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New .XXX Domain Won’t Protect Children from Pornography

30 Sep

There are a lot of people I don’t appreciate claiming they’re just trying to “protect” me, let alone children, from sexually explicit content and its alleged harms. Concerned Women for America (cough) is definitely on that list. This gaggle of frigid busybodies occupies itself by finding circumstances where people are enjoying themselves — and then sending out hysterical notices denouncing them. I guess it’s better than playing in traffic, but only marginally.

Given that nobody except Stuart Lawley and ICM Registry has suggested that the .XXX sTLD would magically protect minors from seeing naked bodies in motion, this is just another example of CWA waving its collective hands in the air and insisting that the sky is falling.

I especially like the part where they once again claim that frank sexual imagery is “obscenity.” Maybe their bodies are obscene, but mine sure ain’t.

On the other hand, the utterly moronic claim that a filter won’t keep someone from an entire domain extension seems pretty pathetic, especially when coupled with the claim that all kids will have to do is stroll down to their local library (hey, there’s a thought!) and pull up their favorite porn site.

It’s interesting to see that at least some of the Right Wing has decided that shoving all erotic content into a room with a door that can be locked from the outside isn’t a good idea, anymore. The obvious reason, of course, is that they want to see all of the doors locked against this form of expression.

Sounds like somebody needs to get laid to me.

– Darklady

The Internet Corporation for assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has voted to create a new domain, .xxx, exclusively for pornography and obscenity. The proponents of the new domain are not those seeking to protect children, but instead are set to make over $30 million a year from sales of the new domains. Robert Peters, President of Morality in Media, says this move will essentially double the amount of pornography already on the Internet, and do nothing to protect children. Peters explains how, even with Internet filters, parents will be unable to protect children from this domain when friends, libraries, and web-enabled portable devices are within easy access.

For more information on fighting online pornography visit www.obscenitycrimes.org.

To read the insanity on its own site, visit: Concerned Women for America

 
 

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