No pay-per-view porn in hotels? One Minn. county might go clean
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A victims services advocacy group is trying to convince Olmsted County commissioners to step up their initiative to prevent sexual violence by first asking all Rochester hotels to voluntarily cut offerings to pay-per-view pornographic films. Next could be making public officials and employees stay in "clean" hotels which don't offer publicly-available porn.
Can we regulate ourselves out of sexual violence or is this just another ridiculous violation of privacy and business freedom?
More from the Rochester Post-Bulletin:
"It's changing an environment that normalizes sexual harm," said Jeanne Martin, a program manager in Dodge-Fillmore-Olmsted Community Corrections.What's next? Banning all R-rated movies because that violence might lead them to commit some kind of crime? How much can we "protect" adults from dangers before we've gone too far?
Martin said she is involved with a group that includes representatives from the county's Public Health Department and Mayo Clinic who believe pornography is tied to sexual violence, and that restricting access to porn is a means of preventing that form of violence.
Watch the WCCO video report here.