Happy Hour News Briefs
Flying the friendly skies…
Dawn Hawkins of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation experienced the problem when she was on a Delta flight. According to NCOSE communications director Katherine Blakeman, Hawkins’ flight was going quite well – until she witnessed a man across the aisle watching pornography.
Oh? Here’s Delta’s in-flight entertainment hub so you can see the delights of the flesh that were available for the scold to accidentally see when snooping on her across-the-aisle neighbors! (And think about that for a moment. Hope she didn’t get a crick in her neck snooping.) I suspect it was Frozen that tipped our hero into the abyss. It has that effect on many scolds. But I digress.
“She couldn’t tell whether [the girls on film] were 14 or they were 18,” Blakeman tells OneNewsNow, “and it could have easily been child pornography.” When the flight attendant declined to do anything, Hawkins confronted the man by telling him he was part of the problem with exploitation of women and girls.
Blakeman tells a similar story about reporter and business owner Angela Zatopek, who witnessed a man viewing pornography last week on a Delta flight. In light of Delta staff’s failure to address the issue, Zatopek also confronted the man herself.
Oddly, there is no description, or even title of the porn the dude was watching, whether it was on the in-flight system, or on his own device, or something else. But as we all know, there is no definition of porn beyond I’ll know it when I see it. And moral scolds see porn everywhere!
But let’s investigate further. The NCOS website lists as a project, a “dirty dozen” offenders of sex exploitation! This might help shed some light on to what would get their panties in a bunch while on a plane:
- American Library Association
- Amnesty International
- Cosmopolitan Magazine
Yes, because when I think about sex exploitation, I think about the library, and Amnesty International.
Also/too: the previous name of National Center on Sexual Exploitation was Morality in Media, which you may recall was a group that our old Pal Frothy Santorum was really into (ew, gross).