violence young abuse Iceland wants to ban Internet porn because of link between violent porn and crimes

There has been a lot of talk about the link between violent crimes and video games and other forms of entertainment which involves the act of committing violence.  While there are no clear evidence to prove the link, Iceland’s government, a country that has already banned printed pornography and strip clubs, is proposing that the country should ban internet porn altogether because they believe “violent pornography” will have a harmful effect on young people.  

Iceland Interior Minster Odmundur Jonasson, the man behind the porn ban legislation proposal, wants to block access of pornography from smartphones, computers and game consoles.  According to Odmundur, pornography—especially the violent variants—causes social unrests and impacts young people in a very negative way.  The proposed law will take the necessary steps to ensure that pornographic IP addresses are blocked, and the use of Icelandic credit cards to purchase porn will be deemed as illegal.

DomesticViolence Iceland wants to ban Internet porn because of link between violent porn and crimes

 “If we can send a man to the moon, we must be able to tackle porn on the Internet,” Halla Gunnarsdottir, political advisor for Ogmundur, said.  “It is anti-violence because young children are seeing porn and acting it out.  That is where we draw the line.  This material is blurring the boundaries for young people about what is right and wrong.”

Furthermore, Halla claims that the proposed law is not meant to be an anti-sex statement, but rather it is to address the link between violent porn and violence among youth.  In fact, The Guardian actually heralded Iceland as one of the global leaders in feminism in 2010—partly due to the country’s outlawing of strip clubs.

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