Titirangi Storyteller

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Say No! to porn update

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question_markYesterday I wrote a piece on media-porn. (Scroll down to read if you would like.) Okay, I used sex to lure the reader in – but it wasn’t about sexual pornography, it was about excessive titillation in our nightly news. Almost immediately, my blog started getting Google hits – and the keywords were ‘sex’ and ‘pornography.’

This is such an absurd world. A nice glass of red wine would be just the thing to soothe my tousled psyche. Or perhaps another chat with Camus would do the trick.

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Written by Titirangi Storyteller

16/02/2009 at 12:33 pm

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  1. Hey, they say “sex sells”, and it seems their right. I often wonder though if sex doesn’t sell a little more in the west than it does elsewhere… I know when it comes to nudity, anyway, the west has scandalized something that is viewed quite differently in the east…

    A society that goes so far as to sexualize even topless little girls, by attaching some sort of stigma to their nudity, is one I am not envious of. Only in America, with it’s strange dichotomy of repression and compulsion, could people get so upset about seeing a breast in a superbowl game that revolves around grown men engaging in physical combat under the guise of “sport”.

    I suspect if we were all a little more dispassionate about sex, perhaps it wouldn’t be such a draw to people… I guess we could debate whether that would be good or bad, though. 😉

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    Bud Gallant

    17/02/2009 at 8:42 pm

  2. The post was fine, your point well-taken and clear. Americans are deeply conflicted about sex and far to preoccupied with it to avoid its exploitation. News, advertising and entertainment constantly feed on our libido-driven, repressed split personalities. We are a nation of idiots.

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    Paul Sonderman

    18/02/2009 at 5:57 pm

    • If it’s any consolation – I live in New Zealand… it’s a world-wide phenomenon – so perhaps a world of idiots. On the other hand – awareness is the first step toward change. I figure every little bit helps???

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      titirangistoryteller

      18/02/2009 at 6:38 pm


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