Obscenity at the Design Museum

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Friday 14 December 2007 11.42am
What a sad load of nimbies and smallminded people seem to inhabit SE1 these days! First you are hounding the Green Party candidate for her past, now you are condemning the Design Museum for using a swear word! You people are turning into NAZIS. Ban art, ban people who arent pure enough. Ban this, close that, no more bars. Wow, SE1 is soon to become the dullest corner of Southwark.
Friday 14 December 2007 12.20pm
Thats what i love about this forum - the open debate that ensues certain topics..we may not agree like voltaire said....
Friday 14 December 2007 1.00pm
chuckalata wrote:
Do you really think that a genuine paedophile would have any interest in these cartoon drawings? You might not like it, but it's hardly paedophilia, given that they're very un-lifelike drawings. I find it odd that someone could be worrying about these drawings being somehow improper and offensive when actual real-life children are being abused for 'proper' paedophilia. What's next? Prosecuting authors who write teen novels containing underage sex in case adults read them and get paedophilic urges?
Forums are great, but a frustration is the decline of critical thinking. One makes a specific point which is then doused with a shower non-sequiturs and thought cliche's passing as clever put-downs.
Friday 14 December 2007 1.26pm
I'll have to go and look that up..non-sequiturs..:-) I really don't know..
Friday 14 December 2007 1.48pm
I hardly think it's Nazism to complain about this rather tasteless product on sale at the Design Museum. As for the notion that Amanda Penfold was hounded by the "nimbies" on the forum, read the posts; the majority of people who posted were of the view that the objections to Ms Penfold's candidacy were groundless.
Friday 14 December 2007 3.03pm
cholmondeley wrote:
chuckalata wrote:
Do you really think that a genuine paedophile would have any interest in these cartoon drawings? You might not like it, but it's hardly paedophilia, given that they're very un-lifelike drawings. I find it odd that someone could be worrying about these drawings being somehow improper and offensive when actual real-life children are being abused for 'proper' paedophilia. What's next? Prosecuting authors who write teen novels containing underage sex in case adults read them and get paedophilic urges?
Forums are great, but a frustration is the decline of critical thinking. One makes a specific point which is then doused with a shower non-sequiturs and thought cliche's passing as clever put-downs.

Why is what I said a non sequitur? I don't see how you can say that those cartoons are somehow pornographic at all - they are drawings. I wasn't being flippant, I actually think that it is slightly ridiculous to think of cartoons as paedophilia. They aren't real. And paedophiles are probably not going to be interested in them - they want the real deal, not drawings.
Friday 14 December 2007 3.30pm
longlaner wrote:
I hardly think it's Nazism to complain about this rather tasteless product on sale at the Design Museum. As for the notion that Amanda Penfold was hounded by the "nimbies" on the forum, read the posts; the majority of people who posted were of the view that the objections to Ms Penfold's candidacy were groundless.

Well one person's obsenity is another persons art. DH Lawrence was regarded as obsence, now its a classic, and most kids and their parents who attend the D.M would be there for the love of design and art and really not worried if someone gets their frigid closed mind in a twist over a swear word.. FCUK I say.
Friday 14 December 2007 4.27pm
Summary of thread, not statistically very accurate as the thread split from original bag subject to sex. In my opinion it's: 3 posters for censorship, 8 against.
Friday 14 December 2007 4.46pm
I'm mainly against whoever it is who said they'd been hanging out at the Design Museum, taking pictures of 9 and 10 year old girls. The more I read that post, the more I worry.

...if you press it, they will come.
mro
Friday 14 December 2007 5.56pm
For what it's worth I vote for the bag and the cartoons.

I'd also vote for a french bakery in Bermondsey street (this happens to be an obsession of mine)
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