“People say, “Oh, well, pornography—that’s for masturbation, nobody can get hurt that way.” But orgasm is a very serious reward, isn’t it? Think of Pavlov’s little dogs, right? They don’t just think about salivating; they salivate. They do it because they learned it. Period. Now think about pornography. The dehumanization is a basic part of […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Feminist Quote of the Day – Andrea Dworkin on Pornography
-‘The Lie,’ Andrea Dworkin. 1979. Letters From A War Zone, 1993.Filed under: Culture, Feminism Tagged: Dworkin, Pornography, The Lie . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Lie – Andrea Dworkin
-Andrea Dworkin “The Lie” 1979. Letters from a War Zone 1993.Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Andrea Dworkin, Feminist Quote of the Day, Pornography . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: If You Needed More Reasons to Be Against Pornography – Andrea Dworkin
Against human trafficking? Against slavery? Necessarily, you must also be against pornography.
Filed under: Education Tagged: Human Trafficking, Pornography, Slavery
. . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Refuse to Click – Your Preserving Humanity Public Service Announcement of the Day
In the United States, [pornography] is an $8-billion trade in sexual exploitation. It is women turned into subhumans, beaver, pussy, body parts, genitals exposed, buttocks, breasts, mouths open and throats penetrated, covered in semen, pissed on, shitted on, hung from light fixtures, tortured, maimed, bleeding, disemboweled, killed. It is some creature called female, used. It . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Dworkin on Pornography
“(Asked about his stance on pornography, in response to perceived endorsement of Hustler, who had tricked Chomsky into giving an interview for the magazine.)
Pornography is humiliation and degradation of women. It’s a disgraceful activity. I don’t want to be associated with it. Just take a look at the pictures. I mean, women are degraded . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Noam Chomsky – On Pornography
Let’s not have the porn = ‘freedom of speech’ argument this one time okay?
I live in a country where if you film any act of humiliation or torture, and if the victim is a woman, the film is both entertainment and it is protected speech. Now that tells me something about what it . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Feminist Quote of the Day – Andrea Dworkin on Pornography
“Pornography has socialized a generation of men into watching sexual torture,” Dines said. “You are not born with that capacity. You have to be trained into it. Just like you train soldiers to kill. If you are going to carry out violence against a group you have to dehumanize them. It is an old method. . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Gail Dines on Porn Culture.
Well colour me “sex-negative” I guess, but I’m having a lot of trouble finding *any* value associated with the debasement and objectification of women.
And that, fair readership, is the first and last argument you will ever need for discussing the “benefits” of pornography with misguided people.
Filed under: Feminism Tagged: . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Can You Find the Empowerment?
Like any habit, consuming pornography can be a hard cycle to break and here is why.
Filed under: Science Tagged: Behaviouralism, Pornography, Science, Stimulus Processing
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The idea that somehow pornography is good for society, or that it serves some sort of preventative function for males, or (insert rationalization here), make me ill. Pornography, like religion, has no place in a civilized society. I found this awesome quote while browsing the interwebs and I agree with much of what it has . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Anti-Pornography? Absolutely.
I saw this quote on the Anti-Porn Feminists blog. Too good not to share.
I have seen a sixteen-year-old boy weeping in distress after getting a girl’s pube stuck in his teeth, I hear he was unshaven. I have seen boys showing each other porn on their iPhones on the train home from school, in . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: 2014 is not a good year to be a teenage girl – Clara Bennathan
Remember July this year, when Joy Smith stood up in Canada’s Parliament and suggested we should follow the UK’s example and implement a “porn filter”?
Well, Cameron’s filter is about to go live, and as one might have expected, it’s blocking a heck of a lot more than just “adult content” websites:
Included in O2’s . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Of "Porn Filters" and Agendas
I know, I know, the senate scandal had some interesting things happen this afternoon. But, as I started this post prior to those revelations, we’ll talk about this first and senate tomorrow or so. Somehow, I have ended up on the mailing list for C… . . . → Read More: Canadian Political Viewpoints: With Freedom and Liberty for Some, Sometimes.
I know, I know, the senate scandal had some interesting things happen this afternoon. But, as I started this post prior to those revelations, we’ll talk about this first and senate tomorrow or so. Somehow, I have ended up on the mailing list for Conservative MP Joy Smith; I would assume this blog has something . . . → Read More: Canadian Political Viewpoints: With Freedom and Liberty for Some, Sometimes.
Just a note to our porn friendly sex-positive types out there…
“How porn is implicated in rape is complex and multilayered. Clearly, not all men who use porn rape, but what porn does is create what some feminists call a “rape culture” by normalizing, legitimizing, and condoning violence against women. In image after image, violent . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Gail Dines – On Pornography
The word whore is incomprehensible unless one is immersed in the lexicon of male domination. Men have created the group, the type, the concept, the epithet, the insult, the industry, the trade, the commodity, the reality of woman as whore. Another quote of the day? You betcha. Our culture is toxically pornsick and Andrea Dworkin . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Pornography – Men Posessing Women
“When I asked male interview subjects what they would like to do in bed, “ejaculation on a woman’s face” was most often at the top of their lists. But when I asked them what the attraction of this act was and whether it meant anything, their initial response was puzzlement. They had never . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Feminist Quote of the Day – Chyng Sun
“The most terrible thing about pornography is that it tells male truth. The most insidious thing about pornography is that it tells male truth as if it were universal truth. Those depictions of women in chains being tortured are supposed to represent our deepest erotic aspirations. And some of us believe it, don’t we? . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Feminist Quote of the Day:Dworkin On Pornography
Pro-tip: Parenting magazines should not be using the language of Pornography to sell shoes to kids. Just sayn. Thanks to the Bewilderness for the post.
Filed under: Education, Feminism Tagged: Parenting Fail, Pornography
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We knew that he is the most grotesque political pervert this country has ever seen.The ringleader of the RepubliCon raincoat brigade who brought American-style attack ads to Canada.We knew he couldn't wait to screw Justin Trudeau. Because he's so jealous of him, so frightened of him, so DESPERATE. But did Great Kinky Leader really . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Kinky Attack on Justin Trudeau
To a calm and rational observer, the statement “viewing child pornography is victimless” is true. To an emotional person prone to sensationalism, for writing that first line, I should be reported to the RCMP.
On Wednesday night Tom Flanagan, a former adviser to Stephen Harper, spoke to a small crowd in Lethbridge, Alberta, where he . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: The Defence Of Tom Flanagan
Still reading Against Our Will, but found this quote on the internets – ”I wonder if the ACLU’s position (on pornography) might change if, come tomorrow morning, the bookstores and movie theaters lining Forty-second Street in New York City were devoted not to the humiliation of women by rape and torture, as they currently […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Susan Brownmiller – On Pornography.
Gail Dines is a powerful speaker on the topic of Feminism and pornography. Watch and learn folks.
Filed under: Education, Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Male Gaze, Patriarchy, Pornography
. . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Pornland – Gail Dines
Gail Dines knocks this talk out of the park – Neo-Liberalism is exposed, and all the ill-effects that come with that particular set of toxic ideals. Some quotes from the video:
“There is no such thing as cheap labour, there is only labour that has been made cheap”
“Women perform 66% of the worlds work, . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Defanging Feminism – Gail Dines