TOO SEXUALLY EXPLICIT FOR TV, BUT ALLOWED IN SCHOOLS!?!
November 2, 2021
Hosted by Dr. Carole Lieberman
Not just Virginia's problem-coming to a school near you, too! Would you believe that an ad - banned by network television stations in Virginia - because it is unlawful to show such sexually explicit materials - is the current reading material provided to Virginia's students? Several local TV stations refused to air Independent Women’s Voice’s ad: “Worth 1,000 Words”, depicting sexually explicit materials available in VA public schools. Federal communications law prohibits televisions from showing adults such materials, even when the same materials have been available to kids in Virginia public schools. IWV accordingly created a modified version of its 30-second ad, which shows a blurred version of what kids see, to conform with that law. But today, stations again refused to air the ad, claiming it still is ostensibly not suitable for late night adult viewing. Today's guests, Kelsey Bolar and Julie Gunlock, are Senior Policy Analysts at Independent Women's Voice, an organization located in Washington, D.C. Both the first uncensored ad and the second with censored images may be viewed at ToxicSchools.org. Parents can also take action at the website and make their voices heard. Federal law prohibits TV stations from airing obscene, indecent or profane content, marketers must follow text message industry S.H.A.F.T regulations, and social media companies have similar rules in place that make it impossible to actually show the public the explicit content. Yet, when it comes to Virginia public school students, these protections are thrown out the window. In 2016, then-Governor McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would have allowed parents to block sexually explicit books in school, and in 2021 he stated that he didn’t think parents should have a say about what is imposed on their children.This is despite the specific protections Virginia law gives the rights of parents. Again, don't think this is only a problem for Virginia-it's coming to a school near you, too!
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Dr. Carole Lieberman is the psychiatrist the world trusts for help coping with today's times. She is also the preeminent authority on the psychology of show biz and the psychological influence of media. A multiple Emmy award-winner, Dr. Lieberman has spent over a decade analyzing the psychological impact of world events, as a guest and host on all major media outlets. She has appeared on "Oprah", CNN, “Entertainment Tonight, “Good Morning America”, "The Today Show", “The O’Reilly Factor”, Court TV, the BBC, and numerous other high profile shows. Her work has garnered numerous awards, including those from the Writers Guild of America, City of Los Angeles and the Film Advisory Board. Dr. Carole's latest book, Coping with Terrorism: Dreams Interrupted, a psychological survival guide, has recently been released. She maintains a star-studded practice in Beverly Hills and is listed in numerous Who’s Who directories.