Friday, March 10, 2006

Annalee Newitz on battling Pornography:

Annalee Newitz says, in her column Your Brain on Porn, that she is flabbergasted by the focus of congressmen in a recent Senate hearing on pornography. She presents an interesting point of view:

"The thing that intrigued me about this hearing, aside from its inherent looniness, was how it completely ignored the way pornography is made. Instead, it focused entirely on how porn is consumed. ... Worrying about porn consumers is sort of like saying, "Who cares about all those soldiers dying over in Iraq - think of the people who are being harmed by watching them on TV!" If you really do believe dirty pictures are bad, shouldn't you try to stop them at the source?"

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