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On feminism and porn

Am I a hypocrite if I believe in feminism and want to be a respected woman, but I like watching porn?

What kind of porn are we talking about?

Better yet, what kind of feminism are we talking about?

If you’re an old-school iron cunt — one of those angry, man-hating second-wave feminists leftover from the early 70s — and you secretly get off to bukkake gangbangs, then sure, that’s pretty damned hypocritical.

On the other hand, if you’re just a garden variety sex-positive post-feminist with a college degree, a tattoo, and a lesbian experience, then there’s no hypocrisy whatsoever in watching some hardcore anal action, especially if it’s well lit.

When you think about it, the debate between pornography and feminism has a lot in common with the debate between science and religion.

Folks are constantly trying to intersect two institutions that have no business together in the first place, and it’s only when you superimpose a close-minded ideology on the situation that you run into problems of hypocrisy.

I don’t know about you, but I’ll always be on the side of porn and science. If a narrow-minded belief system is making you feel like a hypocrite, maybe you should leave it at the door.

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One thought on “On feminism and porn

  1. rachel says:

    If it wasn’t for those ‘old-school iron cunts’ who fought tirelessly on the front lines for women of the future like you and me, we wouldn’t have anywhere near the advance ments we have today in terms of equality. Thats the exact type of bullshit language that was originally used to demonize women who fought for the right to vote in the early 20th century. And it’s the exact type of language MRAs use to demonize women as a whole. The internalized misogyny is strong as hell in most of your posts about feminism.

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