UNICEF report says pornography is not always harmful to children…


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Date: June 09, 2021

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“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.

Last point…

…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.

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Chrissy Teigen Controversy – Cancel Culture or Legitimate Boycott?…

Date: June 09, 2021

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“This video answers the question: Can I analyze the controversy involving Chrissy Teigen?”

If I haven’t said this before…I honestly quite appreciate what Dr. Grande does online. I’ve been watching his videos for a long time…and debating on whether I should more regularly share them.

My previous response to Dr. Grande may have seemed a bit sharp or harsh…but what I was responding to, is a biased social presumption which I find extremely annoying and alarming…unfair and thoughtless…dehumanizing, even.

In general…I find what Dr. Grande does to be constructive and refreshing, however.

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Oops! Republican HILARIOUSLY Tweets Out His Own Password…

Date: June 09, 2021

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“In the course of his rant and need to post a screen capture of the penalties of illegally trespassing, Brooks accidentally posted his PIN number and the password to his Gmail account, which are taped under his screen on his laptop.

Citation:
https://www.rawstory.com/mo-brooks-low-cyber-security/

https://www.rawstory.com/mo-brooks-subpoenaed-eric-swalwell/

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Why 99% Of Movies Today Are Garbage – Chris Gore…


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Date: June 08, 2021

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“Chris Gore is a writer, comedian, author and television personality who has built a solid reputation as a hilariously outspoken voice in the entertainment world. As a teenager, Chris founded the brutally honest magazine Film Threat, which began as a fanzine while he was a college student in Detroit. As Film Threat evolved into a respected national magazine, he relocated to Los Angeles. The print magazine was retired in 1997 when it was re-launched as a web site. FilmThreat.com found a huge audience online and was named one of the top five movie web sites by the Wall Street Journal. Chris has appeared as a film expert on MSNBC, E!, CNN, Travel Channel, and Reelz Channel. Chis has also hosted shows on FX, Starz, IFC and G4TV’s Attack of the Show as the show’s film expert. His weekly movie review segment DVDuesday was among the most popular on G4. Chris is also an author, having written The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made and The Complete DVD Book. His book The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide is considered the bible of the industry and is required reading at film school.”

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The Israeli-Palestinian ‘Conflict’ Doesn’t Exist…

Date: June 08, 2021

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“Israeli Anthropologist Jeff Halper (no relation to Katie) explains why the Israeli-Palestinian “conflict” isn’t a conflict. “Conflict has two sides and they’re roughly symmetrical when they fight with each other. And the way you get out of a conflict is you compromise and negotiate and you find some kind of peace. But settler colonialism like Zionism is unilateral. There are no “natives,” there are no Palestinians.”

Jeff Halper (https://twitter.com/Jeff_Halper) is an Israeli anthropologist, Director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) in Jerusalem and a founding member of the One Democratic State Campaign.

Jeff served as the head of Friends World College, an international college program, and has taught at universities in Israel and around the world. In addition to his many academic and political writings, he is the author of An Israeli in Palestine(London: Pluto Press, 2008) on his work against the Occupation, Obstacles to Peace (ICAHD’s manual for activism in Palestine/Israel), and War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification (Pluto, 2015), which was shortlisted for the Palestine Book Award. His latest book is Decolonizing Israel, Liberating Palestine: Zionism, Settler Colonialism and the Case for One Democratic State (London: Pluto, 2021).

Jeff participated in the first (and successful) attempt of the Free Gaza Movement to break the Israeli siege by sailing into Gaza. He was nominated by the American Friends Service Committee for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, together with the Palestinian intellectual and activist Ghassan Andoni.”

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