Iran Sentences “Corrupters of the World” to Death

June 13, 2007 at 10:49 pm (feminism, frightening things, injustice, politics) ()

And who are these “corrupters of the world”? Porn stars. Porn stars and the directors, camera persons, and all else who assist in the making of porn.

The bill also envisages convictions ranging from one year imprisonment to a death sentence for the main distributors of the movies and also producers of Web sites in which the pornographic works appear.

Besides videos, the bill covers all electronic visual material, such as DVDs and CDs. Other material, such as porn magazines and books, are already banned under Iranian law.

Whether or not you believe that porn is inherently or sometimes (or only a little or not at all) harmful to women or society at large, it should go without saying that the legal execution of all those involved is not a rational solution to the relevant problems of politics and power dynamics of porn (or otherwise highly stigmatized sex and sexuality). In the least. In fact, it’s pretty damn disgraceful and disturbing.

Via Fetch Me My Axe.

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