Switters’ Blog

Feminism and Porn

Posted by switters on December 10, 2006

Is porn, when created by willing participants of legal age and viewed by normal adults in the privacy of their own homes, nothing more than a harmless diversion and an outlet for unattainable fantasies? … or is it a corrosive force that wears away the bedrock of our society by objectifying women, glorifying their subordination, promoting demeaning stereotypes, creating unreasonable expectations, and diverting men’s affections from the real to the “ideal”?

Harmless or horrible? Innocuous or insidious? Let’s not be myopic – its probably both.

But wherever you stand, you have to admire a recent development in the porn wars. (What, you didn’t know there are porn wars?)

A group of feminist bloggers have been using a slight twist on the Google Bomb strategy to divert porn persuers to their sites. Once there they are either greeted with feminist rants or links that look like porn but lead to cute, cloying, or otherwise annoying sites.

I don’t offer my kudos to them because I think they have any chance of success in wiping out porn or in any way slowing down traffic – before attempting such a feat they should have practiced on something easier, like restoring order in Iraq or wiping out political corruption in the US.

Nor am I a feminist crusader – as noted eslewhere, I’m a radical centrist.

I am, however, a big fan of anyone who can turn the system in on itself in pursuit of their goals. And frankly, while I hate to belittle their sincere efforts, I see it as sort of an inverse, hi-tech version of the plastic reindeer pranks discussed on Sayville.com. How can you not laugh at the idea of someone excitedly clicking on a link promising “Hear these young pussies scream” and getting this?

Agree, disagree, whatever. Leave a comment or don’t. But if you don’t see and appreciate the humor and style, you probably shouldn’t be reading my blog.

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3 Responses to “Feminism and Porn”

  1. dakeeper said

    I did a search for Jenna Jameson and got Madelaine Albright- my dick ain’t been hard since….

  2. Don’t you go dissin’ Madelaine. Until Condi came along, she was voted American’s hottest SOSILF.

  3. dakeeper said

    Speaking of _’sILF, Sayville has an abundance….

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