censorship / Desire / media / Pornography

Stop Childproofing the Fucking World

When movies get played on network or cable TV, they get edited for content. Whatever, fine. But what is chosen to be edited is sometimes an interesting game. While watching Dinner For Schmucks on FX (because I’m a famous sex writer and so obviously everything I do is super cool), I literally did one of those pug head tilts out of confusion. They had edited out the word “clitoris.”

Naturally, I flipped out. liberty restrained

Here is the resulting rant that includes a dissection of an article titled “Simple Ways to Molest-Proof Your Child” that was really good until it got really, really bad.

Listen to it. It’s fun and inspiring, like Alec Baldwin’s speech in Glengarry, Glen Ross.

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2 thoughts on “Stop Childproofing the Fucking World

  1. Apparently the human body – and the female body in particular – is so obscene that even clinical terminology for its parts is unacceptable. But we already knew that.

    The accompanying illustration comes across as more exploitative than poignant. I understand the gag in Lady Liberty’s mouth, but the torn-open shirt and porn-star jugs have nothing to do with censorship (unless it’s intended as a complaint that we have to cover a scared-looking woman’s nipples when she’s being sexually assaulted).

    • Charlie, very interesting observation on the image. I had somehow interpreted it through a BDSM lens, but I absolutely see your point and, had I read it before posting (if that were possible), probably wouldn’t have included it. But since this is an article on censorship, it seems downright unprincipled to remove it. 😉

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