Well, that is what he said but that’s the thing – who really knows?
Another Be Web Smart reader did a test and shared the conversation with me: A quick Google search helped me to answer this question.
I tried it a few times by clicking on the link to start chatting with a stranger.
The first thing I was asked was “asl” – meaning what is my age, sex and location. On the second test, I ended up in a brief chat with a young man, a software developer from India.
He acknowledges that in buying vintage pornography, there’s no way of knowing whether someone posed willingly or how they were compensated.
Today, the subject must be over 18, and copyright, privacy and anti-harassment laws protect models from images being disseminated without their permission in most of the country.
I’ve also had several requests from concerned parents asking for a review.
They would ask for pictures, but they seemed to want to talk to somebody.“His 12 cats had died having eaten him,” Rotenberg explains.“Brooklyn Heights stank of nauseating death for two weeks.” The silver lining to all of that stench: Rotenberg’s first 1,500 photos had been unceremoniously deposited by city workers in the dumpster outside the dead man’s brownstone in the early 1980s.All of this context is obviously stripped from an old photograph, but Rotenberg avoids materials from the 1980s and 1990s precisely for what he can know about this period.“Women were abused [in the ‘80s and ‘90s],” he explains.“They were more objectified sexually than they’d ever been.So right away we have probably answered the question in the title of this post!