(Closed) Should these images be allowed in public?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What do you think?
    People should be able to display whatever images they like in public : (48 votes)
    22 %
    These images should only be allowed in certain spaces/circumstances : (87 votes)
    40 %
    I'm indifferent about it : (17 votes)
    8 %
    These images should not be allowed in public at all : (62 votes)
    29 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    1330 posts
    Bumble bee

    Eek! That’s awful-I would freak out if my daughter saw that while with me.


    Post # 5
    10572 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I’m all for free speech, but I wish people had more self discretion.  I don’t expect people to publically post photos from surgeries and wish the pro-life groups were less aggressive.

    Post # 7
    3886 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    While I don’t agree with the message or the way it’s delivered, they have every right to broadcast it, at least here in the US (not sure about Canada but generally y’all are more liberal than we are).

    It’s just like the Westboro Baptist Church. Their message is ugly and hateful, and it’s delivered in an inflamitory way, and while I don’t agree with what they say or how they say it, I’m glad I live in a country where they are at least allowed to say it.

    Society should self-censor by other means: peaceful protest/counter-protest, changing the shape of etiquette so that certain things are no longer considered acceptable, stopping any support of these groups or their funders (easier said than done).  Place social and cultural pressure on these groups to find a proper boundary. There is no reason government should step in here. Once we make it ok for an ugly message to be censored, we open the door to far more sinister things.

    Post # 9
    1714 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    I’m of the mindset that tolerance does not mean tolerating intolerance, so for me, free speech only goes as far. 

    With regards to the abortion posters, I feel they are promoting bad science (which CAN be incredibly harmful) and I do not think they should be plastering those images every where. The spread of incorrect information is not beneficial to anyone in the slightest. 

    Post # 10
    4327 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    I don’t understand this at all. Anti-choicers LOATHE “baby killers,” yet stroll around exploiting the images of “dead babies,” in a very disrespectful, politically provocative way. WTF? Is it just me, or is that kind of hypocritical? 

    If these people so valued the lives of the unborn, perhaps they’d utilize more tact, and treat the unborn with more dignity than they are providing. Ugly, Ugly people.

    Post # 11
    4327 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    @florence:  I just don’t know if people would have the same patience with other groups holding signs with graphic images to prove a point.  There are many things I don’t believe people should do, but I’m not about to go displaying giant images of those things in public.

    Right. I have made it a law in my home that my anus = exit only, therefore in theory I am against anal sex. But I don’t go around parading signs of anal penetration because it’s not a choice I’d actively make for myself. That’s just ridiculous.  

    (That’s not to say I’m anti-anal for the more adventurous woman. More power to you if that’s what you’re in to… or what’s into you. Whatever)

    Post # 13
    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @StuporDuck:  …LMAO this made me laugh so hard. Thanks for that. 

    Post # 14
    61 posts
    Worker bee

    Hopefully I won’t see these pictures, but if I do, I would complain. I believe there is a time AND a place for all things, and the parking lot of a mall shouldn’t be one of these places especially since there are so many children.

    How would people feel if a group tried to show the cruelness behind the capital punishment by showing pictures of dead prisoners? Seriously?

    I’m surprised that the police did not do anything. I would be so disturbed to see dead fetuses while driving. If the Quebec government has no problem removing pictures of half-dressed women from billboards, then preventing this group from showing such graphic pictures should be a piece of cake.

    Post # 16
    1026 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Even though I completely dissagree and find what they are doing extremely distasteful, they do have the legal right to do it. 

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