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Thursday, December 29, 2005

Hustler store celebrates five years in suburbia

Subtitled: Despite initial concerns, harm to the community not evident

According to the article, arguments against the store were:
"When the Hustler Hollywood adult store opened here five years ago, critics claimed it would taint the town's reputation and chase away other businesses."

And current arguments for the store: In the time the Hustler store has been there the population has increased and the economy has grown. Well praise God for Hustler! (note the oozing sarcasm)

Some days I can't believe that ignorant stuff like this gets printed. And this is supposedly a serious newspaper: The Cincinnati Enquirer.

It's not just Christians any more detailing the dangers of pornography. Almost no one with any professional training says that porn is good or indifferent for relationships. It's destructive on numerous levels.

I'll bet the harm to the community is not evident because the reporter evaluating isn't looking in the right places.
  • Are familial relationships stronger? No community is stronger if it's families are weaker.
  • Are children & youth at a greater or lesser risk to be abused and exploited?
  • Are there more or less people with a sexual addiction or dysfunction since the store arrived?
  • Are there more or less sex crimes committed since the stores arrival?
Those are the type of question that someone needs to ask.

And who will hold Michael D. Clark, Enquirer Staff Writer and his editor accountable? No one. This is really poor journalism.

Comments on "Hustler store celebrates five years in suburbia"


Blogger Nate said ... (9:59 PM, December 29, 2005) : 

Hopefully, of course, whoever asks these questions will know to use "fewer" instead of "less" in that last question.


Blogger Nate said ... (10:00 PM, December 29, 2005) : 

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Blogger Nate said ... (10:10 PM, December 29, 2005) : 

More seriously, I worry that we'll run into the same problem pinning anything on the Hustler store that one runs into with any causal argument (me: grinding the same axe). Is our faith in statistics so strong that we believe "five years down the road" will clearly show the things that subtly undermine good lives in a community?

I share your indignance about the shallow article, but more because it bothers me that most people's worries are so purely economical.

Merry Christmas, by the way!


Blogger theultrarev said ... (11:17 PM, December 29, 2005) : 

Merry Christmas to you to Nate!

Let's hope my wife the former English major doesn't read this. Thanks for your gracious correction.

In what way would you evaluate how this store impacted the community? Do you think that's even possible? Just curious.

Thanks for reading and for your comments.


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