Since when is porn bad, exactly?

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Allow me to elaborate: Since when is porn bad for the average adult human being who independently decides it’s fun to watch some sexytimes on TV (or elsewhere) from time to time?

Since always, it seems. Or, rather, the EU seems to think it is. Or maybe just some stuck-up assholes who actually get turned on by banning everything that other people find remotely enjoyable. Started with printed books way back when the sun still revolved around the earth, and didn’t end with the good old shoot-’em-ups which, apparently, warp and twist our children into monstrous creatures without a trace of compassion. Or something like that. Wait, am I a monstrous creature without compassion? In that case, maybe they’ve got a point….

Anyways, moving on. C’mon, what exactly is so bad about porn? Adult people watch adult people getting at it, in more or less erotic situations (the things I’ve seen… *shudders*), and no-one is forced to watch and/or participate. For the record, I’m not talking about the illegal stuff here, just about your run-of-the-mill porn, available from the dealer of your choice. Perfectly safe, and even entertaining, though sometimes not in the way the director meant it to be. Well, seems like I’m wrong about that one. It’s dangerous, promotes bad role models, and will plunge the world into anarchy if we don’t outlaw it immediately. And while they didn’t outright say they wish to ban all pornography, the phrasing is vague enough to, ultimately, allow just that to happen.

Really, is it just me, or do those guys manage to sneak a handful of… questionable paragraphs into every single proposition, no matter how noble the initial intentions? Remember CISPA and ACTA? Okay, I see, online piracy is wrong, but those were basically a carte blanche to monitor everything we do online and cut our access on a whim, without proof, just because, I dunno, we looked up the prices of a rival cable company. Now this. Now, they seem just to be trying to promote (gender) equality, which is kind of a good cause, and they even managed to mention that, yes, it’s not just about women’s rights, it’s about everyone’s rights, which includes, y’know, everyone. But how could someone possibly support something that tries to shut down a whole perfectly legal industry, just because they don’t like it? No way I’m gonna approve of that.

Neither should anyone else. I’m sick of politicians trying to get through with stunts like that, sneaking in dangerous laws into seemingly harmless draft bills. I’m getting the feeling they are actively trying to take away our rights; and yes, privileges, too, but seriously, where do we draw the line? We don’t need soda to live, but does that mean it’s okay to just ban it? Didn’t think so. It starts with porn, and next thing we know, every TV show has to get a seal of approval of the government, under the pretence of “protecting our children”? China, anyone? Just because we don’t need a specific something to live doesn’t mean we should let politics take it away from us that easily. I’m currently writing a dystopia, and some things in there are so eerily similar to what’s going on here, it’s downright scary.

 

So, please, even if you’re not EU based, help us stop this idiocy before they can do more than just ruffle their feathers. Sign the petition and help us stop this thing, preferably before we lose our beloved “Why is there straw in the corner?” :O

 

 

-Ricarda

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One response »

  1. They’ve said the same damn thing about comic books, video games, etc, etc. Some days I wonder if I shouldn’t just stop watching the news :P

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