As we’ve all seen from American Pie, sexual exploration is a normal part of university life. So is being annoying. That’s basically why a group of Chinese University students published some “racy” questions in their student newspaper a few weeks ago. It looks like they’ve gotten more than they bargained for, though, with the ominously named Obscene Articles Tribunal slapping them with a class-II indecency censor. Sexual exploration is also a pretty normal part of the internet. And where sexual exploration lurks, so too does the menacingly titled Obscene Articles Tribunal. Seems they also got their hands on a local middle-aged man (via an actual police arrest) who posted links to ordinary pictures of naked ladies on an adult forum. The Obscene Articles Tribunal has saved us from depravity once more. So who is this Obscene Articles Tribunal, and why are they busily stripping us of our pornography and sexuality questionnaires? Well, according to their website, they’re out to protect the fragile brain of Joe Public from the evils of indecency. How do the two above examples square with that? Well, they don’t. You see... 1. As much as this might harm the Chinese University editorial team’s collective ego, Joe Public does not read their student newspaper. 2. Joe Public will log onto an adult forum specifically to find class-II indecent articles. That’s why we have adult forums! To make matters worse, the Obscene Articles Tribunal goes on to define the idea of indecency, and the number one aspect of their definition is “violence.” But look at a local newspaper: violent images are as common as single middle-aged men who log onto adult forums. So clearly something is amiss in the world of the forebodingly named Obscene Articles Tribunal. They need to find some new classifications that don’t read as if they’re from the handbook of the sexually repressed, choose the cases they handle better, or just shut themselves up for once.