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Should Porn Be Banned? (Part 2)

Aug 17, 13 Should Porn Be Banned? (Part 2)

In the first installment of this series, I mentioned some pros if a ban where to be put on Internet pornography. This time, let’s look at things from another angle.

One big and vital piece of information that I should mention is that the Internet is an uncensored place and SHOULD stay that way. For better or for worse, it is the world’s place to bring out the very best and the very worst in us (check your Facebook wall).  Also, if a thing like porn were to be censored, there would be wiggle room for other things that the government can censor in due time. So technically, it would only be the first thing on the list and then spread to more important issues, like certain NSA leaks (I’m just being honest here).

If you don’t believe that, then take a look at what else the ban prohibits, like dating sites, file sharing and game sites.

Like I said before, there are millions of people casually watch porn every second and the majority aren’t mindlessly addicted men and women who are so desensitized that they would either prefer to view a film over a real life encounter or can’t really get into an actual encounter because it really doesn’t do it for them (at least I hope not).

As for the nudie spam that we avoid daily, we can constantly upgrade our antivirus software every time some new kind of “naked marketing” hits your screen. Also, for parents dealing with their children and their constant curiosity, they could set up user profiles on the computer complete with safe search and such (and if they find a way out of that, then by all means, kid). And let’s not act like a parent is going to lock a child out of their own phone, right?

We don’t live in a time where the kid can find the parent’s stash of nudie magazines in their closet; it’s all at the tap of their phones now. Unless there’s an app that a parent could use to moderate their child’s web experience on their smartphones (an app where a parent gets a text when the child visits a “site deemed inappropriate” would be hilarious) I don’t see how things would work out, but I believe it’s a personal household issue that they alone should handle, whether it’s Dad, Mom or the child/teenager (good luck with breaking a teenager away).

Does the good outweigh the bad? Or does is all even out?  It’s a tough situation to speak on. I mean, I’m all for people going outside, feeling fresh air and experiencing real life, but censoring  a place that shouldn’t be censored is another story. I’m also for helping out the little children from seeing  inappropriate things, but those children also have parents to do that and I don’t think any government should do a parent’s job for them. And finally, let’s not act like people won’t find ways around something like that. But hey, it’s an open debate. I’m just leaving all the variables in the air.

What do you think David Cameron’s decision to press the button on pornography (and more)?

Should other places follow or keep the Internet uncensored?

Let me know in the comments below.

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