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This Clothing Catalogue, Porn and Violence (english)
11 Dec 2002
How many commenters have seen the catalogue being debated I wonder?

If it's anything like the website http://www.abercrombie.com/anf/index.html , then puuuhlease, let's get real & not call it pornography. Female midriffs and male chests? There also a heterosexual couple, an abomination to some lesbian feminists, who believe heterosexuality is 'sick' .

“When you have a society in which corporations are not held accountable by ethical principles then it is time that members of my generation stand up and take control." I like this though. Sex *is* often used to sell; in Australia we're starting to talk 50 metre high billboards of 3/4 naked people. Violence is used to sell as well; literal male bashing is currently popular in both Australian and U.S. ads.

What we need is the ability to stop the selfish corporations excesses purely on the grounds of *overboard manipulation* or *bad taste* of which there is more general agreement than what is ideologically incorrect.

I don't know about the 'porn = violence' stats in a comment above; they're far too pat. They're from major anti-porn sites - why no stats from Denmark etc. where legalisation preceeded the U.S. by decades? Because they don't help prove the 'ban it' case? What about the fact that the middle classes object to porn shops in their neighborhoods and also get better policing, thus preventing more rapes? I could suggest many more quibbles.

Many child molesters read porn - but much of the porn they read is about child molestation. This doesn't make the millions of consumers of non-child-porn non-violent porn sick; this claim could well stem from the prejudiced hatred of all men which is the basis of feminism in the West.

"The truth, pure and simple, is that the same creeps that are getting off to this catolog are the same ones abducting some kid and raping them."? No, the truth pure and simple is that anyone who can make such a ridiculous generalisation may go on a serial killing rampage at any time - they are badly out of touch with reality .

BTW yes I do like porn. I have my boundaries - like refusing to pay for it, and not looking at any porn which involves violence to the participants.

Anti-porn campaigners of both feminist and fundamentalist ilks, why do you not focus on such extreme porn; sex combined with violence? You will then have a chance of getting a result. You will have the support of many porn users and manufacturers too.

BTW you many porn consumers out there, here's a website that you should add to your bookmarks/favorites: http://www.reportchildporn.com/
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