cjb,You make a valid and timely point. A standard arguing point some
feminists make is that treating a woman as a sex object is dehumanizing. It is
if that's ALL a woman is to a man. But treating a woman with sexual
indifference can be another form of dehumanization.
I pity the person whom no one views as a sexual object.Without this
there would be no marriage.Of course people are much more, but we
are or should be sexual objects too and this is a good thing.
VSTBountiful, UT@ LDS Liberal said, "at least I'm not a
hypocrite and show integrity."That is a good trait and worthy
advice. You are to be commended.But I do have just one question.
When you drafted and posted your comment, were you working (on duty) at your job
at Hill Airplane Patch?2:29 p.m. July 17, 2012============== 1. Yes - I was at Hill2. Yes - I am a
Profession, so I'm Salary, not hourly3. Federal Law allows for a 40
minute lunch and 2 10 minute breaks per 8 hour shift. I work 10-12 hours, salary
so my time is flexible. [I usually break sometime between 8:30 and 9:00,
depending].4. Yes, I pay taxes that pay my salary maintaining F-16, F-22,
ICBMs, and keeping other weapon systems fully operational.Irony ---
Pres. Obama wants to eliminate my job.Mitt Romney would be another
4-8 year of job security.I still willnot vote for Mitt, even
at the peril of my career.....War for profiteering is wrong.Ask a Nephite.
Something I have practiced is if I do not want to watch it I turn the control to
something else. If you don't like it don't watch it. This is much like
a person who owns a bar or restuarant can not allow smoking. Leave business
alone. If I own it I want to control what goes on in my property not someone
else. If you don't like my business stay out.
@VSTSo now we are getting IP addresses from some source so you can
make sure that everyone is doing what they are supposed to be doing. I was under the impression this was an anonymous forum. Yes,
I'm typing this from my home computer, in case you want to check.
An old saying about pornography goes like this. I can't exactly describe
it, but I know it when I see it.I know it when I see it. So do you.
But where I draw the line can be some distance from where someone else draws it.
It's not enough to cherish the American flag. It's important to know
what that flage represents.
An industry is supported by its clients. When we purchase something, we support
that industry. We send an economic signal to make more. We pay the workers and
provide the profits to the investors. If the product is supported by ads, we
still provide the all important revenue stream when we watch or click on the
show. Clients are the backbone of any industry. No industry survives without
them.So, if we view pornography, how do we feel about our support
for it? Do we think the actors are treated well? Is it a good trade? One that
we would be happy if our own family members pursued?If no, then why
do we support other people's children and grandchildren going to work in
that industry? Why do we entice them to work in it?You say we
don't entice them? The revenues we provide make their salaries
possible.So the next time you hear of some young, innocent enticed
into the industry, ask yourself - did my money make that possible?
It doesn't identify the hotel chains, doesn't say what kind of hotels,
which demographic the marketing targets, and doesn't specify the films in
question. Doesn't say. Doesn't matter. Not when it boils
down to a posture of 'our values should be your values.
Love it. Your cherished Marriot empire finally stopped with pornography after
years and years of profiting. Now DNews and the LDS church are all over banning
pornography.It's funny how when the profits are there, nobody
asks about it. Once the internet era came and people don't need hotel tv
to buy porn ... the call for the ban is here.
Is there some way we could get a list of what hotel/motel chains provide porn
and which ones don't? I'd be more than happy to give my business to a
company that has a sense of moral responsibility.
LDS Liberal:[Which is going to be?Un-bridled Freedom and let the
Free Market decide or Restrictions and Regulation?]The porn industry
is regulated in several states where its production is allowed. But you
don't mean regulation, do you? You want prohibition and suppression, and as
we all know that never works.Pornography falls under the First
Amendment and even the most conservative Supreme Court judges are hesitant to
mess with it, because they know that once they start drawing the line, a lot
more stuff is going to end up on the wrong side.Red:[I love
freedom, but when we let bad people continue to do bad things then our freedom
is being Hijacked!!! Time to draw a line and defend it.]Genuinely
supporting Freedom means supporting other people's freedoms as well.Its a fact that porn is legal in countries with the most freedoms, such
as the United States, Canada, Japan, and Western Europe. Its also a fact that
countries with the least freedoms suppress and prohibit pornography, such as
China, North Korea and the Middle-East.I think citizens living in
countries where pornography is legal have a lot to be proud of.
I imagine this is part of the DN's 'the sky is falling' approach
to pornography, but let's face it. In the age of the net, I just dont'
think too many people go to a hotel and tack an expensive porn flick on their
room tab. I haven't stayed in a hotel for a long time that even offers it.
There obviously are hotels that must still offer ppv movies but I just
don't think it's nearly the problem it's being puffed up to be.
Which is going to be?Un-bridled Freedom and let the Free Market
decide or Restrictions and Regulation?I for one would
like to see some Restriction or Regulation, I don't TRUST greedy
money lovers and their Free Market Capitalism to choose the right, but
call be a Liberal Socialist....[at least I'm not a hypocrite
and show integrity]
America is flooding the world with Pornography! It is embarrassing. Our
Freedom is being used recklessly and it is time to step up and be better!I love freedom, but when we let bad people continue to do bad things
then our freedom is being Hijacked!!!Time to draw a line and defend
I think many of them will stop offering porn so heavily, but mainly because
people can get their fix from the free wireless internet in the room, not for
any magnanimous courage on the part of the hotels.
Does Marriott still offer adult content?
It is too bad that perhaps the most powerful of all the hotel executives who
will ignore this letter is a member of the LDS Church. What an opportunity he
has to help change the world for the better.
"We recognize that we are asking you to abandon a profitable aspect of your
business"And hence it will never happen.Heck,
business show regularly that they are willing to break the law in the name of
profits.To voluntarily cut a legal revenue stream? Hardly.
It should also be considered that the pornography industry is a major source of
income for organized crime. As with gambling and other so-called
"victimless crimes" there are plenty of victims, including all those
innocent family dependents losing the interest and support of their distracted
and often addicted fathers. The glow on the screen represents one more timber
stolen from the family castle and burned to ashes for a short, hollow flame.
Truly, we men lose our backbone from such behavior. The rest of is society left
to pick up the pieces. Innocent victims are not asked for their consent.Such selfish behavior is not worthy of the name "adult."
Hope the Marriotts read this.