Fun fact: these two douchebags knowingly allowed scumbag violentacrez/Michael Brutsch to create subreddits like r/jailbait, r/n*ggerjailbait, r/rapingwomen, r/beatingwomen, etc. and fill them with child pornography and horrifyingly violent, racist, and misogynistic material. Brutsch brought Reddit a ton of traffic in its early days. Reddit eventually got bigger, but all the pedophiles and assorted other scumbags remained on the site. It was only after intense public pressure and a media campaign that Reddit agreed to take down r/jailbait and other child porn subreddits. Brutsch was also involved in moderating r/creepshots, which was also the subject of much controversy a few months ago.
Look at these smiling motherfuckers. Erik Martin and Alexis Ohanian got their start with the degradation and exploitation of children and women (and these things still exist on Reddit—the administrators refuse to remove anything unless forced). Yet media outlets continue to write laudatory pieces about them and their terrible website. Fuck the whole lot of them.
I just figured out that you can report users on Pinterest for posting violations. This include hate speech, ‘thinspo’ or other pins that encourage self-harm, and pornography. I have a feeling they must enforce their policies because—unlike the entire rest of the internet—I hardly ever randomly come across porn on Pinterest while looking for something else. But I do occasionally find it. Because men can’t leave any website unjizzed on, I guess.
So because I am a feminist killjoy, I reported a fuckload of dudes for pinning hardcore porn (they all follow each other, so it wasn’t hard to find them). I like sex and theoretically like porn (though most of it is bad). But I am sick and tired of pornography designed for white/cis/straight men being shoved in my face constantly when I’m online. I dunno about you, but I find it jarring to go from pictures of cupcakes and shoes to graphic images of oozing genitals.
Anyway, why do men insist on putting their porn everywhere online? If men treated the real world like they treat online space, they’d regularly be leaving porn at bus stops, pinning it to community bulletin boards, putting up billboards all over town, handing it out at the farmers’ market, slipping it under people’s doors…
Andrea Dworkin, Intercourse (via henryandthecity)
Excellent quote re-minded to me by an excellent new tribute blog to Andrea Dworkin.
Dworkin wasn’t great about everything, but I think it’s worthwhile to grapple with her analyses of sex, pornography, etc. I think a lot of newbie feminists jump head-first into sex-positivity without taking a minute to think about whether all kinds of sex and sexual expression are worth being positive about.
This is fucked up. How on earth is it legal for GGW to be able to sell videos featuring a topless 14-year-old?
(TW: rape) They [male pornstars/pornographers] rape women. I can’t even begin to tell you how many girls are ‘out of it’ while huge men, maybe five or six men, are on this one female, raping her.
It’s a male-dominated industry, yet, a lot of people go: “Well, don’t women choose,” and I say: “Based on what education do these women make an informed decision about being in the porn industry. All they see, is one side: glamour. They see other pornstars going - ‘I Love It!’ or maybe a couple contract girls, who are really what the porn industry use to show people, ‘This is really what porn is!’ when it’s not true.”
The contract girls are not the majority. The majority of women in the porn industry, are 18 and 19, 20 year old girls, who are first-timers, who they picked up online, facebook or myspace, craigslist or sexyjobs and they promise the girls: “Hey, just come here for modelling - just bikini modelling!” - and the girls are excited…
and then you fly there and then you find out your in some hotel with some [sleazy] pornographer..
…and they don’t care how many times she says: “No, stop. I can’t. Please stop, it hurts.” They don’t stop and I have the footage to prove it.
- Shelley Lubben
One of Shelley Lubben’s most well-known videos from her site is footage of a woman being harassed and raped on a California porn set. Although it’s important to be informed about how horribly women are treated in the porn industry and to find the evidence for it, the video can be extremely triggering and from its content alone, it is and will always be, gross and disturbing.
I’m actually afraid to watch….
@paper-is-patient: You’re so right.
She is They are both cute and hot.
ETA: I didn’t realize Jiz preferred “they” and “them” as pronouns. I found this picture before I read their webpage.
- I Nietzsche Inside Me
- Three Intercourses at the Communion on Fridays (Alternate title: Bang Me Søren)
- Let’s Get Metaphysical
- I Want You, But I Kant Have You
- Hannah Arendt You Glad To See Me?
Because it seems that they want to be sex-positive and pro-sex worker. So they’ll make weak excuses for a shitty aspect of this industry in order to avoid seeming like no-fun, Dworkin-y second generation holdovers.
Newsflash: You can be pro-sex and pro-sex worker and still decry the way mainstream pornography perpetuates racist, sexist, etc. stereotypes. Is it really that hard to be nuanced?
It also looks real swell when (what seem to be mostly) white women are so ready to throw women of color under the bus when an intersectional issue emerges. Y’all are really earning that benefit of the doubt when it comes to racial issues, aren’t you?