And? If nations decide to censor site like this because of nudity is displayed its up to those who govern those countries and if democratic, the voting public. Would you like the leaders of The Arabic Emirates, Iran, China or Pakistan to decide what content is ok for you to watch. Its me alone who decide what sites I or my kids visit
No and thats exactly why you can't generalize or make decisions on behalf of others just like some people let their kids watch movies with questionable content others wouldn't some are ok with nudity and some are not but its their call not APUG's or any othter websites
I might not be young enough but i do have two (3 and 7 YO)
That no excuse. If you bring kids into this world their wellbeing, safety, health and education is your responsibility not mine and if you are not up to it you better get up to it and seek advice and knowlegde from someone who does have the skills. Consulting the other parents from your kids class is one approach that work well.
I support this statement to its entirety (the retort not the original).
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This is not about art or not art. This forum is not a restricted 18+ forum, and it would be great if teenagers could discover the wonder that is film. Maybe a restricted forum is needed, or maybe just the many other gallery options are better suited for more challenging material, sex related or not!
Teen agers and children are very interested and curious about anything sexual. They have a sexuality and a curiosity. The idea that children must be "protected" from sex-related material is crap invented by the censor-happy ones. They don't want nudes, or porn, or whatever, and in order to prevent the circulation of this kind of material they use the "protection of children" as an excuse.
Find me ONE teen-ager who wants to be protected from Playboy, or Penthouse, or Hustler. Children don't have a problem with sex. Parents have.
And really, there's not a whole lot on APUG that will harm teenagers.
With the possible exception of the "deleted" thread.
And maybe some of the philosophical discussions about the existence of "magenta".
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I dont neccesarilly disagree with you personally, but, it will get the site banned in internet filters. And not everyone has the line drawn in the same place. Most people here arnt young enough to have pre-teen or early teen children. The "its up to the parents" line is crap. Most parents dont have the IT skills to effectively manage the internet, its a different time than finding a playboy magazine in the bushes.
Somewhat OT but related: While I don't agree with your statement, I do have an issue here... but it's definitely not with nudes in the APUG gallery. My issue is with my HOME ISP that is blocking websites. They're CENSORING what sites I can visit. I complain but they never reply to me. They know they are the single viable high-speed option anyone in this rural area has so they force their puritanical censorship on us all. It's either that or they're trying to save bandwidth. Either way, they're controlling and cheated their customers. So one day my ISP may ban APUG as a site that hosts nude photos. But I'd NEVER support their attempts at censorship. Okay... now I've worked myself up and am steaming angry at my ISP.