This evening I heard part of an ABC Radio interview with someone from the ABC Religion and Ethics Department. This person was quoting Robert Manne and Clive Hamilton whom he said had been speaking out against the porn industry.
The suggestion was that not only is pornography an abuse of those who participate in the making of it, but also that it debases those who choose to view it.
What is your response to this suggestion?
(Please, I'm hoping to avoid smart comments about anyone's personal activities, and instead hoping more for any thoughtful comment about individual freedoms versus the nanny state. )
I should add that there was nothing said about reviving the apparently now defunct internet filter: rather it was a more general discussion about the role of pornography in society.
Moderators: could you kindly correct the typo in the heading of the thread? I went to edit it when I noticed it but apparently I can only edit the body of the post and not the title which does seem a bit unfortunate.