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#1 Edited by Animasta (14648 posts) -

@Oldirtybearon: but then your ultra inquisitive hypothetical kid would be asking about that shit anyway? I don't see why introducing that specific variable is somehow going to make that kid more or less likely to want to know the specifics of it.

@BeachThunder: a loving parental relationship is like santa in that way

#2 Edited by Animasta (14648 posts) -

@Mallard said:

I'm not trying to frame cartoon violence as repugnant or disgusting, I'm just confused as to why people try to frame sex as somehow repugnant or disgusting. While a child may be unable to fully grasp the concept of sex, keeping them completely ignorant of the topic is simply laziness of the parent who themselves are not mentally fit to have mature discussion with a child.

Please, explain to me the true ethical downside of keeping a child informed about sex? I am at a loss for words.

cartoon violence is way more removed from actual violence than whatever you're implying is (perhaps if you would give an example though? like what would be appropriate for that age group)

#3 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -

@Oldirtybearon: @Oldirtybearon said:

@Mallard said:

Would you care to elaborate on why children shouldn't see explicit sexuality, but smashing a coyote's face in with a goddamn hammer is A-OK?

One opens pandora's box and leads to conversations about sex and attraction and everything that goes with those topics (including homosexuality) for a child that

see, this is the part I disagree with; homosexuality can be discussed without discussing sex.

'why does my friend have two moms/dads'

'because they love each other like your mom and dad do'

'oh'

#4 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -

@Mallard said:

Would you care to elaborate on why children shouldn't see explicit sexuality, but smashing a coyote's face in with a goddamn hammer is A-OK?

I think both are less than cool to be shown to children (and also I don't know if you noticed but cartoon violence has been scaled way down since the old looney tunes days)

#5 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -

@Mallard said:

I'm perplexed that this is even considered an issue in our culture. I challenge anyone to come up with a single good reason that consensual sex is in any way less acceptable of a topic for a child than ANY sort of violence.

cartoon violence is a lot different than realistic or even semi realistic violence... and again, I think people are making two seperate arguments; children shouldn't see explicit sexuality of any form and children's programming shouldn't be free of open homosexuals

#6 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -

@Ley_Lines said:

@Animasta said:

@GetEveryone said:

@TheFreepie: There was an episode of cow and chicken (I think) that dealt with lesbians and was, more or less, vehemently anti-gay propoganda.

oh god, just reading the description on wikipedia sounds horrible.

now I have to see how bad it is

It's on youtube, it wasn't anti-homosexual propaganda but it is perhaps insensitive in its over the top stereotypical nature. Being crude and insensitive was the whole schtick of the show, which i never cared for.

just watching it reminded me how terrible that show was; this wasn't even teh worst episode no matter how insensitive it was

#7 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -

@GetEveryone said:

@TheFreepie: There was an episode of cow and chicken (I think) that dealt with lesbians and was, more or less, vehemently anti-gay propoganda.

oh god, just reading the description on wikipedia sounds horrible.

now I have to see how bad it is

#8 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -

oh sure, that's where the problems come from in the first place (if I had to guess which would show one first, it'd be cartoon network because adult swim could leak out)

#9 Edited by Animasta (14648 posts) -

@StarvingGamer said:

When is there any sexuality in kids shows?

Also keep in mind that most kids are in heterosexual families because, you know, procreation. Heterosexual relationships are innocuous. They're easily forgotten and ignored. On the other hand, openly homosexual relationships are sure to raise questions that kids may not be mature enough to ask and parents may not be fully prepared to answer.

that's kinda iffy... if the kid is too young to fully understand, then telling him doesn't really mean anything anyway, and if they are old enough then great (I think the better word would be mature, honestly, because a kid may be mature enough at 5 whilst another might not be mature enough at 10). and the parents not being prepared to answer is dumb, because kids already ask questions they shouldn't know the answer to anyway (how is babby formed being the big one)

I mean I agree that anything approaching sexuality shouldnt really be touched on for under 10s (I don't see anything wrong with a character having two moms/dads in that situation necessarily, like the situation was in the spongebob episode rock-a-bye bivalve), but I see no reason for the programming of the 10-17 bracket to be so homo free, for lack of a better term.

#10 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -

@Oldirtybearon: regardless, there are still episodes about characters being attracted to other characters, though sex never enters the equation (obviously).

I mean I was honestly not just sticking to kids in general but preteen and teen programming and I couldn't think of anything THERE either that wasn't japanese (Sailor Moon had two of the characters in a relationship and that manga/anime was marketed to 10-17 year old girls)