Originally posted by The Realist
A mixed day of liberal news yesterday, but the main story which caught my eye was the ‘banning of porn by post’
I am horrified that anyone would even dare to try to stop what I, an adult, am able to watch and how I am able to watch it. If I want to watch Schindler’s Fist or Shaving Ryan’s Privates, I should be able to do so. This is a hideous throwback to the ‘would you want your wife and servant to see this?!?’ days of judges knowing best. The BBFC has finally allowed hardcore to be sold legally, albeit only through the seedy network of sex shops, but porn should be available to adults everywhere. And yes, even on tv. Well, on mine anyway.
This ban is academic on a number of levels. Firstly, as was pointed out in court, people will simply order, legally, from abroad, where there are fewer restrictions (you don’t have to be a connoisseur to know about the stuff that comes out of Germany…) Millions in lost taxes! In addition, the convergence of net (where there is no ‘abroad’!) and tv means that in two years from now, muck will be available 24/7 in people’s homes.
Well, in mine anyway.