pornography

The Sexual Freedom Project: Use it or not

Revisiting what Eneko said about generational differences in how we talk about sex, saying, for example, that the use of pornography is always a choice -- use it or not. What was your sex education growing up? Was it easy or hard to talk with your parents about sex? Is accessibility to pornography important to you? Do you think is pornography serves society? Or helps with sex education? Please share your thoughts with us -- make your own video, write us a poem or an essay, or make us an original work of art. If your work is featured on the site, we'll ...

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Net Neutrality and Internet Freedom: A voice for the voiceless

In preserving all human rights, especially those having to do with privacy of person and sexual freedom, free access to the unfettered communications of the Internet is crucial. The Internet is the circulatory system of the body politic, and the world's only hope for true pluralism. Any and all attempts to restrict or dismember the Internet and its uses must be met by an army of us willing to lay down our lives to make sure these attempts fail. Think of young Bradley Manning, who thought that transparency to bring alleged government corruption to the attention of a whistleblower was something ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Dress For Success

(También en Español) How frequently and how harshly are we judged because of our appearance? How does your dress affect credibility, even as women are pressured to be sexually alluring at all times? Have you ever thought about the root of this double standard? Do you think pornography plays a role in shaping expectations? in inhibiting women's sexual freedom? Please share your thoughts with us in whatever creative way you like: make a video, write a song, a poem or an essay or a work of art. If we feature your contribution, we will send you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt ...

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Censorship in Egypt: From online porn to hugging on television

(También en Español) News of Note: Intimate scenes to be banned from Egyptian public TV (AGI) Cairo - A group of Islamic supervisors of the Egyptian Public Broadcaster will be in charge of removing 'immoral ' footage from films the network has in its archives. The ban will apply to scenes featuring hugging, kissing and belly dancing. As reported by the daily Kuwait al-Anba, which quotes sources from inside the Network, such a decision could bring about either the removal of important scenes from movies that are an integral part of Egypt's cinema or their complete ban from ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Porn Education

(También en Español) Is there such a thing as good porn and bad porn? What about hetero-male-produced porn vs women-, LGBT- amateur-produced porn which is just as enticing? Will universal replete sex ed in our schools change the face of the male-dominated porn industry, which mostly objectifies and exploits women? Leave a comment and let us know what you think or make your own video or blog to share. We will send you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt or slap bracelet to thank you. Video edited by Tiye Massey.

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Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich All Promise To Ban Porn

(También en Español) News of Note: Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich All Promise To Ban Porn The top three Republican presidential candidates pledged a war on porn today which means that they have promised more action to ban porn than to create jobs. The conservative group Morality In Media is head over heels today after all three top Republican candidates promised to go war against the distribution of porn. In a written statement, Rick Santorum said, “Federal obscenity laws should be vigorously enforced. If elected President, I will appoint an Attorney General who will do so.” Not to ...

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Iran confirms death sentence for ‘porn site’ web programmer

(También en Español) News of Note: Iran confirms death sentence for 'porn site' web programmer Iran's supreme court has upheld the death sentence for a web programmer who faces imminent execution after being found guilty of developing and promoting porn websites. Saeed Malekpour was picked up by plainclothes officers in October 2008 and taken to Evin prison in Tehran, where he spent a year in solitary confinement without access to lawyers and without charge. A year after his arrest, the 35-year-old appeared in a state television programme confessing to a series of crimes in connection with a porn website. On the ...

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Porn Sites go .XXX

You may have heard of the new .xxx domain names being created for porn sites. They finally went live this Tuesday and the controversy hasn't stopped. "By applying for a .xxx site, webmasters, adult performers, studios, and others become part of a "sponsored community," agreeing to operate legally and within agreed-upon business standards. Each .xxx site will be scanned daily with McAfee protection tools, which ICM (the registry that is responsible for handing out the .xxx domains) says will help make them among the Web's safest destinations. But as you might expect, not everyone is pleased with the move. Some religious ...

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A Transhuman Views the Singularity Summit 2011

Last weekend (10/15-16/2011) it was my pleasure to attend Singularity Summit 2011, an event presented annually by the Singularity Institute since 2006. As much as Arse Elektronika celebrated the freedom of citizen science and engineering in pursuit of more fun and joy for everybody, so Singularity Summit celebrated actual and potential financial success and public welfare enhancement from emerging technologies. It seems to me, as an activist and advocate for real time living, based on transhuman ideals, including especially intergender forms of self-expression, that both these events were worthy explorations of important social territory; however, the logistic ...

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