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What we're not saying about porn

Posted by Philip on 10 May 2017, 4:38 pm in , , , , , ,

There's a lot of moral hysteria about pornography — sorry to state the obvious. The panic targets both the industry and its main audience, young men.

 guy watching porn on laptop

Summed up, the industry exploits women and its products create bad sexual attitudes in men towards women. I'm referring to straight porn — I think things are different with gay porn but that's not the point of this post.

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Neo-freedom. Licence or lax?

Posted by Philip on 6 June 2013, 8:00 pm in , , , , ,

It's often that I struggle to know the answer. I'm used to it and, mostly, I need to work out the next question.

This week, I've floundered to know what I think and that's been disquieting. In fact, I've had to discuss this issue with several people in order to feel clear enough to write this.

Even as I write, I'm not sure I'm right. But, as I said to one of those with whom I engaged in discussion, this is a difficult conversation – one that someone has had the courage to start it and to which I would be cowardly not to respond.

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