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Re: Bug#283578: ITP: hot-babe -- erotic graphical system activitymonitor

On Thu, Dec 02, 2004 at 08:03:42AM +0000, Helen Faulkner wrote:
> Yes, you are being absurd.  Since you are presumably not understanding the 
> point, let me explain more clearly:
> Pornography is widely regarded as being demeaning and insulting to women.

Is this among people who are associated with pornography, either
by being producers or consumers, or would this be among people who
have some other motive for disliking porn?

I happen to have the pleasure of knowing dozens of sex industry
workers, including prostitutes (male, female, and TS), camerawomen,
models, actors and actresses, store owners, dildo designers, authors,
sex club bouncers, webmasters, toy reviewers and professional doms.
I'm sure every one of them would agree with me that the expression
of sex and pornography is about _freedom_, especially freedom from
the oppressive ideas of outsiders, and that anyone who thinks it is
demeaning or insulting to anyone just really is missing the boat.
At least one of them (the store owner) feels that people that say
they dislike porn just have never been exposed to "the right kind".

It's a pretty common feeling to dislike something you don't
understand.  Especially when repeatedly told to dislike it.  Perhaps
the porn by itself is neutral, and the oppresive cluture around it
is what causes it to be demeaning.

(btw, is gay porn demeaning to women?)


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