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Iceland to ban internet porn

Iceland could become the first Western democracy to block all internet porn under radical new proposals.

Fears about the damaging effects on children have led the government to work on legal measures to try and stop the flood of graphic sexual material reaching the island’s shores.

Interior Minister Ögmundur Jónasson has set up working parties to find the best ways to stem the tide of online images and videos being accessed by young people through computers, games consoles and smartphones.

Two years ago, the Icelandic Parliament – led by female prime minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir  -  successfully banned all strip clubs on the grounds that they violated the civil rights of the women who worked there and were harmful to society.

This argument – that porn violates the rights of both women who appear in it and children who are exposed to it – is the cornerstone of the new proposals under discussion.

» 24 Comments

  1. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 14th, 2013

    Plenty of ice to cool their balls with.

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  2. Chieftain

    February 14th, 2013

    Have you seen Iceland women lately?

    Who needs porn??

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  3. Lowell

    February 14th, 2013

    “…stop the flood of graphic sexual material reaching the island’s shores.”

    Ummmm, last time I checked you still had to go to the sites that have porn. Never had my ‘puter deluged just by logging on.

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  4. FreeMan & Sarah at the State of the SEIU

    February 14th, 2013

    Like gun control. Register your weapon.

    MJA ice is Greenland

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  5. Jerry Manderin

    February 14th, 2013

    @Mary Jane Anklestraps.

    I just shook the house with a LOL!

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  6. Hanoverfist

    February 14th, 2013

    I would think with a name like Ögmundur
    your best chance was porn.

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  7. Hanoverfist

    February 14th, 2013

    And guys.
    I know you have to eat but this constant add pop up crap has got to go.

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  8. Lowell

    February 14th, 2013

    Hanover, change your browser.

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  9. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 14th, 2013

    Remember, in Icelandic-ese, Sigurðardóttir means daughter of Sigurðar. So in other words, they don’t have a family name per se. That is, this woman’s daughter won’t carry the same “last name” as her mother. Not as we know it. The Interior Minister’s name of Jónasson means what you think: son of Jónas.

    I point this out because girls in Iceland have babies out of wedlock more than you would think and it doesn’t hold the same stigma as in our country. The baby is just given the name of the father and either “son” or “daughter” is added to make their “last” name. With that kind of attitude on bastardy, you’d think they wouldn’t care about on-line porn. But I guess they do!

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  10. Iceland

    February 14th, 2013

    Isn’t that where we get ice cubes?

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  11. Hawaiian

    February 14th, 2013

    Two girls, One igloo

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  12. Moxie Man

    February 14th, 2013

    In Iceland, porn is the only way I could find my Reykjadik.

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  13. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 14th, 2013

    Isn’t that where we get ice cubes?

    It is now for democrats because Al Gore lost the recipe.

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  14. Jayne

    February 14th, 2013

    Good for Iceland for addressing a problem instead of letting it skulk around in the background ruining lives. Porn is a serious problem for many. I can’t laugh about it. http://www.facebook.com/PornHarms.

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  15. judgeroybean

    February 15th, 2013

    Something’s happening in Iceland. Stationed there. Shocked to see extremely lax to non existent morals. And now they’re cracking down on porn? Good on them.

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  16. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 15th, 2013

    I know, Freeman. But they had it coming naming themselves ICEland. lol.
    Gee, they’re so frigid. haha.

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  17. Frosteetoes

    February 15th, 2013

    Wait and see the suicide rate go up among 20 – 40 year old basement dwelling Vikings.

    Why on Earth do they think that women who engage in porn voluntarily are violated? They get into the business for various reasons among the top is the money.

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  18. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 15th, 2013

    ICELAND. All blondes. That’s where the Vikings hid their best women to keep them from invaders (like themselves). They then got the word out that the women were being kept on an island further west, a verdant paradise (they) named GREENLAND.

    The rest is history. Icelandic boys must get tired of the same ol’, same ol’ blonde girls all the time. They want some Maybelle, some Shaneequa, some Mary Elizabeth, some Rachael, some Long Wang, some . . .

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  19. Billy Fuster

    February 15th, 2013

    Yeah, good luck with that…

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  20. BigFurHat

    February 15th, 2013

    Jayne, I can appreciate your stance, wait, position, wait, beliefs.
    We’re just not into allowing the government to pick and choose what grown adults are allowed to do, say, see.
    It really is THAT SIMPLE.
    People can choose not to look at porn without the threat of jail time if they have a “relapse.”

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  21. Mz BallBreaker

    February 15th, 2013

    @BFH…totally agree with your assessment. THINK ONE WORD from our distant past:

    PROHIBITION

    THAT worked sooo well……NOT!!!!

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  22. scr_north

    February 15th, 2013

    Hmmm, turns out the Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir is gay. I wonder whether the ban may be due to her remembering some “art films” she made years ago and would rather not have them streaming on the net? Just kidding, the whole island is now a bunch of lefties since they discovered that they have all the financial acumen of Charles Ponzi and beggered their country as well of thousands upon thousands people in England and Europe and decided they didn’t want to pay back the money. They need to go back to fishing and volcanoes to make a buck.

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  23. HardyBrooks

    February 16th, 2013

    I guess they will only be able to dream about blond haired, blur eyed big breasted women with silver dollar sized nipples that are always erect because of the cold, oh wait………

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  24. HardyBrooks

    February 16th, 2013

    blue, had nipple in my face couldn’t see the keyboard

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