Wednesday, April 05, 2006

JIMMY AKIN.ORG: Sexy Media = Child Promiscuity

Get the story here! (With a hat tip to Mark Shea)
"Sexually charged music, magazines, TV and movies push youngsters into intercourse at an earlier age, perhaps by acting as kind of virtual peer that tells them everyone else is doing it, a study said Monday.

"'This is the first time we've shown that the more kids are exposed to sex in media the earlier they have sex,' said Jane Brown of the University of North Carolina, chief author of the report.

"Previous research had been limited to television, said the study which looked at 1,017 adolescents when they were aged 12 to 14 and again two years later. They were checked on their exposure during the two years to 264 items -- movies, TV shows, music and magazines -- which were analyzed for their sexual content."
Michelle Arnold then adds this instant classic:
When scientists say this, it is Big News; when social conservatives -- particularly traditional Christians -- say this, it is shrugged off as starboard paranoia.
Of course! After all, when Fools observe this simple manifestation of cause-and-effect, we're interfering with the Agenda. Gasp! How dare we oppose the Free Pursuit of the One Thing that Matters! There's no room for innocence, here!

How long will contradictory studies take to come out. Already, nervous Reasonable mouth-foamers for Absolute Individualism must be pacing. I can just hear them, now: "Move along! Nothing to see here. Move along, now!"

Can I stop laughing now?