Man Candy Monday
Today, it becomes illegal in England and Wales to own ‘extreme pornographic images’ as new legislation is brought into force.
As Monmouth points out, ‘this law has raised relatively little interest in mainstream media, and critical coverage has been scant. That’s not encouraging, given most professional journalists’ sensitivities about any attempts to nibble away at our freedoms of expression. But this one is difficult to mobilize public opinion against.‘ Because, yup, no one wants to be seen supporting the perverts.
Even The Guardian, reporting today, takes the disappointing angle that a) the law’s not *that* bad really and b) women’s groups claim it doesn’t go far enough. As Backlash say, ‘Many people assume that “violent pornography” is only of interest to men, and no sane woman would enjoy or even tolerate it.‘ And of course, this is utter bollocks.
All in all, a grim day for kinksters and for everyone’s civil liberties.