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Sex, Violence and the FCC

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posted on May, 20 2008 @ 06:06 AM
Sex, Violence and the FCC
This has been bothering me every time I watch TV
Being a father of three (although my children are in their twenty’s) but thinking about what we want to relay to are children and what we are allowing the entertainment industry to shove down the throats of are Children, Where in the hell does the FCC have it’s head stuck?
Why don’t we have porn on TV in the United states of America, because we’re afraid we’ll give the youth of this country idea’s on how much fun it is having an organism with someone, YET, if the FCC admits that (and anyone else), then where do they stand with the demonic pleasure achieved when a program betrays someone being murdered and making a point of showing the sheer demonic joy of the murderer while showing the taking of a life
One show that comes to mind that has been on recently (someone help me on the name) repeatedly shows this guy walking into different crime scenes and reliving his mother getting butchered with a chain saw as blood is splattering all over him
And CSI, need I say more
The wholesale demonic killing is just absolutely running ramped all over the airwaves and I do mean airwaves ,we’re talking CBS, ABC, NBC and their fighting over ratings by trying to out do each other by being gorier than the competition
But god forbid if someone should get pleasure from sex
I’m talking graphical here
Graphic killings with loads of blood and screaming, begging “please don’t kill me” only to be smiled at while being snuffed out
And that’s ok, but god forbid if they showed the pleasure of sex graphically
Is it my Imagination or are we so hung up on sex so much that we’re not realizing that we’re teaching are children that being cruel in the utmost way while taking another humane life is a better option than sex?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to get porn on TV
Just trying to get violence to be treated with a little respect at least more than the FCC is willing to give it

[edit on 20-5-2008 by moonking]

posted on May, 20 2008 @ 06:42 AM
I agree. They are so obsessed with stopping sex that beheadings, disembowlements and all manner of death is ok, but a nipple...OMG!

When I first got to Europe after living all my life in America I was in for a huge shock. In Switzerland, sex is not nearly the taboo it is in the states. Your local sex shop is a socially acceptable place - so much so that some offer child care in an adjacent building so you can shop in peace - drop the kids off and buy your adult toys with out any stigma.

In the UK it is not uncommon to see extremely graphic TV during prime viewing hours. Just the other night I watched a show about improving your sex life which showed full frontal nudity and very openly and frankly discussed all manner of sexual topics...This is stuff you don't even see on HBO, folks.

Though it is shocking to me -and after almost five years living in Europe I am still shocked, i don't think it is wrong, or evil in anyway.

If you don't want your kids to see boobs, beheadings, or whatever, then take responsibilty and make sured they don't...

The FCC isn't a parent.

Violence, sex..all part of life.

I don't want some branch of any government telling me what is wrong or right..or telling my kids for that matter.

That is my job.

posted on May, 20 2008 @ 12:22 PM
There's too much sex and violence on TV. So much so, that I find television viewing to be disgusting, except for news programs, sporting events, and documentaries, some of which can be pretty disgusting, too.

Even if there isn't hardcore pornography on TV in the US, the content of most shows and many commercials is highly sexual and the language is atrocious.

How many times a day do I need to hear what seems like a ten minute lecture on erectile dysfunction and menstruation?

I was watching a sporting event on Fox Entertainment one day and after it ended, Family Guy came on. The first two minutes of the program was filled with language that half a century ago would have gotten you arrested if you dared to use such profanity in public and that was just the dog.

If you think your kids could benefit from viewing hardcore pornography, what's stopping you? VCRs and DVDs are dirt cheap these days and since you're on the internet, some good old-fashioned down and dirty "family entertainment" is just a click away.

Give the rest of us a break.

[edit on 2008/5/20 by GradyPhilpott]

posted on May, 20 2008 @ 12:47 PM
reply to post by moonking

I have to agree with both of you in a sense.. that is, you and Grady.

There is to much sex and violence on TV. Period. And it is a deciding factor as to why I refuse to watch TV.


I agree with you because if your going to show someone get butchered and so forth .. why not also show graphic sex/nudity?

While I don't agree with either, I don't see why one is allowed, while the other is not.

I mean, hell, if anything we should allow sex and nudity on TV, and not violence! .. I would rather teens watching a sexy naked model then a women being mathodically chopped up with graphic detail.

Seriously, I am surprised the youth do not suffer PTSD from watching prime time television .. I know soldiers who have not even seen stuff that bad while away at war!

Anyways, my stance: Boobies over decapitation, though both are "bad".

posted on May, 20 2008 @ 07:23 PM

Originally posted by Rockpuck
While I don't agree with either, I don't see why one is allowed, while the other is not.

well said, That's the point I wanted to make
also a good point by Grady about sex in the commercials,
it's like as soon as they invent Viagra everyone suddenly got erectile dysfunction
It just seems the violence has gotten so much more graphic and sadistic
who are they trying to appeal to

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