Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Standing for Something

Today is a different kind of post.  I would like to thank Sarah for bringing this up.  Sorry for copy-pasting much of your post, but I just don't think I could have put it better.  I think this strikes a sensitive chord to many of us that believe the media is already a place of filth without making it worse....Read on....

FCC, Federal Communications Commission announced it is considering dropping current broadcast decency standards that ban explicit profanity and "non-sexual" nudity.

"Specifically, if enacted, the new FCC policy would allow network television and local radio stations to air the f-word, the s-word and to allow programs to show frontal female nudity, even during hours when they know children will be watching and listening."

I believe this is absolutely not a positive change.  It is totally unnecessary, especially considering that there is already enough freedom for those kinds of shows to air but thankfully when they do it comes with a rating system in place that warns us of the kind of content that is shown on these television shows.  Currently programs containing any such content are listed as TV-MA.   Profanities and nudity are a bit too much for a young child's mind to just make it a regular standard of television, as they plan on doing.  Not to mention as an adult I and many of my friends and family do not believe that those things should just be thrown around like it's nothing.   I have taken action and submitted a complaint to the FCC.
If you share similar sentiments, you can take action as well by taking a few minutes to submit your comment. Click here to read the instructions and submit a comment. 

Here is the comment that I submitted (feel free to copy-paste any of this for your own comment):

"I am strongly opposed to any changes to the current FCC indecency standards that would allow television and radio stations to broadcast expletives and nudity on the public airwaves, even if brief or "fleeting." The Supreme Court has confirmed the FCC's authority to enforce policies regarding expletives and nudity, especially during times when children are likely to be watching or listening. Let us not drop our already lowered-too-much standards on television. Bad use of language in real life is already influenced way too much by the media. Normalizing and making acceptable the use of profanities that are especially offensive in the sight of many (or even most) of our upstanding citizens is a huge mistake. As for nudity, well, I would say most people find female frontal nudity as sexual, and certainly would not want their families to have to see this just because it happens to be a normal standard set for everyday television. Please note that watching television is a huge pasttime for families (many of those families have young children) and those families do not want to subject their families to this offensive material. Because families make up the majority and most important part of society (I say that boldly and fearlessly), relaxing the current policy would not serve the public interest and I urge the FCC to reject all proposals that would allow for the broadcast of expletives and nudity on FCC-licensed stations. Save the nudity and profanity for TV-MA or nothing at all. Thanks for listening. "

Seriously, these offensive materials are nothing to present to our impressionable youth and do not need to be a standard of normal acceptance in this already degraded society.  PLEASE readers, note the gravity of this situation and take the time to respond to the FCC.  It only took me about 2 minutes total.

LOVE YOU GUYS!!! xoxox

~Sincerely, Ashleigh Son


  1. Here's mine:
    Keep it clean. We rely on you. Please keep the perverts out of my house.
    FCC confirmation #201349916492

    1. Love it! Agreed. Keep the filth out of our homes and families.