centre. “Mainstream pornography is body-punishing … (and) often times shows women being debased.”

The move comes about two weeks after the Western Fair District decided not to lease its Progress Building to The Everything to do with Sex Show, which was scheduled to start Sept. 30.

The issue with the sex show, Walker said, is not about the show itself. It’s about one of the show’s major sponsors, HotMovies.com, a pornographic website.
 Angela Mullins

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