QotD: “To clarify the dilemma women have about sexual enthusiasm for men, it is helpful to contrast it with men’s situation”

Anti-Porn Feminists

To clarify the dilemma women have about sexual enthusiasm for men, it is helpful to contrast it with men’s situation. It is unlikely in the extreme that men will have experienced actual sexual violence from women or its threat. Men do not live in cultures where the degradation and brutalisation of men at the hands of women is the stuff of pornography, entertainment and advertising. Men do not live with the consciousness that they are being hunted by women who would take sexual delight in dismembering them simply on account of their gender. They do not live in a society in which their degradation through sex is the dominant theme of the culture. They do not have to approach women sexually in fear or with distressing images or associations with their own oppression. The images they are likely to carry with them are those of women degraded and brutalised by…

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Pornography Affects You

 

http://antipornfeminists.wordpress.com/whats-wrong-with-pornography/

 

“Even if you are not a pornography consumer, a significant number of the men you interact with every day will be. It’s difficult to imagine that a man can spend a lot of time viewing and masturbating to degrading images of women without that pornographic ideology having a negative effect on his view of women.”

I love Boobies

As a daughter of a twice inflicted breast cancer survivor, I often felt these breast cancer awareness tactics are demeaning. My mother lost her breasts. But she didn’t lose her LIFE. These campaigns, although intentions and perhaps results are good, give women the same old sexist message: your body parts are more valuable than your life. And to depict young, porn-like women acting like the “hot lesbians” is so insulting. (See link to tee shirts). Awareness is good. Funds are good. But never good at the expense of our worth. And driving with my three boys, behind a car donning a bumper sticker that says save second base (yes it did happen), is not something any mom should have to deal with. Ah, but I did. And got them to understand. I can only hope.

http://collectiveshout.org/2013/10/objectification-for-a-cause-bonds-ad-gimmick-does-more-harm-than-good/

How to Talk With Your Sons About Robin Thicke

Since, well, I feel the obligation to tell my sons

Eric Clapp 4.0

If you have ears, you’ve heard Robin Thicke’s hit “Blurred Lines.” If you’ve had any amount of spare time in the past few days and have access to the internets, you’ve heard about Thicke’s performance at the VMA’s with Miley Cyrus. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, congratulations! You must have looked past the headlines on CNN’s main page in order to read about “secondary” news like Egypt or Syria. You can find a video of the performance here.

If you’ve been on Facebook or Twitter with any kind of regularity over the past few days, you’ve probably heard countless friends or followers sounding off on any number of objectionable things about the performance. Undoubtedly, 99% of things written about it throw around words like “obscene”, “offensive”, and the like.

There have been a number of different parenting websites or blog posts who have come up…

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