Tuesday, December 12, 2006

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The above headline is a serious experiment. Ever since my post Lolita: Life Slavishly Imitating Art, I have had daily referrals from porn sites and search engines. Today, I see yourdailyporn and sexlinks247 have been visting. Hi, guys, and I'm sorry to be so disappointing. The internet's mechanisation of the full, bizarre spectrum of sexual expression is an amazing thing. There's barely a search term left - including, now, Bryan Appleyard - that doesn't turn up a porn site somewhere. Does the availability of all these kinks on the web actually create and encourage them? Or was everyone always so weird? I think we should be told. And, er, sorry again, guys

9 comments:

  1. If we all do this to boost traffic where will it end?!

    Perhaps though some people seeking thrills will be inspired by your discussions of Gordon Brown. The man always drives me to distraction with his speech.

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  2. Well, Unslicker, I was hoping my learned discussions of Dawkins and such may help to distract them from the charms of gay boys in bondage or whatever.

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  3. Perhaps if we all did it, it would blow up the porn seeking search bots (or drive some humans crazy for a day).

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  4. A somewhat related thought about porn/porn addicts/associated weirdos: Some years ago I reviewed an extremely interesting book titled "A History of the Breast." The author of this book, Marilyn Yalom, said she had always believed in freedom of the press -- and freedom of all kinds -- until she went to a porn shop and looked at the kinds of magazines they had devoted to breasts. Well, this isn't "Playboy" we're talking, or even "Hustler": These were magazines with purportedly *real* photographs of women having their breasts mutilated and/or cut off. Breast *torture* magazines. After seeing that, Yalom said, "Limit freedom of the press. Women need freedom from harm more than they need free speech for perverts."

    I believe you haven't seen a tenth of it, Bryan, but it's all out there and every one of those sites has its aficionados. Sick. Sad. But mainly *sick*.

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  5. What is this shite?

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  6. Susan, was it not your won Supreme Court that categorised porn as 'speech' thus protecting it. It was that decision that effectively created globalised internet porn.

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  7. From Karen Armstrong's the Great Transformation about Zoroaster.
    "Lord Mazda had created a completely cleanand perfect world for his followers, but the Hostile Spirit had invaded the earth and filled it with sin, violence, falsehood.... Good men and wimen my=ust, therefore, keep their immediate environment free from dirt and pollution. By separating the pure from the impure, good and evil, they would liberate the world for Lord Mazda."
    Now however we invite evil into our culture and homes, in the ignorant belief that perhaps there is no evil. And what are the results, I wonder? Does our culture tame evil or does evil overpower culture?

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  8. We are a land of extremes, Bryan, what else can I say? From our two-ton Tessies to our anorexics, from the drunkards to the teetotallers, from the slackers to the workaholics...We just don't do moderation well in America! And this is reflected in Supreme Court decisions.

    You have Catherine MacKinnon & the late Andrea Dworkin arguing that *any* erotic image of a woman is the equivalent of violence/rape against that woman, then you have their opposite, Nadine Strossen, arguing that censorship and antiobscenity laws limit women (many women like porn, though I think we can safely say it's *soft* porn compared the stuff I mentioned in the post above) and limit women's self-expression.

    What you wind up with is a judicial decision that opens the door to everything, meaning only to open it to reasonable freedoms. I've noticed laws often have this either/or quality without any mechanism for evaluating situations. So that is it, I guess.

    And the sickos proliferate.

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  9. I wonder which dictum could our society's mores be summed up by: Jesus' "Lead us not into temptation", or Satanist Aleister Crowley's "Do what thou will shall be the whole of the law"?

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