Posts by Emma Hart

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  • Hard News: Te Reo and the Resolution,

    Agree. My heterosexuality hadn't felt less threatened since the days when Keanu Reeves was popular.

    I didn't make him for you.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4583 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Te Reo and the Resolution,

    Plus, it's boring as, and only relieved by the presenters equally desparate efforts to make us get behind New Zealand's hopeful for bronze in the reverse backward feltch or whatever.

    People could try constructing their own, more ethical Olympics using past coverage from YouTube. Might I make a recommendation for the gymnastics section? (Caution: link may damage your heterosexuality).

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4583 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Won't Someone Please Not Think…,

    It's like Craig just got 100 random people to put money in a coin slot for Russell's benefit :)

    Well, Russell did say his 'looking for porn' hits had dropped off lately. I'd link, but it's somewhere on the Thread That Ate Tokyo.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4583 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Won't Someone Please Not Think…,

    having sex with girls their own age, but under the local age of consent (which can be 18)

    When we were setting up Erotica, we looked for things we could just blanket ban. The first thing we tried was kiddy porn - which involved defining what a child was. Someone under the age of consent? Okay, is that sixteen, eighteen, thirteen? Even if you only took the US into account, which wasn't something we wanted to do, it varied hugely from state to state and sometimes for what kind of act it was - bless the convoluted engineering of laws so you can continue to discriminate against gay people.

    And we have historical boards too. We had a woman object to a Classical Roman man in his twenties considering a fifteen year old male a legitimate sexual partner.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4583 posts Report Reply

  • Busytown: If you build it...,

    I didn't know I'd read this book until you started describing the plot and it all came flooding back. Lovely. But, action-packed climax? Ick.

    When I was a kid, we used to play in the abandoned quarry across the road from my mum's house. We had a regular wee village of huts and bivvies down there. Then the council put up a proper confidence course, which is always kept locked, and a skate-board half-pipe that nobody uses.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4583 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Won't Someone Please Not Think…,

    Sorry, let's see if we can start again on that one. When I said:

    there is a harm difference between text porn, and photographic or filmic porn, both in production and in accidental viewing

    by 'in production', I meant the process you have to go through to get your end product, your photograph or your piece of writing. I apologise if that wasn't clear.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4583 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Won't Someone Please Not Think…,

    I quite agree there is a difference, but it is a difference of degree, rather than one of kind.

    Seriously? Wow. You don't see any difference in kind between writing a fictional story that involves child abuse, even if the depiction of it is entirely negative, and actually abusing a child in order to get pictures of that abuse to distribute?

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4583 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Just Some Things,

    The Lesbos thing begs the question: what do they call women of the Sapphic persuasion on said island?

    Tourist attractions.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4583 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Won't Someone Please Not Think…,

    I don't mind if 'we' stop investigating stuff because we consider it's not harmful, OK, not important etc. Maybe the woman you've written about falls into one of those categories.

    But 'big in scope'?

    So, if we have a big problem and limited resources, would it be acceptable to decide to devote your energies to the higher-harm end of the problem? Genuinely asking here. Because I get the feeling Fletcher was raided on the basis of 'ease of target' rather than 'degree of harm' - which I guess is another way to deal with the problem, to chase after people you think you can nail.

    Certainly there are bigger, more active sites out there dealing with material in that squicky things area, and if I know where to find them, surely the FBI do too.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4583 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Just Some Things,

    I'm expecting the Tour de France to look very sexy indeed

    Is there something you want to tell us about cycle shorts? We'll be very understanding and almost not prurient at all.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4583 posts Report Reply

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