From The Register:
Back to Ben Westwood. He has put together a book titled Fuck Fashion. He believes that this is going to fall foul of the oncoming law on extreme porn - and he is livid. Of Jack Straw and “Wacky” Jacqui Smith, he adds: “They are trying to dismantle our basic human rights. We cannot just sit here and take this. We cannot just lie back and watch this ludicrous Act slip in the back door.”
Via the back door eh? They don’t like it up ‘em! Ben Westwood is a fashion designer whose mother you have probably heard of. Basically the law on extreme and violent pornography bans an awful lot of porn and erotica. Essentially, unless it’s Harriet Harman reclining on a bed of rose-petals and showing pink (sorry) it’s illegal. Or Hazel Blears being winsome in a see-through nightie (really sorry) you’re going to jail. Anything which is deemed “pornographic” and includes “extreme” (they don’t define - they are looking for a test case) or (violent - ditto) imagery will be illegal. So porn is OK but violent or extreme porn isn’t. Except there isn’t a proper definition. Rape “fantasy stuff” will definitely be deep-sixed even if everyone involved knew it was a fantasy and the john buying it knew as well. Knowing it’s made-up is no excuse because truth and fantasy are now conjoined twins.
It’s like the kiddie porn stuff. It’s now illegal to simulate kiddie porn whether through Photoshop, CGI or sticking photocopied images together. There is a case against kiddie porn and a strong one. The real thing involves the actual abuse of children. The simulated form involves the abuse of Adobe Software. They are going to do the same thing with adult porn and the fact that from cameraman (frequently it’s women these days - so go fuck yourself Clare Short because no one else will) to fluffer they are all going to jail despite the fact that as consenting adults they had an amicable cup of tea together after the shoot.
Back to the porn. There is a website you know which is organising a protest about this. I feel very strongly about this. I don’t feel strongly about it because I care about piccies of women in the nip though I do (they’re not gonna be banned anyway). I feel strongly because this is a de facto ban on all BDSM imagery (and much else). It is a de facto criminalization of about 10% of the adult population of the UK (those into BDSM). And we’re not talking drug-dealers or kiddie-fiddlers or anything like that here. We are talking about putting consenting adults on the Sex Offenders Register (aka destroying their lives forever).
That’s bad right? Hell, yes it is! But it isn’t that bad. It isn’t like they said, “You say another word contra-Islam and you’re in fucking Strangeways* me old china.” Except it is. They are coming for pornographers first. You don’t care because you probably think that it’s obscene and nasty. We stand and we defend this trench because yours is next mate.
Anyway, it would appear Dita Von Teese is defending this one and I’m first in the line behind her, taking her [censored].
I want my barbaric yawp to sound to Alderley Edge. These cunts have taken our money. They have told us what healthcare to get, they have told my vegetarian wife (at her own expense) to eat her greens, they have taken over education and now they’re telling us what we can and can’t get turned on by? Possibly because a YouGov survey showed the majority of adult males were put on the slack by an image of Jacqui Smith doing a Marilyn (I am really sorry).
They correlate pornography with sexual violence. I correlate their attitude to it with the fact they’re an unspeakably ugly bunch of fuckers. And they are. Ever wanked yourself to sleep over a picture of Hazel Blears? I think not. If you have please report to the extermination camp because frankly it will be a mercy for all concerned.
And Nick is on the fucking warpath over it.
H/T Rob Fisher.
*You have to see it. Those Victorians knew how to make a jail look scary as hell.