Australian Censorship Is Getting Ridiculous

Submitted by: jgl2832 7 years ago
http://www.jglevine.com/blog/?p=196

An article about Australia banning small breasts. Thoughts?
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Male 29
if i raise my eyebrow anymore it`s going to fly away
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Male 89
who cares? the whole country will one day be eaten by an uprising of poisonous crocodiles and giant lizards
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Male 345
This article is BS. If the Aussie government has supposedly already banned sites containing material that is "18+", then it already bans pornography. So the assertion that it is further banning small breasted porn is asinine. If it is rue, then the Aussies need to take back their government; except for the small boobie thing, yeah nobody likes small boobies.
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Female 1,963
What???

This is officially going on my list of "reasons to never go to australia" right after "thousands of creatures that can kill me". I refuse to go to a country where I can`t enjoy some porn with small breasted ladies in it.

Kidding, but only just.

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Male 1,297
that is f*cked.

NET NEUTRALITY FOR ALL!!!
oh and free the small boobies too... damn

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Male 14,330
NOOOOO!!! boobies are like snowflakes all are different and beautiful weather itty bitty or large.
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Female 1,077
"Next thing they`ll be banning guys with little weenies

Well there goes 90% of the IAB community, straight out the door. "


...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. free internet for you.

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Male 12,365
[quote]then the average person will NEVER see a blacklist ban page because you have to be one sick puppy to even be trying to access the stuff they`re blocking.[/quote]

That might be true if they were completely honest, the system was perfect and no-one was at all concerned about it.

Since none of those things are true, your conclusion is wrong.

The most important aspect of this sort of censorship is pre-emptive censorship due to deliberately vague definitions and the degree of harm involved.

Say, for example, you were a pornographer. You`d have a website, of course. You carefully check the age of every one of your performers and you make the usual porn - bad acting, inane plots and ludicrous dialogue. You`re making a pile of money from it.

So why risk selling in Australia, where you cannot know what porn is illegal until after you`ve already been labelled a child pornographer and general scumbag, thus ruining you and maybe jailing you?

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Male 12,365
[quote]AHAHAHAHA that never happened the internet stuff is true but there is no ban on "small breasts" you guys crack me up [/quote]

I suggest you check out the censorship rating guidelines for Australia and, more importantly, how they are being implemented.

I`ll summarise, but I`m not asking you to take my word for it.

Sexual material that the censorship board claim they think might be pretending to depict someone who might be under 18 is banned in Australia (and many other places). Note that the age of the people involved is irrelevant - material in which everyone is over 25 can be classed as child porn in Australia (and elsewhere).

Some people with enough power have decided that any image of any woman with small breasts might be pretending to depict someone who might be under 18.

So there is at least some substance in the story. Australia is run by mad censors at the moment, so it`s both plausible and supported by evidence.

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Male 46
While I doubt this article is true, Australian censorship is ridiculous. But what can you expect from a country as drated up as Australia.
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Male 258
@SuperSmash
A true communist country would be striving for a society without class or division, so boobs of any size, shape or colour would be happily welcomed into the collective.
Does the US still ban women`s nipples on `normal` TV channels?
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Male 8,302
> OldOllie
> Next thing they`ll be banning guys with little weenies

Well there goes 90% of the IAB community, straight out the door.

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Male 15,832
Next thing they`ll be banning guys with little weenies. Oh, wait, I think the pr0n industry already did that.

Oh, well, can I get a refund of my membership dues for the Australian chapter of the IBTC?

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Male 9
AHAHAHAHA that never happened the internet stuff is true but there is no ban on "small breasts" you guys crack me up
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Male 1,195
And the navy pays for breast implants... http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2007/09/...
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Male 3,756
That`s ridiculous.

I never realized Australia was a communist country.

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Male 8,302
> Matteress
> what sites are actually filtered cause ive never seen a page saying that the page is banned.

Which was my whole point. Unless the Nutcase Conspiracy World Government Giant Computer Under Parliament House Running the World movement is right for once, and the government DO actually start blacklisting any site they like, then the average person will NEVER see a blacklist ban page because you have to be one sick puppy to even be trying to access the stuff they`re blocking. And I`m not talking normal Rule 34 here, I`m talking extremely sick twisted crap. We can do without it, go back to your brown paper mailbox deliveries whoever wants that stuff.

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Male 8,302
> Matteress
> why were they talking about passing one last year?

Because even though the Act hasn`t been passed yet, it obviously needs to be put in place, trialled and tweaked or else it would be 5 years after the Act before anything happened. The filtering has been operating "in testing" for just over two years already.

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Female 63
Australia makes me so sad.

Good thing there`s New Zealand to balance things out!

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Female 735
so i, a skinny 15 year old, would be allowed in porn because i have 36D size boobs? --and thats not pedophilia?

haaa.

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Female 4,028
Down with censorship!
My girlfriend has non-big boobs. I guess that makes me a paedophile. :-|
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Male 68
T*ts or GTFO
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Female 36
i agree with Lionhart - this artical is a load of [email protected] - i`ve never heard of small boobs being banned
but we are going through some political turmoil that could drastically change our sensorship - in a few years we may end up like china (thanks to 1 dick in parliament and a bunch of do-gooder bludgers)
http://stephen-conroy.com
this will not stop childpornography (which is illegal and already blacklisted) but rather anything that anyone objects to (i.e. blog discussing euthanasia) it will also filter images based on how much skin-tone a computer thinks it has as well as a host of other ridiculous things.
Please support us in getting this one chucked out of parliament altogether
ps - you can already get a free filter to install locally if you don`t want your kids to see this kind of stuff
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Male 14
It WENT through, 2 years ago. Although it is constantly being refined and adjusted, you`ve been filtered by the govt all that time. The fact that you didn`t even know you were being filtered means they`re doing it right, IMHO.

Then why were they talking about passing one last year? And what sites are actually filtered cause ive never seen a page saying that the page is banned.

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Male 9,306
"WTF Australia? Way to screw up."

Vit, we have problems of our own too. We still need to pay attention to the bills that get voted on in our country, and revive our constitutional rights that people seem to be forgetting.

Aussies, the fact that you have internet censorship in the first place is terrible. I`m very sorry to see that. :(

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Male 716
I think that violates some universal rights actually
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Male 8,302
> Keitarohusky
> Pay more attention to whats going on, this stuff if legit and it will most likely go through

It WENT through, 2 years ago. Although it is constantly being refined and adjusted, you`ve been filtered by the govt all that time. The fact that you didn`t even know you were being filtered means they`re doing it right, IMHO.

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Female 125
My future is looking bleak.
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Male 8,302
> If a site has material on it which would be rated ‘18+’ then it is not allowed on the web. If it’s hosted in Australia, it is issued a federal order to shut down, and if it is hosted outside Australia, it is added to the countries black list

Basically that whole article was over-hyped bullpoop and exaggeration. Despite working in an Online Access Centre AND being a net nerd, I have *NEVER* seen the government`s blackban page pop up. Ever. Nor have I ever met anyone who has. So sure, in theory the government blocks a lot of sites; but in practice, you have to ask yourself what sort of sick mofo sites they are, if no-one you ever heard of has ever been blocked.

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Female 1,677
Get a life SaltyVarnis. Your inferiority complex is showing.
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Male 678
Australia is still better than America!
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Male 14
Pay more attention to whats going on, this stuff if legit and it will most likely go through (Depends on opinion). It`s not fake, google `the blacklist Australia porn` in keywords and you will find many more writings on the topic. I feel sad that you have not caught up on all this.

Read the first line of the `article`, it says it has already happened, it also goes on to explain that we have a nation-wide ban on sites the government deems inapporiate(2nd paragraph). Its true there is a proposal for internet censorship (no it wont go through election is coming up) and it is a stupid idea anyway. I suggest you go to google and type in the words `small boobs` and see what comes up, im sure youll find that the sites arent blocked at all. I feel sad that you dont actually read the blog that you are trying to say is real before commenting about it.
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Male 1,666
WTF Australia? Way to screw up.
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Male 131
"How can anyone think this is real? Its on a blog not in a legit newspaper, its obviously faked. It would be impossible to enforce this law. I live in australia i can access any site i choose. Only internet censorship here is that on the computers at schools, or the parental controlled censorship programs"

Pay more attention to whats going on, this stuff if legit and it will most likely go through (Depends on opinion). It`s not fake, google `the blacklist Australia porn` in keywords and you will find many more writings on the topic. I feel sad that you have not caught up on all this.

Email me for the blacklist if you wish (That`s apparently not real according to the government.)

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Male 14
"Have you ever stopped to think if the government is making you think this way? Believe it or not; everywhere else in the world tin foil hats are not considered a standard accessory."

Damn that government tricking me into thinking i can see that porn site when infact its a site that just looks exactly the same but its fake. Tin foil hats arent standard they just look cool

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Male 3,842
I think the intention is that porn actresses who dress up and pretend to be little girls are objectionable, even if those actresses are adults, because they are creating a fictional storyline involving sex with underage children.

However, I think the person who wrote this article is (rightfully) opposed to censorship and so he put a spin on it to make it seem unreasonable. He probably took the most insane sounding quote and made it seem like that was the whole story.

I give Australia the benefit of the doubt because everyone I know from Australia is really cool for the most part.

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Female 134
"How can anyone think this is real? Its on a blog not in a legit newspaper, its obviously faked. It would be impossible to enforce this law. I live in australia i can access any site i choose. Only internet censorship here is that on the computers at schools, or the parental controlled censorship programs"

Have you ever stopped to think if the government is making you think this way? Believe it or not; everywhere else in the world tin foil hats are not considered a standard accessory.

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Male 14
How can anyone think this is real? Its on a blog not in a legit newspaper, its obviously faked. It would be impossible to enforce this law. I live in australia i can access any site i choose. Only internet censorship here is that on the computers at schools, or the parental controlled censorship programs
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Female 169
Its so sad to see this happen, when i have this kind of affection to Aussieland :c
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Male 373
wow. my low respect (for the racist) Aussies has lowered even more
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Male 189
OOh, I saw this on AOTS a few nights ago.
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Female 1,077
i guess i can`t go to australia then.
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Male 25,416
everybody needs love,
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Male 3
This is the source, and it`s linked to on the top of the article
http://guyism.com/2010/01/australia-bans...
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Female 4,376
Wow...that is plain ludicrous. I guess all my guy friends are pedophiles though since they prefer dating women with smaller breasts. OH SNAP.
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Male 7,585
sucks for the aussies, if they are into that.
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Female 119
http://www.crikey.com.au/2010/01/29/has-...

this is al i could find BlankTom

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Male 1,598
I feel bad for all the Australian fans of Lucky Star.
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Female 119
@ElDavo I’m very sorry if I gave offence, please point out to me were I made outrages claims about the US and I’m submit further apologies.
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Male 20
Not cool at all. Women with small breasts need love too. Furthermore, if the woman is old enough, what doe sit matter how old she looks? A ban on porn with women who LOOK under 18 is in the realm of thought crime.

Whats next? A man`s 30 year old wife wears pigtails in public and he gets arrested?

And BTW there is a huge difference between underage teens and actual children. Laws around the world don`t seem to understand that.

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Male 1,674
does anyone have a link to a legitimate source, not just someone`s blog.
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Male 40
What the hell is JGlevine.com and why should I believe something written on his obscure blog? When you go to the "about me" section of the site, it just says "Coming soon!"
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Male 2,148
AppleBlue: How is reading and citing information from an article considered jumping to conclusions? If the article is wrong, that`s fine, but don`t make outrageous claims about US because of it.
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Male 3,314
This reminds me of a Law and Order: SVU episode where a convicted pedophile/child molester was released from prison. There was a website that specialized in girls 18+ who looked like they were 8+ would pose naked. Technically NOT child porn, but they got him off the sex offender list on their mailing list, and wouldn`t remove him, even when he asked. When he molested and killed a kid, they arrested the operator of the website and sent him to prison for inciting the guy to commit the crime.
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Male 21
damn it, now I want some jellybeans . . .
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Male 9,306
Yeah you guys need to revolt. Like, right NOW.
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Male 1,190
this is what happens when you allow fundamentalists to control areas of govt.

Australia is self-marginalizing into a pariah state.

In addition they will lose millions in tourism dollars.

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Male 166
Furthermore, porn rules.
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Male 166
Who designates what is small and what isn`t? I`m pretty sure this whole thing is garbage. There`s no names. No quotes. No sources. My roommate is the editor for the biggest selling `boobs out` magazine in Australia. And he`s heard nothing about this. And he should know. He`s a massive dirtbag!
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Female 119
@ IkeRay Obama represent the views of everyone in America?
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Female 119
it isn`t actually a ban on small breasts in porn, it is a ban on "just legal" porn with 18 yrolds who look younger, which is marketed towards pedophiles.

could everyone stop jumping to extreme conclusions when they don`t know anything?

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Male 2,703
"Secondly, everywhere in that article it says "Australia" it should say "Australian government" because the views of the government are not the views and opinions of the entire country and I’d thank them for realising that."

good job with democracy down there...if you`re representatives aren`t representing your views why are they still in office?

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Male 931
Head, meet desk. Please get acquainted. *THUD THUD THUD THUD THUD THUD*
Once again a case of people with paedophillia issues deflecting it onto something to make them look morally superior.
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Male 2,703
I like the "age on video games" but the "ban on small breast porn" is pretty out there.

as someone said on the page - what about men.

my solution, anything under 7" will be considered too small. if you thought porn was fake enough already, be prepared for a whole lot of unreal sized penii and breastesses

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Male 36,469
Censorship = Obcenity
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Female 15,763
MY ITTY BITTY TITTIES DO NOT APPROVE.

No seriously I feel pretty dismal about this. :\

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Male 2,593
IMO Australia has been heading down the wrong way for years in this department. I can`t believe the people are accepting their country being turned into a nanny state
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Female 678
At leasst you`re not banning dictionaries that defined oral sex.

But seriously, censorship is a joke. I think it makes people want it that much more.

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Female 119
Firstly half of that is lies, our internet is not more heavily controlled that china, our government doesn’t have that kind of power, mainly because we have independent companies supplying our internet, where as in china it is state controlled.

Secondly, everywhere in that article it says "Australia" it should say "Australian government" because the views of the government are not the views and opinions of the entire country and I’d thank them for realising that.

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Female 612
Didn`t Australia also ban Santas from saying "ho, ho, ho" and require them to say "ha, ha,ha" a few years ago?
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Male 11
I think that`s just putting even more of an unrealistic ideal on women than already is. "Women with small breasts aren`t really women, and shouldn`t be shown in any media form", i mean come on, encourage diversity don`t censor it
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Male 264
An entire generation of Aussie`s craving small bewbs... a frightening notion
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Male 302
If anyone is found with illegal small boob porn they kick them up the ass with a giant boot.
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Male 3,014
I`ve heard about this, and it`s f*cking stupid.
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Female 691
Pay for the girls implants then. To some of them, that is their income. And now you`ve ruined it. Way to go Australia.
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Female 837
This reminds me of David Firth`s cartoon The Child that Smelt Funny. Also, to quote my best friend, "I`m sorry, I have small boobs, and I look NOTHING like a child." I`m kind of glad I don`t live in Australia. Between crazy bans and spiders the size of friggin dinner plates, I`ll probably not be visiting anytime soon.
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Female 362
*beeeeeeeep*
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Male 64
well if Australia is going to ban small breasts does that mean they are going to publicly fund implants?
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Male 3
Link: Australian Censorship Is Getting Ridiculous [Rate Link] - An article about Australia banning small breasts. Thoughts?
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