News | Topic: Media Discernment

The Problem With Kanye’s Casual Endorsement of Porn

Marlo Safi shares her thoughts on Kanye’s recent endorsement of porn in a thoughtful article. Read the full piece here.

New Movie, “Eighth Grade” Highlights Social Media’s Effect On Children

A new film, “Eighth Grade,” tackles the experience of an adolescent girl finishing out middle school, and highlights the effects of social media on her life. Read the full article here.

 

Warning: The film has been given an R-rating.

Fifty Shades Of Abuse: 5 Lies Every Girl Needs To Recognize And Reject

Normalize the exploitation of women, rake in the money, and ignore the social consequence! It’s a pattern that’s been used by the porn industry since Playboy was first introduced. Read the entire article here.

The ‘Princess Industrial Complex’ Is Inescapable – Is That Bad For Girls?

Some experts say the key to living happily ever after could be limiting your kids’ exposure to their favorite princesses. Read the article here.

LGBT Acceptance Is On The Rise Among Global Parents

Global parents’ views of the LGBT community are loosening up — and entertainment has a powerful influence upon their attitudes, according to a new study.

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Kids Media Companies Become Inclusive of LGBT Characters

The Cassandra Report reports that “today’s youth want to see the real world reflected in entertainment, and that includes LGBT characters, particularly as Gen Z demonstrates an open-minded attitude.”

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Talking About “Sexting”

Kids may “sext” to show off or prove their love. Common Sense Media shares how to discuss the consequences. Read the article here.

Book Sex: Required Reading Too Hot For Teens?

What is the proper role of literature containing graphic subject matter in the high school classroom?

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I’m a Duke Freshman. Here’s Why I Refused To Read ‘Fun Home.’

As a Christian, freshman Brian Grasso knew his beliefs and identity would be challenged at Duke University. He explains why he opted out of an assignment for incoming students to read the graphic novel “Fun Home.” Read his article here.

Duke University Freshmen Refuse To Read ‘Fun Home’ For Moral Reasons

Incoming freshmen at Duke University are reportedly refusing to read their summer novel, Fun Home – an LGBT graphic novel – due to their Christian and moral beliefs.

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Welcome to the New “Gateway Porn”

Fight the New Drug takes a look at marketing and how sexualized images in advertising are becoming the new gateway to pornography use. Read the article here.