Can Banning Porn Really Bring Down The Child Abuse Rate In India

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Can Banning Porn Really Bring Down The Child Abuse Rate In India

After banning the much beloved Maggi, The government yet again couldn’t stop itself from playing the oldest trick in the book, that is suppressing the matter instead of solving it.

Half the country woke up to a non accessible porn site scenario and they were definitely not happy about it. People immediately took use of their internet powers and addressed the issue publicly on social medias. The matter obviously came into limelight and was excessively trending all over social media platforms. People definitely didn’t like the absurd idea of banning porn and asked the government to tackle other critical issues like poverty and education.

Here is what people on Twitter had to say regarding this matter: 

No one really seems to be in favor of this move. People around the country still think that there are other very crucial and intense issues that need to be taken care of and it’s totally witless of the Government to invest time on such compact matters.

Famous Bollywood personalities also stepped out to talk about this matter and had some very interesting and sensible opinions to quote:

Vipul Shah: “Ban of any kind is never the solution. We need to work towards a system where porn on the internet can be monitored and kids can’t have access to it. Our failure to create a domestic censorship cannot be reason to ban porn.”

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Sudhir Mishra: “One man’s porn is another man’s sensuality. Who are we to stand judgment? In principle, I am opposed to the pornography industry because it also involves sexual abuse of children. That repulses me. But then I am also opposed to any form of censorship and curb of freedom. Any attempt to ban porn will only make the underground industry flourish. Let it be. If a 15-year old watches porn out of curiosity, it’s healthy. But if I a 40-year old man watches porn something is seriously wrong with him. He needs to get a sex life.”

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Pritish Nandy: “It is the stupidest idea ever. Is the government my father or my school principal? What amazes is that those who spend their adolescence celebrating and enjoying porn suddenly turn hypocritical at a later age and want to ban porn so that subsequent generations are not exposed to its “bad” influence. This is sheer hypocrisy. When you ban normal sexual interest you create an environment for sexual crimes.”

Pritish-Nandy
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Zoya Akhtar: “It’s absolutely ridiculous. We’re already seeing the downside of a repressed society. Instead of focusing on real issues like women’s safety, anti-rape laws, marital rape, domestic violence and human trafficking, they come with a brainwave to censor the internet and ban porn! I think this is a way of skirting real issues. The government needs to enforce the law and not to impose any moral code on people. It’s my business if I watch porn. They seem to not want to enter the bedroom if a man is raping his wife. They treat that as a domestic matter. But they can tell people what to watch and not watch in their homes! Makes no sense and should be condemned.”

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There is a heavy duty debate on whether watching fetishist porn encourages violence against women and sexism, but how accurate is that? Government thinks that such visual content excites the viewer which leads to crime but the rest of the world is totally against the opinion of the Government.

The simple ideology behind a crime is that the one committing it wants to perform it.The Government needs to understand this and act wisely before sneakily taking such decisions.

Don’t forget to check out this edgy take on Porn ban by the famous AIB: 

Video source: All India Bakchod 

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