Tuesday, December 06, 2005

"XXX-Mas" by Rebecca Hagelin

Great article. Read it now. Do it. Click on this link and read the article. I found this on the sidebar at Neo-Contastic.

The article basically discusses the continuous moral breakdown of our society as it(our society) continues to except sexually explicit images in the media. Whether it be on television, online, or.... now on your I-Pod?

Yeah, that's right, your I-Pod. With the development of portable video devices like the new I-Pod and the Sony PSP, downloading of explicit video is now that much easier, and more portable.

Now I question the moron who has pornography on his portable video device. Where are you going to use it dumbass? On the back of the bus? And risk indecent exposure? Is it really that hard for you to wait?!?

See though, that's just me. That's what I think of. Some weirdo with a portable video device viewing it in public and *AHEM* committing acts of lewd and lascivious behavior. Sorry, I guess my mind is just in the gutter.

Hagelin brings up a better point though. Apparently an article cited in her column says that 90% of children online will run into pornography sooner or later. Wow. 90%. That's a lot. When I was a kid, I think I saw a pornographic magazine once. I was maybe 11 or 12 at the time and it was a Playboy stolen from some kid's dad that was from the late seventies. The pages were pretty wrinkled by that time and I don't recall being able to see the images that well. Besides, porn from the late seventies in Playboy was nowhere near as hardcore as it is now on the world wide web. (Not that I am justifying children having access to pornography as long as it is a wrinkled Playboy magazine from the late seventies.... so don't go there.)

The point is that children are rather tech savvy, and this is a new way to put inappropriate material in their hands. Like that kid in grade school who showed me that 'rag, there will the same kid nowadays who will download the video and bring it in. You know the one I am talking about. He thinks he will move up the playground food chain if he brings it in. He is the one who turns into an anti social geek in high school and his face is covered in acne. That, of course, is all besides the most important part.

The most important part is the continued degradation of children's innocence. Parents out there in the blogosphere who happen to stumble across my blog somehow, I implore you to keep an eye on your children. Like Hagelin, I ask you to keep close eye to what they pay attention to. If you heed this advice, you will not have to worry about "prostitots" taking over. You will not have to worry about the study covered in the halfway through the article related to "frequent exposures to erotica*."

Go. Go and watch ye over your children. Save the future generations from what very well could become the future "Sodom and Gomorrah."

*On a separate note, this study is REALLY interesting. If true, and we continue down this path, the world will be a very interesting place to live when I am 60. ASSuming of course that I will reach 60.

5 Comments:

At 5:55 AM, Blogger Neo-Con Tastic said...

Interesting. Thanks for the busted link (go ahead, click on it). Anyway, yes it's disturbing and the i-Pod is everywhere.

 
At 12:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS...except leaves out. ACCEPT is socially accepted

 
At 7:27 PM, Blogger steven edward streight said...

I got more hate mail from posting my "Dangers of Personal Blogging" than from my "Against RSS" article on VTG.

Parents won't listen to you, dude. Parents generally suck crap. They sicken me. They don't care what their kids do. What they listen to or read or look at.

As long as their children don't bug them, they don't care. They throw money and cell phones and iPods at them and hope they stay out of their hair.

When I cautioned people about online predators, when I said "DO NOT post photos of your little children, and do NOT tell where they go to school or church"...boy was I hated.

"What? Are we supposed to be Luddites and go live on a desert island, then? Screw you Vaspers!" many said to me.

Parents hate to be told they do a screwed up job raising their kids.

Hey parents: you do a screwed up job of raising your kids.

 
At 9:11 PM, Anonymous rhonda lugari said...

There are a few of us out there who do pay attention to our kids and what they're doing. Forever.

My daughter is 19 and still has parental controls on her laptop. If her emails even contain anything "offensive" she can't get it. She can talk online to only people we approve of.

Am I going too far by having it automatically shut down her online conversations at a certain time? I do that too.
Girls will talk endlessly if given the chance.
Hey, I'm a girl. I'll stop now before I prove my own point. :)

 
At 12:03 PM, Blogger Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

Rhonda, I was always told "Our House, Our Rules" by my parents. IF she still lives at home and you pay the bills for internet usage, stopping her conversations aren't over the line. In my opinion, it is also acceptable to monitor the content she views on her lap top in YOUR house.

However, if she is on her own and pays her own bills, you've got to cut the apron strings. She is now on her own to discover freely that it is a cruel world.

People need to learn about what really happens out there sooner or later. If they don't, someone is gonna steamroll 'em.

 

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