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Columnist intrudes Re: Does Northwestel need to hawk porn? I found this article offensive on so many levels. The author seems to be coming across as being offended by Northwestel's lack of morals for offering its customers porn? Really? As a woman I f

Re: Does Northwestel need to hawk porn?

I found this article offensive on so many levels. The author seems to be coming across as being offended by Northwestel’s lack of morals for offering its customers porn? Really?

As a woman I find it offensive that a man would have the audacity to write a letter telling me I should be offended by porn. These girls clearly choose to do what they do. I’m sure their parents don’t like it, but how is it anyone else’s business?

Nobody forces them to do it, they make the choice to go in to work just like everyone else and is that not the definition of women’s rights? The right to choose? The right to not be suppressed by society, by a man? How dare he, a man, tell me what is or isn’t immoral, if I so choose to do that with my body.

Northwestel, as a company, is only offering what its customer want. I’ve never personally seen it advertised, or pushed in my face. It’s there, yes, I’ve watched it. I have kids in my home and I’m appreciative that Northwestel has given me the tools to block those channels and those channel titles from my kids.

Maybe if he is so offended due to being so narrow minded he should just, I don’t know, not watch it! For someone who’s on such a moral high ground that he tells me how to feel about it as a woman, he seems to know an awful lot about what goes on in these videos, in the industry.

Just research? Hardly. If he’s so concerned with the well-being of these women then maybe he should exert his efforts elsewhere as opposed to wasting his time making the ludicrous suggestion that Northwestel’s employees support what he “claims” goes on in pornography.

I’m a woman, and I don’t find porn “degrading” in the least – it’s liberating. If a woman chooses that for herself then all the power to her. This author has no right to even suggest to me how I should feel about this issue and certainly has no right to suggest to me that I should have animosity towards Northwestel or its employees.

Jessica Ukrainetz

Whitehorse