Posts Tagged ‘Pornography’

Nauru blocks Facebook on moral and religious grounds Comments 0

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
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Nauru’s Justice Minister, David Adeang, has issued a press release defending, on moral and religious grounds, his government’s decision to control access to the internet. However some are claiming the social media blackout was directed by the Australian government to assist its Cambodian resettlement policy. The Nauru government says it is restricting internet access to block Read more

Patricia Bartlett a pain in politicians’ sides Comments 1

Friday, April 24th, 2015
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How do you solve a problem like Patricia Bartlett? The Lower Hutt morals campaigner was ejected from her nunnery in 1969 for her too-vocal convictions, and became a thorn in the side of politicians and film censors for 25 years. Establishing the Society for the Promotion of Community Standards in 1970, the diminuitive Bartlett made Read more

Is pornography addiction real? Comments 0

Friday, November 7th, 2014
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Maybe we should ask the experts–those seeking help. There is much debate about whether or not pornography is addictive. Pornography addiction is controversial even among professional therapists. This debate heated up when the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual for Psychiatric Disorders (DSM-V) for therapists did not include sexual addiction as a clinical diagnosis. Read more

The similar effects of incest and pornography Comments 0

Friday, October 3rd, 2014
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Although they have been common throughout history, prohibitions against incest (sexual relations between blood relatives) have become increasingly difficult to understand and defend. In part, this is a result of a misunderstanding. We often think that the primary reason to ban incest is to prevent genetic abnormalities or other harm to children who might be Read more

Christians behind PNG proposed sexting ban, lawyer says Comments 0

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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A Papua New Guinea lawyer says the influence of fundamentalist Christians from oversees is partly to blame for a proposed crackdown on sexting in PNG. Constitutional lawyer Tiffany Twivey-Nongorr has called the proposed PNG ban an outrageous breach of human rights. As part of a review of the Censorship Act, PNG’s Censorhip Board is considering Read more

Internet pornography has teens going R18 on sex questions Comments 0

Friday, November 1st, 2013

A study of what teenagers really want to know about sex has revealed anxiety about being “normal”, and the clear influence of internet pornography. Researchers from Family Planning put question boxes in sex education classes at five high schools across New Zealand last year. Students from years 9 to 12 were able to post their Read more

Christ and a growing rural addiction Comments 0

Friday, October 25th, 2013
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Pastoral Letter Most Rev Gerard J Holohan Bishop of Bunbury 29th September 2013 The Rural Financial Counselling Service reported recently that the number of rural people within Western Australia succumbing to internet pornography addiction, drug use and depression, is growing. Research shows internet pornography addiction to be a rapidly growing problem across Australia and overseas. Read more

Hotels and the pornography plague Comments 1

Friday, September 13th, 2013
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A bit more than a year ago, we wrote on Public Discourse a letter we had sent to the chief executive officers of our nation’s largest hotel chains, respectfully asking them to stop offering pornography in their hotel rooms. “We are, respectively, a Christian and a Muslim, but we appeal to you not on the Read more

The problem with porn Comments 0

Friday, May 24th, 2013
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Technology has enabled the proliferation of pornography, making it so pervasive that it has become the main sex educator for many young people. This is a profound problem because it gives a distorted view of sexuality and human relations, predominantly involves violence against women and encourages hazardous practices. It is causing young people confusion and Read more

50% of all child sex abuse cases linked to online porn Comments 0

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
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The Deputy Children’s Commissioner Sue Berelowitz, in her study of sexual exploitation by urban gangs found that the “use and impact” of pornography was a major factor in 48 percent of interviews with abuse victims and perpetrators. The highly easy access of porn online skewed young people’s views about what is “acceptable, required or expected” Read more