I rated this blog PG so I won’t post porn pics. But I would love to post a few because I find our puritanical views of sexuality in our society absurd and unhealthy. We shield kids from breasts yet by the time a child reaches 18, he or she will have seen 40,000 murders in the media and 200,000 acts of violence. Now I don’t know about you, but I was raised to become an adult who has sex, not shoots people with guns. Why does our society get so upset about showing a human phallus but would never pixilate an assault rifle? (That’s hilarious on so many levels.)
Admittedly, action films are not my genre so I don’t see the appeal in violent, physical conflict. But it seems if one is titillated by acts of violence, one wants to see it again. if it doesn’t have a direct correlation to violent behavior, the amount of violence in the media certainly desensitizes us. I’ve seen my share of violence on TV and I don’t want to own a gun or be near one but other people are wired differently and might find a thrill in violence. It’s no secret how high our gun deaths are compared to the rest of societies. And is it any accident that we now have a diminished manufacturing industry in this country except for guns and ammo? Hell, we teach our military with warring video games. Surely there’s some correlation to make. This whole paragraph creeps me out.
Look at ancient architecture. Much of it is erotica. They have their share of warriors, too, but today’s culture holds no comparison. And remember when Attorney General John Ashcroft spent $8,000 of taxpayer dollars on blue drapes to cover the lady parts on two statues in the Great Hall of the Department of Justice? Childish. Meanwhile his boss was invading a country on false pretenses, that killed and maimed hundreds of thousands. That’s some messed up priorities.
What our society has deemed to need a big X to block the view of innocent purview calls for a long overdue taboo review.