& more tales of sexual repression:
Apple limits self expression by making the IPad supposedly “free from porn”. It has a Playboy ap, but that ap contains no nudity. Some magazines are made to photoshop nipples from breasts on their covers.
FB removes photo of two men kissing.
FB removes a sex shop’s ad account because it is a sex shop. What the hell?
Censorship abounds. Is it just me or is this world becoming more uptight, more afraid of sex? What happens when we are censored? We become ignorant. Our teens don’t learn about safe sex, contraception and more. You can’t repress sex. Baby, you can’t stop the people.
If you disagree with FB’s censorship policy, I urge you to go to the Venus Envy Ottawa Page and join by pressing “like”. Not only will you receive great info about workshops, events and sales, but you’ll also be showing your support for education, awareness and yes, joy when it comes to sex and sexuality. By the way, Venus Envy has a wonderful books section with educational books about sex, erotica and more. They have a reading coming up on August 25 at 8:00 pm called Reading Out Loud, a celebration of GLBT literature. Note that this event is in its 6th year at the Ottawa store. This year’s event features Jeremy Dias, Karin Galldin, Marcus McCann, Oliver (Ghaida).
Let’s be proud of our sexuality. Let’s not go back to the dark days of repression and shame. Let’s give FB the finger. Join the page.
Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. ~Alfred Whitney Griswold, New York Times, 24 February 1959