Hot Girls Wanted: The Feminist Experiment of Empowerment through Porn Has Failed

“The plain truth is that young girls look to grown women for advice on how to form their future selves, and thanks to the normalization of pornography, they are forming their future selves according to male pornographic expectations.”

ANTHRO FEMINISM

In the late 1970s and very early 1980s feminism came very close to mainstreaming the idea that porn as an industry is harmful to women. Being anti-porn was a view not maligned in feminist circles, and porn was recognized for the scourge it is: violence against women.

Then the 1980s went into full swing.

Now we have third wave feminists who believe that porn is not intrinsically harmful to women, and that in fact it can be empowering for them, assisting in helping individuals in exploring and controlling their sexuality. Porn is viewed as part of the growing and socially neutral sector of “sex work,” and to be anti-porn is to be viewed as being morally judgmental and robbing women of self-agency.

These feminists do recognize that the porn industry can be harmful. Unfortunately, these feminists are able to compartmentalize the porn industry and believe that only PART of the…

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