Porn Mentality Bill

Today marks the day when cultural diversity, ethnic pluralism and freedom of expression will start its way down to the Valley of Perish. Despite the endless array of creative demonstration, endless discussion panel between various organizations and minor protest from few brave representatives, Indonesia now has a porn bill.

Kindly read the definition of Porn Bill (The Jakarta Post, Oct 31, 2008):

Pornography is drawings, sketches, illustrations, photographs, texts, voices, sound, moving pictures, animations, cartoons, poetry, conversations, gestures, or other forms of communicative messages through various kinds of media; and/or performances in front of the public, which may incite obscenity, sexual exploitation and/or violate moral ethics in the community.

So if a sexy and pretty lady in short pants take a walk around the neighborhood with her dog, she can be captured by the police because she “performs in front of the public, which may incite obscenity, sexual exploitation…” Can you imagine the sort of description the police has to written in his law suit document: The 21 year’s old woman was captured on Saturday evening, at 5pm, because she is wearing short pants and wiggling her b…ehind, while taking her dog for a walk and aroused man (policeman?) in the community.

What a stupid, stupid law for this already troubled nation! The next thing I know internet will be disbanded, publication and press would be censored and traditional dancers will have to wear black veil during performances because showing their bare arms and shoulders would be “violating moral ethics in the community “

We might as well go back to Dark Ages by letting religious leaders controlled the country, having a group of fanatics capturing people on the reason of morality and underage marriages “to protect women from becoming the object of violence and rape”.

Visit Indonesia: We Don’t Do Diversity Anymore.


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