Monday, December 04, 2006

File under: obvious

Randall McElroy demonstrates the absurdity of the Nanny State:
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, kids today see too much advertising in general, and specifically too many advertisements for things that promote fun, such as e.d. drugs and alcohol. Consider this absurd statement:

"We’d like to see more birth control ads,” Strasburger said, “and less ads for erectile dysfunction drugs because it makes sex seem like a recreational activity."

First, I’d like to know when sex stopped being a recreational activity. One of the distinguishing characteristics of higher mammals is that they have sex for recreation.

Second, the use of birth control indicates that sex is for recreation, which makes this statement complete nonsense.