In response to horrific but true post at GynocraticGrrl’s Tumblr about what really goes on behind the scenes in the p()rnography industry, there were some sneaky little comments. Since these commenters are advocating practices that do women harm, I have collected some below in order to call them on their bullshit.
I see what you did there. You framed the problem as being “mainstream” p()rn. That leaves your own special “feminist” p()rn in the clear because it’s not “mainstream”. Effectively negating the original post while pretending to agree with it. P()RNOGRAPHY is the issue. All of it. Including the kind you watch.
I’m sure by interesting they didn’t mean titillating and that they totally didn’t get a boner from reading about the misery of exploited women. Which is why they are totally taking the post seriously enough to deny that what it’s talking about is actually a problem.
Look at Sensitive Guy here!
Aw. So sensitive. But look! He’s found some hairs to split that he thinks will totally negate the message of the post! That’ll help him get over any pangs of conscience “in a while” and go right back to happily consuming graphic representations of rape.
Pointing out the damage done to human beings makes this dude feel guilty. Isn’t that teh sadz? But he can’t make up his mind if he should stop. The rights of women are just not important enough for this to be a clear and unambiguous choice. Not when dudeboners are at stake!
Because raping women in front of a camera on an amateur basis totally isn’t an act of violent oppression the way it is in the industry. Viva organic, free-range rape!
Translation: “I think this is a necessary conversation for other people to have. Maybe they’re doing something wrong and should stop. But not me. I’m fine. Going to watch some more rape now. Don’t worry. It’s not mainstream.”
If by “not perfect” you mean “built upon the violent oppression of women”, you’re right, ‘rickjamesbitch’. I can tell from your username that you care about women very much. I’ll pass on your kind suggestion that we reform the rape-in-front-of-a-camera industry to be nicer to the women that it rapes, and offer a suggestion of my own that those responsible for the rape industry collectively board a rocket to the sun.
Hey, people who think some kinds of p()rn (like the kind you watch) are OK? If you can’t stop kidding yourselves, the least you can do is quit lying to everyone else about what p()rn is and what it does. There is no good p()rn. P()rn is rape. There is no good rape. There is no feminist rape.
*Yes, I went to great lengths to avoid my blog turning up in web searches by p()rn-seeking creeps, and I do expect you to follow this lead in your comments.