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Monday, February 05, 2007

Porn: Battering Women By Proxy?

Laura at Pursuing Holiness has a great post up today, the subject: Does Porn Batter Women By Proxy?

She says...
I used to believe that pornography was victimless. I defended it the same way I defend “hate speech” and other thought crimes. Well, in some ways, I still do defend it. There’s no practical way to outlaw pornography, and even if there were I would not advocate it because as a Christian, what I say is even more hateful in the eyes of some people. We can’t afford to restrict something classified as speech. The best way to counter it is with more speech - to convince people that it’s a real problem.
She goes on to to relate how one of her posts has led to people searching porn through her site, and how sick some of the search strings have become. I won't try to tell you I've never looked at porn, and yes I'm a Christian, what I can say is that I've noticed the downward ethical trend in modern porn.

Yes I understand the humorous nature of debating porn ethics, but it does appear we have passed some sort of rubicon. Now it's not enough to film people having sex, the woman has to be humiliated and hurt. Instead of films that show people enjoying the good gift of sex, more often than not the scenarios revolve around torture and savagery. It turns my stomach and unfortunately the internet only seems to feed into this problem.

As Laura says, it would be almost impossible to censor all porn and the last thing we need are government inspectors visiting porn sets to make sure all is in ordnung.

Enough of my blabbin', Laura delivers a powerful piece here, read it!

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