US Porn Lawyers Claim Right to Hire Kids

These days the porn industry is like the decrepit whore walking through the streets of old, getting stoned by passers-by as she makes her way to the stocks. And there really is no shortage of stones to throw – from the moral judgements our society juggles on a daily basis to the horror we express when confronted by an unending stream of even-crazier porn.

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Playful hand touching black panties

Dare a man to dream and he will dream, so we can’t really blame the industry to catering to some pretty absurd tastes, the sort of fantasies that are usually buried at the bottom of our consciousness beneath all the social-etiquette rubbish.

Still, there is a line. A decade or two ago, the world struggled to get to grips with the reality of domination porn – an enticing prospect to many guys across the world who got aroused by the idea of sexual submissiveness. Now, that’s a pretty ordinary thing. Meanwhile, the modern day equivalent is probably abuse porn, which is still lurking in a very large grey area. We don’t have to agree with this sort of stuff, because pretend violence is still violence, but at least those taking part do it within a safe environment.

Finding the Line

So where is the line? Well, if there was any previous doubt, it’s safe to say that a bunch of US lawyers found it this week. Hell, they’re jumping up and down and playing hopscotch along the line, just seeing what sort of reaction that can inspire from the horrified masses. They’re basically claiming the First Amendment, part of the original US constitution, to reserve the right to hire kids in pornography. America is always going on about its freedom, but this is a pretty disturbing claim by anyone’s standards.

Back when Reagan was haunting the lonely corridors of the White House, a law was passed to prevent children from being used in porn – producers were required to keep records of the actors’ ages, basically turning into a more bureaucratically controlled industry. The US Court of Appeals has recently upheld key provisions of that act, giving law enforcement further tools to keep children out of the industry.

But as with all fantastical notions of freedom, people are rarely able to understand that they’re only free to do an act if that act doesn’t impede on the freedom of another – which is like the spanner stuck in the cogs of modern day America and its twisted cultural obsession with liberty.

Attorney Pat Trueman, president of the National Centre on Sexual Exploitation, said the delay to the bolstering of the law was itself due to the porn industry.

“Now, why did it take so long from the Reagan administration to now to have this upheld? It’s because the porn industry, which wants to use children in the adult porn films, has fought it every step of the way,” he said.

We’re all for freedom and openness within the sex industry, but lawyers like this are really working hard to cultivate the widely-recognised idea of the profession as being a bunch of dicks in suits. Whilst the sex industry should be free to act and serve the needs of the population, this is just ridiculous. Once you risk the safety of another individual and pose them harm, rest assured you’ve gone too far.

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