Thursday, January 10, 2008

Make Sense!

Yesterday, while out running errands, I mused aloud, "I wonder what would happen if I put enlarged photographs of nude women on poster board and stood at the intersection of Hwy. 61 and Sam Rittenberg, showing the pictures to passing vehicles."

Jason said, "You would be arrested."

Probably. But it begs the question, why are people allowed to display doctored images of dead fetuses? Images doctored to be especially gruesome and bloody?

No matter what your stand on abortion, allowing children to see these bloody images is not good for them.

And, please, hold the "abortion isn't good for those dead babies either" come back. I know that. But I ALSO care about the children who are here, alive now. Unlike many anti-freedom of choicers who don't give a hoot about the babies once they are born - let them live in poverty and abuse and horror that you can't imagine until the baby pops up dead on your local news channel and you click your tongue and shake your head and write comments on the on-line paper about how "some people shouldn't breed."

What is it about American culture that we will allow our children to see people shot and stabbed and mutilated in graphic bloody detail in movies and on television, but OH MY GOD, my ten year old saw a BREAST!! Call the networks!

Jason shook his head and said, "See, you just want these things to make sense."

Yes, I do. I don't think that is asking too much.

Loki sez: Leave me out of this one!


Sunnie (Kaytee) said...

Yes why is it we can't show nude pictures, but we can be subjected to those disturbing images? I posted this on a message board I frequent. And only one person has been arguing against my disturbness (I know probably not a word.) She's saying we have the right to look away and to tell our children to not look. Yes we do. But what child is going to look away just because they're told to? What child isn't going to ask questions when seeing something like that? I have no problem talking to my children about serious issues, but I really think 7 and 12 are too young to be subjected to those images.

Alison said...

Yikes. I'm so glad I didn't drive by and see that--I don't need one more reason to be infuriated.