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Re: Bug#283578: ITP: hot-babe -- erotic graphical system activity monitor

On Thu, Dec 02, 2004 at 12:38:03AM +0100, Michelle Konzack wrote:
> Am 2004-12-01 18:23:47, schrieb sean finney:
> > then don't give your daughter sudo privileges on your debian machines,
> > and she can't install it! :)
> Too late... She is 13 and Administrator already...
> Had learned very fast how to 'rm -rf /' and reinstall it alone.

Really, she's 13, and you think it'd do any difference whatsoever to
expose her to a pixelled image of a nude woman?!  Sheesh.  Either
you've been shielding her completely (no TV, no advertisments,
no magazines, no Internet), or you need a reality update.

Worried parents should realise, that if their kids are old enough to
administrate a Debian-machine to the level of installing their own
packages, they've already been exposed to nudity.  Lots of times.  And
they should probably worry more about the cases of non-nudity that are
far more hurting, like all commercials with near-anorectic
plastic-wonders on billboards, etc, from companies constantly trying to
push for the image of the ideal woman as someone who is malnourished,
probably will have backproblems before the age of 30 because of frontal
overweight, and generally likes drinking alcohol in her underwear...

Whether the package hotbabe is something that should be in Debian or not
I leave up to others to decide, but personally I feel it to be on the
same utility level as xeyes (that is, none, but probably amusing to some
persons for a day or two).  I can agree that putting the work erotic in
the package description might not be ideal though; a.) I had a look at
the pictures and I have a *very* hard time finding them even mildly
erotic... b.) it'll definitely annoy people.

But please wake me up when bible-kjv-text has been removed.
Descriptions of rape, incest, murder, and about everything else,
cannot possibly be good for children to read about, now can it?!

As for hotbabe being pornographic?  Nah.  It does it's fair share to
objectify women though, something that I find more worrying.
Indeed, in a society where people were more equal (and more relaxed
about sexuality), the porn industry would very likely both be
sanitised and less prosperous.

Regards: David Weinehall
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