At one time, parents would have closed any shop that gave access to the young to porn. Yet today, parents do not seem to care and as more and more young children get cell phones, parental prohibition will be impossible.
Have parents forgotten how to parent and are men and women willing to allow the status quo to ruin the sexuality of the next generation?
"Censorship reflects society's lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime." - Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart
To date, I have lived by the above quote. I do not lack confidence in our adult population but see this issue as more of a medical one and I am willing to censure for our children's sake.
Some Eastern countries have used censorship to gain control of what their children can access. Should the West do the same?
If our next generation gets challenged, they surely won't get ruined. Could be the next "Greatest Generation"....
Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. –RC Sproul "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." –Mark Twain
Is it possible that in sexual matters, the right wing conservatives might be ahead of the left wing in their thinking?
No. Repression is not an answer. Where does it end? Banning Victoria's Secret ("soft porn") ads (they show more than Playboy did in the '50's)?
If not, then what should the left do to help us save our children from the indoctrination via internet porn into unhealthy and unwanted sexual habits? ...
Sex education. Real sex education, not just in how systems function but in what behavior is appropriate for a caring, sensitive, sharing, interactive relationship, and what behavior is self-centered, bullying, coerced or forced (ie rape).
Even with education, the addictive properties of internet porn will get to a lot of our young me.
I showed that as high as 50% of children between 12 and 25 are being affected to the point of dysfunction and addiction.
Even if we were to drop that rate, how high of a rate of damage would you tolerate before advocating for censorship?
P.S. I saw a thing on the news last night showing parents protesting because the government wants to increase sex education in schools. Parents are not qualified and most are not interested in doing so so. Even the teachers are saying they are not trained and would look to nurses for the teaching.