The Times Opinion – An alternative to the porn script

There was a really interesting article by Janice Turner in the Opinion section of The Times last Saturday, 11 September 2010 entitled ‘Girls need an alternative to the porn scipt’:

“It is clear now that several generations of teenagers have grown up adsorbing the script of pornography.  It is time to offer an alternative.  In the discussion of Wayne Rooney’s exploits the distinction was made between the heartless hoooker and the long-suffering wife.  But the choice is not slag or WAG.  “Empowerment” is not about having breasts that boys on Facebook think are great, or bagging a rich meal ticket.”

Unfortunately, I can’t give a link to the article on The Times website due to restrictions in accessing the site without paying.  However, I do think it is an article that you should read and so I have attached a PDF of it scanned from my paper copy of the newspaper – bought by me on Saturday.  I don’t know if I am infringing any copyright restictions – and if I am then I am more than happy to remove the document – but I hope that I am not and that you can read the article in this instance without having to pay to do so.

3 thoughts on “The Times Opinion – An alternative to the porn script

  1. Leeloo Mai

    Thank you so much for sharing this article ! I just talked about this subject with some friends and I happened to check The Time website but I couldn’t read it without paying and it was such a pity…I would like to protect authors’royalties but internet should be a free and quick access to any informations. I don’t understand why this 21st world could not set up a global tax on internet connection which will be redistributed to cinema, litterature, journalism, music…. would be so much easier for everyone instead of signing up and then typing credit card information online and this, for every interesting things you want to know.

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  2. Ann van Wijgerden

    Yes, thanks for sharing this. Quite a writer that Janice Turner! Just spent some time reading some other stuff from her… She reminds me somehow of a female version on a modern-day Jeremiah, shouting out warning…

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