I found this question on Slashdot to be sad commentary on the acceptance of porn.
“I have a nephew who is very young, but who has the techie gene — he found the Gruffalo on youtube before anyone knew he could spell. Now he’s almost 4, and I was thinking of giving him my netbook (Acer running XP), which i hardly use any more. So of course I will be deleting all the porn, but what should I load up on it? Are there tools/apps that I can load up on it to protect it and him from things he shouldn’t see until college? Also, what apps or games could I load on it that a 4 year old will get some use out of?”
First there is the nonchalant “get my porn off” and then the concern to keep his Nephew from porn, at least until college. Reading some tech blogs and listening to some tech podcasts there seems to be a great openness to porn even among techie women where the subject is always seen as something almost humorous. Or that porn is just something age appropriate and that viewing it before a certain age should be stopped, but that after that age it is something just fine. I was introduced to forms of porn and dirty jokes at a young age by my father and it was quite damaging to me and certainly not something that became acceptable when I became an adult. The damage by porn is something that is becoming quite well researched in its effects, yet it is now something that our society just accepts or jokes about.