[Milton-L] Re: porno vs. art?

Rose Williams rwill627 at cox.net
Tue Nov 29 15:17:21 EST 2005


Review what I said:
"Child pornography, or anything else which ABUSES the helpless for the 
delectation
of a moneyed audience, is despicable. It should be outlawed, and it should
be prosecuted."
Prosecuted, not persecuted. Abuse, not artistic representation. Legal review 
and legal justice, not censorship.
Rose Williams

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard Strier" <rastrier at uchicago.edu>
To: "John Milton Discussion List" <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 1:21 PM
Subject: Re: [Milton-L] Re: porno vs. art?


> Re child porno-- what if it is only imagined?  Or what if it is a painter 
> or photographer with a model?
>
> Again, consider Balthus and various photographers.  I think that we should 
> be very careful before we start advocating the censorship of anything. 
> Moral high horses tend to get out of control.  Remember: censorship 
> involves written or otherwise reproduced material.  There are laws on the 
> books for particular crimes -- rape, abduction, kidnapping, abuse, etc. 
> Let's persecute crimes, and not representations!
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