The other day one of my fellow bloggers, Cady Driver, sent me a link to this article regarding the new MTV show "Skins". "Skins" has recieved a lot of publicity because of it's graphic content and the fact that some of the actors are underage, even inviting accusations of child pornography.
I haven't seen the show myself, but I've seen the clips shown on the news and porn definitely seems a fitting discription, whether "child" or not.
The article I mentioned, written by Dr. Manny Alvarez, makes some very good points about the liquid nature of porn in our society and incredibly difficult job parents have in shielding thier children. Even when they're diligent, it's just too easy to find other means to access what all the other kids are watching. Changing the channel isn't enough anymore.
What's a parent to do? Does complaining to the network work? It's cable so you have to subscribe to it. I know most who visit this site will agree that shows like "Skins" are garbage, but when networks keep competing with each other to take it to the next level, how do concerned individuals respond effectively?