When we live in a world where you can access free content of naked consenting women in less than 5 seconds, why are people still invading the privacy of non-consenting women for nudes?
Hint: It has something to do with people feeling entitled to making any woman their personal porn, even if it violates or humiliates her in the process.
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I read this article last night and it was just so gross I am so angry about this.
instead of watching the 50 Shades trailer, why not just make awkward eye contact with a total stranger at the grocery store for a solid 2 minutes and 34 seconds? you get the same skin-crawling, uncomfortable feeling but without the shitty writing, terrible acting and massive dose of rape culture
honestly can’t wait for the 50 shades movie to normalize the manipulation of lower-level female employees. can’t wait for the new wave of “consent is sexy” banners on the cover of cosmo. can’t wait for teen girls to think that a controlling relationship is romantic. can’t wait for sexualized violence to become increasingly mainstream. and most of all, i can’t wait for bdsm to be labeled a feminist revolution
I mean that last part has already happened tho.
yes tell me more about how watching a video called “teen slut gets ass fucked by man” doesn’t make you hate women, tell me more about how watching a video called “nasty whore gets what’s coming for her” doesn’t contribute to rape culture or alter your views on consent. tell me more about how porn doesn’t objectify, degrade and commodify women’s bodies when the only people in hetero porn getting physically and verbally abused are the women.
And they’re shown liking it. Don’t forget that part. In porn, women respond positively to all of the degradation and aggression. But I’m sure this doesn’t alter anyone’s perceptions of women whatsoever.