Friday, July 15, 2011

Sex and Violence

Our relationship and defense of the first amendment is often peculiar. An excellent piece in the NYT discusses this quoting Justice Breyer.

But what sense does it make to forbid selling to a 13-year-old boy a magazine with an image of a nude woman, while protecting a sale to that 13-year-old of an interactive video game in which he actively but virtually binds and gags the woman, then tortures and kills her?
Maybe this is one of the reasons we have the one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the developed world, along with one of the highest rates of violent crime.

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