Let’s Ban Porn - The New York Times


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Illustration by The New York Times; photograph by Jessica Lehrman for The New York Times In this weekend’s New York Times Magazine there is a long profile of a…
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2 days ago by nugent
In many of them, you see a kind of female revulsion, not against Harvey Weinstein-style apex predators, but against the very different sort of male personality that a pornographic education seems to produce: a breed at once entitled and resentful, angry and undermotivated, “woke” and caddish, shaped by unprecedented possibilities for sexual gratification and frustrated that real women are less available and more complicated than the version on their screen.
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10 days ago by xianoforange
Trump’s grotesqueries have stirred up a feminist reaction that’s more moralistic and less gamely sex-positive than the Clinton-justifying variety, and there’s no necessary reason why its moralistic gaze can’t extend to our porn addiction. And indeed, I think the part of the #MeToo movement that’s interested in discussing sexual unhappiness and not just sexual harassment clearly wants to talk about pornography, even if it doesn’t quite realize that yet.

Consider the narratives that are touchstones for this part of the discussion — the New Yorker bad-sex short story “Cat Person” and the controversial first-person account of being not-raped by Aziz Ansari (jointly described by one Twitter jester as an “ethnography of the degree to which millennial sex is a joyless mimetic spamming of half-remembered porn tropes”), as well as more sociological accounts of the ubiquity of female sexual unhappiness and pain (especially from that porn standby, anal sex).

..The belief that it should not be restricted is a mistake; the belief that it cannot be censored is a superstition. Law and jurisprudence changed once and can change again, and while you can find anything somewhere on the internet, making hard-core porn something to be quested after in dark corners would dramatically reduce its pedagogical role, its cultural normalcy, its power over libidos everywhere. That we cannot imagine such censorship is part of our larger inability to imagine any escape from the online world’s immersive power, even as we harbor growing doubts about its influence upon our psyches. But in this sense porn also presents an opportunity to reconsider the tendency to just drift along with technological immersion, a chance where the moral stakes are sharpened to prove we don’t have to accept enslavement to our screens.
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13 days ago by AfroMaestro
via Pocket - Let’s Ban Porn - Added February 11, 2018 at 12:14PM
13 days ago by steinmanal
Illustration by The New York Times; photograph by Jessica Lehrman for The New York Times In this weekend’s New York Times Magazine there is a long profile of a…
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13 days ago by johnrclark
Ross is correct, ban porn:
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13 days ago by mjpost