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how do u know the porn you’re watching is totally consensual
that these women weren’t forced into this work
that these women are of age
that these women were treated properly on set
that these women are okay with it being released in the format it has been released(onto which website/etc)
you fucking don’t
alright listen up radfem ‘cause I’ about to blow ur little mind
IF YOU’RE WATCHING HIGH-PRODUCTION PORN, YOU CAN BE CERTAIN OF ALL OF THESE THINGS. The major companies require an STD test every fourteen days, and some even require WEEKLY tests. They g to great lengths to make sure the performers feel comfortable on set and their actions are consensual, before and after filming. They go to very, VEEEEEEEERY, perhaps annoyingly great lengths to verify age. If I lose ONE of my government-issued ID’s, I’m totally fucked fr work with these people. We also have to sign a LOT of paperwork, on video, while LISTENING to someone tell us “this will be published on the internet. is that okay?” to which we answer YES.
More into amateur porn? That’s okay! You can still take measures to ensure that you’re buying safe, consensual porn! By buying it DIRECTLY from female performers on websites like MyGirlFund. The, you don’t even have to give money to one of the big porn companies, which many of us understandably have some qualms with. It goes straight to her!
I realize there are problems in sex work. NONE OF THEM GET SOLVED BY CONVINCING PEOPLE TO STOP BUYING OUR PRODUCTS. YOU ARE STARVING SEX WORKERS WHEN YOU DO THAT.
But hey, when have radfems ever given a fuck about the women they actively harm with their misguided efforts?
you can go here to watch videos of ex-porn stars talking about the abuse they faced in the industry and the reasons why they left porn. Many of them are high-profile celebrity porn actresses that worked for large production companies, like the ones you’re claiming are so pro-woman.
here is where you might take your time in reading an article based on 10,000 porn stars (from well-known production companies as well as underground films) that talks about the representation of thin, white, big-titted submissive women in porn and how porn perpetuates ideas of rape and sexual control as acceptable. It even has some nice little charts and infographics that exemplify how exactly a man might come to learn misogynystic ideas about women and rapist behavior from watching porn.
here is a little smaller read on an article and interview with Shelby Lubben (ex-porn star, again from a big production company, and founder of The Pink Cross Foundation) talking about the abuse women who do porn suffer.
another small article (that I would even argue is rather pro-porn!) critiqueing porn and the ways it is detrimental to the safety of women in relationships with men.
here Jenna Jameson (arguably one of the most famous porn actresses) gives a list of 25 reasons why porn harms women/why women should not enter the industry.
Now, sure, there are certainly sex workers out there that love their jobs. It’s a good fit for them, they like the work they do, they’re making good money, they have fun, they love their coworkers etc.
But you can not claim that this is the case for the majority of women who do sex work. And, let’s humor you for a second and play a hypothetical game in which the majority of women doing porn are doing so consensualy, you are silencing and derailing dialogue between women who have been abused in their line of sex work. If you wouldn’t (at least I hope you wouldn’t) break into a women-held discussion where women were talking about being assaulted in parks by claiming “BUT NOT ALL WOMEN ARE ASSAULTED IN PARKS!!!!!!!”, then why the fuck would you silence women who are raped and abused because they’re sex workers by shouting over them “NOT ALL SEX WORKERS ARE VICTIMS!!!!!!”
And, the other thing, is that paying a woman to have sex with you, or paying a woman to give you a lap dance, or paying a woman to have sex on camera is NOT consent. It’s coercion, it’s bribery. It’s not consent. And even if it was, porn is disgusting, It markets impossible ideas of the perfect women to men and reassures them of their entitlement to women’s bodies.
I’m not saying that there isn’t totally consensual porn that promotes safe sex out there! I used to watch it, I know it exists! But it still perpetuates porn and rape culture, it still reassures patriarchal control over females.
Also, I think you’re confused about these crazy radfems hating on sex workers. I don’t hate sex workers. I don’t hate women because they’re abused by men, I don’t hate women because they have internalized misogyny, I don’t even fucking hate or blame women who are men’s rights activists. We’re not blaming women or the abuse they often face when doing sex work, nor are we saying they’re horrible people for choosing that line of work (if you can even say that they chose it, usually it’s not much of a choice)
Dude idk I’m super anti-porn but I’m also living in a family of 6 around what my state and federal government define as the poverty line and if someone I didn’t want to have sex with offered me money to have sex with them, I would take the money and I would have sex with them. It doesn’t mean I’m okay with my financial situation (who would have guessed that women make up the majority of people living in poverty, right!?) being taken advantage of by men who feel entitled to my body.
If you are pro-porn you are anti-woman
If you are okay with “safe” porn perpetuating misogynystc, abuse-fetishizing porn culture then you are anti-woman
Believe it or not, but your orgasms do not take priority over the safety of women.
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I will never forget this gem from facebook. Bless the woman who wrote it.
"I’m pretty tired of any feminist critique of porn, in order for it to be seen as valid, the author is expected to like pornography and heartily endorse it in a disclaimer. The happy, fun, consent-filled, queer and woman-friendly stuff we see on the internet is a rarity compared to the hateful (not a strong enough word) disgusting and degrading reality that is the whole picture. Say you have a pizza, and 14 out of 16 slices are covered in broken glass and dog shit, but two slices are cheesy and perfectly delicious. If I’m reviewing it, should I have to make some statement about how great those pieces fit for human consumption were? Should I support Pope Benedicto’s Dog Shit N Broken Glass Pizza Parlour because they manage to make two edible slices of pizza per pie? It not only distorts the reality of the situation, but also seriously diminishes the pain and suffering of the vast majority of human beings who’ve actually been through it (eaten pizza/been involved in the pornography industry.)”