Porn freedom in India versus US: Is comparison justified? – Part II

Editor’s Note: Received this article over email, author ‘anonymous’.

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In India, the situation is the opposite. The origin of Indian porn can be traced back to illegal and criminal activities. First, there were adult movies that depicted nudity with permission but showed more than simple nudity without permission. Second, after the advent of Online Pornography the growth of Indian porn was triggered by criminal activity in the form of MMS Scandals. Continue reading

Porn freedom in India versus US: Is comparison justified? – Part I

Editor’s Note: Received this article over email, author ‘anonymous’.

Porn in different societies has different meanings. It has different effects on different individuals as well. In the recent case of banning pornography in India the opposition to such a ban was made on the basis of a comparison between the two democratic societies of the USA and India. People who supported the withdrawal of the ban petition cited some common conventions practiced in the USA which makes banning or regulation of pornography an unrealizable adventure. This article will address the problems associated with such broad and sweeping comparisons between our democracy and the USA’s. Continue reading

Scientific Study on Effect of Porn on the Brain

In an study published in JAMA Psychiatry in 2014, researchers have shown that it is possible that watching porn can literally shrink your brain. According to the report’s authors Dr. Simone Kühn and Dr. Jürgen Gallinat: “We found a significant negative association between reported pornography hours per week and gray matter volume in the right caudate (P < .001, corrected for multiple comparisons) as well as with functional activity during a sexual cue–reactivity paradigm in the left putamen (P < .001). Functional connectivity of the right caudate to the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex was negatively associated with hours of pornography consumption.”

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Government makes first move on blocking Porn

Last week was a pretty hectic for all of us. First came the news that government has taken the first step towards blocking pornography. A list of 857 website that was submitted by the petitioner in November, 2014 was used by the Government to instruct all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to ban pornographic websites. Continue reading

The sensible reason for a web filter, Part – I

In response to – The ostensible reason for web filter, published ‘The Hindu’ – 2nd Dec, 2014

In the opening sentence of the Third way culture project report –

The Internet is transforming the experience of growing up in America. It is also transforming the job of being a parent in America. The Internet brings the world—the good, the bad, and the ugly—to the American family’s doorstep. It brings the ruins of ancient Athens to that doorstep, but it also brings the red light district of Bangkok

‘The Porn Standard’ is a report published by Continue reading