Are Nudity And Sex Obscene?

No. Nudity and sex are not obscene. Hate is obscene. Intolerance is obscene. Violence is obscene, but our bodies are not fundamentally obscene in any way. In the spirit of censorship, I hear people talk about how, “they don’t want to see that” in an effort to prevent adults from creating pornography. I hear grown women use the term, “gross.” I watch and listen as women continue to blame sex, sluts, and pornography for creating a, “rape culture,” when rape has nothing to do with sex. It is a mistake to think, otherwise, and if you cannot understand this basic concept, you are liable to indulge your need to censor sex, which actually contributes to the attitude a lot of people have had over the years that it is not all right to talk about abuse or problems, in general. That is the effect of judging pornography to be obscene and harmful to women. The leap many have made over the years that porn is oppressive to women cannot be proven. “Rape Culture” is fear mongering and has not been clearly defined, either. The reason we complain makes sense, though. When we gossip and talk to one another, it just means that we may be bored. It is one thing to be bored, though, and play a game of cards or have coffee with someone you like. It is another thing to make up terms, target innocent people, and try to bully Americans for nothing. President Obama has spoken out against bullying, himself, and he is correct. It is good to argue and discuss things, but it is not good to censor people in the name of conjecture, hype, and hostility. It is also not all right to call something rape when it is not.

Our culture is not based in rape. Our culture is full of great democratic principles, ideals, and traditions. We may not have the perfect government, but our country is still one of the greatest. Even I disagree with what we do in the name of America, but at least I have the right to petition my government for a redress of grievances. I could not do that in many other countries. I know that people will complain and gossip, but at least I can call them out on getting it wrong or going too far. If you appreciate living in this country, enough, you feel responsible for letting your government know when it is tightening its reigns too much and attempting to stifle independence rather than encouraging it. The wonderful thing is that I am saying this in a free place. I know I have the right to speak up, and I am glad I can do this, now.