Abby Promotes Soft Porn

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      This is another “anti-Abby” column and I could write a lot more. She or they, give me great ideas for writing. Pointing out the stupidity of their writing is like shooting ducks in a barrel, but this just goes to show how low the bar has fallen in regards to acceptable wisdom. Abby makes big bucks writing bad ideas, and I sometimes eat unhealthy food. I do that once in a while. Abby is a bad diet that comes out daily in most newspapers.

This last one (10/7/14, “Dear Grandma”) was where a grandma wrote in concerning her granddaughters who were involved in the “Topless Tour”. This is where a friend takes a picture of their covered backside and from the picture you can see that they are topless on the other side. Sounds harmless, doesn’t it? Not! It is something that is posted on social media sites and according to Abby is a harmless fad, like “mooning” used to be.

The first thing that jumps out at me is that there is no information about the ages of her granddaughters. If they are below 18, this is coming close to the distribution of child pornography. Laws and common sense often lag behind culture, but there are laws against putting children and nudity on the Internet. BE CAREFUL PEOPLE! If an adult, gets a picture with some under-18 nudity, and passes it forward, it becomes distribution of child pornography. Abby needs be cautioning, not cooperating with risky behavior.

We don’t know their ages, but we know that human beings, when taking a risk, and getting lots of positive feedback, are willing to go to the next level of risk-taking. In substance abuse, there are “gateway drugs”, alcohol and tobacco, both legal, which lead to the use of other drugs. No one wakes up one day and decides to use heroin.

Sexting, “the act of sending sexually explicit messages” probably begins with talking nasty, and then the guy asks for pictures. After the “SEND” button is pushed, it can now go out to the World Wide Web.       Abby, by minimizing the dysfunction of participation in the topless tour, is encouraging the whole idea of sexting and other acting out behaviors on the internet.

In the article, Abby minimizes the exhibitionist behavior, saying it is like mooning, the lowering of pants and showing a bare bottom to passing cars and trains which was popular in year’s past. There is a big difference. Baring skin, to social media, means it can go out to millions. Mooning was an isolated incident that affected a few people. With the current technology, a teen or risky adult, can turn their bedroom into a porn studio. There has been an explosion of pornography in our society. Related behaviors don’t need a wink, but a warning.

I heard, once again, that human trafficking is one of the largest growing criminal enterprises in  our society. Baring your bodies brings attention to those in the sex industry. We need to collectively try to warn children and adults about the dangers that exist in our environment. To not protect, is to promote. It is often not so much what we say or write, but what is not communicated. Abby was again absent. Adults need to protect women, of all ages. If we miss an opportunity, then we are participating in a “brainless tour!”