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Old 01-25-2013, 06:37 PM
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Minecraft is so much fun! I was completely addicted to it over Christmas. There is "violence" in that you kill zombies and other bad guys with swords and arrows, but the graphics are so atrocious that it's really not "graphic violence" like Call of Duty. More importantly, it encourages creative thought through building and crafting. And hey, it's only like $25, one-time fee. How many video games can you think of for that price?? There are some good servers, which encourages cooperation to build really big, intricate worlds. World of Fantasia is mostly younger crowd, and it's heavily moderated. WOF requires children under 13 to have their parents sign a permission slip of sorts, which is good.

Originally Posted by nondy2 View Post
Here's what happened. He has his own iPad with no child lock. He's a good self-editor so I didn't think of it. He grabbed the iPad from me - was hiding. He had googled porn out of curiosity and then got "stuck" he called it "addicted" He said he felt horrible about lying. He said I had "released him from a coma."
I would be exploring this from the point of whether he felt worse about the lying, or whether it was the graphic porn itself that made him feel that way.

I have to admit, there are some horrible things (non-porn) on the internet that I've gotten sucked into before realizing how it was affecting me. It's an important skill to realize where that line is drawn, and it's a personal line. In some ways, it's good that he crossed it, because that gives you the opportunity to discuss it with him in a supportive, non-punitive way. Let it encourage him to realize that he doesn't have to hide things from you and that you are here to help him through those confusing things.

Originally Posted by nondy2 View Post
For me, porn is complex : very anti-feminist (very very) and violent in many ways. I see it as very different from girlie magazines or erotica.
Two comments here. First, "girlie magazines" ARE porn, assuming we're talking about the same thing (playboy?). Second, I agree that the vast majority of porn is anti-feminist and violent. There is, however, a handful of feminist porn companies. They make sex-positive, female-positive porn videos, usually geared towards couples. They remove the violence and the objectification. They replace it with love, sensuality, and self-expression through sex.

Here's a good list to get you started:
As I am sure any cat owner will be able to tell you,
someone else putting you in a box is entirely different
from getting into a box yourself.

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