Thursday, February 25, 2010

Porn and Other Things.


I couldn't find a picture that fit the theme of this blog, so I just played it safe and went with something pretty.

I was doing some research on pornography yesterday for a woman at the pregnancy center. My interest in the pornography industry has grown over the past few months. No, I am not in support of it and I find it incredibly disturbing, but the effect it has on society is larger than I realized.

I feel that media crosses the line further and further each year with magazines, television, movies, and music. I have a subscription to vogue and the recent issue has a topless woman who is completely exposed. Fifteen and sixteen year old girls are wearing nothing but a see-through top on the runway, and sex scenes in movies don't need any explaining.

My question is, where is the line drawn?
The more we feed sex into the media, the more normal and less holy it becomes. Truman and I were watching TV last night and a commercial came on for diet pills. The advertisements were pictures of a naked woman and man pressed up against each other.
Things like this make me sad for a few reasons. (1) What kind of message are we sending to America? and (2) 13 year old girls are seeing this.

Sex is what drives entertainment today and I really wish there was something we could do about it.


Cheers, J.

1 comments:

Gretchen Niaki said...

It's a very interesting topic - one that proceeds to demand attention at an ever growing speed. What are we to do? For one - we don't have TV in our house, even children's shows seem to be entertaining in very strange ways these days.

Ultimately as parents we have to look at how we view ourselves and in turn teach our children to view themselves. Are we objects of lust? Or beautiful beings. Starts with the parents in my little opinion.

What's out there isn't disappearing any time soon...

Just another reason to really Support A Gal in finding balance in motherhood/blogging/artistry.

Nice post ☆

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