there’s a connection between the porn industry and rape culture that i think people miss most of the time
why is it that consent is such a huge issue? because it’s not really learned. one of the first ways men explore sexuality is through porn. do you…
I think the issue is bigger than this. Porn is a business and a form of entertainment that is ultimately driven by market pressure (consumer demand). But the demand isn’t created in a bubble either. I personally don’t expect my porn to teach me about consent anymore than I expect an action movie to teach gun safety. Would be nice but I won’t hold my breath. Since this stems from the demands of society, porn will reflect what we want and understand. Until a societal shift happens in the way we deal with consent, I don’t see that change happening in the porn industry. I think there are valid reasons to critique the sex industry and hold them accountable. But I find is suspect if people leave the responsibility to teach up to an entertainment sector.
Gee wouldn’t sex education be a great topic in schools? Nah. Its the pornos.