I don’t like pedophilia. I don’t even like typing the word.
I also don’t like:
- abuse of any variety
- emotional blackmail
- regular blackmail
- drug abuse
- over doses
- parents who skip out on children
- anything that means someone is going to be hurt physically or emotionally
Does this mean that none of these subjects should ever be addressed in movies. television, books. music, podcasts, whatever?
A few months ago Netflix had on it’s rotation a movie that involved teenage prostitutes, I believe. To be honest, I didn’t even look at this show enough to want to watch it, and I didn’t even want to click on it because I didn’t want to be counted as someone interested in the subject.
But boy did I hear about the controversy.
My daughter told me we had to get rid of netflix because they shouldn’t show a movie that is pro pedophile
So then we began a conversation about censorship.
My daughter argued that we don’t ever want to give pedophiles a voice. And I agree with that statement. Pedophilia is wrong. Always.
Personally, I am really worried about the current addiction crisis. I think the amount of people we are losing to drug overdoses is ridiculous.
Do you think they should stop making movies. TV, books etc. that show drug use as being a thing that people do?
I have a whole list of things that I don’t like. A whole list of things that I don’t think people should do. Things that are bad for all involved.
Should we not ever discuss any of these things?
How do we determine a taboo topic? Do we elect a jury to decide what is decent and what is not?
We have a ratings system for movies, and warnings on songs and TV shows. Yet, the very people that these warning are supposed to protect are very often the group that is targeted for those songs, books and shows.
When I was a kid, Porky’s was a really raunchy popular movie. I remember seeing it, and I don’t believe that I was 17 yet. Nor were the vast majority of kids in the theater.
When I was twelve my Mother told me that I wasn’t allowed to read “Forever” by Judy Blume because it was about premarital s-e-x…
How quickly do you think I got my hands on that book and read it?
What about WAP?
If we stop producing things with those taboo topics, will people stop doing these bad things?
Is it better to try to have conversations about these topics?