Originally Posted by Connie
I came across this article
in some of my reading. It is from the August 1989 Ensign, written by one R. Gary Shapiro (who, it seems, is a random member of the church who happened to write an article for the Ensign). I thought it was rather interesting and wondered about what others might think of it. Specifically, would you agree or disagree with his definition of pornography and why? Discuss.
I pretty much agree with him. Our world is so saturated in pornography we don't even recognize it any more.
As a missionary in Italy in 1983, I was appalled by some of the billboards and posters I saw on the street. Women's naked breasts, and occasionally pudenda, were everywhere, and not just in the artwork. Men, too, were well-represented; I remember one poster that had a naked adult man standing facing the camera, his crotch being (barely) covered by the head of a naked boy standing in front of him. I remember wondering how far behind Europe my own country was following. Looks like about 30 years, though I suspect that gap is narrowing.