[Foundation-l] Sexual Content on Wikimedia

David Moran fordmadoxfraud at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 13:41:39 UTC 2009

I think perhaps then the most fundamental disagreement we have is the
idea that sexual images equal "harm".


On 1/29/09, Nathan <nawrich at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 11:19 PM, Nathan <nawrich at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > To some of those people, and to others, trying to place restrictions of
> any
> > sort of sexually explicit images is cultural relativism and censorship.
> To
> > me, but maybe not to you, it is simply being responsible.
> >
> Re-reading myself, cultural relativism is not the correct description. If
> anything, its decried most often as moral absolutism or an assertion of
> cultural superiority. Obviously I disagree with that view. The way I see
> it,
> we as members of the Wikimedia community have a responsibility to not do
> harm. This principle, in a necessarily nuanced form, is embodied in the
> English Wikipedia policy governing biographies of living people - and it is
> past time that the core ideal of taking steps to protect others from being
> hurt by our work is extended to images.
> Nathan
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