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Here, the Commission essentially carved out an exception to the second factor enunciated in the 2001 Policy Statement which looks at whether the material dwells on or repeats at length descriptions of sexual or excretory organs or activities.
The Bureau noted that while "the word 'f[***]ing' may be crude and offensive," it "did not describe sexual or excretory organs or activities.
The digestive and excretory organs are located in the abdomen.
The kidneys are one of the major filtering and excretory organs in the body where they eliminate waste products from the body and take back any useful ones.
The Federal Communications Commission on April 6 affirmed its right to judge the decency or indecency of radio and television broadcasts, the ruling to be made in the interest of shielding children from depiction or description of "sexual or excretory organs or activities" in a "patently offensive" manner; ten days later the FCC indicated that it would remove the restraints that for the last twenty-six years had prevented television networks from combining with one another in the baroque art forms of sublime monopoly.
But the commission's definition--descriptions or depictions of sexual or excretory organs or activities presented in a way that is patently offensive, based on contemporary community standards for the broadcast medium--is not easy to apply.
Giebultowicz of Oregon State University in Corvallis and her colleagues have found biological clocks in the testes of moths and in the fruit fly's Malpighian tubules, excretory organs similar to kidneys.
The juvenile urgency of this oeuvre means that there's a deliberate emphasis on a distressing human fact-the proximity of the sexual and the excretory organs.