Interesting post today from the always-interesting David Fiore.
His argument is about media generally, but it applies specifically to horror (and other outcasts) – one of the genres that is most often targeted by those seeking to “protect” us, children and adult alike, from some nebulous, “harmful” content.
An excerpt to get you to click:
Newsflash folks! The world is fucked! No need to pretend it isn’t. In fact, if you do, then I hold you personally responsible for the monstrous denial that lurks behind…
Not to say that I agree with everything he’s saying (For instance: there are some reasonable cases to be made for content labelling in my view, this just isn’t quite one of them), but it’s certainly thought provoking.
And thanks to Rick for pointing me to this one.