[LINK] Quaint stash of censored books found - but no mention of ALP's Net censorship policy
rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Sat Mar 24 10:02:16 EST 2012
That has to be read in the context of the section -
> X18+ - Restricted
> Contains consensual sexually explicit activity
My reading is, in other words, that "sexually explicit activity" is not
to be associated with violence.
All of the other categories indicate whether violence is permitted, and
in what degree:
G - Violence should have only a low sense of threat or menace, and be
justified by context.
PG - Violence should be mild and infrequent, and be justified by context.
M - Moderate violence is permitted, if justified by context. Sexual
violence should be very limited and justified by context.
MA 15+ - Violence should be justified by context. Sexual violence may be
implied, if justified by context.
R 18+ - Violence is permitted. Sexual violence may be implied, if
justified by context.
In the absence of the classification title, it looks like "no violence
is permitted anywhere", but that isn't actually the case.
Nick - apologies if I've misread your intention in the article.
On 24/03/12 9:35 AM, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> At 09:15 AM 24/03/2012, Nick Ross wrote:
>> I discovered the Classification Board's secret guidelines a while back...
> After reading your article, Nick, I'm even more confused. Is there
> something before the first italics section:
> (Italics below indicate direct quotes from the adult industry document.)
> No depiction of violence, sexual violence, sexualised violence or
> coercion is allowed in the category. It does not allow sexually
> assaultive language. Nor does it allow consensual depictions which
> purposefully demean anyone involved in that activity for the
> enjoyment of viewers.
> ....that limits its application to what the producer would identify
> as 'adults only' material to start with? Otherwise, why are we able
> to see Law and Order or any of the CSI shows? How does the extreme
> rap music get on air?
> I also roll my eyes a few times a week with some of the mid-day
> movies on 7 in terms of how they are able to be shown then instead of
> after 8.30 or 9pm. I am not a prude, but I am against inconsistency
> and hypocrisy.
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