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RandySF

(61,308 posts)
Fri Dec 30, 2016, 03:18 PM Dec 2016

Virginia Lawmaker Wants Porn Declared A Public Health Hazard

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia state lawmaker wants to have pornography declared a public health hazard, calling it a moral scourge that leads to infidelity, the "hypersexualization of teenagers" and the objectification of women.

The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/2iMEP29) reports that Del. Robert G. Marshall of Prince William County has proposed a resolution stating that pornography leads to many social problems and that the General Assembly needs to address it. The legislature's annual session convenes Jan. 11.

The resolution does not call for a ban but rather urges lawmakers to recognize the need for education and research to address what Marshall called an epidemic.

He says such a declaration could help pave the way for future limits, similar to how a 1964 federal government report linking cigarettes to disease spurred future restrictions.


http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/robert-marshall-porn-delcared-heatlh-hazard


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Virginia Lawmaker Wants Porn Declared A Public Health Hazard (Original Post) RandySF Dec 2016 OP
Any bets that this lawmaker is a consumer himself? still_one Dec 2016 #1
Fast forward, please. PdxSean Dec 2016 #2
"but rather urges lawmakers to recognize the need for education and research" NobodyHere Dec 2016 #3
You'll go blind. n/t Yavin4 Dec 2016 #6
Poverty is a public health hazard. guillaumeb Dec 2016 #4
Wow just wow Lotusflower70 Dec 2016 #5

PdxSean

(574 posts)
2. Fast forward, please.
Fri Dec 30, 2016, 03:23 PM
Dec 2016

Let's just fast forward to the part where a search of this lawmaker's computer reveals a treasure trove of porn.

 

NobodyHere

(2,810 posts)
3. "but rather urges lawmakers to recognize the need for education and research"
Fri Dec 30, 2016, 03:27 PM
Dec 2016

I would like to apply to be on that research team.

Lotusflower70

(3,077 posts)
5. Wow just wow
Fri Dec 30, 2016, 04:27 PM
Dec 2016

Welcome to 1950. This so-called hazard makes the right feel good because it looks like they are doing something when in reality they aren't doing anything productive.

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