On the way home today, we were driving behind a van that had posters all over it saying "Kerry supports Abortion" or something along those lines, and then above it was a rather graphic picture of what I am assuming was an aborted baby, which was pretty messed up. It wasn't just on the back of the van either, it was on the sides as well. This was in full view to anyone who may have been looking out of the window at the time, and was one of the most disturbing pictures I had seen in a long time. So anyways, what are your views on the subject, should there be laws against showing that kind of stuff in the open like that (unless there already is, and I don't know about it), where any one who may be looking out the window is forced to see it?
I don't think we are here to discuss abortion people. However the fact that the image is being used as propaganda for an issue which is literally, 'a matter of life & death' may in your opinon lend its sensationalist use some justification. Nateanite: You are implying that there may be such a thing as conceptual polution - for want of a better container that envelops only -the kind of situation you are proposing & nothing else? I guess it is akin to the idea that in public I should not be allowed to state or cause offense in other ways. That people have a right to go outside where the space is deemed for public use & that in that use is guaranteed the right to journey or remain in a place without being offended by other peoples actions even when they arguably have the choice to ignore or distance themselves from them.
In short it would be good to think that the 'world' was smart & sophisticated enough to adapt to everyone's mood, no matter where they were, what their reasons for being or going there were at the time, & that whereever they looked the images they saw would be fitting for that particular moment... but we know we live in an imperfect world - the sum of dispirate wants & desires of beings that have the capacity to put alot of passion into those wants & desires. What may seem inconvenient to you now, is at some point a right, someone you care about, is going to need at a later time. [COLOR=Red]Think about them onions.[/COLOR]
Well depends on where you live really. But if your allowed to show that, what stops you showing nude bodies, gore and anything and everything else. I think that it should be censored somewhat. But going to the political side of things, why would you not support abortions? that can save the mothers life, or rape victims....... But anyway No I don't think that should be allowed.
Things like that dont really bother me, The US after all is a free country, however for that guy to think everyone is going to agree and find that un offensive is ignorant. If I saw that guy I would knock some sense into him.
I dont think that they should have that on the side of their car, but I see nothing wrong wiht the 'kerry supports abortion' stickers. Just the images.
17th June 2002
The image may be disturbing, but it represents a truth in society. Denying that truth may be more dangerous than being exposed to it. It's not exactly the same as mindless pornography displayed solely for the purpose of selling you something. Those cigarette adverts (at least, the adverts here) have some pretty disgusting images in them. But sometimes, you need to see the effects of a thing to truly understand it and form an opinion of it. That said, parents may not particularly like such images being shown to their children, who really could be too young to deal with. So I'm not sure whether I agree with it or not.
Yea, I don't have any problem with the message part of it, and no, I don't want this to become a abortion/political discusion, my only issue was with the picture it self, and yes, particularly it being in the view of the children, and other's who don't wish to see such things.
Its also true that people have sex, no? Does that mean the person can show porn on their truck?
mEkImIrMeIts also true that people have sex, no? Does that mean the person can show porn on their truck?
I get your point but I don't think that follows from the arguements people are putting forward mEkImIrMe.
Mr. MattThe image may be disturbing, but it represents a truth in society. Denying that truth may be more dangerous than being exposed to it. It's not exactly the same as mindless pornography displayed solely for the purpose of selling you something.
Its meant for that post And im moving this to the pub