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Rex Borsky [30014. Posted 13-Apr-2014 Sun 12:23]
More reportage that mixes child porn with extreme porn and then throws in anime and the old "snuff movie" chestnut for good measure.
Apparently the Judge in this case thinks that an on-screen murder took place, but he clearly can`t be bothered to check the facts on what one would assume to be a vital point of evidence.
The new extreme porn amendments are only going to further confuse these matters, as out-of-touch judges sit in judgement on fetish sites and underground horror genres, and lump the whole lot together with kiddie porn for maximum aberrant effect! What a sorry mess........
phantom [30013. Posted 13-Apr-2014 Sun 07:47]
Here`s a thought.
The extension to the DPA is currently being brought through parliament because MPs believe this type of pornography encourages rape, right?
(well, that`s the official line)
Is anyone around here familiar with the series `Yes, Minister`?
There`s the episode in which the minister hears of the concept of `failure standards`. In short: parameters must be set to a public project in advance according to which the project has failed if it overruns its budget by a set amount or fails to achieve certain performance targets. They must thus set out right from the start what would mean a success or a failure. Before the project beings. Like that success or failure become measurable.
So here`s the nub. If this type of porn is to be banned in order to reduce rape, then by how much must the rape statistics fall to justify the policy as a success? After all, the policy will have a measurable cost. Thus, should there be a measurable benefit? and if there is no measurable benefit when compaired to a definite cost, wouldn`t that mean the policy has failed?
If I`m not mistaken then the trend for sex crimes is already down anyway (the police explain a recent jump as the Jimmy Savil effect on reporting of old cases).
Thus we can envisage the trend to continue and sex crime and reported rape to drop - even without this change in the law.
By how much more than expected must therefore the rape rate drop for this policy to be deemed a success?
Are there any figures? And if not, why not?
In the impact assessment were there any projections as to by how much rape is to be reduced by this policy?
And yes, we all know I don`t think there is any sensible answers to these questions from our parliamentary lords and masters. But I just felt like asking. :)