Canvassing for Opinion - aka "Blairs Brain on Cannabis"

IMHO prohibition sentiment requires inherent addiction to status quo, an incapacity to visualise beyond the here and now and a desperate desire to know others might feel the same... Reform is not revolutionary, rather it is evolutionary. Having survived banging your head against a brick wall the evolutionist relishes having stopped. / Blair

Monday, June 04, 2007

Porn, Prohibition and Just say No.

The increased sexualization of girls and women in our culture is troubling as is the blurring between pornography and mainstream entertainment. What's sad is the underlying message girls are getting and believing, in part because it's true -- it's a way they can feel powerful instantly and it can lead to a certain kind of fame and celebrity. And for girls whose parents never talk to them about embracing their sexuality and feeling comfortable in their own skin (vs. just preaching abstinence), the allure of being sexy in this way can be very compelling. The 'Porn Effect' Online


This psychosocial dynamic reads a lot like systemic failed drug policy. Ban it and increase the problems and prevalence.

The intersect of sex and drugs remedial adjustments is 'at parenting level' not perverse policing of a moral tautology, the 'means, ends and the enforcing of abstinence'.

[Its illegal because its immoral, its immoral because its illegal.]

Stanton Peele captured this forbidden fruit in his treatise on alcohol, abstention and binge drinking. Others have written on virginity, loss there of, poor health outcomes and religious doctrine. Oops, its that 'looks like drug policy, smells like drug policy' double standards and parents again.

Those who treat sex as a moral issue and fail to educate younger folk reality-based solutions get the very outcome they least desire. What is it about religion that it requires temptation and failure. Those who profess theisms virtues can be of this world but not in it.

Fears loves a Moloch like those who sell ambulances, love disaster.

Blair Anderson
http://blairformayor.com/

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