1. Dawn says:

    Agreed. We can’t celebrate Hugh Hefner and how he broke down morals or how Game of Thrones is “so entertaining” and then complain about the effect that porn has on our culture.

  2. Well said, Zac. As long as the media shows people that harassment and assault are normal, it may be impossible to convince offenders otherwise.

  3. Gretchen Engel says:

    Well said. So many movies throw in gratuitous sex scenes, jokes, or crude language. We watched the Back to the Future movies with the kids. The number of times they took God or Christ’s name in vain was frustrating especially for movies that are otherwise pretty family friendly (and nostalgic). Now that I’m a mom, I’m a lot more sensitive to content. It bothers my kids, and I want them to not be desensitized!

  4. notleia says:

    I don’t think it’s as easy as censoring entertainment. Without understanding the mechanics of abuse, it doesn’t really solve anything to not distinguish between “mere” sexual content and sexual exploitation.
    I think it bears repeating in this context that sex in of itself is not bad. Sex is not the enemy, sex is not the actual problem. Jerkwads who use other people to gratify themselves without regard to those people are the problem.

    • Autumn Grayson says:

      To me there’s also the question of the specifics of the content in question. I don’t think it’s good to go full on graphic in a story, but there are times when it can be good to show how abuse affects a character, as well a how they can get out of that situation. So I guess in stories we have to see if the abuse is there just to entertain people/glorify abuse, or if it is there to raise awareness and maybe give people the courage to leave an abusive situation.

      After researching psychopathy and narcissistic personality disorder, I actually have a few characters now who are victims of people with those disorders and have to figure out how to overcome the mental abuse and leave. I think one thing that helps stories like that is showing it from the perspective of the victim so that people realize exactly how horrible abuse is.

  5. Jo Michelle says:

    Am I the only one here who’s going to point out that quote is from The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe?

What do you think?