The Great Porn Debate – a tribute to another blog!

I searched and searched for a blog that wasn’t too hard core. Because that is not me.

I found many feminist blogs that I thought I could relate to, but I couldn’t.

Then I found Billy D’s blog (Because I Swear)  Although, it doesn’t have the overall theme of pornography, this one particular post does. Billy D, Morgan and Schrub debate on some topics and this one particular post deals with pornography. It relates to what we are learning this semester.  I enjoyed reading all three points of view and can somehow relate to all. 

Now, for those that are familiar with my posts, can probably guess that I would connect the most with Billy D.  And they would be correct. Although, I can see Morgan’s views and Shrub’s views as well.

I like when Morgan quotes “If it turns you on, it’s pornography; if it turns me on, it’s erotic.”  Because, in my opinion, what she writes is fine, but that may be somewhat hypocritical of me to say it is ok but pornographic images are not! However, if one stumbles upon her writing, you could easily stop reading. Pictures and graphics are harder to divert your eyes from.  And once that image is seen it is difficult to get out of your mind, it is ingrained forever. She posts about consenting adults, addiction, child porn and filtering systems.  She makes valid points, making it difficult to argue with her.  I am no religious zealot, but porn is not for me – so I can choose to not view like she suggests.  As far as prohibiting porn, she brings up an excellent point that it will not work, there are people with alcohol addiction, yet we all know that prohibition did not work with that.  Drunk driving kills. Pornography can too, but only in the extreme cases. This debate could go on forever.

Next, Billy D. posts his thoughts on the subject. He is a parent of two daughters and cringes at the thought that they may grace the pages of Playboy.  He speaks about consenting adults and the legalities of pornography.  But he also says it is wrong.  As a Christian, I can agree with his last statements about showing your love and commitment.  In my opinion, any thought of another person other than your spouse is in essence cheating.  Your mind and spirit are not with your partner but with another.  If this is happening, there is an underlying problem in your relationship that you need to work toward repairing.  Watching porn or fantasizing about others will only hurt the relationship more. (however, I spotted his appreciation for Shrub’s Tuesday postings! – read on for more info!)

And then last but not least there’s Shrub’s point of view.  He makes valid points as well.  He uses a lot of information we learned in our class, such as the stats and the laws regarding obscenity.  He clearly enjoys his pornography and doesn’t want anybody taking it away from him!  If you look at his blogs, you will note that he is a fan of beautiful woman, take into consideration his Testicular Tuesdays!  Overall, his blog is enjoyable to read. I recommend taking a peek!  I spent hours viewing all three bloggers sites the other night! They seem to have tremendous respect for one another despite their differences of opinions on some topics. I enjoy their debates on Wednesdays and now I think I will keep up on Shrub’s Monday postings! 😉

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  1. Way 2 Much » What is Blogging? Says:

    […] How do you get people to post on your site?  Well start posting on other people's sites – that is one way! One of my assignments was to search for another blog.  Here is the outcome of that endeavor.  I found Morgan, Shrub and Billy D. – all at once!  I also found who they link to and visited their sites as well.  They sometimes comment on my site and I welcome all that they have to say. […]


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