Prose and polemics by ex Dunedin now Christchurch based recording artist Matt Middleton
Interesting stuff ay.. ..she has some good points about cultural colonialism,economics and the robototic consumer!Although I think she totally ignored woman's complicity in the porn industry,but yeah,strong stuff!
i think she is suggesting that many women enter the industry in desperate need of money, many are coerced, many are victims of rape and child abuse, many are addicts, many who start in it don't know what they are getting into - there are other talks from this conference about this - 'they choose to work in porn' as an argument has many rebuttals. take away economic need and perhaps the industry will shrivle up like a penis on a cold day. she suggests that we men must look at ourselves and STOP CREATING THE DEMAND FOR PORN. we must stop consuming it.
I'm not totally convinced,she definitely has a point when it comes to masochistic satiation but she generalises far too much.Not all porn is exploitative.It seems like penis castration ideology to me this black and white emotive one sidedness.I do think woman need more respect but repression is not the answer.I do have a dislike for the way our society is kept oversexualised through marketing,dopey minded lust ridden consumers make easy shopping etc.To totally condemn all porn as exploitation is way too simple-should we become sexless Priests who secretly lust when others are not looking?
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.You are right - it isnt black and white - its complex isnt. i dunnow, i was swept up in something when i posted it, and something in me identified with the anti-capitalist anti-rape aspect. I guess we need to ask, what is pornography 'for'. why do we use it, is it 'for' assistance, or does it titillate more sinister desires in our subconscious. I suppose each porn addict is different. i guess what she is saying is that standard pornography is becoming more and more the portrayal of violent, body-punishing, anus rupturing , throat gagging , pink-eyeing, facial bukkaking variety. As a known hypocrite, i swear, thats NOT the type of porn that turns me on!