Depending on the semester, anywhere from 8 to 16 college guys living at The Abbey are in the fight against porn together. How do they do it?
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“I can’t tell you all how much happier I am since I’ve stopped watching porn…I was so unhappy with my life. It’s a drug, no doubt about it. “
“I quickly became obsessed with pleasing my boyfriend. I would watch all the porn he watched and study it like a textbook.”
“I realize that porn led me to weird, even dangerous, scenarios. It felt cool at the time, but at 14, I’d click from porn to chat rooms, where I’d connect with men much older than me.”
After the attack and murder of this woman was widely publicized, within days, her name became the number one search term on one of the world’s largest porn sites.
Watch these passionate advocates actually have a civil, productive conversation about porn and take notes the next time you’re talking about porn’s harms with someone.
“If girls’ legs are crossed, boys often walk by and say, ‘Spread ‘em.’ They are in sixth grade. No 11-year-old should have to deal with things like this.”
“That feeling of being alone changed my junior year in college when a counseling group was started for women struggling with pornography. I walked into that room and it hit me that I wasn’t alone.”
“I can’t go anywhere without visually critiquing the men I see. I look at them like products and evaluate them like I am assigning their prices.”
“I would brag about how cool I was for being so open-minded and boys would often be amazed and tell me they wished their girlfriends were like me.”
After the rape, Rose didn’t think her situation could get any worse—and then she learned that one of the men filmed everything and uploaded it to Pornhub.
“This story starts about two years ago, when I started getting strange phone calls from a blocked number… He called one day and said, ‘I watch.'”