@ella why would you educate your children and minors in general when you can just write arbitrary laws and say it's not your problem...
I say it always, but no just in sex education (sex safety isn't even the same). explaining and educating children isn't tied just to maths...
I've never understood why sexual content is limited to people 18 and over. People going through puberty are also sexual creatures.
@ella I don’t see why the 18 age limit is worse than any other age limit. Yes, the reason why it’s the most common is bc that’s the legal age to view sexually graphic material that is the most well known.
If I were to change my age limit I would actually go up rather than down. This is not because I feel that minors should not be welcome on fedi but because my account is explicitly about lewd concepts and I have no desire to have a non lewd account to manage.
@ella I feel strongly as someone who is almost 30 that it’s not my place to expose younger folks to explicit sexual concepts. I do believe that younger folks can and should have sources where they can read about and explore these concepts and I myself did this as a young person. That does not mean that I as an individual adult have to take on that responsibility.
Please feel free to block me because I do not apologize for having boundaries about who interacts with my sexual content.
@ella I just don’t think it’s that easy to draw a line and say that this is where an adult’s account should or shouldn’t allow underage folks in, like ultimately it’s gotta be an individual decision that’s about individual comfort levels and concepts about what material is age appropriate and what isn’t
@ella like yeah let’s question why we’re uncomfortable with underage folks on our accounts but also ultimately it’s about whether or not someone feels able to take responsibility for a younger person seeing the shit they post, so I get why people put 18+ even without the entire account being explicitly lewd. It’s a complicated topic and a lot of people would rather be safer than not
@ella I think the concern there is often legal issues -- e.g. if you lewd on an account and someone under 18 sees it and you can't demonstrate that you did your best to ward them off, it can lead to being legally designated a "sex offender" and barred from jobs like teaching or childcare.
@ella more because i'm a unicode nerd than anything else:
samsung used to have that emoji as 19, but that's just bc in korea age means "which year of your life are you on" and not "how many years have you been alive" (i.e. 19 = 19th year of your life = been alive for 18 years)
you could also technically use combining characters for 1-10 like 🔟⃠ but combining characters and emoji really like to be super inconsistent across platforms
@ella my understanding is that that's been changing in recent unicode versions bc the process for getting an emoji sequence on the RGI list is much easier than the process for assigning a new codepoint
at least empirically in Emoji 13 Person Feeding Baby, Mx Claus, and Polar Bear are sequences when i would have expected them to be assigned a codepoint in past Unicode versions
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