Wednesday, July 19, 2006

The Daily Newds

  • A Pennsylvania family took a photo of their six-year old daughter with her bare behind showing, and when they dropped off the film to be developed, the people at Target called the police. What on earth are we thinking? Criminalizing family photos of naked children? When I was little I was photographed naked in my little pool, standing in the kitchen sink getting a bath, and running around under the sprinkler. It's normal, healthy, and very, very cute. So what is wrong with us as a society that we would suspect ANY family of pedophilia when the only evidence is an innocent family photo. Are we so stupid that we cannot tell the difference between a cute family photo and child pornography? Why are we wasting valuable police resources with this nonsense. Pedophilia is probably the most reprehensible of all sexual deviances, but playful and innocent pictures of naked children are normal and part of the family experience. Will we no longer have the bare-bottomed baby pictures to embarrass our children with when they bring home a sweetie? Moral of the story, don't take your photos to Target, Sears, K-Mart or Eckerd, and if you get a digital camera and take naked pictures of your young child, don't show them to ANYBODY, you could be reported to the Gestapo.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree. One of my first memories is my aunt giving me a bath in the front yard of my grandparent’s lake house. Being about four years old, it was expected I would be naked, even though it was outside. It would be great if somebody had taken a picture for reminiscence.