Child porn law goes nuts: 14-year-old girl charged for nude selfie…


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Date: December 30, 2017

01) Child porn law goes nuts: 14-year-old girl charged for nude selfie

“The ACLU of Minnesota calls the charges absurd and unconstitutional.

A 14-year-old girl is facing charges in Minnesota juvenile courts that could lead to her being placed on a sex offender registry—all for taking a nude selfie and sending it to a boy at her school…

The ACLU says the First Amendment protects teen sexting

In a 2002 case, the Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment protected the creation of virtual child pornography—in which no actual children were used in the creation of works that appeared to involve sex with children. The court held that laws against child pornography were justified because protecting children against exploitation was a compelling state interest. But that argument doesn’t apply to a ban on virtual child pornography.

The ACLU argued that a similar point applies here. It doesn’t make sense to say that a 14-year-old girl is coercing herself into creating child pornography. Hence, in the ACLU’s view, the state lacks a compelling interest to limit the expressive rights of 14-year-olds to create nude selfies and voluntarily share them with peers.

When a teenager sends a nude selfie to a peer “in an attempt to indicate romantic or sexual interest, the same compelling risk of physical and psychological injury does not exist,” the ACLU argues in its brief. “Thus, the statute infringes upon constitutionally-protected speech.”

No harm done, hence, an absence of self interest on the part of the state?…

Of course…logically, this is accurate…

…But there are so many people, who break down and weep violently, over the knowledge [or rumor] that anyone else saw a fourteen year old flash “their goodies”…

…I’m certain the laws must take into consideration, the mental and emotional stability of these mental wrecks…

…All those people having to carry the psychological burden, of knowing about [or suspecting] such things…Oh, the humanity!…

…Indeed…It’s probably the primary “real trauma”, most of these laws honestly exist to combat.

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4 thoughts on “Child porn law goes nuts: 14-year-old girl charged for nude selfie…

    1. eqfoundation Post author

      It just might be…

      At the very least…if I am understanding this correctly…it is a novel argument, defending the sexting of kids.

      It’s about time the ACLU actually started stepping forward, and making arguments like this one.

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  1. feinmann0

    From: https://tomocarroll.wordpress.com/2016/12/14/the-laws-against-abuse-images-are-abusive/

    ‘Frank Furedi in Spiked: “The promotion of paranoia in relation to every aspect of children’s lives accomplishes the very opposite of what it sets out to do.” With nearly one quarter of UK households with dependent children managed by a lone parent, 91% being women, one might envisage such homes to be fertile ground for feeding the paranoia Frank highlights: stranger-danger outside; evil internet inside. Any child daring to display natural sexuality will be instantly hermetically sealed within a bubble of suppression, any adult moving a hand to break the bubble, ostracised.

    This from Moor Larkin: “Look after the children, the idea seems to go, and then by the time they see all this filth and perversion, they will be adults and thus impervious to any of its pernicious effects. However at the same time, a legal norm has built up that anyone looking at pictures of children in sexual poses will be likely to want to emulate that imagery in reality, and thus must be treated to remove these pernicious effects, and if they refuse to comply then they must be removed from society.”

    Moor’s final comment applies increasingly to children. A primary source of child abuse images rather ironically, is the children themselves. Pediatrics in 2014 states: “That we did not find a link between sexting and risky sexual behavior over time may suggest that sexting is a new ‘normal’ part of adolescent sexual development and not strictly limited to at-risk adolescents.” With the ever-earlier onset of puberty – the term “adolescent” implies a person between 10 and 25 – time perhaps to review age of consent laws.

    That youngsters experience fun (kid’s code for excitement) showing off to peers and strangers alike as cameras roll, has been self-evident to child erotica aficionados for decades. Kids, particularly boys, evidently have an interest in sexual imagery. Nothing really new there, but danger lurks on the internet. The inquisition’s Five Eyes will be quick to pounce and arrest young perverts. Oh yes, the inquisition wages a vicious war against youth sexuality too. Heretic TOC highlighted a sad fact that around one in three registered sex offenders in both the UK and the US are themselves minors. Society has totally acquiesced to the implementation of savage lunatic discriminatory laws that, far from protecting children, systematically abuse them, and go on punishing for the remainder of their hellish lives. It is time to STOP IT NOW!’

    There are several links in the above extract within the original Heretic TOC piece.

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