Its not the nipple, its the message

OK, so let me get this right. Janet Jackson shows her tit at 20:30 EDT (17:30 Pacific), and it sparks a FCC probe.

Over a pierced nipple.

To be honest, I’d rather my kids see a pierced nipple than the other shit most networks air in *KIDS* time slots. I think there’s a reason I’ve watched mostly Nick, PBSKids, FoodTV, Cartoon Network, and Discovery for the last two years or so. because even when it’s not quite under 10-years-old safe, it’s still a shit load safer than CBS on a normal night.

This country is still in the throes of it’s Puritanical origins. you would think that after 384 years things would ahve at least losend up a little.

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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5 Responses to Its not the nipple, its the message

  1. jbeimler says:

    Its not the nipple, my kids see have seen those, having a baby sister nursing guarantees that. I don’t want the girls to think popping out a boob is a good way to advance themselves in the world. I hope they will be using other talents, not sexual traits.

    Even though watching The Apprentice episodes has shown me that it seems to be a trait of the fairer sex, no matter the education.

  2. alchemist says:

    You know? That’s the message we, as parents, need to give. The FCC is giving all indicatiosn that the message it wants to give is “America is offended by the Human body”. Reading the rules and regs they’re concerned about, that’s the message we’re sending, again and again. What’s the quote about being able to dismember people and get a PG, but show a breast and it’s immediately an R?

  3. bpitzer says:

    You know, I know a few older black people who would say it has loosened up a little, and a few younger black people who would say there’s a long way left to go.

    But you have a very valid point. I’d much rather have to explain sex to my kid than violence. Come to think of it….I suppose I have no choice about either, but I’ve got a few years to work on getting of my discomfort at talking about the sex with him. The violence, well, I’ve already got a few thoughts on how I’m going to explain that to him. Too bad I won’t have Iron Eyes Cody to help me out with a little tear in the eye when I do.

  4. fractalmind says:

    my problem with Janet Jackson’s stunt was that it was an obvious PR ploy. i’m sorry but are we really to believe this accident just happened to occur the night before she released a new and quite crappy single?

    hmmm.. i don’t tink so!!!

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