Category Archives: Media

Nipples and Crushed Heads Part 2: A Defense of Film Ratings 0

In my last post I asked the question: why do we seem to have a double standard in rating movies, such that violence is tolerated more readily than sex? The most obvious explanation for the current rating system is: conservative values. When I posed this problem to my friends, most of whom are secular liberals, [...]

Of Nipples and Crushed Heads: On the Double Standard for Sex and Violence 3

Would you prefer to look at a nipple or a crushed head? Facebook’s censorship guidelines were recently leaked, and they are somewhat surprising: Facebook bans images of breastfeeding if nipples are exposed – but allows “graphic images” of animals if shown “in the context of food processing or hunting as it occurs in nature”. Equally, [...]