Porn is Woman-Hating Propaganda

Trigger Warning

Who says most porn is violent? This study from 2010 says so.

Of the 304 [porn] scenes analyzed, 88.2 percent contained physical aggression, principally spanking, gagging, and slapping, while 48.7 percent of scenes contained verbal aggression, primarily name-calling. Perpetrators of aggression were usually male, whereas targets of aggression were overwhelmingly female. Targets most often showed pleasure or responded neutrally to the aggression.

Pornography that shows women enjoying aggressive verbal and physical treatment teaches men that women generally enjoy this type of treatment. It is propaganda that:

promotes certain views about men and women. It promotes the view that women want to be f*cked – it is their nature. If they say no they mean yes, even if they say it hurts or it looks like it hurts they still say they like it. In pornography, women get hurt and they ask for more. They are called names, spat at, choked, airtighted, slapped and they enjoy it. They smile and say that they enjoyed it. Only in pornography does a human being ask someone to hurt her.” (from this great article.)

Exploitation-positive feminists claim that pornography is liberating, but in fact it teaches men that women enjoy being “put in their place”. The end result of this type of propaganda can be found in this MRA gem:

h88p://wxw.inmalafide.com/blog/2012/02/27/the-necessity-of-domestic-violence/

It’s the same when it comes to disciplining women. Slapping a girl across the face isn’t just about hurting her, it’s a kind of neg. It says, “I can crush you like an insect, but you aren’t worth the effort.” It’s a tacit acknowledgment that she’s weaker than you, beneath you, and if she crosses you again, you’ll put her in the hospital. You treat her like she’s a child throwing a temper tantrum, not an equal.

and

Damn, it’s almost like some girls like this “domestic violence” thing!

Sean Connery seems okay with it, after all.

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14 Responses to Porn is Woman-Hating Propaganda

  1. Mary Sunshine says:

    I’m going to start calling them damage positive females because they advocate and promote damage to females. I will never apply the word “feminist” to them.

  2. Really useful, thanks Smash.

    And very interesting point, Mary!

    • karmarad says:

      Even a worm, even a fly, even a termite tries to avoid pain and being harmed. Social thought-control is a remarkable thing – even some intelligent women have managed to convince themselves, against basic biological evidence, that women like being hurt. When society tolerates or promotes sadism as a masculine value, evidence of masochism in women is a useful prop. Authors like the author of “Fifty Shades of Grey” sell this destructive masculinist notion to women, and women who engage is masochism receive approval from masculinist society. The lie that women like pain, especially in connection with their sexuality, exists only so long as women allow themselves to be manipulated into buying it. I am reminded of priests in primitive religious times scourging themselves or engaging in self-starvation to please their deities.

  3. tiamathydra says:

    This is one of the things that made me a feminist. The first time I was forced to watch porn (by dudes) I couldn’t believe my eyes… the only images I had gotten the same kind of energy from were those of the holocaust, but that wasn’t the toughest thing to realize, because torture has always been documented… the hardest thing to realize was that this stuff is mainstream, it’s considered non-offensive, it’s considered entertaining, and it’s considered an expression of the female natural sexual energy and the natural representation of human sexuality between both sexes. THAT realization is what made me a radical feminist.

    And it sort of stays in your mind forever… now I can’t help being aware of what men think about us most of the time, and what they believe to be our deepest wishes and our sexual core… I always say the same to women: do you want to become a radical feminist but still don’t dare to because you ”have some doubts”? Go watch some mainstream porn please, it’s for free on the internet. And you can be sure you’ll become a radical feminist. It’s the skeleton of all kind of patriarchal politics… those people who say porn doesn’t have anything to do with politics are full of bullshit and don’t know anything about women’s herstory. If you care about women enough to study our struggle, you’ll realize what pornography is a response to. And yes, it’s 100% political.

    It’s also very telling that you don’t have to pay for it anymore, prostitution in itself is very profitable so they’ve probably prioritized the propaganda over the profits because the propaganda is the most important thing – it’s culture, it’s values, it’s indoctrination. I loathe pornsick junkies and always try to keep them far from me, their mere energy feels unbearable and I know how subhuman they consider me to be deep down, and that’s unforgivable. The pity is other girls and women aren’t aware of any of this or try hard not to be. I guess it’s very scary, but even if they pretend it’s not there – it’s gonna be there. We must always be aware of what’s going on, and resist.

    On the other hand there’s something hopeful about the fact that the patriarchs have had to spread such violent imagery against women… it’s like their last desperate attempt to perpetuate patriarchy when everything’s going wrong and they don’t even know how to keep things going. Like their last desperate scream at their very downfall… as neoliberalism is. These things go together. I really hope the final downfall is near.

  4. ethicalequinox says:

    Excellent post, Smash. And I aways knew Sean Connery was a piece of shit.

  5. “Exploitation-positive feminists” – perfect
    “Damage-positive feminists” – also good!

    The “sex-positive” was always a lie, it was never about the sex, always about the violence.

  6. Missfit says:

    The first time I heard the term ‘sex-positive’, and the fact that it was (supposedly) a feminist thing, I thought it was a movement that was finally going to propose a different definition of sexuality than the phallocentric pornographic version one. I was astonished to learn that it was actually promoting pornography. I could not (and still can’t) see how porn could be positive from a feminine perspective, even less a feminist one. Porn is filled with misogyny (and the fact that it does not necessarily has to be this way, when it actually is, is irrelevant at this point). In heterosexual porn, women are turn into penis rubbing objects and sperm receptacles. Porn is all about men’s real orgasms and women’s exaggeratedly faked ones. This is sex as portrayed in porn (that is for soft ‘vanilla’ porn; add violence and name calling and you get mainstream porn). Porn has nothing to do with female ‘empowerment’ (btw, sex should not be about empowerment, it should be about pleasure!). We have ex porn actresses testifying of the pain and abuse they endured in the industry. Sex positive ‘feminists’ (let’s call them ‘damage positive females’ as suggested, because ‘feminist’ is not a term that applies to them) will minimize this fact while it should be the focus of feminists. Most women are not porn consumers. There are plenty of women stuck in relationships with men hooked on porn testifying how this situation leaves them depressed and sexually unsatisfied. Damage positive females are completely disconnected from the majority of women; clearly, they do not care about women, so how can they dare to call themselves feminists? They’re a joke, and not a funny one.

  7. survivorthriver says:

    A dude coerced me with jibes of my “hang ups” to go to porn movie, back when you used to go to the public seedy theaters, back in 1977-ish. I walked out after the outrage of seeing the woman neck-ringed and when the whip came out I fled, shaking with anger and an awful rape of my mind. In those “sexual liberation” days men coerced me into having casual sex to prove I wasn’t hung up. Hung up on male sexual oppression is what I failed to connect back then.Then, Madison Avenue co-opted feminism and we had Charly perfume and Virginia Slims “You’ve Come a Long Way Baby” cigs. Unbeknownst to me the internet porn wildfire had taken place, and now our good researchers and writers are exposing the new world of gonzo porn.

    Have we been having convo’s somewhere that I’ve not followed, about the groups of men who are exposing their harmful porn addictions such as www yourbrainonporn dot com? They have MRi’s of male brains – “on porn” and after a withdrawal from using porn using a control group of nonusing males for compairson. Until now there has been difficulty securing a control group of porn-naif males, because almost all men these days view porn. These MRI results showing the deep grooves of a well-patterned reward circuit in the brain, with resulting pruning off of complexity and shutting down regions of the brain displayed under imaging.

    I am really fried that filmed-prostitutes act like they like that male dominator and especially any violence will ACT like they like what is happening. That is what has prodded many women to do strange things from their men who come to expect “civilians” to do what prostitutetd and filmed women do for pay.

    How many of these women are coerced to be filmed prostitutes? I am absolutely fried that prostituted women who are coerced into trafficking would be slaved and filmed for profit thereby victimizing them for all time on cyber channel. I agree with radfems who call it the “paid rape industry”. But, to have men buying video that is non-consensual, now that is against the law, but a law that is not enforced by the paid rape industry enablers. There has been a flood, a torrent, a massive tsunami of the intimate degradation of females since online porno became available.

    “Click to acknowledge you are 18 years of age” is NOT sufficient due diligence to comply with federal law to prevent the exposure of juveniles to hard core pornography. Why is that loophole ignored?

    My foster daughter was trafficked during her experience with the “juvenile justice system” which should read the “patriarchal enforcement system” especially for young women who are molested and raped by their families and need supportive foster care, but the patriarchal enforcement system released her back to the offending family. Ultimately, she broke free.

    When feminism was co-opted for-profit and the original Student Dissident and Women’s Consciousness Raising and Anti-War movements were co-opted and the war ended, there’s been a steep waxy build-up of transgressions against feminist sensibility. Can we pass the ERA now?

    What deadly pissed me off was to find a list in my daughters sweatshirt pocket while doing the laundry once (that is absolutely true), from her 16 year old boyfriend and she was still only 15. He listed all the sex acts he expected to test out. My daughter was a virgin when she met him and within six months she had to try cum on face, butt sex, between the boobs, and I could not event stop reading the list. I was faint, sick, mind raped just like when I was coerced to going to see that seedy prono theater movie. How sick that are girls are exposed to this spewage, and we have got to continue helping take back the dialog on this issue.

    Women do not like modern gonzo porn and neither do we have to be coerced to be silent about that fact. Women do not like coercion to have to do things that paid and slaved rape victims endured plus faked enjoyment of (that should be a crime against womanhood, those dirty female traitors to our sex) for male entertainment purposes.

    This Memorial Day I decided to honor my memories of all the women who have been harmed in the War Against Women in Porn.

    • tiamathydra says:

      I’m not that sure about them being ”dirty traitors”, they’re just desperate slaves, they have to survive somehow, most of them have already been born and raised under coercive circumstances due to poverty, been abused, had unwanted children or addictions and become homeless, or worse, trafficked.

      I’m in my 20s and have been in discussions between young people where maybe a girl dares to shyly let out that she isn’t comfortable with whatever porn practice (which people my age usually call ”sex practice” because the line between porn and real sex doesn’t exist anymore, it’s all ”sex” now and porn is just a natural representation of sex for most people) is being discussed at the moment, even saying that they clearly feel uncomfortable or that it’s painful to them, and it always goes: the guys mock her for being a bore and a prude, and tell her that if she doesn’t do it for her guy another girl will, and the girls try to always prove that they like whatever trendy practice at the moment, that it’s ok by them, or at most they’ll admit that they didn’t like it at first but then will explain what they did to get used to it and train themselves to undergo it (separation between mind and body that prostitutes do, etc). Those girls usually don’t capitulate for survival but for male approval because they’ve learnt that’s the most important kind of social reward one can get, and that way they sell us all out and I also have to deal with porn junkies believing I only need a few drinks and sweet-talk to drag me to bed (lol it doesn’t work, and not capitulating gets you labeled as a prude and a nun, but I don’t really care). I’ve also suffered coercion-attempts, and seeing that I just won’t allow a capitalist industry to influence my sexuality, an ex nigel even asked me once if my sexual consent to ”sex” practices could be bet (I of course told him my right to sexual freedom can not be ”bet” or negotiated and threw at him the Constitution with the article of sexual freedom underlined and finally dumped his ass). The bet thing is apparently the newest strategy now for coercing girls.

      The doctrine that rules nowadays between young people is that if you’re a girl and you don’t feel comfortable with whatever your nigel expects from you it’s your problem and it’s because you have mental issues from a prudish upbringing due to the church’s legacy so you need to challenge your prudishness by training yourself to ideally enjoy, but mostly to tolerate, what has been assigned to you by an empornulated society as ”your sexual nature”, which of course is the pornographic portrayal of women’s sexuality which is based on the lie that we are massochist and submissive (= porn is inherently abusive to us, as prostitution is). So this time the patriarchy is operating at a purely sexual, skeletal level. I believe it is very traumatizing and I can’t even express the fury it causes me, the porn-cult regime we are now under, but at the same time I believe it can be very awakening to the female consciousness. Let’s see if women soon get tired of the sordid slavery that passes for ”female sexuality” nowadays.

      What breaks my heart is how rapey it is. I’ve been pretty ok under the porn regime because I’m very articulate and obstinate and can defend myself well and beat anyone’s ass if he’s trying to manipulate me into something, but I know that many young women out there aren’t like that (because we are groomed to be forgiving and never proud or demanding, and especially to never judge or question men), and I just know that many of them don’t even have the means to stop male coercion, they don’t have words because they don’t know radical feminist language and they don’t have validation of any kind, their mothers and older people don’t know that much about how pornsick dudes are and they still coerce them into hetero relationships unaware of how brutal men have become nowadays to us. I tell you many young women capitulate because they literally don’t know how to reject it or stop it, they don’t have anything to turn to. It’s very scary, it’s rapey, and many of us get literally raped in clubs, at parties, at the campus…but won’t even admit it to ourselves because the rape doesn’t meet the standards of what we’ve been told rape is (a brutal encounter with a stranger in the street at night, when actually most rapes don’t happen that way). It makes me furious beyond words.

  8. Missfit says:

    Some people keep repeating that porn is just fantasy (only that should be of concern to us when such fantasies are mainly about degrading and assaulting women) and not a reflection of reality. But everybody knows that it shapes people’s views of sexuality, consciously or not, especially for young people. This is why if you dare to criticize porn, you’re called anti-sex or prude, because now porn is sex and sex is porn.

    We’re all women here; we all know what it’s like to have a clitoris, a vagina, breasts. Even though there could be individual variations, we can say that we generally share the same physical sensations from our bodies, on average. I mean, if someone tells you she got her arm twisted, you can guess how it felt like. But porn makes you doubt about your own body.

    Like most women, I reach orgasm through my clitoris. But in hetero porn, the clitoris is almost nonexistent because the focus must be on pleasing the penis, in any way possible (the more painful for the woman, the more enjoyable it is for the man). In hetero porn, female orgasms (real ones, not ‘I orgasm from swallowing cum’ faked ones) is always secondary, if not completely missing from the equation. And that is a problem. And that is really anti-feminist. And it has repercussions in real life heterosexual relationships. Because porn is sex propaganda, on a massive scale. And I think that there is not a single sex act that is not regularly portrayed in porn as being degrading for the woman.

    Men anally penetrating a woman is now inevitable in hetero porn (some women say they enjoy it; good, more pleasure for them). But since men also have an asshole of their own, how come we never see women fingering men in the ass or introducing objects in it (in case there is a damage positive female wandering on this blog, don’t bother trying to find the one in a million video that happens to show just that…)? Why in hetero porn, it is only women who gets to experience the joy of anal sex when it is usually men’s pleasure that is at the center?

    And you wonder what might be wrong with your body when you are not experiencing the same ecstasy women show on screen when the same acts are performed on you, all the while playing and acting the part because you don’t want your partner to think that you are defective.

    Then you wake up someday wondering that maybe there is actually nothing wrong with you and your body, and that maybe you were told lies about sex through media depictions of it (porn). And then you blame patriarchy. And you look at your daughter and you hope that she will not feel pressured to do things that might hurt her, that she will be able to enjoy her female sexuality to the fullest, and that women will actually speak up against this anti-female and woman-hating propaganda that is porn… thanks Smash for doing it!

  9. tiamathydra says:

    ”Men anally penetrating a woman is now inevitable in hetero porn (some women say they enjoy it; good, more pleasure for them). But since men also have an asshole of their own, how come we never see women fingering men in the ass or introducing objects in it (in case there is a damage positive female wandering on this blog, don’t bother trying to find the one in a million video that happens to show just that…)? Why in hetero porn, it is only women who gets to experience the joy of anal sex when it is usually men’s pleasure that is at the center?”

    dudes love convincing girls that anal sex is very pleasurable but women are so lobotomized they don’t dare to make this analogy: if he says it’s very pleasurable and he also has that body part, why doesn’t he want me to reciprocate? Not having a penis doesn’t matter, there are plenty of things one can use; your fingers to start with… and actually the male g-spot is in there, not the female. But no, guys don’t want for them the great pleasures that they try to sell us, and if you are honestly trying to make someone enjoy through a body part that you also have, wouldn’t you want the same for you sooner or later?

    It’s a very easy thought to have because it’s so OBVIOUS that whenever men try to sell us a ”sex” (porn) practice as pleasurable for us, it’s because of selfish motivations and it’s only about using us and probably hurting us since porn always exploits the practices/positions that are inherently, anatomically uncomfortable for the female body and portray it as pleasurable for us. It’s a foul lie like any other, like telling someone that cyanide is good for you. The problem is not with some women enjoying anal sex or whatever, it’s that usually for the majority of female bodies, most porn-formulated practices, tend to range from uncomfortable to painful and they’re being institutionalized by porn as a mandatory requirement of heterosexual sex because porn is considered the representation of the natural human sexuality, so what does it mean that this ”representation” includes practices that are normally uncomfortable and painful to most females and portrays them as pleasurable for us? If you have practices that are inherently uncomfortable for most women made mandatory and normalized in a culture, it means that the sexuality of that culture regards women’s bodies with an utilitarist mentality and objectifies them, and disregards their right to sexual freedom and their pleasure. It means that culture’s sexuality is based on slavery.

    And yes the manipulation in porn is very obvious… when guys from high school showed me and my female friends pornography, or my ex nigel (to see my reaction), I easily spotted manipulation tactics to make women’s abuse worse. What I remember is that usually the more violent the male actor got, the more he expressed increased pleasure, or they announced a torturing practice as something ”new” so that while the viewer is jerking off it stays in his mind that this is something ”new”… and in scenes with more than 1 female, the patterns of how the oppressed are expected to hurt each other (like when the nazis made the jews throw each other to the holocaust wagons, or the romans made the celts throw each other to the lions) were very obvious. I think some feminists should study pornography because every single detail in it is telling, but usually we don’t have the guts to watch it because we’re totally aware that it’s genocide. It’s such a propaganda, and I do believe it’s political punishment for the success of the feminist struggle in the past century, the economic independence and the right to citizenship, but obviously only radfems ”get” this, most people would simply tell us we’re being conspiranoid, but we know better.

    • I don’t mean to be rude because I loved the rest of your comment, but I needed to correct you.

      It’s gynocide, not genocide. *Very* important distinction.

      • tiamathydra says:

        Yes thanks. I often use indistinctly both because women are human beings as well, but of course it’s gynocide; the genocide is directed specifically at us.

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