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Review of Amy Werbel's "Lust on Trial: Censorship and the Rise of American Obscenity in the Age of Anthony Comstock" | Helen Andrews
The problem of pornography has never been worse than it is right now. If that sounds like an exaggeration, consider: Online streaming porn is video, rather than text or image, which makes it categorically more seductive. It is not geographically restricted to seedy parts of town but accessible anywhere with an Internet connection, by anyone of any age. Much of it is free. Barriers to entry on the supply side are nil. The flood of content over the last decade means that producers have to compete for eyeballs, and because they can’t compete on price, the easiest way to distinguish their product is by going to further and further extremes in the content itself. Technology and social change have combined to push pornography to new frontiers: More of it is being produced, and what gets produced is more depraved.

..Before the Roth case reached the Supreme Court, a Second Circuit judge argued in a concurring opinion that the law Samuel Roth was charged with violating was fundamentally invalid because no expert evidence showed that pornography caused harm: “To date there exist, I think, no thoroughgoing studies by competent persons which justify the conclusion that normal adults’ reading or seeing of the ‘obscene’ probably induces antisocial conduct.” As it happens, we do have data showing that pornography has become a substitute for marriage among young men, with higher rates of porn consumption correlated with lower marriage rates. But whether pornography is preventing marriages or just ruining them, such studies are irrelevant. Sex is not a subject amenable to expertise, only wisdom, and the wisdom of centuries of human civilization tells us that pornography is morally wrong.
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iPad sketching app 'Paper' updated with second-gen Apple Pencil support - 9to5Mac
Paper, the popular sketching app for iPhone and iPad, has today been updated with optimization for the latest iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. Starting today, users of the second-generation Apple Pencil can take full advantage for the device’s new double-…
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Review: Twelve South Offers a Creative Solution to Wireless iPhone Charging With the 'PowerPic' - MacRumors
Since the iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus introduced Qi wireless charging into Apple products for the first time last year, more and more users have begun hunting for the best wireless charging pad out there. via Pocket
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Fredric Jameson reviews ‘My Struggle’ by Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated by Martin Aitken and Don Bartlett · LRB 8 November 2018
I will call Knausgaard’s kind of writing ‘itemisation’. We have, in postmodernity, given up on the attempt to ‘estrange’ our daily life and see it in new, poetic or nightmarish, ways; we have given up the analysis of it in terms of the commodity form, in a situation in which everything by now is a commodity; we have abandoned the quest for new languages to describe the stream of the self-same or new psychologies to diagnose its distressingly unoriginal reactions and psychic events. All that is left is to itemise them, to list the items that come by.
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2018 Infiniti QX60 Review, Interior and Redesign
2018 Infiniti QX60 will certainly supply comfy as well as lavish interior. The cabin can position seven guests in 3 rows of seats. The accessibility to the
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『みんなではじめるデザイン批評』から学んだコードレビューのやりかた - Sexually Knowing
同僚が社内グループに『みんなではじめるデザイン批評』を読んだ感想を書いていて、それが良かったのとそういえばこんなことあったなと思い出したので読んだ感想がてら書きます。 みんなではじめるデザイン批評―目的達成のためのコラボレーション&コミュニケーション改善ガイド作者: アーロン・イリザリー,アダム・コナー,長谷川恭久,安藤貴子出版社/メーカー: ビー・エヌ・エヌ新社発売日: 2016/05/26メディア: 単行本(ソフトカバー)この商品を含むブログ (1件) を見る 命ずるな、尋ねよ 『みんなではじめるデザイン批評』を読んでからデザイナーとの会話だけではなくエンジニア同士でコードレビューをする時…
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TP-Link KP200 smart outlet is actually an outlet, not a smart plug - The Verge
This summer, I replaced every single power outlet in my house with a tamper-resistant one. You do things like that when you’ve got a curious two-year-old. via Pocket
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20 hours ago by evansthompson
The Timbuk2 Never Check sold me on the importance of a good travel backpack – TechCrunch
For someone who travels a lot, I can be downright reckless when it comes to packing. I’ve found myself hurling clothes, toiletries and assorted cables into bags on more early mornings than I care to mention. That haphazard approach naturally extends…
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Young People Are Having Less Sex - The Atlantic
Despite the easing of taboos and the rise of hookup apps, Americans are in the midst of a sex recession.
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