Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Pornography, Modern Man, and TV --(Part 2)

what you look at
once twice a lot assimilates into you and suggests what you are like on the inside

Think about it.
as you walk about manifesting who you are

Manifesting yourself
into the Pool of the Planet.

     Pornography part one and Naomi wolf
the porn myth  click HERE


was not passionatelydefended
in the
public square

as a Noble Right
(A sign of fresh clean
Glorious health)
Once did not
the majority of men
[its vile nature obvious
to men of honor,
Character, intelligence;

good-hearted men &
men who truly love
women ]

Men who truly loved women (and honor)
were abhorred by it
& Quickly turned away as if from a toxic

[with a prayer if a true Lion-hearted
Man for all deceived by its malicious web]

Porn Once

did not have a nickname

A warm spot
in the hearts of our

favorite   tv    


the wolf has

prettied up
its wooly clothing,

calling all into the corral

and is ready to
shut the gate.

m todd 2007
research overwhelmingly indicates:
Pornography is not good for you; it is not good for us.

a recent column as weary folks try to sound an alarm bell:

Porn and Valentine's Day  By L. Brent Bozell · Friday, February 19, 2010

Valentine's Day fell on a Sunday this year, which could be celebrated as a day where our lifelong romantic love builds a foundation for our families and our faith. Or, to television executives, it could be a holiday for infidelity and pornography.
The cable channel G4 -- little known except to video-game junkies, including young boys -- announced they would host a "Romance-Free Valentine's Day," where viewers "looking for an escape from the mush can turn to the only network that will showcase unfaithful lovers and naughty adult superstars to commemorate Cupid's holy day."
After an all-day marathon of the show "Cheaters," which exposes affairs -- the channel promoted it as "13 hours of fistfights, screaming, and the most extreme relationship drama imaginable" -- came a two-hour special touring and promoting the Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, hosted by porn star Sasha Grey.

Grey is a key figure in the current campaign to take porn into the mainstream. Director Stephen Soderbergh cast her last year in his art film "The Girlfriend Experience," which thankfully never made it into the suburban multiplexes despite rave reviews from film critics like Roger Ebert.... The AEE show, which aired from 10 p.m. to midnight (Eastern time), warned viewers of sexual content and carried a rating of TV-14, as if 14-year-old boys won't be shocked by what followed -- a seamy underworld of smut.
The programming geniuses ran this special with almost no commercials, which shows that they knew this concept was commercially radioactive, but their ardor for making a perverse "splash" won out. Is this the kind of channel that most families would choose to put in their cable package? Or is it just another smutty channel we pay for even if we avoid it like a bad neighborhood?

This is not a "pay cable" channel. This is a regular cable channel majority-owned by Comcast, the incoming owners of NBC. Comcast clearly isn't nervous that this kind of sleaze will endanger its merger bid before Congress.
Within a few minutes of the show's opening credits, Grey stripped (briefly) for the camera and hopped into a bubble bath. A few minutes later, the routine was repeated by another porn star. At one point, Grey changed outfits in front of the camera -- pointless except for the pixilated nudity. Near the special's end, Grey rode a mechanical bull, except it was costumed as a giant pink representation of the male anatomy.

This causes almost the entire frame to be pixilated. There was almost endless pixilation in this special, but it's not meant to maintain a sense of dignity. There was no dignity at this convention. It was just another way of teasing the viewer into buying the products advertised at the "mind-blowing booths," as G4 promoted a long list of sex toys, "real dolls," puppy and bunny masks, and even "fairly priced bondage gear."
Some moments were ridiculous, like when one porn star named "Stormy" likened her tours of strip joints as "kind of like going to see Santa at the mall ... and you get to hold my boobs."

But some of it was just sickening. Perhaps the lowest moment of this low special is Grey proudly touting a new product she calls the "Sasha Grey Deep Penetration Vibrating Something Something that I cannot say on camera." It's a simulated plastic version of Grey's lower torso for sale.
G4 even promoted the Mustang Ranch, a legal brothel in Nevada. G4 host Blair Herter traveled to the site, going through the motions of how he would order a prostitute and browse the menu of services offered.
This degrading spectacle thoroughly demonstrated that pornography is naturally "romance free" and an antidote to the "mush" of Valentine's Day. It's a sick joke that the "world's first sex robot" was promoted on this special in Orwellian terms, as "True Companion." True love, true romance and true companions are not found when sex is just a momentary thrill exchanged for money. But that's not the lesson that game-playing teenagers will learn from watching cable television.

btw,   there are more adult "bookstores" than McDonalds. addicts spend!!

PORN ADDICTION is the number one addiction seen by therapists now and

responsible for massive increase in negative impact on partnerships and children
-- you can find the research.
And, Oh, please let’s not hide behind pencil-thin academic arguments and self-serving
justifications. Pornography is clearly demeaning to all involved, a painful
statement about how we take care of each other, a horrendous desecration and
lessening of something fabulous and mystical---there is no Body of Research
to suggest that pornography is helpful or useful in any way—to the contrary.
Did you know that psychological studies show that men who view pornography
rate their girlfriends more negatively in a variety of factors than men who don’t?
That men who view
porn are less likely to convict a rapist in court experiments?

Why bother to debate? Ok, perhaps every generation must find itself/the truth.

MORE re Porn HERE and    HERE

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