WA NA NA NA NA NA (themhooligans) wrote,

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Incorrect classifications and the concept of "Adult" literature.

So, instead of writing the 20-25 pages of comic script that I have to do today, I've been keeping up with the AmazonFAIL...issue that has been chirped about all weekend. Now, I've 'bombed and done my part to bring attention to this, and I'm not going to say any more crap about it, cause I want to give them ample time to backtrack themselves into a corner on this issue.

That being said, there's a whole host of conspiracy theories going around tonight about what all happened, and I'm not going to rehash them all for you, cause that would take all night, and I have very important procrastinating to do. You can google this shit if need be.

A reply to tehdely 's livejournal article related to the post below. It got me thinking. It caused, a little epiphany, in my brains.

There is no such thing as "Adult material." Not as we term it in this century, and certainly not historically. There is only standard content, and content that is thought to be fit for consumption by modern, Christian children. Now, I say this mostly due to the fact that the majority of humans on this planet are above the age of consent. In fact, 80% of the population of the United States is over the age of 15, according to a 2007 study. And I know 15=/=Age of Consent in the USA, but that's a bit beside the point. The point is, minors are in the minority. I don't think that it's appropriate to delegate what the majority of a population can and cannot access due to the whims of people who believe they are acting in the "interests of minors."

This is not to say that minors don't need protecting, but I solidly disagree about what they need protecting from. The fact that gay people exist, have always existed, and are actually SHOCK AND AWE legitimate humans with legitimate feelings is not something you need to protect your kids from. And furthermore, it should not be corporations who are left with the responsibility to do the censoring. I have said it before and I will say it again, you had the crotchfruit, YOU get to take care of them. And you do not get to infringe upon my rights just because you are lazy and uptight and terrified that your kid might see ZOMGTEHEBILBOOBIEZ and that Heather really does have two Momies.

"What the fuck are you babbling about, anyway, dumbass? " OK, alright! What I was getting to is that, if your multi-national megacompany has a multi-national website, and you can't install a simple little safesearch for the prudes who will inevitably view said website? Then what the flying fuckety-fuck are you doing on the internet in the first place? Especially if you have to register with a credit card to have access to the site. Which actually requires you to be 18, by the by.

And aside from all this being said? Powell's can get me a great price on my G&LB's without being an evil megacorp. AND they have a gay & lesbian section! I should've felt guilty about using amazon since Dykes To Watch Out For. Thanks, Internet, for once again being my catalyst!

Back to WTTS scripting now.   /Internet is SRS BIZNIS and a series of tubes.

[ETA] A much much better explanation of my opinion by someone who shares it, bronxelf_ag001  here on EllJay. 

Tags: amazonfail, censorshit, conspiracy theories, interbutts
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