EU Considers Porn Ban

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The European Union is now considering banning all pornography as it is an “infringement of the human rights” of women and “promotes gender stereotypes.”

The proposal, readable in full on the European Parliament’s website, explains that porn and “the sexualisation of girls” all infringe on the human rights of women, and specifically demands they be banned:

Calls on the EU and its Member States to take concrete action on its resolution of 16 September 1997 on discrimination against women in advertising, which called for a ban on all forms of pornography in the media and on the advertising of sex tourism.

The report also complains about the lack of feminist censorship of the rest of Europe’s media as well:

In television programmes, computer games and musical video clips there is an increasingly noticeable tendency, partly for commercial purposes, to show provocatively dressed women, in sexual poses, thereby further contributing to gender stereotyping; whereas the lyrics of songs for young people contain sexually suggestive content, which often promotes violence against women and girls.

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Young women and men are most affected by pornography’s new cultural status; whereas the ‘mainstreaming of pornography’, i.e. the current cultural process whereby pornography is slipping into our everyday lives as an evermore universally accepted, often idealised, cultural element, manifests itself particularly clearly within youth culture: from teenage television and lifestyle magazines to music videos and commercials targeted at the young.

To correct these evils, they call for EU-wide efforts to purge all media of “gender stereotypes” deemed disadvantageous to women, including forcing a “culture of equality” on the Internet:

Points out that a policy to eliminate stereotypes in the media will of necessity involve action in the digital field; considers that this requires the launching of initiatives coordinated at EU level with a view to developing a genuine culture of equality on the internet; calls on the Commission to draw up in partnership with the parties concerned a charter to which all internet operators will be invited to adhere;

Calls on the EU to develop awareness campaigns on zero-tolerance across the EU for sexist insults or degrading images of women and girls in the media;

Calls on the Member States to establish independent regulation bodies with the aim of controlling the media and advertising industry and a mandate to impose effective sanctions on companies and individuals promoting the sexualisation of girls;

In the interests of better demonising porn, they are also keen for the EU to fund the concoction of more research linking it to child pornography and sexual abuse:

Calls on the EU to conduct research into the links between child pornography and adult pornography and the impacts on girls, women, boys and men, as well as the relationship between pornography and sexual violence;

A Swedish Pirate Party MEP is also now claiming that the EU is actively censoring email complaints about the issue to the European Parliament, after citizens had the temerity to complain about the ban to them:

Next week the European parliament will be voting on a resolution to “ban all forms of pornography in media.” After this information became known to a wider audience, many citizens have decided to contact members of the European parliament to express their views on this issue.

This is absolutely excellent. Citizens engaging actively in the democratic process is a very positive thing, at least in my opinion. Before noon, some 350 emails had arrived in my office.

But around noon, these mails suddenly stopped arriving. When we started investigating why this happened so suddenly, we soon found out:

The IT department of the European Parliament is blocking the delivery of the emails on this issue, after some members of the parliament complained about getting emails from citizens.

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  • Alright, Alright. The feminists can take our porn, that’s cool. But in the spirit of equality, I reserve the right to punch them in the mouth when they get uppity.

    I don’t think women understand what “Equality” means, feminists seem to think it’s just branching out their “I’m a special little princess” philosophy. If equality’s going to happen, I’m going to let my inner wife beater out.

  • I don’t have a problem with this. They only want to ban it in public advertising and media, not ban porn altogether. I think that objectifying women in advertising is a much bigger problem than consensual adults in porn. That and it general just turns girls into shit women because they start to realize how much power their looks have and they start to use it against men every chance they get.

  • instead of banning porn, why not do something else more productive? like finding a new socio-political theory. something to replace or improve democracy in these modern times? you know we all need it now… :3

  • Fuck EU and the Feminazi’s. It looks like they want an increase of perverts and rapist to assaults for guys who just can’t get fucking married or need a legal place to relieve themselves and now they can’t.

    Let the poor bastards relieve themselves in porn rather than going out and sexually assaulting and killing some woman for it.

    This is the shit EQUALITY NOW group speaking and it’s lead by femanazi’s Saveh Teh Children and all these lame faggots that got nothing to do cept banning stupid shit that hurts actually, NO ONE.

  • its does the exact opposite. Trust government to propose somethign that violate human rights in the name of saving human rights. Females are not monolithic, they’re individuals. You violate one females right to do porn, so so another female who don’t like it could feel better about herself

  • Are people really this fucking retarded? This is never getting through. It’s a proposal made by the “Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality”—in other words a group of feminazis that were given the chance to waste their time making pointless reports so they could stop complaining about “the patriarchy” and were given the illusion that they’re actually solving anything. This is a report that’s been drawn up by them and it’s nothing more than a mere PROPOSAL to ban porn, it doesn’t have ANY legislative value whatsoever. Like most of these retarded proposals, it won’t get through the first round of voting. Hell, if you look at the final voting round on the issue in the committee itself, you’ll see that some of their own feminazis already voted against it (probably because they realised how ridiculous it is).

    Honestly, this is what’s so great about the EU. Small committees that commit themselves to a certain issue are able to draw up proposals, which are then guaranteed to be considered as an official EU directive. The second greatest thing probably is that the EU Parliament is composed of fairly intelligent people who reject retarded proposals.

    In a few days this’ll get rejected and we’ll go on with life. I’m certain there have been many more much more retarded proposals which never got through that we haven’t even heard about.

  • Actually they have things totally backwards since banning porn would be an infringement of human rights since it is all by choice and that is a human right. The only way anything related to porn would be an infringement to human rights is if they are forced. You don’t have to watch or be involved with porn and it’s existence isn’t infringing on anyones human rights so by banning it you would be the one to infringe on human rights.

  • EU was a great idea in its time – economic union for peace and growth. Trade, cooperation, free continent wide market for benefit of all.

    Now it is ruled by rich, powerfull, baby-boomer hippies who have no connection to real life, and problems of ordinary people.

    There are literally dozens of real life communists on the top if EU “goverment” and parliment. Laws like this are made by people who ACTUALLY think that North Korea is the best Korea, because poor south Koreans are dominated by evil facist American pigs, while the famine and poverty in North Korea…is caused by sanctions made by evil, capitalistic, imperialistic American pigs.

    I am a poor person, work full time in factory and I am scared, because I know, that somewhere in Brussels there are tens of thousands of bureaucrats each earning 20-30 times as much as I do, and their only job is inventing more laws and regulations. And each of this laws, could cost me my job or raise my living expenses(for example, electricy bills in my cuntry will rise AT LEAST 100% in the next 2-3 years thanks to EU green politics. This year the cost of waste utilization has gone up by 300%)

  • Dear people who don’t become fucking zealots about stuff: You’re alright. Maybe we’ll hang out sometimes.

    Dear vegetarians, gays, feminists, and religious types who do: Shut the fuck up, you have made being [select applicable] a pain for the people in my first message.

    I see shit like this and think “Wow, apparently we have to repress women or the planet will fucking REGRESS AND DEVOLVE.” but I know you sane females merely have a minority ruining your image.

    Kind of like how we have a majority of gaiafags ruining a culture-sized image.

      • Anonymous says:

        Indeed. I think us Europeans on average have a very level head about this sort of thing, and proposals such as this get shot down quickly.

        If software patents get shot down, and marihuana is legal, then I cannot possibly imagine we’re going to pass some insane porn ban.

  • Anonymous says:

    Pff, they’ll never be able to ban porn, it’s not an available option for EU or most countries unless they can actually convince people it’s gonna be better if they do that (not likely)

  • Anonymous says:

    J.E.A.L.O.U.S.Y.

    That is what feminist are, there are actual study shown that female can be jealous to a more attractive female colleague, where man is unaffected by their male coworker appearance.

    The more competent coworker can trigger jealousy on both male and female counterpart, but more attractive appearance only affect the female, make the less attractive female jealous.

    In short, feminist are jealous of the porn actress and actress/model/aerobic instructor and their well define body, planning to make a rule so the beauty is out from the spotlight and create chances for ugly ladies as themselves to get some laid action too.

    Sound funny and shallow, but this is what in feminist mind, their true motive, apparently.

    • wow you’re an idiot congrats. like how do you even spout such bullshit as ‘fact’.
      men are just as idiotically jealous over dumb things, its why the whole stereotype of ‘women only date assholes!!11’ comes from, because they are so jealous of a woman’s boyfriend that isnt them that they’ll perceive them as an asshole.

  • Anonymous says:

    A report by a committee staffed by females.

    Members present for the final vote:

    Regina Bastos, Edit Bauer, Emine Bozkurt, Marije Cornelissen, Mikael Gustafsson, Mary Honeyball, Sophia in ‘t Veld, Constance Le Grip, Astrid Lulling, Krisztina Morvai, Norica Nicolai, Siiri Oviir, Joanna Senyszyn, Joanna Katarzyna Skrzydlewska, Marc Tarabella, Britta Thomsen, Anna Záborská, Inês Cristina Zuber

    Why am I not surprised.

  • Anonymous says:

    This isn’t going to happen. No depute would vote for this or they would loose any credibility. Even if it get voted, it would need a law proposal first, which is just quite unlikely.

    The title is also quite missing it. It’s just a report from a most-likely incompetent depute. It’s not like anyone else than herself is considering banning porns…

  • oh please… the stupid race are out in force again -.-

    “Young women and men are most affected by pornography”

    another crock… i was watching/looking at porn at 9

    and at my age now im normal

    i dont look at porn all the time either

    what is the world becoming -.-

  • While I enjoy the occasional Europorn video I am always leery of Russian and Eastern Europe porn as I sometimes get the feeling that some the girls are being coerced or pressured into it, which is a total turn off for me.

  • If they gonna ban porn, what about people who can’t get laid? What they will fap to?

    This can even promote gayness. Imagine a guy who, like “girls don’t want to sleep with me, and I don’t have porn to fap to, but this guy kindly sucked me off, so it’s cool”

  • This is so fucking stupid >.>
    When do they notice that banning something will only change the situation for the worse?
    They better not dare to take away my rights to watch porn 😀
    And yes, I’m female.

    Just what the fuck is wrong with them? -.-

  • Anonymous says:

    While at it ban any holiday that promotes one suspect of people or sex.
    Gone valentines day and that like as well as women’s day and ones along that trend. Gone is black history month because it promotes a minority. Brest cancer awareness as well as prostate cancer awareness on ths gone. There are too many to list here.

    Back to the post. I’m imagining a batch of brutally ugly women up in arms over getting this to pass.

    P.S. women are a 4% global majority. Can we stop giving them the minority status?

  • Anonymous says:

    wow…this is almost too stupid to comment on. porn is just as degrading to men as it is to women. it’s humanity at its most primal and animalistic. just accept it for what it is, shut up and move on to more important things, you know…LIKE THE FUCKING ECONOMY OR ALTERNATIVE ENERGY/GLOBAL WARMING!?

  • Anonymous says:

    RESULT OF FINAL VOTE IN COMMITTEE

    Date adopted
    6.11.2012

    Result of final vote
    +:18

    –:2

    0:1

    I see sankakucomplex is posting news @ speed of light again… too old to do anything about it 🙁

  • Anonymous says:

    Yeah, okay, except there is plenty of feminist pornography where men and women are depicted equally in loving consensual relationships; what the hell harm is there in that?!

    Girl here, don’t take away my hentai please.

  • Anonymous says:

    Fighting a battle with an invisible enemy. The internet is already equal, you can do what the fuck you want on the internet. STFU EU, you have no damn idea what you’re talking about.

  • Anonymous says:

    Oh dear europe..!
    Instead of trying to make the lives of for instance disadvantaged people in the european community they try and stop something that for one thing make shed loads of money for them. All this posturing is a load of BS there will never be a total equality of the sexes, because we are too different from each other, men are not women and vice versa.

    I blame the parents not society for the kids to think that women are just for sex,and are not on an equal footing with men.

  • Anonymous says:

    So, guys willing to pay a female simply for posing nude, y’know, the absolute base job you could possibly get… is bad? Rather, it’s sexist. And yet, nowhere in there does it mention how it benefits male porn stars, straight or gay? How about protecting men from the stereotype that any man who looks at porn is sexist? That we can’t simply just enjoy the way the female body looks without thinking “I’m better than them”? That, honestly, most of us aren’t rather jealous of the simple elegance of the female form?

    Or the fact that, despite men all being “sexist,” females can get practically anything they want by even implying that there is a chance they might show a man even the tiniest glimpse of something given to them by nature/God?

    Also, please start by banning shirtless men. Tied of seeing male breasts all over my TV, it’s horribly offensive to me.

  • Anonymous says:

    We’re in 2013. I can’t believe that nonsense like this actually even gets mentioned in the slightest. In an age like ours, shouldn’t we be more advanced in term of freedom of speech and ability to do and like what we wish?

    Congratulations to these people in their 100s and straw feminists for attempting to bring us back decades behind.

    • Anonymous says:

      They tend to cloud their conversation with things that barely related to the topic, and stick to evidence that had been proven wrong, and saying that the evident is actually correct, just there are some guys conspire to make the evident look inapplicable..

      So, the discussion going nowhere, if a statistic shown that man earn more money than woman, feminist keep saying that society unfair towards woman even though it is proven multiple times that average man works more than woman, spending more times per week working opposing a woman. But no, feminist keep argue that there are hidden propaganda by male to keep female wage lower than male..

      They also have tendency to lie and not be honest if situation favors them and the opposing party have no knowledge about that..

      Typical feminist. Uh, also they are power hunger.

  • Anonymous says:

    Japan isn’t in the EU, so who gives a fuck?
    Also, banning porn from media doesn’t mean owning porn will be illegal.
    I short, nothing will change for us. We’ll still be able to play out eroge, watch our moe anime, etc.

  • Anonymous says:

    Calm down, people. This is just a proposal, not even a resolution (and even that wouldn’t mean much). No one’s gonna take your beloved porn away from you anytime soon – at least not in the EU … 😉

  • Anonymous says:

    With a bit of luck, this will be the breaking point for EU and make way for reformation. Sex is the driving force of humans, the internet IS porn and anyone/anything that seeks to change that because of hypocritical “morals” and outright lies will get a harsh response.

  • Anonymous says:

    Actually feminists have done alot of good in the world and they need to be doing alot of good work.

    But like any organization, power corrupts and even if they achived most of the things they wanted, they want MORE MORE AND MORE power so they go beyond reasonability.

    This place is too extreme, feminists have done alot of good work, but no in alot of developed world places they are going to extreme, because they want to exist and be powerful.

    • Feminists are paid a monthly salary by the governments to bitch about gender equality. The problem is, they reached their goals ages ago, and now they are just trying to justify their existence.

      Feminists are looking for UFOs because the governments pay them a lot to look for UFOs instead of doing productive and tiresome work.

  • Anonymous says:

    Look, I’m a girl from EU and I think banning porn is plain stupid. Before the Internet there has always been porn…and rapists! It’s not because of the online porn that there are more rapists, for God sake. Banning porn won’t change anything. EU politicians are dumb stupid!! They should be the ones banned from this world!!!
    What I’m more afraid is that these kind of attitudes lead to extremist actions and someday they might think of making us use a burka or something like that!!

  • Anonymous says:

    why stop at porn? let’s ban high caloric foods and drinks as it is detrimental to our health.ban sex in any position other than missionary because it somehow falls into the same category as porn and perverses our minds. ban cursing because it makes us a more violent society. and ban anything else that’s fun and enjoyable for some overly broad ambiguous reason.

  • Anonymous says:

    A little late to the party, are we?

    Clause 17: the resolution calling for the ban on porn was passed on 16 Sep 1997.

    The ban already exists. They’re calling for enforcement of a 15.5 year old resolution.

    Maybe the IT department wasn’t so far out of line if people were spamming representatives over a previously passed resolution.

    RTFL: Read The Fine Legalese. This is nothing more than a periodic progress report filled with all kinds of “feels good” politician speak with nebulous (and probably unacheivable) goals.

    You may now unbunch your pantsu.

  • Anonymous says:

    I think that they don’t understand that when a man fucks a woman that man gets fucked by the woman thet’s equality right? Or you would have to change how people have sex wtf.

  • A lot of professional porn producers, not performers, are actually women!
    what next will women ban penises or more precisely penises attached to
    men, because they sexualize women? or are potential harm to them?
    geezzz…….

    • Shhh girl! dont tell them that we actually enjoy porn as well!

      If we can get these sucke..I mean men to believe that porn is bad and get it banned we will one day have our personal harems of willing slaves.. I mean men to do our bidding once the femnazi overlords take over.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hey, Lets start a smuggling racket of base outside of the EU which its soul purpose is to get men and women alike the adult content they solely desire.

    But how will they manage to censor 90% of the internet?

  • Anonymous says:

    i just read the title since I dont have time. But I swear, wouln’t millions of peopel riot over it just going by what the tile says? lol

    dont censor my porn and then ban it on top of it lmao

  • Anonymous says:

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57572947-93/eu-to-vote-on-porn-ban-calls-for-internet-enforcement/
    Hehe best pawn i’ve seen on this
    Also blocking all mail for spam lol

    The Violence Against Women Act was legislation with a clear solution to a clear problem. But you propose wasting resources for a subset that doesn’t have the problem.

    The problem with with equality and whatnot is that everyone thinks that everyone should be treated the same. But everyone’s not the same. Women don’t have the same problems as men. To have legislation that assumes that is laws that are a problem, not a solution.
    Posted by rrhude (925 comments )
    March 7, 2013 3:02 PM (PST)Like (1) Link Flag
    @rrhude
    As a man who has a close family member in law enforcement (who is a woman), you’d probably be surprised how often it is the female who is the instigator/aggressor in domestic disputes.

    As a man who was molested as a child by a woman, I can tell you from personal experience that women are just as capable of sexual abuse as men.

    And you say that I shouldn’t worry about it, that it’s not a problem. Go to hell.

    • Anonymous says:

      I don’t see your. First you say that man and women are different and should be treated differently, and then you go on to say that women are just as good as men at abuse? Obviously both should be punished equally.

  • Anonymous says:

    The underlying theories behind this law are absolute nonsense.

    However – if you think the theory factories are going out of business after this law is passed, think again.

    It’s a cycle of forever demonizing whatever happens to be going on – and then declaring that as discriminatory against women.

    And don’t you believe for one second these people believe in equality – equality is only for women, and never for men. Any example of discrimination against men is dismissed as unimportant.

    The U.S. isn’t any better, the violence against women act – which completely ignored, both in its naming and in its funding, any protections for men – was voted for 100% by all female senators – regardless of political party – dismissing any notion that women would govern differently from men, 100% of them voted for special rights for themselves, funding for their own gender, at the expense of the other gender.

    The reality is most boys are abused by their mother’s – not their fathers. These are facts.
    The fact is – that it doesn’t matter what gender you are – equality demands equal protection for all people.

    This feminist view of equality has nothing to do with true equality. Europeans should be ashamed of themselves for promoting a society of hate.

  • Anonymous says:

    People love to blame the media instead of themselves. Much like parents bitch about music “causing bad behavior” in their kids instead of blaming themselves for not being proper parents, it seems Europe is deadset that porn and the media cause rape instead of the rapist who figured he could get away with it because he’s got mental problems.

    Media causes rape..What the fuck I don’t even..

  • Anonymous says:

    To this day i still belive that the only solution to all our problems is a very simple one.

    Replace all females in all forms of media, music, movies, games and so on with TRAPS.

    Yes you heard that right TRAPS.

    Because they are men so its okay to sexualize them and watch them die in horrible ways and have all other sorts of bad things happen to them like marriage.

    Not that it would be a bad thing to marry a trap mind you.

  • Anonymous says:

    Isn’t this some bullshyt. So, it’s fine for the rest of our bodies to be used and abused as labor just to survive month to month as long as it’s not used for sexual gratification….

    Fuckers…

    Fix the bigger picture first and I won’t need to seek relief in bytches on my dick.

  • Anonymous says:

    I agree with those guys that pornography on mainstream does affect our culture too much.

    And in general there is too fucking much porn on the internet…

    But to ban it? Fuck that!

  • Anonymous says:

    I am amazed at this….

    Number times I seen nudity of men and young boys, from newborn to teenagers that are shown normally, but if you see a topless girl of over 18 but “seems” younger and there is mayhem.

    I thought people were fighting for equal rights, but number times I see this not true at all. If a woman looks or even dates other men then her boyfriend, and the boyfriend rejects this thought, he is being either jealous or mean to his girlfriend, but if a man looks at another women, he is a pig, or animal. (though I admit a playboy is good while a girl is called a whore…), or if a girl hits a man, he is either “deserves it” or is called a wimp, but if a man just grabs a girl to hard, he is a “monster” or abusive…. (yes I know there many abusers out there, but it goes both ways) A girl can be mean to a man, but other way round he is a terrible person…

    Why do they need censor porn any more…. Already have those stupid censor boxes and such (which I don’t under for a hentai…..) and people do enjoy being paid to do porn in real life…. so whose rights are taken….

    Funny part is, by making porn a big issue and not tolerated, this is just making people want it more, since it is human nature to “sin”. And as pointed out before, porn has made some people control their urges.

    If you want fight for equal rights… then go all the way, not only parts you like. This world is flipping around now.

    Sorry a little pissed cause hearing this, and also number times I was turned down from a job cause I am a man, and must accept it, but if I said that to a women, I would be called sexist and/or have a lawyer on my tail

  • Anonymous says:

    You know what one of the greatest violations of human rights is? Violating and suppressing both the FREEDOMS OF SPEECH AND EXPRESSION.

    Fuck the EU and it’s liberal, politically correct circle jerking.

    When other nations (Austrailia, EU, etc.) make me proud to live in the US, they’ve sunk pretty low.

    • Anonymous says:

      Take a look at which parties are goberning EU countries right now… About 90% are conservatives.
      As in every other thing, old fashioned people trying to “be modern” are way worse that actual “modern thinking” people. It’s a fact.

    • Anonymous says:

      Because banning porn on mainstream media is worse than supporting weapon industries and trying to ban violent video games with a good argument that goes something like this “video games kills people, not guns.” Go figure.

      EU does some stupid shit but so does United States of Fucking America. Get off your fucking high horse and realize that where ever you live in, you will always face some fuck’d up shit you don’t agree with.

      That’s why you need to be broud of yourself and your fellow citisens for standing againsts these shit faces who decide stuff on your behalf. not to be broud of your country just because you live in it.

      Yeah, this was some cheesy shit but I needed to say it. Hope you get what I mean. I’m not bashin’ on US for being worse. I know that US is a country that does a lot of stuff right. But also has its flaws.

      • Anonymous says:

        First of all I don’t know of anyone who has used the argument “video games kill people, not guns.” This the first time I have heard anyone use that. Second of all banning violent video games is wrong and an infringement on peoples personal rights and freedoms but so is banning guns. Most people that use guns in violent crimes are not legal gun owners and did not obtain their weapons legally, so even a total ban on guns isnt going to stop them since they are criminals and dont follow the law anyway and they will go to the black market. Plus some European countries like Finland and Switzerland have higher gun ownership rates per capita than the US yet they have virtually no gun crime. This porn ban is really bad because this is something that EU members are actually considering going through with.

  • Anonymous says:

    PFFT. There’s more exposure of half naked men in media. Simply that for some reason that is seen as socially acceptable while the other way is not.

    As for the bottom half, if sure go ahead and do it. Men don’t have as many criteria to judge a woman as the woman has for the man.

  • Anonymous says:

    Sex will soon be banned because it is an infringement of the human rights of women and promotes gender stereotypes… the only legal way to reproduce will be via in vitro fertilisation.

  • Anonymous says:

    Pushing for women’s rights by banning porn won’t help the EU at all in any way. I wonder if porn stars hate men. It will just force people to immigrate away from the future police state.

    • Anonymous says:

      Migrate from Police State A to Police State B? Perhaps Savage Rape Jungle? Shariah Desert? That barren island of ice to the south where nobody but penguins and scientists would live?

  • First, have to say that I like pantsu, boobs and all the other hardcore stuff too.

    But I’m certain that the use of women image in media is many times sexist and discriminatory and certainly reinforces stereotypes in peoples imaginary adding more obstacles to human equality.

    Even though I don’t think that the answer we are looking for may lie in censorship. Because censorship curtails freedom; and freedom along with respect (to the rights of any other individual, group or nation) are two of the basic elements that we need if we want a successful society.

    The answer lies of course in education and sensitization about this matters. Of course it isn’t an easy to achieve goal.

    • Anonymous says:

      No, the answer lies in women realizing that sexist and discriminatory things are always going to be around and to stop whining about them.

      Seriously, they are W H I N I N G at this point and blaming everyone but themselves for why no one wants to marry them anymore.

      With the attitudes of some of the radical feminists, they could give a boner-kill to 2K men just by being within 1 mile of those men.

      • so basically ‘boohoo feminists dont give me a boner so they are worthless’.
        The point is that women in porn are often objectified a lot more than males in porn. This wouldnt be a problem if it wasnt the norm. Porn where men are objectified is usually a niche, abnormal thing. If it were more equal in representation, there wouldnt be a problem.

  • Anonymous says:

    So porn on women is wrong but men is O.K.? Sexism works in both ways. Also this artickle and the politicians seem to go after the women=good, men=bad stereotypes, and they try to show women as if they had no sexdrive. Women watch/read porn too. And it also seems that they ignore sexism and stereotipeing against men aswell…

    • Anonymous says:

      Because look.
      Porn= money for actors.
      Money= taxes.
      Taxes= money for goverment.
      And since the more you earn in EU, the more you pay to goverment, with porn ban they will have less worthy taxpayers. And less money. And since they go bankrupt, it is unwise solution.

  • Anonymous says:

    Sexism always has and always will exist in media as long as someone is willing to use sex as marketing.
    And porn? God! Porn is used by BOTH genders to enjoy themselves! Not to deliberetley humiliate/harm women.
    I also belive that living out ones fantasys to atleast some extent in our own imagination prevents sexual crimes comitted in real life, cause the person that would do it will rather do it in their fantasys, than harm a real human beeing in any way.

  • Anonymous says:

    The last sexist commercial I saw was sith a mother who looked for a guy to take care of her son. The men were standing in line infront of her house, and she picked from them like picking a ripe fruit. Imagine if the roles in the commercial would have been reversed.

  • Anonymous says:

    I heard about this quite a while ago on BBC news, but is this just the same old news being reported or are they actually making progress in the ban?! D: I did not pay much attention to it when I first learned about it, because I felt they’d never get away with anything like this.

    Anyways.. really, I expected better from Europe of all places. This is totally fucked up for all kinds of reasons. First of all, banning anything is the worst way to get rid of it. Has no one learned from Prohibition? Or the drug wars? SERIOUSLY? Making something forbidden gives it more allure, and on top of that people will always find a way to get what they aren’t allowed to have, there’s absolutely no way of hiding something from everyone. This is the same as alcohol prohibition, it’s nothing like freeing the slaves from apartheid (although I believe the opponents of porn somehow see it as the latter). But even the underground and already illegal case of sex slavery and trafficking, that will become even more difficult to detect if these people get their way.

    On top of that, this ban even sounds ironically sexist. So does this apply to porn for women too? Or gays? What was once an equal thing will be made unequal for the sake of equality? ROFL

    What about all the women who had the freedom and right to do what they wanted, namely make porn and appear in porn? They’re gonna be out of work now, but all for the power of women, right?

    What about the women who like to watch porn themselves and are of perfectly sound mind and are even living happily with a spouse (who they may or even may not be watching the porn with)?

    What if not every part of Europe agrees with this ban? All the more reason for them to be even more wary of ever joining the EU in the first place.

    What even constitutes “pornography”? They better be burning half the art in all those famous European museums of this ban goes through, or I’ll be calling out “Hypocrites!”.

    I’ve been watching various forms of “porn” since my early double digits, and at the same time it has brought me to research about sexuality throughout that time. I can honestly say that there’s a good chance that without porn I’d have less respect and understanding for women. I adore women, I even hold them to goddess-like levels. I even have a wonderful girlfriend who loves me as much as I love her, even when she knows completely of my fetishes and points of view, many of which we share. I don’t know about others, but I’m a prime example of how porn doesn’t have any negative of fucked up effects on an individual.

    P.S. I don’t care if I’ve already posted the same thing before, I’m gonna try again with this added part as a disclaimer (in case the first one shows up) because I’m tired of my posts not showing up on Sankaku, especially the longer one that I worked harder on like this one.

  • Anonymous says:

    [i]some members of the parliament complained about getting emails from citizens.[/i]

    I love european bureaucracy. :3 Clearly show, what they think about ordinary citizens. Oh, wait, they don’t think about them at all.

  • Anonymous says:

    Oh, wow. Seems like EU will soon become islamic state, or at least return in 18-19 century in moral behavior. Enjoy your Sovit Union 2.0 in degraded form, and censorship in internets, everywere thereafter, à la China.
    И эти люди запрещают нам ковыраться в носу! 😀

    Also, lold at “ban porn, but perserve pride parades” logic. EU declining (except muslims of course).

    • Anonymous says:

      Sadly not all of us are that lucky. I have been supporting any means to get the hell out of that pile shit for a few years but the politicians of my country don’t listen to people at all.

      That is sadly what we deserve though. For having voted those idiots there.

      This little thing is just one more reason I would like to have 50% of world population sterilized in the most painful possible way. Just to make sure they don’t let the next generation inherit their stupidity. That would be a service to the future of the whole universe.

  • Anonymous says:

    Does the word need more proof that “feminism” is full of bullshit and does not provide anything of value to society?

    How the fuck is porn, done by legal adults and consensually, infringing any human right?

    Usually this kind of statements would be treated as pure bullshit, a joke, but because no one can propose any kind of constructive criticism or argue reasonably to with feminists without being ad hominem as a misogynist, people just remain quiet and accept stupid shit like a ban on porn because it is “stereotyping”.

    Nevermind freedom of speech or common sense here. Feminism will have none of that because durr stereotypes durr patriarchy no porn 4 u misogynist scum.

    • Anonymous says:

      Guys, Be attentive. Read the actual article.

      They are not looking to ban pornography, they want to ban porn from appearing in:

      -Billboards.
      -Daytime tv.
      -Mainstream advertising.
      -Other mediums.

      If this passes, porn will stay, it’s just that you won’t see a topless woman every time you hop on a bus. Europe has it especially bad since they, apparently, have no qualms about showing nudity freely or advertising porn everywhere.

      It’s a little bit more sane than you think.

      • Please define what porn is and is not.

        Is the beach “porn” where you can see women walking around in bikinis?

        Is the bathhouse also porn?

        Can some women’s and male’s clothing also be considered as porn?

        It’s always just about women all the time, never says that it will apply equaly as much to men.

        If this “law” gets voted trough, then it will just get worse and worse.

    • Anonymous says:

      thats because these kinds of “feminists” arent feminists at all, the one true purpoe of feminism is equal rights to all, men and women, etc, these retarded people just want to be on top

    • Anonymous says:

      i always wondered how something women do voluntarily can be considered an act against women.

      Sounds more like women should have some kind of beef with members of their own gender. If they feel they are so right, why not just convince the women to stop doing porn?
      But wait… isn’t NOT allowing women to do porn infringing on their rights?

      feminists are so funny

      • Anonymous says:

        Precisely. Feminists always seem to be looking for things they don’t agree with. Then they try to make it evil and ban it using strange reasoning.

        I live in Europa and frankly… I’m not worried about this ban. Because what would change? In the end you turn on your PC go online and there is the porn.
        But I’m pissed. Those feminists demand equality (nothing wrong with that) but then they expect you to be a gentleman, open doors and so forth…

        ps: to those feminists: There are male soccer teams and female soccer teams, in sports male and female athletes usually don’t compete against each other, why didn’t you ask for equality in sports yet?

        • Anonymous says:

          In this bill, the internet is part of the media the ban would effect. They also place the burden of upholding the law on internet providers to search for cases.

          Also, this would ban (online) phone sex, sexual video chatting, dirty emails, etc.

        • Anonymous says:

          They don’t expect that. In fact, strong feminists would be insulted if you held the door open for them. I’m not even radical and I certainly am.

          And I’m fairly sure they did.

        • Anonymous says:

          Friend you’re screwed, if read right, did not notice how much it extends …….
          Even games will be banned …… have material pornographic in the house turns you into a criminal …… goodbye playboys, stripers,hotsex cable channels even ecchi anime ..
          NO wonder what the penalty for this heinous crime 😛

          Probably whoever invented this must be a relative or friend of Ishihara … (more crazy elders)
          It all started with that bullshit to monitor the internet and ban sites for piracy ……… thank U.S. government …
          Incredible how some countries says abominate tyranny and communist, and makes worse with their supposedly free citizens.

          This has nothing to do with gender equality but with moral inquisition ..Bunch of hypocrites!!

        • Heck yeah – non-gender divided sports… I’m in no doubt there are disciplines women would dominate and ones where men would dominate (later would probably be useless bullshit like lifting weights, fucking useless waste of time).

          Mixed PE…

          Are we allowed to dream?

        • Anonymous says:

          That is feminist for you, they only bitch on matter that they can gain something using their status as a woman, but when mandatory military for man, which can be viewed as inequality of gender(more male than female in specific work field) by the feminist own argument, they keep silent and ignore the matter.

          They say man is sexist because there are more man CEO in companies, but when there are ONLY MAN in military service they shut their lips tight. Be a CEO sound like a money tree, so feminist are pursuing that. Military sound less fun and look like a burden, so feminist say nothing, no comment on that subject.

          Hypocrisy at the best.

        • Anonymous says:

          For example here in Greece, young men have to go to do 9 months of military service as soldiers while women are excused for being women. On the other hand there are plenty of female OFFICERS in the same army.
          Women soldiers nay but women officers yay?!

          And if you talk about it to a woman there she says she is excused cause women get pregnant and have menstrual cycles…

        • Anonymous says:

          For example here in Greece, young men have to go to do 9 months of military service as soldiers while women are excused for being women. On the other hand there are plenty of female OFFICERS in the same army.
          Women soldiers nay but women officers yay?!

          And if you talk about it to a woman there she says she is excused cause women get pregnant and have menstrual cycles…

      • This isn’t conservatives. This kind of feminist is actually from a small group of radical liberals. Conservatives would have denied sexual freedom for both men and women. Like the women and men both can’t be hot and sexualized. This is pure radical Liberal movement because this move has nothing to do with morals. It’s a one-sided gain. I admit conservatives aren’t much better but they are a bit more stubborn on the moral issue. There hasn’t once been a mention of actual real morality. It’s what we call fluff.

        • Anonymous says:

          These are definitely far left wing nutters, not at all the type of people usually thought of as “conservative”. Which just goes to show, labels such as “liberal” and “conservative” are bullshit because everyone is liberal in some areas and conservative in others.

        • Anonymous says:

          Don’t talk out of your ass. Radical liberals don’t seek to ban things, and especially not personal freedoms, even if they consider that those harm. Allowing nazi parades is radical liberalism. So is keep drugs, prostitution and porn legal.

          These are conservatives looking for something better than ‘think of the children!’.

    • Anonymous says:

      Speaking as a feminist — shut the fuck up. Not all feminists are raging manhaters. Mostly just the ones in your imagination.

      I am a woman. I think a lot of porn is just fine. A lot of porn is also bad. If I was legislating to get rid of ban porn, I wouldn’t have done it by banning ALL porn.

      Fuck you and the horse you rode in on. And then you can fuck your horse and we can watch it, because that kind of porn is something I could get behind. (Get it, I said get behind, like– never mind.)

      • Anonymous says:

        We know. But your kind is the minority of feminism. And sadly the majority of feminists are like the ones who sit in parlaments and make such stupid laws. If I recall it right, it was in Australia that books of Romeo and Juliet were banned from liberies because Juliet had sex in the original story with Romeo and they were both minors. Romeo and Juliet!

        • Anonymous says:

          Jailing feminists would be costly and unproductive. Besides, it would be difficult to reliably determine who is and who is not a feminist.

          The solution to this, and to the pornography problem, is to re-enslave all women and girls. There will be little demand for pornography in a world where any man can purchase a female for his sexual use. This will also help the economy as half the population will be removed from the work force, thus unemployment will sharply decrease.

          It could be argued that this would infringe upon the human rights of females. So? They don’t care a damn about us, why should we give a damn about them?

          I’m not serious about enslaving all the women, of course. But feminists had best start thinking about the vastly growing number of men in the world who simply don’t give a damn about women in any way, shape, or form. And while I would not work to turn all women into slaves… I wouldn’t work against it either. Why on earth would I?

  • Anonymous says:

    I heard about this quite a while ago on BBC news, but is this just the same old news being reported or are they actually making progress in the ban?! D: I did not pay much attention to it when I first learned about it, because I felt they’d never get away with anything like this.

    Anyways.. really, I expected better from Europe of all places. This is totally fucked up for all kinds of reasons. First of all, banning anything is the worst way to get rid of it. Has no one learned from Prohibition? Or the drug wars? SERIOUSLY? Making something forbidden gives it more allure, and on top of that people will always find a way to get what they aren’t allowed to have, there’s absolutely no way of hiding something from everyone. This is the same as alcohol prohibition, it’s nothing like freeing the slaves from apartheid (although I believe the opponents of porn somehow see it as the latter). But even the underground and already illegal case of sex slavery and trafficking, that will become even more difficult to detect if these people get their way.

    On top of that, this ban even sounds ironically sexist. So does this apply to porn for women too? Or gays? What was once an equal thing will be made unequal for the sake of equality? ROFL

    What about all the women who had the freedom and right to do what they wanted, namely make porn and appear in porn? They’re gonna be out of work now, but all for the power of women, right?

    What about the women who like to watch porn themselves and are of perfectly sound mind and are even living happily with a spouse (who they may or even may not be watching the porn with)?

    What if not every part of Europe agrees with this ban? All the more reason for them to be even more wary of ever joining the EU in the first place.

    What even constitutes “pornography”? They better be burning half the art in all those famous European museums of this ban goes through, or I’ll be calling out “Hypocrites!”.

    I’ve been watching various forms of “porn” since my early double digits, and at the same time it has brought me to research about sexuality throughout that time. I can honestly say that there’s a good chance that without porn I’d have less respect and understanding for women. I adore women, I even hold them to goddess-like levels. I even have a wonderful girlfriend who loves me as much as I love her, even when she knows completely of my fetishes and points of view, many of which we share. I don’t know about others, but I’m a prime example of how porn doesn’t have any negative of fucked up effects on an individual.

  • Anonymous says:

    If you’re European and are concerned for your freedom, I urge you all to go to the Official website of the European Union and spam their mailboxes with messages against this ban.

    No military will protect your freedom, the fate of your liberty is in your hands.

  • Anonymous says:

    It would last one week. One week only. That is just how long it would take for some whistle blower to to out some high level government official for looking at porn.

    There was some government official in the states who said if someone downloads copyrighted material their computer should self destruct. Almost one week later he was shown to have downloaded something copyrighted off the Internet for his private use.

    One week.

  • This is spun off from Andrea Dworkin’s misguided crusade based on the flawed premise that pornography is inherently degrading. Bullshit – that’s no more true than the notion that sex is inherently degrading. She had some tragic traumatic events and assumed the whole world was like her life… and even SHE later testified that she didn’t want anti-obscenity laws, stating “Obscenity laws are also woman-hating in their very construction. Their basic presumption is that it’s women’s bodies that are dirty.”

    Sex and pornography are among the most universal cultural expressions on Earth. Banning them is banning a key part of human expression and IMO constitutes a violation of human rights.

  • Oh, well. I can see it now. Pornography becoming an underground thing.
    Smuggling, selling, trading, bootlegging.
    Well, if this isn’t reason enough for the UK to get the hell out of the EU I don’t know what is.

    • Anonymous says:

      WAR ON PORN
      Gonna be another depression like the old days of the prohibition.

      Fun fact, the prohibition was initiated by the old angry prude feminists because they were angry that men came home late after drinking all night and other girls had fun out there in parties.

      • There’s an evergrowing list of reasons to opt out but its all down to the coalition (who’s pro EU btw) to actually go through with it.

        Banning porn could be the life changing moment the government here actually does an act that doesn’t screw over the people of the country left, right and centre. :O

  • Yeah shit’s going down. Calls have been made by feminist activists and that means that the EU is definitely considering banning all forms of pornography, but wait it get’s better. The members of the parliament don’t want to weed through thousands of inconsequential e-mails because they have better things to do such as Facebooking, playing Angry Birds and accepting bribes so the union-internal IT shitter team is called to the rescue.

    I wonder how this will save the Eurozone?

  • And aren’t these same woman who are demanding a porn ban infringing on the rights of the woman who want to do porn? Damn love these self righteous females who tell only one side of it! NOT!

    It’s sexist they say yet they are demanding that porn is banned and the woman who like do porn do not have any rights as well as threatening to putting them out of a job!

    You damn woman get real it takes both male and female to do porn so no sexism at all going on you damn anal bitches!

    Damn, there is many couples that use porn together to keep there love life alive and here these anal bitches think they have a right to ban others entertainment.

    If porn gets banned there in EU I really wonder how many marriages may end up falling apart from the lack of fantasy in there sex life.

    These same people who are going to vote on this needs to talk to people like Dr. Ruth to get a real doctor’s opinion on sex that is a woman. She is always advocating adding entertainment to spice the sex life.

  • If we ban all porn from the internet the only site left will be bringbackporn.net

    Anyway, feminists proving again they don’t want to argue by censoring anyone disagreeing. Well who is surprised?

  • Anonymous says:

    What the mess? I would expect this from USA, I mean, it violates all kinds of religious crap that everyone claims the country was founded on (even though it wasn’t). I’m bringing this up next time there is an EU vs. USA argument. “Yeah, well at least we didn’t try to ban porn!”.

    On to the real issue here, porn isn’t bad. The stuff that actually is bad is already banned. Porn has absolutely no effect on people and their sexual desires. If you claim it does than video games also cause violence, and movies cause you to become drug addicts. People will get their jollies off with or without porn and they will still fantasize about the same things.

  • Anonymous says:

    PLEASE dont label this feminism. This has NOTHING TO DO WITH FEMINISM.
    Real feminists are fine with expressing themselves sexually and have no problem with porn. Most feminists I know enjoy many kinds of porn; both live-action and 2D.

      • Anonymous says:

        Feminists want equality for women (which DOESNT EXIST no matter what the dumbasses on this site will believe – if they could be a woman for just one day, experience the way men treat them and yet how they expect to be treated in return, they would quickly learn) but this is just dumbassery. Lots of feminists do a lot of shitty, highly questionable things, but that doesnt make the entire movement bad. You cant judge an entire group of people based on the actions of crackpot extremists, even though that’s this sites favourite thing to do.
        The fact that the word ‘feminism’ has a bad connotation at all is proof of how much its needed. Society hates women so fucking much that the mere notion of women being on equal grounds as men terrifies them.

        • you are probably reffering to dungeons and dragons.

          bull dung is an ingredient used for buffs which increase strength.

          that you call it bullshit.. just shows how jealous you are of this … bull dung strength. which is merely a spell in a game…

        • Men already experience what being a woman is like every time they play a MMORPG, and every single one of them concludes that being a woman in MMORPG is like playing on “easy” as you continually get attention, help and gifts for no reason, from both men and women.

          When women play as men on MMORPG they leave in disgust because people constantly harass them and expect them to prove their worth before they earn their respect, and have to deal with jerks that steal them their items.

          Men playing MMORPGs and watching anime are also physically weaker than most women and have known abuse both from stronger men and from women, and for that reason they have strong feelings against feminists that actively plot against their gender based on a broken view of the world.