Friday, September 7, 2007

Harping on Mainstream Porn... new book!

I think I just may pick this book up today even though it's intended for men. Professor Robert Jensen's new book "Pornography and the end of Masculinity" by the review I just read sounds like it could be an interesting read. Jensen apparently "attacks" and dissects the billion dollar porn industry and relates it to all the inequities in society.

He calls our culture a "rape culture," represented in porn by its overtly racist and misogynist ways.

"Pornography is what the end of the world looks like," he said. "Porn is the product of the perfect storm of inequality."


To quote the author of the review I readHERE,

Jensen takes on pornography and masculinity, which, he said, produce sexual violence toward women, children and other men. And he does it all from a radical feminist perspective.


Unfortunately the author then begs you not to close the newspaper after reading the BIG BAD F-WORD... lame..

Read the review tho and ignore the authors bias littered throughout... Although the reviewer is a little "feminist stupid"

At any rate, I acknowledge that the porn industry is always looking for bigger better shockers. Back 20 years ago, porn that showed any kind of sexualized violence was considered S&M. However all kinds of degrading exercises have become standard. Remember soft core porn!? Gals in thongs... does that even exists anymore?

It's very sad what it has all come too ... but I still enjoy porn. So what does that say about me? I mean, good fun is good fun.. but it sounds like the man has a very valid point here. However asking people to stop watching porn is a little, well, unrealistic. I would be leaning towards the option of seeking out a non-mainstream porn. Lots of great porn can be found in female oriented adult shops. Sadly I doubt that men are going to be into it if they're use to watching the typical sperm facials, anal penetration and face slapping, choking blow jobs... *sigh*

1 comment:

Sabina England, Playwright said...

that looks like a good book, I will have to write that on my reading list.