The news yesterday that the Australian Government has banned small breasts in adult content on the basis that they might look underage has been confirmed...sort of.
In response to Somebody Think of the Children, the Australian Censorship Board (ACB) stated that "publications which contain offensive depictions or descriptions of persons who are or appear to be persons under the age of 18 (whether they are engaged in sexual activity or not) must be classified RC (Refused Classification.)
Some Australian sites with a pro-censorship bias are reporting that this does not amount to a ban on small breasts, but it is nothing of the sort. While the ACB claims that there is no blanket ban on small breasts as such, women over the age of 18 with small breasts who might look young ARE banned. The problem is that there is a societal norm that women with small breasts are believed to look young because they look underdeveloped, for lack of a better word, so the ban is still well and truly there.
We also know that small breasts are considered, even if it is written in stone. From Somebody Think of the Children:
Fiona Patten from the Australian Sex Party (ASP) said she attended a ACB training session late last year where they showed examples of publications that had been Refused Classification due to the size of the woman’s breasts.Are the critics suggesting that Patten is lying?
The issue here is that the Australian Government is censoring content that features adults with small breasts because they might look underage, as opposed to them actually being under-age. If the crux of law enforcement of child pornography is to protect children (and rightly so) why is the Australian Government censoring consenting adults?
As commenters on Somebody Think of the Children wrote:
The only excuse you could cook up for banning this material, is to spite people we find distasteful. No one is protected. No positive outcome is achieved. No wrong is righted but by-jolly, it feels good!
In every normal country with a normal Constitution equally aged adults have equal rights. What you are saying is that if an adult woman aged 18 looks a little bit younger she shouldn’t take photos. This is a basic violation of human rights.