We live in a sick and twisted society. In the name of free speech, porn peddlers have been able to make millions of dollars trading on women and men that are willing to bear it all, engage in acts that, at best, should be kept in the bedroom, and prey on the weaknesses of men and women anywhere.
But it doesn’t end with those that officially peddle porn. Yes, porn has gone mainstream– as something that anyone can get into, and now you can get for free. And it’s through all media.
Ann Althouse muses about the Internet taking the profit out of pornography by quoting from the New York Times which states that since you don’t need a lot of “quality” and anyone can now produce this stuff, more people are getting into the market for the thrill of it, for the attention, and for reasons other than making the big bucks.
Rob at SayAnything talks about how there’s a new reality television show to help virgins get sex
My question is, how is this not prostitution (which is a question I’ve also posed with regard to pornography)? Basically the show would consist of a bunch of “johns” paying the show’s “pimps” with strange antics (which will serve as content for the show) in exchange for a sexual tryst with the girl the pimps are pimping out.
On Craigslist, a popular classified ad site, Two were charged with pimping teen girls.
“The actual use of Craigslist for prostitution-related crimes has increased dramatically,” Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said Thursday. “Even the street prostitutes are getting involved in this.”
Founded in 1995, Craigslist carries nearly 200 categories of classified ads, including job openings, items for sale and personal ads. The “services” category has a section labeled “erotic.”
During an investigation by the vice and child exploitation units of the Cook County Sheriff’s police, officers responded to ads offering women 18 and 19 years old. Monday, they arranged an encounter at an apartment in the 4000 block of W. LeMoyne. An officer picked up the girl and determined she was 14. The girl offered sex for $250.
And it’s finding its way into every day life. Michelle Malkin brought the way dolls are concieved back around Christmas, asking when the doll section turn into a porn shop? And then there’s the case of the substitute teacher convicted of exposing Seventh Grade Students to pornography.
It seems that no matter where we are we cannot escape the influence of porn, or being exposed to its wake. As pron charges ahead with more daring things to try to make their money, the clothing gets more risque, the “free” content gets more risque and those that are impacted by it all get more numerous. And the worst part is that, as it becomes more prevalent, it numbs us to it all. We get less influenced by what we see, and start to view the end point as the worst.
And the other part is that those that use the teen girls to make their content and market their clothing are perverting their ideas of femininity and womanhood, and make it harder to be modest and pure in their lives going forward.
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I’d love to turn the clock back to where young women who dressed modestly were the norm. Now they’re the oddballs, the prudes.
We’re trying hard to find that balance between modest and attractive. I keep telling the girlies that inner beauty is the goal. So far, so good, but they’re only 6 and 7. It is our constant prayer that they will grow up to be fitting handmaidens for the Lord!
Its a scary, scary world we live in… and I’m having another little girl… EEEP 😉
I am so glad that I have boys! It is such a challenge for mothers these days to find decent clothes for their daughters. I still get a little surprised how some mom allow their daughters to dress provocatively at church.
What is wrong with covering up?
Pornography itself is not the problem; porn has existed for millennia and will continue to do so. It is also used often by people of both genders and all sexual orientations, for a wide variety of reasons from self pleasure to the exploration of sexuality with trusted partners. Not all pornography is demeaning, either; take a look past the ‘hardcore’ porn videos and you’ll find a wealth of movies, writing, and art that deals with sex honestly, you’ve been blinded to this by having the most unpleasant examples of mainstream porn shoved in your face by the media, via both disingenuous right-wing blowhards (who deliberately cherry-pick the pieces they know will upset you the most) and a money-obsessed commercial culture (which would probably advertise sex slaves on Cartoon Network if they could do it legally and turn a profit).
The problem is how our society treats porn (and sex in general), and how we react to it. First off, no one should be getting into porn (or prostitution) because they are desperate; again, there are many erotic films where the actors are well-paid, treated with respect, and kept safe from STDs, but in our “I got mine, sucks to be you” culture we have a) many, many desperate people who need the money to live and b) many, many unscrupulous people who will subject others to unpleasant situations for money. With better legislation we could eliminate this situation by enforcing laws that prevent people from being coerced into sex work or abused while doing it. Instead, by shying away because it’s “icky,” we fail to adequate protect these Americans because of our own hang-ups (as a society) about what consenting adults do in the bedroom. It is our failure as adults to do the right thing – even if we find it unpleasant – that has allowed the unsavory elements of porn and sex work to thrive. It’s Prohibition all over again: criminalize the behavior of sane adults, and bad people will get rich as the thing you tried to legislate away continues unabated. There is no way to end porn, nor should you try to do so; what you should do is educate your family and your peers, and work to make sure that all Americans are treated with respect where they work, regardless of your feelings on the nature of their profession.