Date: June 09, 2021
“The report published by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) addresses how government policy can be used to protect children from harmful, abusive and violent content online. Its conclusion is based on a European study of 19 EU countries that found in most countries, most children who saw pornographic images were “neither upset nor happy.” In fact, the report UNICEF relies on says that 39 percent of Spanish children were happy after seeing pornography.
The 2020 EU Kids Online Study concluded that some children and young people “intentionally seek out sexual content” for a variety of reasons and that seeing sexual images “might also represent an opportunity” to provide answers to questions about puberty and sexual identity. The study encouraged “seeing the nuances” which lead children to seek out and view sexual content online.
UNICEF says any efforts to block children from accessing pornography online might infringe on their human rights. UNICEF bases this claim on an expansive interpretation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.”
This needs to be acknowledged and shared.
I notice how the detractors are reaching for a variety of controversial red herrings, instead of acknowledging and responding to the substance of the actual report.
That is how things work with them…They have a zealous, dogmatic agenda, which centers around themselves holding control over others…and anything which gets in the way of that, must be neutralized…censored…crushed…done away with…however you want to put it.
Yes…there is a lot of controversial pornographic content that gets put online…No, I would not suggest that everything is fit for sexual education.
Here’s the thing…
…I remember as a kid the sorts of pictures that were typical in pornography…Playboy, Hustler, Penthouse, Etc…and it was typically just straight forward sex shots.
Okay…Yes…I never saw gay porn [nor other forms of porn] before coming online…and I know there is a lot of branching into niche interests…Plus, I’ll need to read this study report more thoroughly to know for sure…but they’re likely to be talking about photographs [and video] of very basic, non-violent and culturally common sex acts taking place.
There simply is no established path, where a child or youth seeing two people engaged in a sex act, objectively harms or injures that child or youth…
…And No!…You do not get to cite every negative thing that befalls that child or youth in life thereafter, and blame it on porn watching!
We all have crappy, hard lives, breaking down and devolving towards death…everything becomes harder and harder, after a point…and we all have difficult, scary and unnerving social and personal obstacles we are forced to navigate, and it’s hard…maybe extra hard for some…
…You cannot take typical social phenomena that happens to a vast portion [or even all] of the population, formerly abused or not, exposed to sex or not, etc, etc…and claim that it all boils down to “being abused”…or in some way being exposed to something, which zealot cultural architects do not want you involved with.
I call B.S. when people do this…It is not a sound counter argument for anything.
…It always galls me, how there is literally no acknowledgement by the governments and organizations in power, of the very real children and youth who’ve had positive experiences involving sex…which skews people’s understanding of the issues, and leaves them with a grossly distorted perception of those issues.
To make things worse, we get the “Beware: Here Be Dragons!” treatment, out of these governments and organizations…which really causes public perception [and emotion] to go completely off the rails…
…And the second anyone with a microphone, on a substantial social platform, has the bravery to talk about this whole other world of ignored facts and experiences…they’re descended upon by “the proper people”, to be condemned as social heretics [and in some way morally/rationally deficient]…often threatened and intimidated into silence…if not by the people and organizations with power and influence, then by the hordes of abusive followers they have.
This silence and censorship has always been maintained, by threats, intimidation, abuses and making example of others who’ve broken the silence.
There is literally no public place set aside for mass consumption…where this kind of dialogue can even take place…
…They even habitually come to small projects like my own, right here…and attempt to get them shut down, if they at all can.
There are people in political and social power [with masses of faithful followers]…who hold complete intolerance towards discussing these kinds of issues, and facts of life…the realities of many people’s very existence.
These very real issues are not allowed a substantial public space, where they can be discussed, communicated and understood…negotiated over, even, by the general population.
The second it gains any social attention or traction, somebody is immediately working to snuff it out…usually in underhanded ways.
This state of affairs is dead wrong.