Today’s young women and men are being educated about sex by watching hardcore porn online for years before they ever have their own first romantic or sexual experience. For their sake, it’s time to open up about real sex, writes Cindy Gallop.
As part of a government bid to tackle the sexualisation of children, some the UK’s main ISPs will automatically block access to sites showing sexually explicit imagery – unless customers specifically request to be able to view pornography.
Animal rights group PETA are to launch an .xxx website that will juxtapose pornographic sexual images with pics of animal cruelty. PETA’s manager explains that they have to be provocative to get their arguments noticed.
A FEW WEEKS before the Indonesian parliament introduces laws banning pornography, the country’s parliament was disrupted for fifteen minutes when hackers put hardcore porn on public displays in the chamber and lobby.
The touch-screen displays – which are linked to the parliament’s website and are used by members and journalists to follow the chamber’s agenda – showed porn videos after hackers broke into the website and uploaded the illict material.
The images were displayed for fifteen minutes before officials managed to switch the machines off, though not before the images had caused considerable grievance amongst several press hacks and politicians alike.
“It’s not a funny incident,” Roy Suryo, a Democratic Party member, told the Jakarta Globe. “Someone must be held responsible for it.” Meanwhile the house speaker, Rarzuki Alie, said the legislature would probably file a police complaint.
The material displayed on the screens came from a site that is banned in neighboring Singapore and Malaysia.
A senior parliamentary staffer confirmed that the material had been uploaded by a user gaining access through FTP to the parliament’s website.
Separately, legislators from the provincial council of West Java discovered that public computers in the council building had been used to access porn sites.
The event has become a focal point for the government’s pledges to ban all “undesirable” content from being viewed within the country.
INDEPENDENT TD MICK Wallace is to file a complaint about the Minister for Justice’s use of information on RTÉ’s Prime Time last week.
Alan Shatter said on live television that the Wexford deputy benefited from garda discretion when he was cautioned for using a mobile phone – but not given penalty points. Wallace insists he is not aware of such an incident.
Shatter has stood by his remarks and he has also been backed by the Taoiseach who said that “people can’t have it both ways”. “You cannot be saying no discretion and at the same time availing of discretion.”
Labour Deputy Kevin Humphreys told Newstalk Breakfast this morning that he thought making the remarks was “poor judgement” on the minister’s part. He called on Shatter to explain how he received the information. Others have claimed the information could have been made public in a different manner, and not on live television without giving Wallace prior warning.
In today’s poll, we ask: Should Alan Shatter have made his comments about Mick Wallace on Prime Time?
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