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    ICANN incapable of Morally-Correct decisions
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 02 2005, @06:25AM (#15397)
    Said it before many a time, it’s a sad day for humanity. See: [ http://blog.lextext.com/blog/_archives/2005/3/26/4 81102.html#253616 ] Perhaps Icann would like to address others Communities “with that special lifestyle”, with extensions like: .NSDAP or .KKK or .AryNat or .JDL or .ZION or .AlQaeda … The list gets long when you choose to create extensions for an Individual’s lifestyle-preference. Has Icann taken the initiative to do a Health-Impact study on the deployment of the Pornographic extension.??? - No. Has Icann done a study on the Social-Impact of the deployment of the Pornographic extension.??? - No. Has Icann done a study on the Geo Political-Impact of the deployment of the Pornographic extension.??? - No. Will the creation of the .XXX extension clean-up the rest of the Internet? That is, will the Pornographers now using .Com, .Net, .Org, .Info, .Pro, etc. etc… be regulated (not “Required” but FORCED) onto the .XXX extension, clearing the rest of the internet for a Porn-free environment ? – No. When you play with the ‘basic’ necessities of Mankind: Food, Shelter, Sex (i.e.: .XXX) you enter into an area which effects us all. ( a polycentric arena ) WHAT guaranties has ICANN or the ICM Registry given to protect us from the abuse of this basic Human staple.??? – NONE. A sad day for humanity, when the exploitation of the Consumer and Producer (Actors & Actresses) has sunk to such a low level of depravity, through the Global proliferation of pornography via the Internet. It is now obviously evident that the folks at ICANN can not make a Morally-Correct decision. Yrs Truly … ' Epistemologically translated: how you see it is not the way it is. Similarly, if you see women as just different, even or especially if you don't know that you do, subordination will not look like subordination at all, much less like harm. It will merely look like an appropriate recognition of the sex difference. If the perspective is accepted that there is a difference between male paradigms, and the female paradigms, then this acceptable relationship makes the harm of civil inequality invisible. Pornography dose treat the sexes differently, so the case for sex differentiation can be made here. Men as a group (although some individuals may be) do not tend to be treated the way women are in pornography. As a social group, men are not hurt by pornography the way women as a social group are. Their social status is not defined as less by it. So the major argument dose not turn on mistaken differentiation, particularly since the treatment of women according to pornography's dictates make it all too often accurate. The salient quality of a distinction between the top and the bottom in a hierarchy is not difference, although top is certainly different from bottom; it is power. Thus the major argument is: subordinate but equal is not equal.
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