Monday, May 19, 2008

stress relief

What I find offensive about this report about a guy caught viewing child pornography on a public computer in a airline’s club lounge in Melbourne is not just what he did, but that the defence cited “he was under enormous pressure at work” as an excuse for the behaviour.

What are we doing to socialise men in this country that appropriate stress relief is looking at degrading pictures, sexualising 6 year olds? This is not an inditement of an individual but of our culture.

Other than cruising for masturbation fodder, what do you do de-stress?


Blogger Melba said...

i do normal things to de-stress, like drink and eat too much, and take stuff out on the closest people i love.

i can understand a lot of things, re other people's fetishes, and preferences, and dark desires, and while i don't necessarily "get" them myself, i can think to myself, "oh well, that's their bag."

but this sort of stuff i will never, ever "get". i just don't.

2:35 pm  
Blogger Ann O'Dyne said...

Every time I see that sort of news report ...
"children as young as six years" ...
I wonder WTF were the parents doing when
the photos were being taken of their child?

If they took their eyes off their 6 year-old for long enough for perverts to get it naked and photograph it, then charges should be laid on the parents, or on the adults who were in charge of the child.

As to the stressed executive losing his job: he was obviously pretty dumb, so at least there is now an employment opportunity for someone else.

I am most interested in the tattle-tale dobber fellow Qantas Club Member who took the time to report what he saw. I hope he missed his executive plane for bogging up courts and gaols with victimless crimes.
Charge those parents!

4:31 pm  
Blogger Ann O'Dyne said...

... I'm stressed now by all that angst.
The cure will be some mango frousse and a chocnut muesli bar ... no wait - I'm not stressed, I'm medicated; so the frousse and chocbar are just treats cos the medication means I don't care about getting fat.

4:34 pm  

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