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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:06 AM

Overgeneralizing about porn doesn't win converts

I have seen very nasty sexist degrading titles and commentary in porn and that is disturbing. People around the world should boycott that type of depiction and behavior en masse.

On the other hand, when people who are rightly offended by the type of porn described above go about and say porn this and porn that. Porn is degrading to women. Porn is sexist. Porn isn't degrading to women, the asshole commercial entity that markets sexist and violent depictions towards females is degrading to humanity. Along with those who unwittingly or not consume it. That is why I commend DUers who have recently in the past spoke out against the hurtful elements in the industry. Their point is even better made if they do not go about lumping all "porn" together when that would encompass many innocent and artistic depictions in the process.

A woman who flashes her breasts at a rock concert. Is she degrading to women? The guy next to her that snaps a picture, is his behavior degrading to all women on the planet? The photographer who depicts sensual implied nudity, is he or she degrading to women? Is any of that sexist or just normal take a deep breath expressions of human sexuality and liberty. If you start sounding like you are opposing that, you will lose so many people that would have been fighting right there with you.

If you leave off that qualifier just once we would understand the sentiment but we may not follow the logic. Because with that overgeneralization, as with all thinking errors, comes emotional disturbance, and following that censorship and authoritarian mechanisms that do far more damage than what they seek to remedy.

So oppose sexism and violence, leave porn in general alone. To the extent that you have done so, good job and you have allies and many of them are male.

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Reply Overgeneralizing about porn doesn't win converts (Original post)
usregimechange Jun 2012 OP
cthulu2016 Jun 2012 #1
leftstreet Jun 2012 #2
Zalatix Jun 2012 #3
leftstreet Jun 2012 #4
Zalatix Jun 2012 #7
msongs Jun 2012 #5
msongs Jun 2012 #6
usregimechange Jun 2012 #8

Response to usregimechange (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 02:37 AM

1. The goal is polarization, not converts

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Response to usregimechange (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 02:43 AM

2. Why don't men ever flash their dicks at rock concerts?

Your statements got me to thinking

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 02:45 AM

3. Because nobody wants to see a penis?

 

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Response to Zalatix (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 02:46 AM

4. Why not? n/t

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:33 AM

7. Hey, if someone wants to show off their manbits at a rock concert then go right ahead.

 

It's their ass in trouble, not mine.

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:14 AM

5. maybe they are ALL hanging out but ya can't see them, being so low and all nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:15 AM

6. btw men flash their breasts at concerts many times, Penis/breasts not equivalent lol nt

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:24 PM

8. Ok, so I've seen that happen a few times

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