Sunday, April 29, 2012

Speaking of Censorship.....

"I wrote a song about dental floss but did anyone's teeth get cleaner?"

Frank Zappa, Senate Hearing on "Porn Rock", 1985, in response to Tipper Gore's allegations that music incites people towards deviant behavior, or influences their behavior in general.

I thought I would finish off this weekends postings with another article about censorship. This time its about MTV style music videos, because it seems perhaps unsurprisingly that Object have a view here, or at least one of their activists did a while back.....

I must admit that I do not go to the gym or watch anything even faintly resembling MTV (anyone remember The Tube?), but it seems to me that our activist has worked herself up into a real lather about what she sees on TV.

'........Young women writhing, thrusting, pushing their genitals into the camera, simulating sex with chairs (?), poles, mens legs.....'

Really, take something, see someone, but calm down.....

The answer of course from the Object point of view is to see if another campaign can be launched to target and censor the music industry, MTV or music videos. I do not know if Object have a view on song lyrics, but I guess that they do, especially if the lyrics objectify women. That said, censorship in music is a real dead dog of a campaign and no one with any sense would go near it.

Would they?


This is my 99th posting. Clearly (unless you were the author of the Lilith Report), the next will be the 100th and I am reserving this posting for some good news that I hope to receive shortly. So until then, remain open minded, watch MTV videos, look at nude sculptures near you and just be a better human being than the prohibitionists, which lets face it, isn't that hard.


  1. So the poster cannot keep her eyes off it? If it upsets her why would she look at it? If it was porn it would have nudity as a minimum. Ok some rappers and dance artist have produced 18 cert videos but they don't get played during the day. And if you watch some of the videos are shot inside nightclubs where the average girl is wearing very little.

    Object should look at this first but won't because the average young woman would turn on them. A minority (as in dancers) they can deal with but the general population even Anna V isn't that crazy.

    And yes I remember the Tube with potty mouth Paula Yates


    Clearly all the fault of the Pat-ri-ar-chy (TM) and absolutely nothing to do with any obsessive tendencies on the part of the poster... ;-)

    And I also remember The Tube, along with The Face magazine and the Wag Club: could we have them back please?

    1. Brute, they say the past is a different country, so we can't go there anymore, but there's no reason why you can't have a postcard...