Tiny titties? You’re a child…apparently

Apparently Australia has banned small breasts in porn because they look too juvenile and it’s equivalent to child pornography.

1) Where is the evidence that pedophiles (that go after girls, anyway) are attracted to adult bodies?

2) What does this do to women’s body image? Women with small breasts are being told that their bodies constitute child pornography. Small breasts = child? By that logic, their husbands can’t legally have sex with them.

3) What does this say about sexuality? What are the implications here about the men who are attracted to women who look like this? Are they pedophiles? (Of course not.)

This says something very bad about the perception of women and their different body shapes/types. It also says something very bad about men’s sexuality. There are a lot of assumptions here and very little (if anything) seems to be evidence-based.

This is probably (hopefully) unintentional – maybe “think of the children” gone amok – but it’s so bizarre that a grown woman’s body, because of one particular characteristic, could be considered by anyone to be childlike enough to constitute child pornography.

Or is this all just an excuse to limit access to porn in general?

Advertisements

11 responses to “Tiny titties? You’re a child…apparently

  1. Any idea how this is enforced? Does someone wade through millions of sites showing “childlike” porn in order to decide whether to ban them? Is that person then a pedophile? How would that person measure breast size? I’m having a hard time imagining a filter that could do this. Are there consequences for watching it (the very definition of a thought crime as far as I can tell)? Sorry, this is dumb on too many levels, I’ll quit while I still retain my sanity.

  2. This is hardly anything new really. How many times have you heard someone say that someone with shaved genitals does it to impress pedophiles? Both are equally stupid.

    • But rarely have I heard it legislated. The logistics of making this ban enforceable are almost as intriguing as the stupidity of the idea behind it.

  3. Thinking of the children is the global excuse for censorship and fascism it seems. People do want to protect there children. But I guess that nobody told them that overprotecting children does more harm then good.

    This law in Australia are good example of the stupidity that they are trying to force up on people, and at the same time trying to censor the internet as they please.

    There are many adult today with the “Peter Pan Syndrome”.

    See.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/05/070501112023.htm

  4. Well don’t get too intrigued, ChrisZ, because we stupid Aussies haven’t actually become lost to the world of pornography just yet.

    If you’re interested, you can read a local (ie Sydney, Australia) media report on it here:
    http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/weird-politics-of-small-boobs-and-bodily-fluids-20100129-n278.html

    The Australian Sex Party is a vanishingly small goup of SIFalytics (SIF = Single Issue Fanatics), in this case all about, you guessed it, sex.

    So all those lovely American websites with photos and videos of female ejaculation and small-breasted women will still be viewable in Australia for a while yet.

  5. You are entirely welcome, Kimbo, however, if you’re even more interested, you can consult the actual Australian Classification Guidelines here:
    http://www.comlaw.gov.au/comlaw/management.nsf/lookupindexpagesbyid/IP200508205?OpenDocument

    As you can see, the Board has a lot of stamping room, so who knows when they might take it into their pointy little heads to do what the Australian Sex Party reckons they’ve already done.

    As someone, I can’t quite remember who, once said: “The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.”

  6. Did you know that Australia has the only military in the world that will pay for women’s breast implants????

  7. Kimbo, I don’t know whether I’d call it ‘proof’, but it did get a writeup in the local (Aussie) press ( http://www.news.com.au/navy-defends-breast-implants/story-e6frfkp9-1111114427036 ).

    Of course it’s a little bit old now (Sep 2007) and the newspaper is part of the same evil empire that brings you Fox news, and there’s nothing to say that Australia is the ONLY country to do it, but apparently it does happen out here in good old Oz.

    But then, the Aussie Defence Forces always do have a bit of a problem recruiting and keeping personnel, so, if you reckon that 10 grand for some cosmetic surgery versus 30 – 50 grand to recruit, induct and train a new sailor, maybe it’s not such a bad deal.