This is really awful, with the stimuli we come across, every single day, hinting at sex! Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…
In 2022, there was a striptease performed for the elderly in the Taoyuan Veteran’s Home to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival, that’s caused the debates of what’s proper and what’s not. And yet, there were the professional psychiatrists that claimed, “there’s nothing wrong with stripteases in the nursing homes”. To get the demented elderly to react isn’t anything easy, while there’s a ton of visual stimuli from the stripteases, that will be quite effective on the senses. The stripteases, and other sexual performances can’t exist as a part of the Taiwanese society and culture, other than the limitations placed on these by the law, morally, it’s gained its, bad reputation as well.
The developments of the communication apps, especially the cell phone games, to get the guys to play, to download, these programs would often “objectify women”. And, in the virtual world of Meta, this is more prevalent even. In the era where the sexes are created equal, “objectifying” had the negative overtones, and, it would be hinting at those who promoted this lacked in cultural standards; and, more severely, it would be called sexism and sexually-illicit. But, how is “objectifying women” defined? We are now, confronted with the hard to restrict, “the behaviors of the body as a form of expression in art”, because it’s too difficult, to separate between “art” and “pornography”, and there’s NO standards to go by. For most, the understanding is this, if the work makes the viewer think about sex, then, it would be considered porn. But, wouldn’t the paintings of nudes have the same effects to them? It is truly, not easy, to identify, to define this, area of, gray.
Actually, the works of art can be pornographic too, that’s, a part of, life, no need to deny it. Shakespeare, in writing the scene of the secret rendezvous of Romeo and Juliet, set a, role of the jester, Mercutio in the gardens, waiting, imagining what was happening between Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare told us, that humans have many different means of thoughts, there’s the different interpretations of what constitutes as sexually illicit, and what’s not. The very first time that Juliet had sex with her Romeo, she was only thirteen. The U.S. later set up the Romeo and Juliet Laws. This law decriminalized the act of consensual sex of underage minors who wanted to have sex with each other, or that it’d reduced the act to a misdemeanor, that way, it would not end tragically like Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet.
Shakespeare is a playwright, his scripts are used for performances onstage, to sell the tickets. And so, his work would not only need to be fitting for all age groups, but, also, for those who aren’t, old enough to view, in order, to sell a ton of, tickets. If you loved Shakespeare’s plays, that does NOT mean you’re cultured or with good tastes. For Shakespeare wrote for the ordinary man, those who loved his work may be in love with how “vernacular”, how “ordinary” his plays were. The key is in how Shakespeare is good with words, his play on them. The audience with the purity of mind, loved his witticism; those who aren’t cultured, who are, less educated, loved the subliminal suggestions of sexual nature, and what they’re seeing, is, the play that, objectified, women. His comedy, “Much Ado about Nothing”, with the dual meanings of the word, “nothing”, referring to sex, and objectifying women too.
If the creator of Meta can have the abilities of Shakespeare, can use the dual meanings of sexual references of words into the virtual realities, then, the objectifying of women will be elevated, to a, brand new level. While, can the moral regulations, the laws in Taiwan, will it catch up to the current trends, and deal with the taboos of sex more, practically?
And so, this is how sex is everywhere, even when we’re unaware that we’d encountered it in our daily lives, because we’re all, drawn to it, everybody wants to peep, because that’s, just human nature, we want to peep into what’s tabooed, what we shouldn’t be looking at, and the more we are banned from these things, the more we are, drawn into them, because that, is just how human nature worked!