Pro-Life demonstrations are porn producers

Now that I have your attention with two very touchy subjects, Pro-Life / Pro-Choice and Porn, please allow me to try to make the following point across.

I completely support your right to protest against something, and for you to have your religious beliefs. Fine.

But where does your right to protest interferes with my right of not feel violated, or the right of my (young school age) daughters of not being assaulted by the very graphical images (sorry about this) of dismembered fetuses after an abortion?

Which brings me to the second point. Pornography, in general is not exhibited in the public space, even a sex-shop has to be very careful on what they can show in their showcases or even in their store. Some here, like Venus Envy, had to end distributing DVDs and magazines because some costumers were offended by the content. Now they have to stick to what is considered Educational Material.

Anyhow, at the end, we don’t show porn or sexual acts openly in the street? To “protect the children.”

Wouldn’t the same principle apply to the very graphical imagery that the pro-life protesters use to make their point?

Also, why does the pro-life movement engages high school students to push their protest?

I think its a very dangerous combination of High School Students and Pro-Life Protest.

From my point of view, no minor (under 18?) should be involved in a protest. They lack the criteria of what entitles to be in a protest, nor what they are protesting for, they just do what they are told to do. And now days, with the climate of violence around the world, its simply unsafe. A protest can turn ugly at any minute, and no one wants any children there.

Please do it for my children, all of the children, to protect their innocence as long as we can, independently of our religious beliefs.

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Sex and University

March was a tough month for the University of Ottawa, after being involved in two sexual incidents.

The first one, were the offensive comments posted on-line by fellow Student Federation members against their newly elected president (Link) Anne-Marie Roy; and the second one, an on-going police investigation of a possible sexual assault at Thunder Bay by members of the Gee-Gees Male Hockey Team (Link) who were visiting Lakehead University’s Thunderwolves for a game.

At the same time, The Globe and Mail, published two related articles, one where it refers the story of the so named “Duke University Porn Star” who is receiving death threats after being exposed as an adult movie actress  and a personal essay of another university student who decides to become a prostitute, both in order to pay their tuition.

All of these articles orbit around the same idea, adult women at university being sexual.

But the problem is not that women are being sexual at University, nor the existence of a “rape culture” at a University. Obviously the problem is neither being a woman, or being sexual.

At University, multiple factors collide simultaneously: Adulthood, for the first time in their life a person is not under direct supervision of their parents, nor teachers, nor principals, by the time they attend university a person is supposed to be a responsible adult, this is challenging now that younger and younger students are attending first year courses, and sometimes the parents expect a supervised environment. Tribal behavior, students pass from being the elite of high school to be the lowest bacteria in the hierarchy, and as a survival mechanism, most of them come together in groups or join tribes, in order to achieve some sense of belonging, it’s human nature, but within a group comes peer pressure and herd mentality, attitudes and behaviors are not thought by the same processes when in a group.  Finally hormones combined with stress and close quarters, these last ones don’t need explanation.

But again, the University is not the problem. The problem is that we are raising an sexually ignorant generation in  schools and high-schools, leaving them ill prepared by the time they need to assume the responsibility of their own behavior, including their sexuality. And this ignorance does not refer to the biology, the mechanics, or the theory on how to use a condom, it is much deeper. Self-esteem, self knowledge, respect to yourself and other persons, feelings, relationships, gender identity.

CRTC Wants more Canadian Porn

 

Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail

CRTC Wants more Canadian Porn

Apparently for the CRTC our porn is not Canadian Enough.

Either the content is not produced in Canada, or it’s incorrectly dubbed in Quebec French (Oui …Oui .. Oui … Eh!).  I would love to see the Quebec Language Police position on that one. And obviously the dialog is not one of the core elements of an adult movie.

It would be lovely to have a strong local home grown porn industry.

Porn runs on Linux

Extracted from this article on the Internet.

(Debian) … host around 2% of the top 100,000 websites on the Internet. In other words, Wheezy’s release will interest large numbers of people and directly affect millions more (20% of Debian’s websites state their business as ‘Adult’).

According to Wikipedia, Apache runs 53% of web servers, followed by Microsoft at 17%.
Also according to Wikipedia , Unix / Linux runs 60% of servers, Microsoft the other 40%.
Therefore we can assume that most Apache installations run natively on Linux.

If 20% of Debian’s hosted websites state their business as “Adult”, I think we can translate the numbers to say that 20% of all Linux Web hosts are “Adult”.

That are a lot of servers, hosting a lot of “Adult” content.

Ergo, Linux is used to host reliably, critical core services across the enterprise, and Porn.

Linux offers a vital service to human kind.