Friday, July 01, 2016

Guilt Trip

Recently, my Laxness in Translation website had a visitor I was unfamiliar with. Covenant Eyes is a Roman Catholic web filtering service, with a family plan that records all the web activity by your family and reports it to someone- Mom? Dad? Your parish priest? It also filters out questionable sites (i.e., Google, FB and Tumblr). I don't know what they found (or filtered) on LIT, but I hope they got through.

The Covenant Eyes Blog is filled with horror stories about Porn—including romance novels. I didn't look at all 458 posts, but of the ones I did look at I didn't see any concerning religious intolerance, hate speech, sexual abuse of children by priests or domestic violence. At first glance, the videos seem to be full of broken, unhappy people speaking about their sad (but porn-free!) lives. Looking further, it becomes obvious that porn isn't the real target. There are numerous posts about "Sexual Purity"—and the dangers of masturbation! 

I pretty much ignore the porn, but when someone starts attacking my relationship with my "little buddy", they've gone too far. For a more practical, guilt-free approach, check out Rookie Mag's coverage of the topic.

By Professor Batty



2 Comments:

Blogger Jono said...

LITTLE buddy? I thought you might call him "Big Phil."


Blogger Professor Batty said...

It's my "mini-me".

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