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phantom [29770. Posted 7-Dec-2013 Sat 13:57]
re: How violent porn site operators disappear behind Internet privacy protections...
However, a different perspective does suggest itself.
You see, if you tend to conduct witch hunts, the people likely to be hunted will tend to hide.
When a lynch mob made its way through town in Alabama, I doubt many black men strolled the streets in complete indifference.
But I know, people will say I`m being hysterical again.
So let`s take a more down to earth example.
Firms in Britain who conduct laboratory experiments on animals veil themselves and their staff in a great deal of secrecy. Why is that?
Might it have something to do with the existence of militant animal rights extremists who would at best harass them, at worst seek to do them harm?
The very fact that we get the domestic violence lobby et alia pass comment in the article proves the fact that there are plenty of militants just waiting for a head to appear above the parapet.
Fiction is under assault again. Of course they`ll all declare that they`re not interested in outlawing Lady Chatterley`s Lover, BUT... they`ll simply insist that these rape porn fantasies go too far.
But too far of what precisely?
It`s quite clear this stuff doesn`t encourage rape, so there is no such argument. So what is wrong about things going too far?
What is wrong with these visual imaginings?
The unspoken argument simply remains that they are morally objectionable. One wishes not to say this explicitly as the Mary Whitehouse movement died a death a long time ago. Flogging that dead horse has no traction at all these days.
So instead we get this argumentative melange, of suggestive adverbs and adjectives with a few lobbyists thrown in.
But to this day I cannot see what is objectively `wrong` with the nastier side of porn. Why does this even matter?
Frankly it`s all a bit weird. And perhaps we ought to start calling into question the sexual proclivities of such individuals who seek to prevent other people getting their rocks off on this or that. For it may be that their sexual psychology is such that they feel obsessively compelled to deny others their thing - purely for their own thrill. Thus, they may in fact be the sexual deviants.