5 months ago, updated 5 months ago
Ok Im sorry but Im going to have to be a little contraversal.
I believe that there is a very good reason why poetry that has either adult or profanity content is put into an adult category. It is so that the reader can choose whether or not to read it rather than blunder blindly into it. There are no age restrictions on this site so you dont know the age of the reader or whether or not such material might upset a more sensitive mind. It certainly would be inappropriate for a younger reader to be reading either type of material. (A parent could restrict access to adult material but would assume that the poems in the other categories would be safe). Also there is the older reader of poetry. Many older readers were brought up in an era where profanities were and still remain offensive especially to women.
I'm all for free expression of a writer but where there is likelyhood that children or elderly readers or people of a sensitive nature might inadvertantly come accross it mid read then I feel that the writer does need to have some level of responsibility to ensure that the free expression doesnt offend.