Feminists what are your views on porn?

(3 Posts)
Rianna103 Thu 18-Apr-13 23:16:48

I understand that most feminist find porn bad because it often shows women as an object and men as the subject. So women are the ones being acted upon rather than the ones having sexual desires. This is also true in that fact that men are encouraged to watch porn and women are discouraged.

So I get that porn as it is at the moment is thought of a problematic but is it accepted that it doesn't have to be this way. Or is it still the whole nature of it considered bad as it could be argued that both the men and women are being objectified i.e. viewers are just using just the porn stars bodies to get off.

So essentially what I'm saying is that do feminists consider it as bad thing that can never be ok as people are always objectified and being seen just for their bodies OR is it that it would be ok if women were treated as the subject more?

Rianna103 Thu 18-Apr-13 23:37:44

I'd also like to know if anyone who identifies as a feminist watches porn?

seasavage Sat 06-Sep-14 21:31:12

I am not convinced by any interpretation of porn as anything other than objectifying. I met (through housemates) a woman who makes "feminist" porn. Being unconvinced I challenged myself to watch something she'd made and some more "traditional" porn.
I remain uncomfortable with all porn as porn (no other point to exercise of filming photographing).
Obviously HER take on this is what is needed. Sorry. That is unhelpful.

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