posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 03:55 PM
Like anything porn can be good or bad. Porn dehumanizes women and men to contribute to a fantasy focused around sex, hence treating people like
objects. This is healthy within a fantasist realm, there’s no reason to get to know the personality of your fantasy partner, and the purpose they
serve for you is purely a sexual one. I see no problem with this, everyone has fantasies, fantasying can be quite healthy and helps release sexual
tension. However this poses a problem when people regard actual humans they interact with as nothing more than objects, but this is not porn’s
fault, plenty of people who don’t watch porn treat people like objects. It depends on the person, obviously something screwed them up, but I doubt
the porn industry is to blame, even if the industry contributes to their mentality.
I do agree that porn objectifies both men and women, but hey, the Disney Corporation objectifies children and teens to make a prophet, swallowing them
whole, dolling them up and putting grueling pressure on them before basically spitting them out when they aren’t appealing to tweens anymore.
Hollywood in general is structured around objectifying young people. The porn industry isn’t any worse than any other form of media that takes
advantage of human beings.
And porn is certainly not the only industry that exploits young people through marketing their bodies. Prostitution and stripper agencies do this as
much as porn.
What do they all have in common? In most situations the people involved have a choice. Yes having that kind of career may break a person and indulging
in too much of the fantasy created by these industries may hurt the consumer’s mentality, but everyone has a choice. If the person isn’t forced
into making the product and the consumer isn’t forced into buying it then I don’t see any victims (long as the product is legal and the purchase
of it is legal). People may have been victimized sure, but because of their own decisions, which are not to be blamed on the porn industry as a
All right, that’s the end of my rant…