In Defense of Pornography

So porn is a pretty interesting topic, so interesting in fact that I went on for 20 minutes about it. I mainly address the three main issues that tend to come up when looking at pornography from a feminist perspective. One, the issue of objectification. Two, pornography’s effect on body image. Three, speculations that pornography somehow leads to acts of sexual violence. I also briefly touch upon the resilience of pornography throughout the course of human history. Of course, somewhere in here I found an excuse to bring up James Deen and the Victorian era in passing!

For some of the anti-pornography/porn skeptic feminists following me: Some of the stuff I say in here is not well put and may come off as insensitive and callous. At times, I really can be, but this is just my opinion. As usual, I’m not always the most articulate and I repeat myself quite a bit, but I would be more than willing to discuss this more in writing. I have read a lot about this and taken special interest in the topic, especially when looking at my role as female porn viewer. I don’t touch on that subject as much in this video, but it’s something I’ve grappled with as both a feminist and sexual person who enjoys pornography. Nonetheless, I’m always down for any sort of discussion/debate/exchange of ideas. I would love to learn more about this topic.