Anti-Porn Crusade

Discussion in 'Relationships, Discrimination, and Jealousy' started by dreamer20, Feb 12, 2010.

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Would you allow the Adult Video Store?

Poll closed May 13, 2010.
  1. yes

    57 vote(s)
    82.6%
  2. no

    12 vote(s)
    17.4%
  1. dreamer20

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    Do you agree with this premise?

    When men see porn it causes them to sexually assault women, therefore Adult Video Stores should not be in my neighborhood.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDYZOaTaK2A


    And re: this post:(which seems hypocritical to me):


    As a person who is pro-porn, would you really join an anti-porn crusade to stop an Adult Video Store doing business in your neighborhood?:confused:
     
  2. B_Nick4444

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    not pro-porn (whatever that is)

    but my answer to the question would be no
     
  3. the_reverend

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    well, i disagree with the premise. i watch plenty of porn and have never sexually assaulted anyone. nor has any other friend i know who watches porn.

    as for the shop locale, there's gotta be a middle ground between the mini mall and the warehouse district. have it readily available without having it right in people's faces. have it discretely placed so those who don't want their kids exposed to it can avoid it but not hidden away so as to maintain the delusion that porn and by extension sex are something dirty to be ashamed of.

    so, no, i would never join such a movement...but as the old saying goes, location, location, location.
     
  4. Smooth88

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    No I find this silly.
     
  5. b.c.

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    Arguments that porn causes men to sexually assault women, that violent movies and video games cause people to commit acts of violence, and other such premises are usually based on little or no data. They are scapegoat issues, easy "causes" for those with political aspirations who are unable or unwilling to tackle more complex issues. They shift blame on something other than the true causes for such acts.

    I think people inclined to certain acts will act with or without these alleged causes.

    As for locations of certain businesses in "neighborhoods", that would depend on the neighborhood. One would not expect to find in a largely residential district an adult bookstore, or any other store for that matter. On the other hand, if you live in an area zoned for businesses, then it becomes incumbent upon the community and their local representatives to determine which kinds of businesses they want.
     
  6. allmale

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    I voted no because I wouldn't want my property value to decline any further, since it's bottomed out anyway. I agree with the poster who said there has to be a middle ground between residential and warehouse districts though.
     
  7. helgaleena

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    porn is not the problem, it's the exploitation of the workers in it.
     
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    Like The Reverend, I watch a fair amount of porn and sexually explicit materials and I've always managed not to sexually assault any women. I still have a good sense of right and wrong. I still think rapists should be severely punished. So, no, I do not agree that simply because a man watches porn he has a higher tendency of sexually assaulting women.

    It is true, though, that some adult stores are inappropriately situated. Nobody likes to see adult stores in the vicinity of a kindergarten or nursery. As long as they're located in the right neighbourhood, say, the commercial district, I don't have any problems with them. And, no, I do not see how they contribute to sex crimes.
     
  9. sxjTheFirst

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    I would not like adult stores in a residential neighborhood or any other inappropriate location. HOWEVER the premise that it will lead men to sexual assault is flawed. I remember reading that the reverse is true somewhere.
     
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    I voted no because i wouldn't want to live right next do to a porn store, but the argument here is stupid. Porn = rape :smashfreakB:Unless ive got it wrong people watch porn to get the sexual frustration out so they DON'T have to go and take it out on somebody else.
     
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    Unfortunately, we live in a nation run by Pilgrims. Uptight, sex fearing Pilgrims.

    How, I ask, did we get this far and incorporate this many people into this country, and still wind up with the millstone of Pilgrim sexual morality around out necks?
     
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    i don't think the sex tore leads to anything bad...but violence in society leads to viloence
     
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    If somebody is going to sexually assault another person, they will do it no matter what. I don't see the problem with having a porn shop set up in any part of the city. There are plenty of things I dislike seeing around my neighborhood (such as "religious" bookstores), but there is nothing I can do about that. ;)
     
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    bang. meet head of nail.
     
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    violence leads to violence? circular logic or Zen koan? YOU DECIDE!!!
     
  16. dreamer20

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    I don't believe porn causes sexual assaults. I find that premise to be ridiculous.

    I've only been in stores which sold both regular and adult videos and not "places where men go to get off with others or alone". Nevertheless I don't see how having private viewing booths on their premises would somehow make them a community threat. If that were true people viewing porn in their homes would be an equivalent threat to the community. I have no problem with an adult video store being in my locality, and there is one such store.
     
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    That's bullshit.
    :bsflag:
    It's like saying we can't sell The White Album by The Beatles because it'll cause people like Charles Manson to murder.
    The crimes are a result of defective brain chemistry of the criminals, not any form of entertainment or media they're exposed to.
     
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    That is a great response. I agree. *cough... bullshit!

     
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    Across the street from my building in l'eixample (le shamp) there are two porn stores. Actually, they are the same business, but there is a children's toy store between them that has been in that location for more than 50 years. Granted, I don't live in the suburbs in Mesa, Arizona -- but the property values in my neighborhood have skyrocketed since I bought the property in the mid 1990s. The property values may soon fall, but not because we've got porn stores catering to both gay and straight clients across the street. And even if the property values drop, the rents won't. We're smack in the middle of the "tony" expensive gay part of town which just keeps getting more and more popular with Brits and Germans. Why Brits and Germans? Got me. Maybe it's the porn stores across the street?
     
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    That was a great video clip.
     
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