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o_O.Q said:
VGPolyglot said:

So, this is a topic that has profoundly troubled me for a while. I do have sexual desires, which I currently relieve through masturbation. However, it's hard to do that through thoughts alone, so I tend to use pornographic material too while doing that. Now, this is where the problem lies. The pornographic industry is not the happiest place at all, far from it in fact. Porn stars have a pretty high suicide rate and lower life-expectancy. This highlights the general unhappiness that porn stars have, and it makes it very hard to consciously watch porn without thinking of the working conditions and relationships, how dehumanizing it must be to have a job like that and the normalization of sex that makes it hard to fully enjoy it.

So, what I tend to do frequently is use fictional media instead, mainly hentai (in the forms of anime and doujinshi), as since they're fictional characters it is impossible for them to be truly hurt/exploited. However, I can understand that for others it's hard to do it, and even for me I tend to shuffle things up in order to be able to stay aroused and avoid desensitization. So, there has to be a happy medium. I myself try very hard to not have pornography affect my views and treatment of women, and I hope that I have maintained that. But I was also curious on your guys' thoughts and perspectives on the matter.

"So, what I tend to do frequently is use fictional media instead, mainly hentai (in the forms of anime and doujinshi), as since they're fictional characters it is impossible for them to be truly hurt/exploited. "

this is still not on man

the real problem with porn is its commodification of women's bodies to be used at any time by a man

this obviously occurs directly with sex workers but also indirectly through fiction

have you watched anita sarkeesians videos on the sexualisation of video game charaters for example?


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Faelco said:
o_O.Q said:

its not an opinion its a fact

women consuming porn also does not disregard its damage

there is such a thing as internalised misogyny

http://www.culturalbridgestojustice.org/programs/sexism/internalized-sexism/

 

you have to ask yourself, what is the purpose of porn? the purpose of porn is to make women's bodies available for the sexual gratification of men (obviously i'm generalising since men are the main consumers of porn) at all times without those men having to negotiate with an autonomous woman to do so 

this is the very definition of objectification which is a massive problem in our society

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/05/study-the-objectification-of-women-is-a-real-measurable-phenomenon/257504/

"The male and female subjects matched the photos similarly. They recognized right-side-up men better than upside-down men, suggesting that they saw the sexualized men as persons. On the contrary, the women in underwear weren't any harder to recognize when they appeared upside down, indicating that the sexy women were consistently identified as objects.

CONCLUSION: People objectify women in sexualized photos, but not men."

and objectification is the main driving force for various women's issues such as sexual violence since an attitude is cultivated in men where they feel entitled to women's bodies since they are just objects without agency

https://www.bustle.com/p/why-objectifying-women-makes-men-violent-32880

"You may be wondering why the sexual objectification of women has anything to do with violence if it doesn't explicitly depict violence itself. If nobody's suggesting overtly that rape or violence against women are a good idea, surely objectification can't be to blame? Well, not really. Research indicates that it doesn't just end with women being depicted as objects without humanity, needs or rights; it's about what they're objects for. The message, unfortunately, is often for gratification of dudes. And that approach can lead to some serious problems for women's safety."

 

this is all well understood and you need to come to terms with the real world consequences for women

This "study" is based entirely on the principle that "If you recognize someone, it means you objectify them". What a crappy and scientifically worthless basis. We could make the same study and say "People consider that all men are the same, don't pay attention to them and are then unable to recognize them in pictures". I love the very scientific "weren't any harder" mention. I can't read the entire study now, that's too bad, I'm sure the methodology of the study is state-of-the-art. We can barely see the obvious agenda of the guys behind it... 

ok maybe we could argue that this particular study isn't the best, but come on you can't really seriously be arguing that women are not objectified by men constantly?



You have tendency to really overthink everything. First, you're assuming that watching porn will affect how you view or treat women. That's false. It's the violence and video games. Just jerk off to what you want and don't let yourself feel bad over some dumb shit you heard in college.



o_O.Q said:
Faelco said:

This "study" is based entirely on the principle that "If you recognize someone, it means you objectify them". What a crappy and scientifically worthless basis. We could make the same study and say "People consider that all men are the same, don't pay attention to them and are then unable to recognize them in pictures". I love the very scientific "weren't any harder" mention. I can't read the entire study now, that's too bad, I'm sure the methodology of the study is state-of-the-art. We can barely see the obvious agenda of the guys behind it... 

ok maybe we could argue that this particular study isn't the best, but come on you can't really seriously be arguing that women are not objectified by men constantly?

First of all, you can get rid of "constantly" and stop saying "men" as if we were all the exact same beasts. Over-generalization makes any argument worthless. 

 

And then, you can't seriously think that only men objectify women and not the opposite. 

 

I worked a few months in Japan in a factory with mostly Asian female students part timer (Vietnamese mostly), I was the only European guy there. I can tell you that I felt like a blond and white piece of meat exposed for them to giggle, whistle, watch non-stop and touch anytime they could. I got my arms, pecs and ass more touched than ever. It was so much that I stopped taking elevators, I was tired of the "So much people, it's tight, come here against me!" and other harassment. 

Even back in France, it was a lot more rare, but I've been whistled a couple of times with "Hey, you! Want to fuck?" or "Want to get married?" by groups of girls on benches in my city. They were surely doing the same with all guys passing by. 

 

So no, the SJW bullshit about only men being rude to women and never the opposite is just wrong and tiring. Stop being blind about an entire side of the issue, and your opinion will gain value. 

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Faelco said:
o_O.Q said:

ok maybe we could argue that this particular study isn't the best, but come on you can't really seriously be arguing that women are not objectified by men constantly?

First of all, you can get rid of "constantly" and stop saying "men" as if we were all the exact same beasts. Over-generalization makes any argument worthless. 

 

And then, you can't seriously think that only men objectify women and not the opposite. 

 

I worked a few months in Japan in a factory with mostly Asian female students part timer (Vietnamese mostly), I was the only European guy there. I can tell you that I felt like a blond and white piece of meat exposed for them to giggle, whistle, watch non-stop and touch anytime they could. I got my arms, pecs and ass more touched than ever. It was so much that I stopped taking elevators, I was tired of the "So much people, it's tight, come here against me!" and other harassment. 

 

So no, the SJW bullshit about only men being rude to women and never the opposite is just wrong and tiring. Stop being blind about an entire side of the issue, and your opinion will gain value. 

This user is literally an anti-feminist. 

He has told me before about how much he likes Ben Shapiro because he "destroys  those feminazis"

You are just being trolled. 



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Didn’t you decide to have a life of celibacy, TC?



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Faelco said:

First of all, you can get rid of "constantly" and stop saying "men" as if we were all the exact same beasts. Over-generalization makes any argument worthless. 

 

And then, you can't seriously think that only men objectify women and not the opposite. 

 

I worked a few months in Japan in a factory with mostly Asian female students part timer (Vietnamese mostly), I was the only European guy there. I can tell you that I felt like a blond and white piece of meat exposed for them to giggle, whistle, watch non-stop and touch anytime they could. I got my arms, pecs and ass more touched than ever. It was so much that I stopped taking elevators, I was tired of the "So much people, it's tight, come here against me!" and other harassment. 

 

So no, the SJW bullshit about only men being rude to women and never the opposite is just wrong and tiring. Stop being blind about an entire side of the issue, and your opinion will gain value. 

This user is literally an anti-feminist. 

He has told me before about how much he likes Ben Shapiro because he "destroys  those feminazis"

You are just being trolled. 

He really has that much time to lose? :D I'm bored as hell in class right now so I could even write about game characters hairstyles if I had to, but he put way too much efforts in his trolling if it's true...

 

Anyway, my comments still give my opinion about the thread so it wasn't entirely useless. 



Faelco said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

This user is literally an anti-feminist. 

He has told me before about how much he likes Ben Shapiro because he "destroys  those feminazis"

You are just being trolled. 

He really has that much time to lose? :D I'm bored as hell in class right now so I could even write about game characters hairstyles if I had to, but he put way too much efforts in his trolling if it's true...

 

Anyway, my comments still give my opinion about the thread so it wasn't entirely useless. 

Or maybe he isn't ... I don't know ... 

It's best to ignore, either way



It's funny how we seem to have come full circle with the christian conservative crowd declaring porn a sin and now it's largely the hardcore "me too" authoritarian leftists doing it.

Porn harms absolutely no one. Just use it man, it. Look at it this way - the stuff is already out there, and you're only helping these women make more money because of it. There is absolutely ZERO wrong with watching porn. Saying otherwise is yet another way for the cultural police to try and control everybody, as if we need more of that.

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Knew the thread would be yours

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John2290 said:

There isn't a facepalm meme quiet impactful enough for this one.

What about a photo montage of facepalms?

contestgamer said:

Stop watching porn, its not good for you. What do you think humans did for 99% of human history? But if youre going to watch it then stop with this BS "respect" for women, just be a man and take what you want.

This. Just get a woman.