Things have been so serious lately that I figured it was time for a bit of levity… if you can call this kind of close-minded, sex-negative, demagogic hand waving and hysteria encouraging bigotry amusing.
My favorite line from this article is definitely “Everyone who consumes pornography is immersed in an artificial world that distorts reality and relationships.”
Talk about projection! This from someone who thinks the one-and-only natural place for all sexual behavior is within a heterosexual marriage. Possibly without benefit of birth control — and most likely in the dark under the blankets. I doubt masturbation gets a hall-pass even then.
Why, O why, were our arms made long enough for us to touch our genitals?
On the other hand (so to speak), if there’s a deviant sex scandal to be enjoyed from a distance, the religious right certainly seems proficient at serving it up. Men’s bathrooms foot tapping signals, transsexual Craigslist dating, divorce papers served in the cancer ward, Wisconsin mistresses, NRCC strip club visits, “hiking the Appalachia trail,” under-age panda bear suit yiffing, hot chatting Congressional pages, RentBoys “carrying luggage,” gay murder/suicides, solo rubber bondage deaths… liberals just can’t keep up!
Oh, and then there’s that pesky fact that “Red” states consume far more pornography than “Blue” states.
No wonder the religious right is so upset about .XXX. It’ll be much more difficult to explain away a computer history filled with websites sporting that sTLD.
“.XXX” – The Internet’s New Red Light District
(WNS) — It’s not likely you’ve heard of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), but this international organization in charge of Internet addresses has just approved a policy that will create what amounts to a red-light district online.
We’re all familiar with the top level domains like “.com”, “.edu” and “.org.” Now, after years of debate, ICANN has approved “.xxx” for porn websites.
So now, for the first time, a specific industry will have its own suffix on the Internet. In this case, it happens to be an industry that exploits women and ensnares thousands of men and even children into a harmful addiction that can ruin lives and relationships.
For starters, the new .xxx domain will significantly increase the amount of porn online since adult websites will not have to give up their current web addresses. Instead, they’ll create new websites with the new suffix, making their content more prevalent and accessible.
Ironically, family groups and the porn industry were united in their opposition to the change. Pornographers didn’t like it because of the additional costs of the domain and the chance that some countries will block the .xxx domain altogether. India has already announced that they will do so.
Those of us concerned about pornography’s impact on individuals and families are troubled because it will further spread the amount of harmful content that is already so pervasive online. Porn isn’t hard to find online, or to unwittingly stumble across, but ICANN is expanding the territory exponentially.
To read more, visit: Cross Walk
To read a less histrionic article, read: ICANN Signs .XXX Contract with ICM Registry