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The rate for sexual assault (rape) in the USA is 28/100,000, about TWICE the rate for any country in Western Europe where censorship of sex/nudity in the media is very "lax".An the other side of the coin, American movies and TV are tremendously more violent than what you see in the EU.

 

The reason is simple: Rape/sexual assault is NOT a "sex" crime. It is a VIOLENT crime. Censoring nudity and consentual sex has not worked to make us less violent and never will.

 

 

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This is the site I used before I let my kids watch something (when they were younger). 

 

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

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Yes. I am puzzled why would my father blame entertainment on the filthy entertainment we have these days.  I have been getting emails from Parents Television Council about the tv shows that contain sex and they do put the blame on the corporations that fund the shows.  And what PTC does is that they urge the members of that organization to write to the companies and ask them to withdraw their support.  I know that this may blow your minds, but one time, PTC went nuts in a way by getting a flyer to pass out to one of the fast food restaurants that they feel is responsible for supporting some of the garbage telling them that the customers would find somewhere else to eat if the restuarant which was Subway would continue. Me, I don't have a TV in my condo at all.  If we as a whole want to clean things up, then yes it would be best for us to be the ones holding the remote to find good TV shows.  

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Some blame the democrats for allowing sex into the entertainment industry

 

I don't think we can blame Hollywood, Democrats  or the government for the human sex drive.

 

Keeping the sex drive in a closet and not talking about it doesn't make it go away.

 

If the cure is repression, the cure might be worse then the disease.

 

We should never allow trafficking,  exploitation for sex,  sexual harassment, or sexual assault. I think that behaviour damages the victims for life.  I think it's up to parents and adults to protect children,  minors, and their own personal values using the rating system and existing technology, the law, and the vote.

 

We shouldn't tolerate people in public office or positions of leadership that engage in sexual harassment or sexual assault.

 

It set a bad example for the children who look up to people in positions of authority.

 

 

 

https://www.cga.ct.gov/2002/rpt/2002-R-0964.htm

 

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2002-R-0964

BLOCKING PORNOGRAPHY FROM TELEVISIONS AND COMPUTERS

By: Danielle O'Connell, Legislative Fellow

 

You asked if it is possible to block pornography from television sets and computers.

 

SUMMARY

 

Pornography and other objectionable material can be blocked from television sets and computers. In 1998, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) adopted rules, pursuant to the 1996 Telecommunications Act, requiring all television sets manufactured after January 1, 2000 with screens 13 inches or larger to be equipped with blocking technology called the “V-chip.”

Internet blocking computer software is available through client-based filters, server-based filters, and network-based filters. Filtering mechanisms differ in how they block material such as pornography and violent or offensive media. Congress passed legislation to regulate Internet pornography in 1998 and 2001. These statutes have been challenged on First Amendment grounds and are currently under review by the federal courts.

 

 

TELEVISION AND THE V-CHIP

 

 

Section 551 of the 1996 Telecommunications Act implemented the V-chip blocking technology. The V-chip has been installed in television sets manufactured after January 1, 2000 and has been made available through set-top boxes that can be used with older televisions. The V-chip allows parents to choose the programs they want to block through an encoded rating system. This rating system is age and content-based, and is similar to the rating system used by the Motion Picture Association of America.

 

 

Under the rating system or “TV Parental Guidelines,” television programs fall into one of six age-based categories—TV-Y, TV-Y7, TV-G, TV-PG, TV-14, or TV-M. Content-based ratings for violence, sex, and potentially offensive language include FV for fantasy violence in the TV-Y7 category; V for violence, S for sexual situations, L for vulgar language, and D for suggestive dialogue in the TV-PG, TV-14, and TV-MA categories. In most cases, these guidelines are assigned to programs by the broadcast and cable networks. The rating icon is displayed at the beginning of each program in the upper left-hand corner of the screen for 15 seconds.

 

 

INTERNET BLOCKING

 

 

Internet pornography can be blocked through a variety of filtering mechanisms. These include client-based filters, server-based filters, and network-based filters. Additionally, filtering mechanisms differ in how they block access to pornography and other objectionable material.

Client-based filters may be installed on individual computers. Such filters allow the user to determine what type of material is blocked. These filters may also monitor Internet use. A denial of access may be overridden with a password. Most filtering software packages cost between $40-80 and are usually purchased on a subscription basis because the software has to be updated periodically to keep up with the addition of new web sites. A list of various client-based filters and parental controls is available at: http://emerald.jvlnet.com/parent.htm.

 

 

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) use server-based filters to block access to sources identified by uniform resource locators (URLs). The ISP selects which URLs to block and they are placed on a list that is periodically updated. Network-based filtering systems may also use URLs to identify blocked sites.

 

 

They are generally marketed to institutions, such as public libraries, that provide Internet access through multiple terminals. Both server and network-based filters allow individual users to customize the pre-selected URL lists.

 

 

In addition to using URLs, filtering programs may also use human review of web pages, key words, or “context sensitive” key words to block Internet access. Some companies employ people to look at web pages and classify them into different categories that a parent may choose to block. Selected key words limit access to sites containing potentially inappropriate words such as “sex” or “breast.” These filters may also apply to e-mail, chat rooms, and instant messages. “Context sensitive” software analyzes the language around key words to avoid blocking web sites that disseminate information about such things as “breast cancer” or “chicken breast recipes.”

 

 

All filtering programs function in a rather simple way. When an individual user requests access to a certain web site or page, either by entering a domain name, web address, or by clicking on a link, the filtering software checks that application against a list containing up to thousands of URLs, keywords or phrases to make sure that the web site contains appropriate material.

 

 

Criticisms of Internet Filtering Technology

 

 

Internet filtering technology has been criticized for being over-and under-inclusive, thus raising First Amendment concerns. Over-inclusive filters may block legitimate sites with information about sex or sexual health, thus infringing upon protected speech. It seems that the more effective a filter is at blocking pornographic web sites, the more it will necessarily over block non-sexually explicit speech. Alternatively, under-inclusive filters fail to block sites with objectionable material because their scope is too narrow. These filters may also be more vulnerable to attempts to disable them

General information on Internet filtering software is available at http://www.getnetwise.org. OLR report 99-R-1069 also discusses what individuals can do to block pornographic messages on the Internet.

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People blaming Democrats for allowing sex into the entertainments industry are just plain stupid, IMHO.

 

Sex got into the entertainment industry because so many people view it. The producers use it to promote viewing and that converts into $$dollars$$ and $$profits$$.

 

Producers tapped into something that the majority of people are preoccupied with at some level.  If people didn't want to view commercials and other things in the media associated with sex in some way, none of it would be there.

 

Be honest ............. our society as a whole brought this all on, not "Democrats".


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Yes, there is difference between having sex and sex trafficking. And Dems are to blame for sex?? Were Adam and Eve Democrats or Republicans?

Is this a repub / evangelical issue? 

Not quite sure where to go with this one. 

Is this to make an issue that sex is dirty and not a normal human desire and activity?

 

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I just agree that people have different values about the portrayal of sex in art, music, movies.  Personally I’m fine with it unless it demeans someone (and when it does, it’s usually demeaning women). 

 

I hate graphic displays of violence much worse. 

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@ManicProgressive

Yes, there is difference between having sex and sex trafficking. And Dems are to blame for sex?? Were Adam and Eve Democrats or Republicans?

Is this a repub / evangelical issue? 

Not quite sure where to go with this one. 

Is this to make an issue that sex is dirty and not a normal human desire and activity?

 

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I respect your opinion on graphic content in media, although I don’t necessarily agree with it. But I just think it’s best to distinguish sex trafficking from graphic movies, etc.   Everyone, I’m sure, thinks sex trafficking is evil.

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When my father and I were talking politics, he agreed that there are way too many people in office being stupid.  One reason why we see so much garbage on TV and at the movie such as sex, foul language, etc., is that some think the Democrats could be the blame for supporting it.  Nobody in the government has the authority to tell stores what music to play from what I have heard.  But I wish that if the government is going to support the entertainment industry, why don't those idots support the great composers like J.S. Bach or great singers like Big Crosby?   Ann Wagner who is my congresswoman agrees about how Hollywood has supported this terrible sex trafficking saga.  She wrote to me stating that she wants sex trafficking to stop.  If I was President of this country, I would say that it is time that we pull the plug on supporting shows that contain sex and start supporting good clean entertainment.  

 

 Another thing I don't like what the Democrats are doing and that is being WAY too easy on those who come into this country illegally.  And they came up with these stupid sanctuary cities for those who cross the U.S./Mexican border illegally.  

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