Porn and Feminism

Don’t google “funny porn picture”.

Just ask wikipedia: what do Feminists think about pornography?

“Feminist views of pornography range from condemnation of pornography as a form of violence against women, to an embracing of some forms of pornography as a medium of feminist expression. Feminist debate on this issue reflects larger concerns surrounding feminist views on sexuality, and is closely related to feminist debates on prostitution, BDSM, and other issues. Pornography has been one of the most divisive issues in feminism, particularly among feminists in anglophone countries. This deep division between feminists was exemplified in the Feminist Sex Wars of the 1980s, which pitted anti-pornography feminism against sex-positive feminism.”

Got it, ok, thanks.

The other side of the coin from pornography production would be pornography viewership. As with many other lifestyle choices, the choice to view pornography has destroyed many relationships and lives. That being said, it is also quite common currently for spouses to divorce over juvenile Facebook drama. Make your own choices responsibly and keep in mind the preferences of your relationship partner.

The arguments concerning pornography are as old as the technology they are represented upon. The basic idea behind anti-porn feminism focuses on the negativity of pornography. Meanwhile, the sex-positive feminists focus on the positive sides of porn. As there are a myriad of both positives and negatives to pornography, perhaps everyone should shut up.

What I find most pertinent to the debate’s merit is the welfare of the women in the videos. If they are choosing to partake in such acts of their own free will and not out of monetary necessity, then I am glad for everyone involved.



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