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To remind posters that the term 'Child Porn' is offensive?

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BucksFrizz Thu 23-Nov-17 18:19:13

It implies consent when they are actually images/film of children being sexually abused.
If we keep bumping this, maybe people will get the message.
Thank you

Llanali Thu 23-Nov-17 18:27:22

Does it imply consent?! I’d never heard of that. I’ve never come across anyone using the phrase with the intention of implying consent.

Prepared to be in the minority, and if it is indeed offensive I shall steer clear. Not that it’s a phrase I use with any regularity at all anyway.

BucksFrizz Thu 23-Nov-17 18:58:48

Language is succinct Llanali If a child you knew had been filmed being sexually abused, would you use the term 'Child Porn'? Or would you say that had been filmed being abused?

SlartyFarkBarstard Thu 23-Nov-17 19:02:15

It legitimises it as a type of pornography and minimises the impact on the victim.
YANBU

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Thu 23-Nov-17 19:02:17

YANBU.

It makes child abuse images sound like just another genre of mainstream porn.

It is not. It is vile abuse.

I wouldn’t call images of adults being raped “porn” either though.

RosemaryHoight Thu 23-Nov-17 19:02:26

YANBU

user1492877024 Thu 23-Nov-17 19:03:09

To me, child porn just implies 'bad'. I'm sure nobody else reads anything further into it. Lets not complicate things.

wednesdayswench Thu 23-Nov-17 19:03:54

I completely understand what you mean, however I don't think anybody who uses the term 'child porn' actually means to imply it is consensual. It is obviously always images of child abuse.

It is a term that is used in error, but people don't mean any harm by it.

Coconutspongexo Thu 23-Nov-17 19:04:08

YANBU

NeedsAsockamnesty Thu 23-Nov-17 19:04:58

Yanbu.

Every time I see those words in my local paper I comment with ‘do you mean images of children being sexually abused’

bastardkitty Thu 23-Nov-17 19:06:06

It is not child porn. They are child abuse images. Makes me really cross.

AnyFucker Thu 23-Nov-17 19:08:17

I don't think people mean harm by the term "child porn" but it does jar badly

Llanali Thu 23-Nov-17 19:08:51

Ok, apparently I am in the wrong. It’s a term I will avoid I. Future. I do still feel as above and agree with @wednesdayswench that I don’t think there’s an implication of it being acceptable or just another type of pornography, but it’s not up to me to decide what is offensive to others so I shall avoid.

WTAFisthisshit Thu 23-Nov-17 19:09:32

YANBU

DonkeyOaty Thu 23-Nov-17 19:09:54

Images of child abuse is preferable, I agree.

The BBC are SHOCKING for using the phrase child porn. angry

BakedBeans47 Thu 23-Nov-17 19:10:02

YANBU

It should be referred to as images of child sexual abuse.

EdmundCleverClogs Thu 23-Nov-17 19:12:07

It implies consent when they are actually images/film of children being sexually abused.

According to whom? I may be extremely dim here, but I’ve never heard the term ‘child pornography’ and ever thought there was even a consideration that there was any ‘consent’ on the child’s side. The word ‘child’ is explicit enough in deducing that it’s a very wrong thing, whilst ‘ponography’ has always been associated with something ‘dirty’. Child ponography is the term used to say ‘there is physical evidence of this abuse taking place’ or ‘physical evidence of this person engaging in abuse’. I thought that was pretty clear up until now...

DeadGood Thu 23-Nov-17 19:13:32

“It is a term that is used in error, but people don't mean any harm by it.”

And that is precisely why the OP is flagging it up.

EdmundCleverClogs Thu 23-Nov-17 19:13:48

That should be pornography, I have no idea why I’ve spelt it wrong several times there hmm

AnyFucker Thu 23-Nov-17 19:14:36

ITV news just used "images of sexual abuse of children"

It's not hard to get the language right.

Frederickvonhefferneffer Thu 23-Nov-17 19:14:56

Yanbu

pnutter Thu 23-Nov-17 19:15:36

Agree. YNBU

wheresmyphone Thu 23-Nov-17 19:15:55

I agree with you OP. Am
Just off to write to the BBC.

Snugglysnuggles Thu 23-Nov-17 19:15:58

Yanbu it's abuse it should be described as such

AnyFucker Thu 23-Nov-17 19:17:45

Actually Edmund, there are huge swathes of people who think pornography is just a part of life and not "dirty" at all

They are happy for it to be normalised so "child" pornography could be said to be just another branch, along with "teen" and "anal"

"Child porn" trips off the tongue far too easily

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