CC: Porn has no place on Facebook

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CC: Porn has no place on Facebook

Victor Olsen, courier staff

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Earlier today, I got to catch a glimpse of an attractive woman in my Facebook newsfeed. This is a rather unusual occurrence for me. What was even more unusual was that she was half-naked.

No, one of my less-than-virginal friends didn’t decide to take a picture of her very attractive bosom and accidentally post them on Facebook. Instead, one of my dear friends decided to like Fapnation’s fan page, and therefore my newsfeed was covered in alerts telling me which pictures he found “fap” worthy.

I’ve been long expecting this moment: porn has managed to become mainstream on Facebook. 

Porngraphic images were already unavoidable; they didn’t need infect social networking sites. 

Nowadays, even commercials stand on a very thin line between soft-core porn and scenes from an almost R-rated movie. I am in no way complaining about the raciness of the Victoria‘s Secret commercials. Nothing is better than a sexy model wearing angel wings, but I cannot be the only one who gets a little uncomfortable when lingerie commercials come on during a Sox game I’m watching with my mother. 

Porn has its place. Whether it’s on your desktop hidden under the name “comic books,” or in a shoebox under your bed, porn has no place in public.  

There are obvious problems with publicizing your favorite pornographic images. 

Here are just a few:

The Family Problem

Your great Aunt Gertrude uses Facebook to talk to her gal-pals about her petunias and share pictures of her poodles. Imagine her face when she sees her dearest nephew Johnny liked a photo of, “a young-lady bent over showing her behind to the whole world.” No one wants that to happen, and you certainly don’t want to have to take a call from your mother where you have to explain why Aunt Gertrude thinks you need to go to church more often.

 

The Boss Problem 

You just got a wonderful piece of paper from Western that states you are well qualified to enter the big, bad workforce.  In the cutthroat nature of today’s job market, your prospective employers do a quick Google search to make sure you’re not a total weirdo. Much to your surprise, you receive an email from Mr. Almos Boss, “Mr. Smith, I regret to inform you that my company makes a habit of denying employment to those individuals who post ‘I would love to eat a turkey sandwich off your rack’ on social media websites. We will not be keeping your resumé on file.” Remember, your social media pages are a reflection of you.

 

The Future Girlfriend Problem

Liking porn on Facebook sends a clear signal that you either completely forgot Facebook was public, or you really, really, really like porn. Whichever the case may be, this will repel women. Any woman who sees this will think you’re a weirdo, and that’s the straight, honest truth.

 

The Serious Problem:

As previously mentioned, pornographic images are already widespread in our culture. There is no need to spread them any further. It’s a fact — children under the age of 18 are on Facebook. Anything you share could appear on a minor’s newsfeed. All joking aside, this should not happen. Exposing minors to pornographic images is illegal and disgusting, and you don’t need to accidentally share something that could seriously harm a child. 

If you’re painting the ceiling, please don’t tell everyone. In fact, don’t tell anyone, unless, of course, your significant other is into that kind of hanky-panky, but otherwise, keep it to yourself. 

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