I think it’s good to have a very clear idea of exactly why we are banning something and how the ban, or lack of a ban, would affect those who are involved.
Who is harmed by internet Porn?
1.Those who are exploited, (if there is coercion, threats, deceit, sexual assault, [link] violence, or any other kind of exploitation) for creating this porn?
2. Or those who view Porn? How are they harmed? What kind of Porn is harmful?
Is all kind of Porn misogynistic – degrading, humiliating, objectifying and exploitative of women (or children)? If it is not, then would you still view it as harmful?
Could Porn be used to change attitudes towards sex, sexuality and women?
How is Indian Culture harmed by Porn being available on the internet?
Consider this. How do random, self proclaimed protectors of Indian Culture view sex? We don’t approve of sex education. Until recently, we permitted (even advertised in trailers?) ‘rape scenes’ and banned kissing scenes in Indian movies. And many of us still view premarital consensual sex as ‘rape’, and marital rape as sex. With so little respect for human rights and so little acknowledgment of women’s sexuality – how exactly do some of us think does Indian Culture view sex and sexuality?
“According to reports the government will also ask NGOs to create awareness and sensitizing the ill-effects of porn.” [link]
What do you think would these ‘ill effects’ include?
What would change if we do manage to ‘ban’ porn from the internet?
Here’s the link:
… According to reports the government will also ask NGOs to create awareness and sensitizing the ill-effects of porn.
Minister Ravi Shankar stated that although porn is legal in some countries, this issue should be observed in the “context of Indian culture and moral obligation towards society”.