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How do feminists feel about porn?

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guitarguy Wed 10-Dec-14 13:55:41

Do you feel like it portrays women in a bad way? I feel that porn belittles women in many ways and I'd like to stop watching it.

isthisunfair1967 Wed 10-Dec-14 13:56:56

So stop watching it.

HaroldsBishop Wed 10-Dec-14 14:11:19

As far as I've seen some don't have a problem, some REALLY hate it.

CrispyFern Wed 10-Dec-14 14:15:02

Feminists aren't like the borg, with a hive mind.

I don't watch porn.

PuffinsAreFictitious Wed 10-Dec-14 18:52:39

We are Borg.

Most of us on these boards at least see p0rn as degrading women. That the sex that takes place within p0rn is little more than filmed rape and that the only winners in p0rn are the men who control it.

There are possibly 2 women who post regularly who would disagree with that.

If you want to stop watching it, stop.

YonicSleighdriver Wed 10-Dec-14 19:10:36

Welcome to MN, guitarguy! Since you already feel that porn portrays women in a nasty way, are you finding it hard to just switch off the DVD/computer?

MistAndAWeepingRain Wed 10-Dec-14 19:16:43

Well stop watching it then.

Personally, I don't watch porn and never would. At best it is nasty and exploitative. At worst it is filmed rape.

SabrinaMulhollandJjones Wed 10-Dec-14 20:53:48

I agree that porn belittles women in many ways - I also believe it advocates violent sexual acts against women - choking for example. I don't watch it.

It worries me it's so accessible, and so many women report men 'acting out' porn on them in ways that is none too pleasurable to them. It is worrying for men and women on that level - I think it's affecting our sexual relationships in a bad way.

StickEm Thu 11-Dec-14 18:56:14

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

xpedicure Mon 15-Dec-14 18:21:58

"At worst it [porn] is filmed rape."

Comments like this is why most people don't want anything to do with feminism.

PuffinsAreFictitious Mon 15-Dec-14 18:24:01

Are you sure?

I thought it was because feminists are man hating hairy dungaree wearing lesbians. Has that changed?

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Mon 15-Dec-14 18:25:43

I thought it was because we don't like sex.

xpedicure Mon 15-Dec-14 18:26:22

@OP, I think it depends on what genre of porn one watches. If one watches BDSM porn where one person is the "dom" and another is the "sub" then the viewer could interpret the sub (who could be M or F) to be belittled/degraded (but if they are consenting adults, who are we to judge).

Quiero Mon 15-Dec-14 18:28:38

Ah, more unbelievable ignorance. Marvellous.

<waits for someone to come along and claim porn empowers women>

Sigh

PuffinsAreFictitious Mon 15-Dec-14 18:31:21

AF, that as well. And we're all ugly. And fat.

And of course porn empowers women. It's all empowerfullising and everything.

MrsWolowitz Mon 15-Dec-14 18:31:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Mon 15-Dec-14 18:35:28

I think it might be because we want to kill boy babeez

xpedicure Mon 15-Dec-14 18:38:04

"I thought it was because feminists are man hating hairy dungaree wearing lesbians."

I dunno, those are your words not mine. But hysterical comments like "porn is rape!!!" isn't going to recruit many non-feminists into becoming feminists.

PuffinsAreFictitious Mon 15-Dec-14 18:38:04

Or bathe in male tears?

xpedicure Mon 15-Dec-14 18:43:06

"Porn does so much damage by fuelling the sex trade and young women being trafficked and forced to 'preform' (be raped) in movies then the industry is never worth the damage that it does."

Do you have evidence for that or did you read it in a Julie Bindle Guardian article/Ann Brown Daily Record article/some radical feminist blog?

"DH and I will not watch porn as morally I cannot feel comfortable with being part of supporting an industry that causes so much damage."

What about amateur porn (ie everyday adults who have sex and choose to upload it online for non-profit)? When people think porn they automatically think of professional porn stars with fake boobs and huge wangers but amateur porn is becoming increasingly popular with cheap video cameras and high speed internet connections.

PuffinsAreFictitious Mon 15-Dec-14 18:47:30

as is revenge porn.

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Mon 15-Dec-14 18:53:16

I think it might be because we refuse to make sandwiches and don't clean our houses

PuffinsAreFictitious Mon 15-Dec-14 18:55:20

We might collectively need to get back in the fucking kitchen.

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Mon 15-Dec-14 18:55:52

Don't iron our husband's shirts properly ? Come on xp, help us out here. We just want to serve you.

caroldecker Mon 15-Dec-14 19:07:26

Most 'amateur' porn is badly lit professionals - they are called actors for a reason

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