Thursday, August 31, 2006

Excellent news

A bill will soon be introduced outlawing possession of violent pornography. This is making me quite happy. However this will be policed, the message this sends is that viewing such material is unacceptable, and that's definitely progress.

Some groups such as TheSpannerTrust are upset because they're worried that innocent people could be criminalised. They fight for the right to physically hurt people during sex if it's consensual. Why is it so important to them? And why should this bill directly affect them unless they're in possession of violent pornography, which they don't need to be in order to carry on what they're doing?

The government haven't made any plans to stop people from doing what they do in the privacy of their bedrooms, but still some groups are worried that they won't be allowed to film it. I say, so fucking what? Do what you want but why the need to film it?
It's all about making money under the disguise of freedom of expression, and it's money made at the expense of people like Jane Longhurst and her family.


Blogger Bea said...

I read the Home Office consultation when it was issued and I don't know that the public is aware of the kind of materials that will be affected. I don't know if people realise that until the bill comes into force it is perfectly legal for men to possess and use pictures of women being raped, tortured and murdered.

As you say Jo, those opposed to this bill want to protect their 'recreational' rights and give these more weight than the lives of women.

10:43 AM  
Blogger jo22 said...

I think it will worry people who have no idea if the porn they're looking at is actual rape or not. Since they can't always (usually?) tell, perhaps people will think more about the material they use. Hopefully.

10:33 AM  

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