November 11th, 2005

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on sex in the media... you know, for the kids...


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Originally uploaded by chrismaverick.
So anyone who's known me for any decent amount of time, especially if you, you know, read this blog regularly or anything, you probably know that I'm extremely dedicated to the causes of free speech and anti-censorship. And I also take any chance to rant on something that bugs me, especially if it gives me an excuse to toss in a worksafe picture of a half naked girl in with the rant. Thanx saturniakitty

So anyway, I was reading Google News earlier today and I came across an article about sex on TV and how it has increased in recent years. The article goes on to give the statistics on sexual representation on television as given by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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That's what we're really talking about here. Whenever a culture artifact type becomes popular it becomes sexual. Then it is ostracized until it is accepted by later generations. And then those generations force it on their younger generations as an important example of how much better cultrure was back in the day then it is now. When I'm ruler, I will be incorporating TV into the high school canon. No one will be able to get out of the tenth grade without reading Great Gatsby, and the Watchmen, seeing performances of Romeo and Juliet and Carmen, watching the movies Taxi Driver and American Beauty watching the episode of Moonlighting where they finally do it. And the episode of Gilmore Girls where Rori finally loses her virginity. I've never actually seen the show, but I hear its good. And you know, Alexis Bledel is hot in a wholesome kinda way. You know... good for the kids.