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Erm, what?

We truly are living in a strange world if a fictional tale of two perfectly legal 16-year-olds can cause a fuss.

And Kidscape should mind its own business and concentrate on the real problem. Especially when on their site, they say:

"Kidscape works with children and young people under the age of 16, their parents/carers, and those who work with them."

Why don't people concentrate on the real issues about paedophilia, instead of wasting their time on this kind of nonsense?

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The only reason they've made a deal out of this is because it's Pete Townshend, Who's on the sex offender's register.

By performingmonkey
June 22, 2006 @ 8:42 pm

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Absolutely ridiculous. ABSOLUTELY.

Townshend's a gifted author. He may be using the web for his creative outlet rather than the printing press, but that shouldn't mean anything. We've been through this a hundred times before with Ulysses, with Lolita, with many other examples. We're finally at a place where fiction can exist in and of itself with a respectable body of legislature to back it up. Yet just because something is on the internet rather than bound traditionally, it's fair game?


By Philip J Reed, VSc
June 22, 2006 @ 10:20 pm

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