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Corey Walgren, NOT a child pornographer. R.I.P.

Calling a High School Sex Tape “Child Porn” Leads to a 16-Year-Old’s Suicide

This piece comes to us from Sandy Rozek, communications director with the National Association for Rational Sex Offender Laws. One of Sandy’s primary concerns is implementing effective measures that will aid in reducing the sexual abuse of children. She is especially disturbed when children are threatened with and harmed by the registry, something that purports to help […]

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Maybe the problem with calling sexting "child porn" is that we refuse to distinguish between 4 year olds and 14 year olds.

UPDATE: Teen Sexters are Not Child Pornographers

. UPDATE: Here is an email address to write to the US Sentencing Commission: public_comment@ussc.gov. . You’ve probably heard of this incident by now: 100 or possibly even more teens and pre-teens busted for sexting in Colorado. This is hardly an isolated incident. Teens. Phones. Cameras. As if we couldn’t all guess what would happen. The only […]

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Uh...please don't look at my text and if you do, please don't send me to prison.

Are Teens Who Sext “Child Pornographers?”

Thanks to our mistaken belief that no one under 18 can have any legitimate sexual feelings—and hence any sex they’ve engaged in was coerced and bound to render unspeakable emotional harm—we have laws on the books like this one in Wisconsin, according to USA Today (boldface mine, all mine!): In 2012, state lawmakers passed into law […]

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Common Sense in a “Kiddie Porn” Case

Readers — How I love the ruling this judge made. So unhysterical. So human — note the passage I put in boldface. So why wasn’t the prosecutor as wise? U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously said that while he couldn’t define pornography, he knew it when he saw it. Brooklyn Family Court Judge Steven […]

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Getting It All Wrong about Online Predators

As usual,  the “It’s Complicated” author danah boyd has nailed it. In this piece, she contrasts the usual image we have of an online predator (middle aged guys lurking on Club Penguin) with the reality (teens talking sex with each other, or with adults that they KNOW want sex). This reality gap means not only […]

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