Monday, March 07, 2005

Do warnings protect?

Do warnings protect sensitive people or are they are marketing tool
to attract people to movies, CDs, and other materials?


"In some instances, censorship is declared as an act to protect the
innocent, naive, and easily offended. In this case, warnings or
disclaimers may be used to prevent subjection of sensitive or
specified group material to those not wanting to be exposed to such.
There are ways around censorship and I believe that they are an
adequate replacement for the protection which censorship claims to be
a function. In simple terms, I believe that censorship is unnecessary
and people need to be more open-minded about the interests of others
and if they do not wish to be subjected to them, to adhere to warnings
and disclaimers placed on these products."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Warnings may be both. I remember as a teenager specifically listening to music my parents would not approve as a minor form of rebellion, but they never really protested that much and I really did like the music.
I think warning labels really are effective in protecting people and also informing adults on what they should be sheilding their children from as far as game and movie violence goes. Personally, I think the games rating system is too lenient, for there are themes in E (for Everyone) rated games, that I would not wish my children to be exposed and thereby desenitised to. Movie ratings help people decide which movies are appropriate for their company, but that's as far as I can see the utility of those.