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Reveal, vol. 29, no. four, Autumn 1988, pp. 44–64

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The actions media can take can be relatively simple. m. m. could be considered safe for children. m. “If it’s too much to ask that they take a program that shows high school kids giving oral sex in the hallway and ask them to put it on at 10, then we’re really in trouble,” said PTC President L. 113 These suggestions have received little attention from broadcasters or cable networks. If sex is here to stay, then media can demonstrate their social responsibility by making a greater effort to incorporate messages dealing with sexual risks and responsibilities when sex is portrayed.

Pandora’s box being opened, previously innocent viewers will avail themselves of an entire range of lascivious feelings, which are themselves, in certain ways of thinking, the real evil, or in the case of pandas, the desired end. Unless we want offspring, innocents should neither know nor experience sexual feelings. We might think that using panda porn as a strategy to encourage panda mating is merely informational, its exemplars instructional rather than stimulating. Pandas’ reluctance to breed is a mechanical rather than an emotional issue, which can be resolved with a do-it-yourself video.

The problem is that the site of the child represents simultaneously both the greatest purity and greatest evil accomplished by those who let their feelings get the best of them. Singling out sexual feelings for children as the prohibited of all prohibitions, as the evil beyond which we cannot go, draws attention to those feelings, and in part produces the evil it wishes to suppress. Although pedophilia has been a constant possibility in cultures throughout history, and more accepted in some cultures than others (depending often on what a culture defines as a child and what functions that category has), the category of the pure Child, as Kincaid suggests, produces the category of the Sexual Predator as the correlative monster deluxe.

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