Abortion seems to be the only medical procedure that people want to deny you based on how you got in that situation.
Drove drunk, got in an accident and need an organ transplant? No problem.
Messing around with a gun, accidentally shoot yourself in the leg and need surgery? Of course.
Smoke tobacco for most of your life and need treatment for lung cancer? Yep.
Climb a tree, fall out and break your leg? We’ll fix that right up.
Have sex and get pregnant when you don’t want to be? YOU GOT YOURSELF INTO THIS SITUATION AND YOU DESERVE NO MEDICAL HELP OR COMPASSION! THIS IS YOUR FAULT AND YOU WILL DEAL WITH THE CONSEQUENCES!"
- I can have sex with whoever I want
- Health care covered my birth control
- If a condom breaks I can go buy the morning after pill without showing ID
- It costs me $0 for STI tests
- If I got pregnant I could get an abortion
- I can marry anyone I want, whether they’re a boy or girl
That’s it. everybody go home. Pack your bags, we goin to canada. Even if they have bagged milk, idec rn
Bayonetta: Bloody Fate anime trailer
Platinum Games’ Bayonetta gets an anime adaptation from GONZO.
I used this article as a handout in a presentation about abortion for one of my classes along with a fact sheet about the demographics of people who seek abortions. My presentation was rated as “too opinionated.”
The PTC since 1995 has found and encouraged all kinds of things and issues to complain and protest about. From Sex on TV, to violence in Video Games, Porn, and every little thing that is CLEARLY made for ADULTS to enjoy, there is seldom a time you won’t hear from them.
This time they have turned their attention to this year’s MTV VMA’s. As it turns out, they didn’t really like the performances of Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus, or all the commercials that were aired this past Sunday (8/25).
I have their complaint as it appears on their Website:
LOS ANGELES (August 26, 2013) – The Parents Television Council issued the following statement in response to last evening’s MTV Video Music Awards (VMA).
“MTV has once again succeeded in marketing sexually charged messages to young children using former child stars and condom commercials — while falsely rating this program as appropriate for kids as young as 14. This is unacceptable,” said PTC Director of Public Policy Dan Isett.
“This much is absolutely clear: MTV marketed adults-only material to children while falsely manipulating the content rating to make parents think the content was safe for their children.
“MTV continues to sexually exploit young women by promoting acts that incorporate ‘twerking’ in a nude-colored bikini. How is this image of former child star Miley Cyrus appropriate for 14-year-olds?
“How is it appropriate for children to watch Lady Gaga strip down to a bikini in the opening act?
“How is it appropriate for 14-year-olds to see a condom commercial and a promo for an R-rated movie during the first commercial break?
“This content would likely not be given a forum if it were on a broadcast network. Yet MTV continues to push limits because it’s a cable network. But that does not mean MTV’s decisions have no consequences, especially for the millions of children who were targeted by MTV.
PTC Advisory Board Member and former BET Executive Paul Porter said, “The Miley Cyrus/Robin Thicke performance simply substituted talent with sex. Viacom has a set of corporate broadcast standards that were obviously broken in this case for financial gain. While the performance was shocking to the audience, MTV approved it during the show run prior to the broadcast. Heads should roll at MTV.”
That last part: “Heads should roll at MTV” – Not gonna happen. The Nielsen Ratings for the VMA’s was UP 60% from the year before, the only thing that’s going to be rolling at MTV, is the advertising money into the network, most likely for next years VMA’s.
I also noticed an interesting bit in the statement:
We urge Congress to pass the Television Consumer Freedom Act which will give parents and consumers a real solution for future MTV VMA programs – the ability to choose and pay for cable networks that they want vs. having to pay for networks they don’t want. After MTV’s display last night, it’s time to give control back to consumers,”
While it would be nice to be able to pick what channels I want and have interest in seeing in my channel lineup, it STILL won’t solve the “problem” the PTC claims exists.
As was stated in PTC’s douche-y whining, The programming was rated as TV-14, and as it turns out EVERYONE seems to have forgotten what the TV-14 rating even means anymore.
So, here is the definition of the TV-14 rating as taken from the TV Guidelines Website, http://www.tvguidelines.org/ratings.htm:
Parents Strongly Cautioned
This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.Parents are strongly urged to exercise greater care in monitoring this program and are cautioned against letting children under the age of 14 watch unattended.This program may contain one or more of the following: intensely suggestive dialogue (D), strong coarse language (L), intense sexual situations (S), or intense violence (V).
So as you can see, the problem isn’t really the VMA’s, the performances at the VMA’s, or even the MTV Network – the problem is with THE PARENTS.
This is a recurring issue that is happening way to often with just about anything that is made DIRECTLY FOR ADULTS TO ENJOY, but that’s a whole other topic to discuss. Let’s keep the focus on the issue at hand: Parents getting up in arms over a TV show that doesn’t have content suitable for kids, despite the fact the rating for the show clearly tells you what you are getting into.
Too many parents are turning that part of their brain that controls common sense off, thus resulting in these ridiculous outbursts. The VMA’s have had sexually charged performances for years now, so why act like this is a new thing? It’s not. For a parent to think that a TV Network which has over the last 20-odd years, aired content that is clearly never been for kids, would actually and suddenly air a program for kids to watch, is like putting the DVD of the R-Rated version of Digital Playgrounds “Pirates”, into your blu-ray player, in the hopes that with all the edits and cropping done to it, will be suitable for your Kids to watch.
Spoiler Alert: Both versions of that movie, will NEVER be suitable for kids AT ALL. Don’t do it.
The TV and Radio Networks in the US, let alone around the world are in the business of entertaining TV viewers – it’s their bread and butter, and the majority of people who watch TV are ADULTS, not kids, hence the existence of the 18-35 key demo. While there are networks tailored to entertaining kids, the parents are into watching content made for them, and for some reason are not able to make the connection that the content THEY enjoy, isn’t really suitable for their offspring’s impressionable minds.
This is what a gross lack of Common Sense and rational thought looks like.
So, how does a parent solve this “problem”? Believe it or not, there really is no need to pass legislation, or file a compliant to the FCC. There is no need to boycott a TV Network – in fact, there are TWO solutions to this problem:
Yes, that’s right. You see, if the parents or the kiddies are watching something that they don’t like, or might be too much to watch, just change the channel, or turn the TV off and find something else to do.
That is the purpose of the TV remote: to change channels, adjust the volume, and turn the TV on or off. It amazes me how many people have forgotten that.
Unlike passing a Bill through congress, it can be done in an instant, and it’s free – how could you not like that? Who wouldn’t like that? Who wouldn’t enjoy applying that idea to this “major problem”?
The Parents Television Council, that’s who.
In closing, if you are a parent or are friends with someone who is, and you or they see a program that isn’t something kids should be watching, or the show has a part that in it they shouldn’t watch, just do one or both of the things I mentioned above.
The only time Common Sense really works, is when you actually USE IT.
Those words are the last words a father’s to his dead daughters who killed by Bashar al-Assad and his supporter army with chemical weapon attack.
Almost 2000 innocent people died at this attack. Most of all, 0-10 years old children. Most of them, killed while they are sleeping. They couldn’t wake up for a new day.
There’s no words to explain this massacres. You don’t have to be a Syrian or Muslim to support this people. This can be happen to you, one day. We don’t know what’s gonna happen to us. Please, share this with everyone. Please.
[NOTE: My english is pretty bad but I hope you’d get it.]This is heartbreaking, sending my prayers to Syria.
I know that my blog is about Ed Sheeran, but I feel like this needed to be reblogged. People need to be aware about what’s happening in Syria and the atrocities these people are facing. Everyday Syrians fear for their lives, and their family’s lives. This needs to end and people everywhere should know that.
And there IS proof of that…On Wednesday (8/21/13), An Adult Film star, new to the industry, tested Positive for HIV, resulting in FSC’s call for an industry-wide moratorium on production and canceling all scheduled shoots until further notice.
You can read all about it here in the link below, and I suggest you read it to the fullest before you continue: http://www.xbiz.com/news/168022
Now I’m pretty sure, to all my fellow non-industry folks, that the first thing you thought was “Wow, they are being so irresponsible”, or “They should wear condoms”, and if you are anti-porn, you may have actually said “Serves them right”.
And if you did say any or all of that, congratulations – you don’t know how to read…And if you said “Serves them Right”, you’re a total asshole.
Let me point out a few things to you, my Non-industry peeps:
Adult Performers test every 14 to 28 days, (and self regulation is to thank on that one) and don’t get cleared for work if they test positive for anything, including HIV. How many Non-Industry people do that? How many times have you gotten tested in your sexual lifetime? Was it every 14 to 28 days? I doubt it.
If you are in the Business of Adult Entertainment and you are getting your fuck on with other people, you are going to be tested, right from the jump – no exceptions. Everyone in the industry gets tested for STD’s and HIV. Adult performers get tested far more often than us non-industry people.
While there are a number of performers who do fuck unprotected, that number by comparison is leaps and bounds tiny when you compare it to how many people in the country are having unprotected sex with multiple partners. Its EXACTLY like making Mountains out of molehills, and far too many people are ignoring the actual mountain.
There was an expression that many women told other women in the 1990’s. I’m sure the saying is much older than that, but it’s valid advice for industry and non-industry types:
“Don’t be a slut – wash your butt”
There are men and women who don’t make sure their “fucking equipment” is clean before and after sex. I’m thankfully not one of those people, and outside the industry they are not hard to find. I won’t get into details, but if you can smell someone’s funky crotch from 50 yards away, WHILE THEY ARE STILL FULLY CLOTHED – someone is being nasty in all the wrong ways.
I’m not joking on the “smell someone’s funky crotch from 50 yards away” remark – that actually happened. I might tell that story one day.
If you get an STD, you’ll clearly want to abstain from passing it on to others. I’m pretty sure that you don’t want to spread Gonorrhea, Crabs, or even Chlamydia to others – oh wait, we non-industry folk don’t get tested every 14 to 28 days, so if you are having lots of sex sans condom with multiple partners, you most likely don’t know you have it, and you might be dismissing those symptoms (if any) as “nothing serious”.
This is something that does happen quite a bit in the country…and sometimes you might even hear about it on an episode of the Maury Show. Some guy cheats on his Wife/Girlfriend. And what proof does she have? She has an STD she got from her Hubby/Boyfriend.
No matter what or whom you do in life, ANY doctor that finds out you have and STD and or HIV/AIDS will tell you that you MUST get in touch with all your sexual partners and tell them the news, to avoid the spread of infection. Granted that while NO ONE wants to get this kind of news, there ARE Non-Industry people out there who choose not to say a fucking word, for fear of embarrassment, and looking like an dumb ass.
But in fact, if a person does get an STD (And I wouldn’t wish that on anyone, by the way), there is that possibility that they won’t admit it to anyone. It can and has happened, inside and outside the industry, but more outside than within.
So, what’s the point I’m trying to make?
It’s simple: There is a common fact that Non-Industry, Anti-Porn, The AHF, Lubben, Prudes and their supporters are all missing – Porn stars have lower rates of STD’s per capita than the general populous – that’s not made up, IT’S A FACT. But thanks to social browbeating and half-truths, it’s a fact that is generally ignored and disbelieved.
Like it or not, Porn Stars are more sexually responsible than you and I, and we should start paying more attention to that.
The Adult Entertainment Industry is a very, very, very, very, VERY tiny drop in a extremely large bucket, and everyone who is against it is missing and ignoring the bigger picture:
There are millions of people who have and live with HIV/AIDS, and Millions more contract STD’s at one or more point in their lives, all while semi- or completely ignoring sexual responsibility and hygiene. And instead of helping the masses by educating and supporting and even providing help, they (Non-Industry, Anti-Porn, AHF, Etc.) are dead set focusing on fighting and attacking the Adult Entertainment Industry, tooth and nail, all with the intention of either driving it underground where it doesn’t belong, trying to tearing it apart piece by piece, or sending it to oblivion.
And none of that shit is not solving the bigger problem of curbing STD’s, STI’s and informing people about real facts on HIV and AIDS, which is all in the millions of infected all over the world.
I’m not in the Porn Biz, and I’ll most likely remain a fan, but if you ever ask me if I think people in the industry are safer and responsible than people who aren’t – The answer is yes, without question.
Now I’m not speaking to everyone that’s non-industry like me– not everyone is nasty, and not everyone is being sexually irresponsible, and this is not a bash or an attack on anyone – this is a POV on how people see the industry. People are focusing so much on “dealing with it”, all the while ignoring the real issue at hand, and tossing the facts out the window.
If you don’t like porn, fine. The best way you can deal with it, is to just leave it alone. It’s not hurting anyone, and there are a ton of people who enjoy it, as there are many in the industry who love the work they do.
So to my fellow Non-Industry people, Anti-Porn, The AHF, Lubben, Prudes and their supporters, do us all a favor: Let it be, and deal with the bigger picture. The Adult Entertainment Industry may not be your friend or ally, but it’s sure as shit not the enemy.
I want to do something I seldom do on the interwebs: Talk about myself.
In the Digital world that is comprised of Tweets, Facebook updates, a WordPress Blog, and a small army of tumblrs which talk a lot about Tits and ass (and I’m quite proud of that), the person you know as PlayBoyMan, aka Patrick Blake Mason – Is quite the cool dude.
I’m not afraid to speak my mind, and I get that I may rub people the wrong way, but I always do my best to make a point and explain it as best as I can. There are many people in the social networking megastorm that are the same way.
The only thing I’ve ever really wanted, is that I get the chance to at least finish what I’m trying to say, and try to explain where I’m coming from.
This has happened once before a year or two ago, and it almost made me say fuck it to social media. I already have enough drama in my life, and I don’t need any of it here on the web.
I’m not here to piss people off, nor am I here to kiss anyone’s ass and lick the sphincter clean. I’m not looking to start a fight I can’t finish. I’m not here to make enemies or look for trouble.
I’m here to express, and share my thoughts on a public forum that is social media. It’s a platform where I can speak my mind to whoever wants to listen to me – Whether it be one person or a hundred, I take comfort in the fact that someone listened to me, regardless if they agreed with me or not.
That’s the draw to Social Media: everyone gets their own soapbox to stand on, their own canvas to create and work with, their own platform to display what they have done and share it freely.
That’s why I’m here too.
So, to all who are reading this, and follow my blogs or twitter accounts, or friend me on Facebook – let’s make a deal:
I won’t give you any drama of any kind. If you are having a bad day, I’ll be happy to wish you well, or send tweet/post something funny to ya to cheer you up – no bullshit.
I’ll let you have your say, no matter what. I’ll never tell you to shut up – I’ve never told anyone in my life to shut up, even when I was in the right to do so. Everyone has the right to free speech at anytime, on any platform, analog or digital.
I’ll be happy to give you #FF shoutouts on twitter – there are so many people I follow who are fucking awesome, and I know there is no way I can tweet all of you in one day – twitter would think I’m spamming. Yes, that many.
All I ask, in return, is that you respond in kind. Do we have a deal?