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Why do people approve of violence on TV but are outraged if there is a sex scene????

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posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 04:43 AM
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I contributed to a thread about True Blood. There is a lot of violence in the series but people who commented only really mentioned that the level of sex in the series was disturbing... what about the violence?

What is wrong with our minds if we can watch a movie such as SAW and think it is ok....but sex is disturbing???

I am starting to feel like people are being programmed to be more violent.




posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 04:50 AM
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Just another example of ridiculous double-standards in our "great" society. Somehow, sex is worse than violence.

I'm gonna go watch pornography now.



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 04:59 AM
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This is pretty much an American thing. Europe is much more liberal with nudity, but religion was a core principle of America's founding, and we haven't been able to shake that stigma thus far. I'm not bashing religion, just saying it still plays a dominant role in American perception unnecessarily, and contrary to a lot of other comparable western societies.



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 05:13 AM
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TV is kept alive by money/advertising so what does that tell you about mainstream soce?

Violence is popular..crime shows etc
People want to watch Violence

People are obviously angry and this pacifies them?




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posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 05:19 AM
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HEY!.. I like sex scenes.
2nd.



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 05:21 AM
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Why do People approve violence and not Sex?

That's easy....... they aren't getting any!



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 05:22 AM
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huh? there not getting violence or sex?

2nd line



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 05:34 AM
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Personally I have found the sex scenes boring since I was five. The violence and gore was way more exciting.



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 05:40 AM
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since you were five years old???

Please tell me you weren't watching inappropriate material for you age when you were 5???

omg!



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 05:41 AM
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Originally posted by Parize
Personally I have found the sex scenes boring since I was five. The violence and gore was way more exciting.


So what you are saying is the programming starts getting effective around age 5?



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 05:42 AM
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C'mon, you know the answer to this one.

Because MOST people have been brainwashed by religions invented by oligarchs, religions which worship gods who cast a stink eye on pleasure and encourage warfare for protecting the church -- which of course helps keep the little guy down, not minding a life of misery with an empty promise of eternal ease in life after death and also keeps the little guy fighting on the frontlines as battlefodder to ensure the king's castle (bank account).

We know this already.



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 05:45 AM
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I agree but do they actually understand what is happening? Are they conscious?

To be very honest I am very concerned at the level of violence on TV and children are exposed to it. I am not advocating porn... but violence is worse than sex.



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 05:51 AM
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It think religion has a lot to answer on this one.


I find it odd that something the vast majority of people in the World do for pleasure needs to be censored or we’re made to feel embarrassed by it.

In some alternate universe, where religion didn’t take off, the other me is down at the public, open air sex club, in town, smoking a huge spliff. Lucky sod.


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posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 05:52 AM
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I don't think so. I don't think too many people are thinking clearly these days for a number of reasons. Not to fly too far off topic, but this ties into the other thread you posted, I've been arguing for years that the entire US is suffering from a degree of Post Traumatic Stress and, as we know, that can and does cloud thinking to a degree and one of the hallmarks of it is avoidance of triggering content which, in this case, means deep thought about reality. You see what I mean?



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 05:58 AM
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Originally posted by Thurisaz
I contributed to a thread about True Blood. There is a lot of violence in the series but people who commented only really mentioned that the level of sex in the series was disturbing... what about the violence?

What is wrong with our minds if we can watch a movie such as SAW and think it is ok....but sex is disturbing???

I am starting to feel like people are being programmed to be more violent.


Violence is something we know is wrong, so we cannot do it. When we see it, we go RAWR of sorts and get into the mood. Dexter for instance.

Sex however, is akin to love and ... for some of us, at your whim. it's dirty and depraved if left open to the scoundrels selling it. We cherish it in a way, so .. I dunno

I dunno, I like both


A good root scene followed by a nasty slaughter scene... who can go wrong.. :>)



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 05:59 AM
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Originally posted by Thurisaz
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since you were five years old???

Please tell me you weren't watching inappropriate material for you age when you were 5???

omg!



I remember finding my Mum and Dads copy of the Karma-Sutra at that age whilst I was looking or my x'mas presents.


Boy was I confused at what I saw.



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 06:03 AM
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Well.... put it this way..... if one doesn't get much violence in their life...... that's a good thing.
No Sex, on the other hand, means you'll be miserable....... and miserable People tend to moan a lot...... but then again...... People who have a lot of Sex moan a lot too

There's just no pleasing anybody these days.



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 06:05 AM
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Does that mean violent sex could cause certain American's heads to explode?



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 06:06 AM
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I agree completely with what you have written.

Years back it was not this bad. The level of violence has accelerated.

I don't want to see live footage of people being bashed to death. (I still remember the LA riots) and still have a 'reaction' to the things I saw.

What is the long term affects of exposure to violence?

PTSD? Depresssion? Substance Abuse?

The media need to be more responsible.

EDIT to add... but again, it is supply and demand. People want violence. What is our future going to be like?





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posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 06:08 AM
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I started being allowed to watch rated R movies around age five. A lot of kids around my age have had the same experience in my area. Though now that I'm older I find that it was probably not the best thing for me but it's normal. You always find children giggling during rated R movies around here. The experience has made all sex scenes on screen very boring, but violence very exciting. Sex scenes are like watching paint dry; porn is in the same category. Now violence is something else if it gets a hold on you early on, but I won't go into that.
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