[WikiEN-l] So, why do we provide porn?

Oskar Sigvardsson oskarsigvardsson at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 22:31:30 UTC 2008

On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 2:19 PM, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Female_masturbation
>  What is the thinking here? When did we decide that providing access to
>  the sum total of human knowledge included porn? How does this enhance
>  our mission?

I'm sorry, but what sets this category apart from any other, say for
instance [[Category:Dogs in clothing]] (at
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Dogs_in_clothing ). Commons
is simply a collection of free media representing different aspects of
human life. And not to get on a high horse or anything, but there is
absolutely nothing shameful about female masturbation. It's a
perfectly healthy part of human life, it should be encouraged, and
information about it should be distributed as widely as possible.

In addition, three of the images are fine works of art (the Klimt one
is spectacular and the Japanese one is mezmerizing) and another one is
fascinating illustration, a true picture of its time.

Frankly, I find your position prudish and counter-productive with
respect for what we are trying to achieve. We shouldn't censor based
on morality.


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