Everyday Feminist

Extreme Porn Ban

Posted by PoliticsWTF on May 5, 2008

This week, a bill is being passed that bans the possesion of extreme pronography. Extreme pornography can be defined as:

  • An act which threatens or appears to threaten a person’s life.
  • An act which results in or appears to result in serious injury to a person’s anus, breasts or genitals.
  • An act which involves or appears to involve sexual interference with a human corpse.
  • A person performing or appearing to perform an act of intercourse or oral sex with an animal.

Tthe first two points seem pretty subjective to me, but overall I think this is a positive thing. The campaign was started by Liz Longhurst whose daughter Jane had been killed. Her killer, Graham Coutts, had been found to be looking at images of women being raped and strangled as well as pictures depicting necrophilia. While some people are worried that these images can be consensual and part of a healthy relationship, I must agree with the spokesperson from the Ministry of Justice:

“Pornographic material which depicts necrophilia, bestiality or violence that is life threatening or likely to result in serious injury to the anus, breasts or genitals has no place in a modern society and should not be tolerated,” says a spokeswoman for the ministry.

However, unfortunately I don’t think this is going to be able to stop the “Graham Coutts” of this world.

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