Should pornography be legalized in Papua New Guinea? It is readily available despite its illegality, see for example xxxx. The advent of modern technology, particular digital picture and video cameras, has now made the production of pornography a simple matter and with computers, the internet and email, it can be costlessly and rapidly reproduced and disseminated widely.
Do you think that liberalizing our censorship laws (ie making porn legal) would lead to an increase in sexual crimes and sex discrimination? Or perhaps the opposite would happen an increase in the availability of hard-core pornographic material would lead to a reduction in sexual crimes.
Only serious discussion please.
This message has been edited by pomix on Mar 23, 2012 7:25 AM
This topic would come into the same category of whether Prostitution should be legalised or not. If we decide to "ease" our censorship laws, we should seriously ask ourselves "WHY" we would want to do that and "FOR WHO'S BENEFIT" are we doing this and "WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO ACHIEVE" by easing these laws.
We claim to be a christian country and we TRY to uphold and follow our beliefs based on God's commandments. What benefits will pornography bring to the country and its people?? Nothing much... except for further loose morales from our elders to our young kids!! It will breed excess exploitation of our young girls and women and children too.
Papua New Guinea is not a country known for "HARD WORK" compared to other countries so what do you think the majority of our unemployeds (or even some workers who feel they don't earn enough!!) will do?? Easy money!!
Lets stop wasting time, effort and money trying to change this law and spend that effort, time and money on changing laws to allow affordable, quality education for EVERY CHILD in PNG, allow affordable quality medical health anytime, everywhere, anywhere in PNG, spend time, effort and money into promoting better business environment that there may create employment for our school leavers.
NO! NO!! NO. EASING OF CENSORSHIP LAWS. Once you give an inch... you'll end up going a yard!
I agree with this guy. As much as we want to keep pornograpghy material away from PNG, this is impossible. It's a known fact, that access to such material can't be stopped. (Even high school kids have these things in their possession although they are not of right age to have access to porn material). Most people (well mostly men, I think) who have the chance of access to porn will most certainly use it. But there are others who could have access to such things but choose not to be aquainted with such material. Therefore its a waste of time to keep pornography illegal in the country. People access it anyway. On the bright side if we legalise porn, we will have one less law to break.
I think that the Censorship Board should be made up of mainly women,wives and mothers with a token man on board.I don't know who they are but would imagine it is mostly men with maybe a token woman.
Can anyone enlighten us as to who these people are?
The censorship board has nothing to do with obvious violations of the anti-pornography law. It also has nothing to do with prostitution regulation.
What the censorship board used to do was ban books and comics that were not pornographic but offended some people's religions (Satanic Verses was once banned because the chairman of the censorship board was a muslim) and nonsense like that.
They have mostly become nonfunctional. Good riddance to them.