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03-01-2013, 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Epictetus View Post
The pleasure from an act taking place and the act itself are logically separate; one is not necessarily defendant on the other.

Many people take pleasure in viewing people fighting, but it doesn't mean that they think people fighting should be legal. Again, as I said before, Flanagan did not make this distinction clearly enough when it comes to child pornography.
I think it's a bad example. When you see two people fighting, you're not contributing to the act at all. When you're viewing child pornography willingly, you're a direct contributor to the process. So here you're having pleasure from an act you're actually a part of.

What, however, I'd probably agree with, is that being sexually excited by children isn't in itself illegal, as it's a purely human reaction, even if it's not... usual. The problem is that you'd be extremely limited in ways you can actually feel pleasure from this legally, and viewing child pornography should not be amongst them.

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