miércoles, 24 de febrero de 2016

MercatorNet: The children of divorce: anything but resilient


A few days ago I attended a conference in Sydney on pornography. Unlike most activities, it is easier to write an article about pornography (see below) than to chit-chat about it. "Hey, guess what, I went to this really cool pornography talk today" is not a conversational gambit which will secure a repeat invitation to dinner. 
Anyhow, I found out lots of things that I really didn't want to know and are better left undescribed. The theme was very positive -- that pornography is a "public health crisis", rather like smoking. And like smoking, it can be turned around. So I went away convinced that pornography is one of the key social issues of our time; like lead in the water, it can destroy whole cultures, not just individuals. 
This is difficult to prove, of course. But I would open my argument by quoting the Analects of Confucius:
“If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character.
If there is beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home.
If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nations.
When there is order in the nations, there will peace in the world.”

Michael Cook
Is pornography a public health crisis?
Michael Cook | FEATURES | 24 February 2016
The evidence is piling up.
Online medical information: Help, hype, or harm?
Denyse O'Leary | CONNECTING | 24 February 2016
'Cyberchondria' arises from overdosing on medical information online.
The children of divorce: anything but resilient
Nicole M. King | FAMILY EDGE | 24 February 2016
Research shows that parental divorce has impacts right into adulthood.
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