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From SugarBank, a blog about the business of pornography: A Pornographer's Guide to Protecting Kids from Porn Online. (This specific post does not contain explicit content.)

It's nice to see someone else saying the same thing I was saying to a newsgroup in 1999 about safe surfing needing active supervision more than filtering software. My favorite lines from Sam Sugar's article:

"Protecting children who aren't actively looking for sexual material is as simple as good parenting."


and

"When minors are interested enough in sex to look for it online, the rules change. You can't treat pornography as something they're innocently stumbling into, and you can't expect them to ignore the mental and physical aspects of puberty until they're legal adults."

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vogonpoet
Mar. 1st, 2006 02:11 am (UTC)
an artificial construct western society has come up with.

This is what I call an "artificial dependency." It defines something that forces everything else to depend upon it, but it is simply a thought or idea that is there because people need something with which to operate, not realizing that this idea will affect things in the future. It is simply a "handle" onto which one's mind can grab.

Put differently, it is "racism", "class-ism", and "pull my finger" (but with a twist -- it isn't fun.)

I have been working with this idea for a very long time and the more I see it the more I know it is... artificial... sometimes harmful, but more just... a fakeness which damages one's ability to think clearly.

(oddharmonic delete this if it bothers you, as always.)

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