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HYPOCRISY OUTLOUD

The definitions below included in the draft of the Materials Acquisition Policy are being discussed at the Community Library Network's 11/30 board meeting per the following clip. CLN's own Director, Alexa Eccles, is exactly proving our point. https://www.youtube.com/clip/UgkxV_sKZ1n8_-TIB4ABFHL0r38mYo0tkPpk

Definitions- As Used in this Policy

Under this section "Harmful to minors" means that quality of any description, exhibition, presentation, or

representation, in whatever form, of nudity, sexual conduct, sexual excitement, or sadomasochistic abuse,

when the material or performance, taken as a whole or in part, has any of the following characteristics:

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(A) The average person eighteen (18) years of age or older applying contemporary community standards

would find that the material or performance has a predominant tendency to appeal to a prurient interest in

sex to minors;

(B) The average person eighteen (18) years of age or older applying contemporary community standards

would find that the material or performance depicts or describes nudity, sexual conduct, sexual excitement,

or sadomasochistic abuse in a manner that is patently offensive to prevailing standards in the adult

community with respect to what is suitable for minors; and

(C) The material or performance lacks serious literary, scientific, medical, artistic, or political value for

minors.

"Minor" means any person under eighteen (18) years of age.

"Material" means any book, magazine, newspaper, pamphlet, poster, print, picture, figure, image,

description, motion picture, film, record, recording tape, CD-ROM disk, magnetic disk memory, magnetic tape

memory, video tape, or other media.

Nudity" means a:

(A) Showing or description of the human male or female genitals, pubic area, or buttocks with less than a

fully opaque covering:

(B) Showing or description of the female breast with less than a fully opaque covering of any portion of the

female breast below the top of the nipple; or

(C) Depiction or description of covered male genitals in a discernibly turgid state.

"Performance" means any motion picture, film, video tape, played record, phonograph or tape, preview,

trailer, play, show, skit, dance, or other exhibition performed or presented to or before an audience of one

(1) or more, with or without consideration.

"Sadomasochistic abuse" means flagellation or torture by or upon a person clad in undergarments, a mask, or

bizarre costume, or the condition of being fettered, bound, or otherwise physically restrained on the part of a

person so clothed, or mutilation or physical alteration of genitals by or upon a person;

"Sexual conduct" means an act of masturbation, homosexuality, sexual intercourse, or physical contact with a

person's clothed or unclothed genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or female breast; and

"Sexual excitement" means the condition of the human male or female genitals when in a state of sexual

stimulation or arousal.

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