You should know that I’m only writing this because having read an article over at Feminist Current, I tried to post a comment…and it wasn’t allowed. Apparently nobody’s ever told the author Meghan Murphy that nothing makes your ideas seem more pathetic than refusing to allow anyone to respond to them. Go ahead and read it now…I’ll wait.
Well, I happen to enjoy some nice, happy porn, and as usual the focus seems to be on feminists who don’t like something trying to ruin the fun of those who do. And it’s clear that pornography isn’t even the real problem — sex is. The anti-sex subtext in this story is so blatant, it’s practically ‘text’. I mean, where to start?
“Pornography is exploitative.”
Well, maybe, but so is any business offering a product or service for cash. Porn exploits mens’ desire to watch sex acts, in order to separate us from our money. It certainly can’t be said to be exploiting women, who are being paid and paid well.
“Presents women primarily as sex objects.”
What does that even mean? It shows men and women having sex, which is apparently a bad thing to some people. Any time you hear someone using the phrase ‘sex object’ you know you’re listening to someone with negative attitudes towards sex.
“A means to the end of male pleasure.”
Have you ever actually seen any porn? Most of it goes out of its way to depict women as having as much pleasure as the man. She is almost always depicted as having an orgasm, which puts porn a step above a lot of real-world sex. And the reason is obvious: men actually do enjoy a woman’s pleasure almost as much as we do our own. We’re nice that way.
“Objectification of women.”
Another code-word for sex negativity. It doesn’t really mean anything, it’s just something women say when they resent the idea of a man being sexually attracted to women.
More sex-negativity. Again, watch porn sometime. The man is usually just as naked as the woman is, and spends just as much time sucking on her privates as she does on his. Normal people with normal sexual attitudes actually enjoy this sort of thing. Only damaged people consider sex with men to be ‘degrading’.
“Media we consume impacts our worldview.”
Um yeah, but how is that a gender issue? And what’s wrong with the worldview being depicted in porn?
“Anita Sarkeesian’s recent video addresses the way in which gamers learn, quite literally, that female bodies, affection, and sexualities are things that are owed to them and that they will be rewarded with if they push the right buttons.”
You might want to look up the definition of ‘owed’ or the definition of ‘reward’ because at least one of those words doesn’t mean what you think it does. The fact that the author doesn’t even notice that this is a contradictory statement just shows how vacuous feminist ‘thinkers’ like Sarkeesian really are. In reality of course, hardly any man alive has even the slightest sense that sex is something he’s owed, which is why we are so insanely willing to jump through hoops to get it. Entitlement is mostly a female phenomenon, and feminism seems driven by the aggrievement of women who find themselves in the position of having to earn the things they want, just like men do. Damn, the waters of equality are chilly!
I could write more, but feminists already won’t bother reading this far. Stop trying to pass off your own sexual hang-ups as some kind of political statement. You’re the one with the problem; men don’t deserve to be punished because you’re broken.