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When is censorship a good thing?
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How about never? If you have a problem with something then just don't watch/read it. If you don't like gore or violence, don't watch horror films. If you don't like sex, don't watch sexual films like Fifty Shades of Grey. If you don't like homosexuality don't watch stuff about gay romance.


If a man on the street rips out his wanker and faps in front of a woman and a toddler screaming, "Hey bitch you don't like don't look", is that ok then?


Are you talking about my Wednesday tradition? How did you find out I do that?!

On a serious note, I don't know if censorship applies there. Kinda a grey area imo.
Posted 1/7/16 , edited 1/7/16

Dark_Alma wrote:


lunarxx wrote:


eclair-lumiere wrote:

How about never? If you have a problem with something then just don't watch/read it. If you don't like gore or violence, don't watch horror films. If you don't like sex, don't watch sexual films like Fifty Shades of Grey. If you don't like homosexuality don't watch stuff about gay romance.


If a man on the street rips out his wanker and faps in front of a woman and a toddler screaming, "Hey bitch you don't like don't look", is that ok then?


Are you talking about my Wednesday tradition? How did you find out I do that?!

On a serious note, I don't know if censorship applies there. Kinda a grey area imo.


Nope, same principle. We need some censorship. The end.
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Nope, same principle. We need some censorship. The end.


Can't argue with that!
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lunarxx wrote:
Nope, same principle. We need some censorship. The end.


Because comparing apples to oranges is good, amiright?

Here's what I think:

Censorship has its place in this world. However, there should be no censorship on opinions. Public places should be able to set their own levels of censorship... from lots to none.

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lunarxx wrote:

If a man on the street rips out his wanker and faps in front of a woman and a toddler screaming, "Hey bitch you don't like don't look", is that ok then?

There's a difference between censorship in entertainment and censorship involving public decency.
Posted 1/7/16

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lunarxx wrote:

If a man on the street rips out his wanker and faps in front of a woman and a toddler screaming, "Hey bitch you don't like don't look", is that ok then?

There's a difference between censorship in entertainment and censorship involving public decency.


Like all things the two are connected. Decency in entertainment is the final frontier. Anyways nobody was talking about entertainment but social media anyhow, which falls in the domain of public decency anyway.
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lunarxx wrote:

Like all things the two are connected.

No.
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I oppose censorship in all it's forms. And the problem with phrases like "public decency" is who votes on such things? And what about those out voted? 99% of crunchyroll users could vote to ban the word "yolo" and that would still leave the 1% who would feel oppressed by the other 99%. Censoring words, phrases, songs and films only encourages the more rebellious to rebel. And that's all censorship is a tool for those with power to impose their morality on those without. For example, if the crunchyroll admins decided to ban the word "yolo" all the users could do is petition crunchyroll and maybe stop paying them, but crunchyroll would be under no obligation to justify said ban or lift it.
No good ever came from banning books, films & music
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What a lot of people forget is that freedom of speech/expression (i.e.: no censorship) burdens the speaker with the responsibility to ensure that what they choose to say, do, or otherwise inflict upon the world is something that will, if not enrich and enhance those around them, at the very least not harm them in any meaningful way. Note that I said "harm" - not "offend". It's perfectly reasonable to expect that in your day-to-day existence that someone or something will offend you, but being offended does not hurt you in any way that actually matters. You are offended. Ideally, you wouldn't be, but you are. Life moves on, please follow suit.

Getting back to freedom of expression. Legitimate harm - such as disclosing information that could harm someone, hurt their reputation at school or at work, or give others vital information that could lead to any of those things or more - is inexcusable and should, therefore, be censored; however, it should not be censored by any government agency, rather by all individual speakers. We should, as people, not want to harm others through our words or actions and when we choose not to take this responsibility seriously, we invite imposed censorship on ourselves and others.

Today, I think we take freedom of speech to an unhealthy extreme. Most people who "advocate" freedom of speech believe that they should be free to type or speak aloud any thought that pops into their head, regardless of its intrinsic value or propriety. Indeed, many are so caught up in the idea that they can say whatever they like that they disregard the question of whether or not they should say it. The same can be said of art. Just because you think something is artistic and beautiful doesn't mean it is enriching, entertaining, or even tasteful to others and you have an obligation to scrutinize yourself before you present your work as such.

Censorship is a good thing, but only when we take it upon ourselves to censor our own thoughts. It's not perfect, and certainly people will still end up unintentionally causing harm, but it's an imperfect system to begin with. If people just took a little bit of effort and thought about the things they did and said before they did or said them, then the world would be a much better place for it. Don't forget that "freedom" and "responsibility" are two sides of the same coin. Without responsibility, freedom is simply selfishness and it is both harmful and obscene. Responsibility is the fire that tempers freedom into a weapon against narrow-mindedness and oppression, rather than a crude tool that serves no purpose but to tear down what others have built.
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In entertainment? Never.
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There should never be censorship in any form of entertainment such as anime. We're supposed to have freedom of creative expression and stuff like that so entertainment should be shown as it was originally intended.
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Solefyre wrote:

Depends on what we are talking about, overall I think censorship is bad; however, I do believe that things should be kept appropriate for the age group viewing.


That BS. That is making sure what you are making is for that age group. Making something and then censor it, in order for a younger age group can watch it, is BS. Make 2 versions and make them available. One for the older group and one the younger one.
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Censorship is censorship, who cares
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Censorship is wrong in a "free society". The primary reason, if there is no censorship, it is far easier to ID the shitty people you should not associate with.
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Posted 1/8/16 , edited 1/8/16
Some censorship is necessary.

We love freedom but should still not be allowed to do whatever the hell we want. Restrictions must be in place for the good of the people as a whole. The well-being of the majority outweighs the benefits of allowing a minority to freely do or say certain things. Where the restrictions begin to get too constricting is up for debate, but it's going to be hard to even make a viable argument for not having any censorship at all.

People are like plants and hair. They need to be controlled in some degree in order to maintain order.
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