« on: April 15, 2014, 12:34:17 pm »
I'm going to take up Haroldry, you just see if I don't
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Controlling the excess of brutality in crime comic books has nothing to do with censorship. Protecting children is not censorship.
This sounds really familiar.
First up, Fred Wertham:
This man single-handedly killed an entire art form, to the point where it had nothing to say for 50 years.
Though no longer a thing the comics code is still having it's wretched effect on the comics industry, even in the mindset of comic book readers. They expect certain content from their shitty superhero books and are horrified by anything outside of that.
It's a fossil, a warped sense of morality that doesn't make the least bit of sense.
In the first issue of the new catwoman series she has sex with someone she is attracted to. There is an upper torso no nudity shot but that didn't stop parents from complaining in stores or online about the damage it could do their children reading it.
In issue one of Batman which came out the same month it shows the joker graphically having his face removed with a box cutter and of course no one complained about.
My main interest is not in comic books or even mass media, but in children and young people. Over the years I have been director of large mental hygiene clinics... And I have done a great deal of work - sometimes with great difficulty - to prevent young people from being sent to reformatories where they are often very badly treated. I have also helped a number of young people so they were not sent to the electric chair.Fredric Wertham early 70's. http://art-bin.com/art/awertham.html
Seeing that so many immature people have troubles and get into trouble, I tried to find out all the sources that contributed to their difficulties. In the course of that work I came across crime comic books.
I had nothing whatever to do directly with the comics code. Nor have I ever endorsed it. Nor do I believe in it. My scientific findings had something to do with it only because the crime comic book publishers, some of them multi-millionaires, were afraid laws or statutes would be passed against their worst productions. To guard against that the code was established.
Controlling the excess of brutality in crime comic books has nothing to do with censorship. Protecting children is not censorship. I was the first American psychiatrist admitted in a Federal Court in a book censorship case - and I testified against censorship.
Yeah, fuck that shit. I don't know how he got unbanned but he is so the fuck not welcome here. I re-banned him, and have the willpower to keep doing so for far longer than whoever actually wants him here has to keep unbanning him.
Oh, what's that you say? NOBODY actually wants him here? Good.
He was part of the blanket unbanning from several months ago.
What he said was a little dishonest. He emailed me to ask me why he had been unbanned and if he could start posting again. I said he hadn't been unbanned deliberately, but give it a shot and chances are he would be immediately banned again.
If only they could make chemical-free people -
now that would be a breath of fresh air
Its called a computer?
Landed on that one right away.
I haven't found much disagreeable with them.
"Additional fun about those Special K ads: If you put a full bowl of Frosties and a full bowl of Special K next to each other there is exactly one calorie difference. The extra one is in the Special K. I despise that product, makes itself out to be healthy (it isn't), tells you you can't be happy without it (you can) and steals from body-positivity projects to sell its complete bollocks."
if you want to make a point about special k being no better than frosties don't use bullshit science to back it up.
Even If you put two full bowls of special K beside each other you are you're going to have more of a discrepancy than "exactly one calorie difference" let alone when you compare it to a bowl frosties.
I'm REALLY surprised because making an obvious point in a tenuous, meandering, off mark or otherwise irritating way certainly isn't characteristic of the tumblr privilege crowd, no not at all.
Here's an interesting story:
Anti-gay communities linked to shorter lives: study
By Andrew M. Seaman
It is interesting, but I'd really like to see how/whether they controlled for socioeconomic status.