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Friday, December 30, 2005

Americans and sex

This could get interesting:

BUSH'S WAR ON PORN TARGETS HOLLYWOOD, THE INTERNET, AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT IN '06:

And just in time to make it an issue in the 2006 election cycle, the U.S. Senate will take up early in the new year a House-passed bill that, disguised as anti-child Orrin_hatch pornography legislation, poses a serious threat to both Hollywood and to millions of American Internet users. The legislation is called the Children’s Safety Act of 2005. Already passed by the House, it has now been introduced by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Orin Hatch (right), the Utah Republican, and fast-tracked for speedy passage.

Current law requires that producers of material containing actual sexual conduct keep documentation—known as 2257 records after the section of federal statute governing them—of the names and proof of age of all actors shown in video and online material they distribute. But the House-Hatch bill would expand those requirements to include “simulated” sexual conduct; any tiny error or omission in keeping these 2257 records—which must be available to federal government inspectors upon demand according to the law—could result in stiff fines and two years’ imprisonment.


So, America, tell me what you really think about sex.

It's a weird relationship, isn't it? The relationship between America and sex, I mean. I can barely watch a TV show without seeing a Victoria's Secret commercial or an ad that uses sex to sell. But when the sex becomes "too real" - i.e. gay marriage, Janet Jackson's nipple, pornography on the Internet, etc - suddenly we hate sex.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Sashi said...

I love sex. However, I can't see how this act is a bad thing.

12:17 AM

 

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