anti-pornography

Because men’s viewing of pornography frequently culminates in orgasm, the lessons of pornography are learned much faster and more tenaciously than when they view nonpornographic media.
—  Russell, D.E.H. 1993, “Introduction”, Russell, D.E.H. (ed), Making Violence Sexy: Feminist Views on Pornography, Open University Press, Buckingham, pp.1-23
Porn, like all other images, tells stories about the world… when men turn to porn.. they come away with a lot more than just an ejaculation because the stories seep into the very core of their sexual identity.
—  Dines, G., 2010, “Introduction: Porn and the Industrialization of Sex”, in Pornland: How Porn has Hijacked our Sexuality, Spinifex Press: North Melbourne (digital edition)

Themes in these porn videos are incestuous and non-consensual — teaching men and boys alike that rape and coercion is hot. Titles include: “Virgin Manipulations” and “Daddy’s Girl Gets Filled” and feature much older men (father and uncle figures) and what are meant to be teen girls. One of the more popular sites is literally called “ExploitedTeens.com.” The “consensual adults” line pushed on us by liberal media is laughable when you acknowledge what it is that consumers really want: exploited, non-consenting, underage girls who are not enjoying the acts inflicted on them. They don’t want empowered adult women. Men don’t look at porn to see sexually liberated, powerful women.

Most major amateur porn companies will only book a “girl” two or three times, after which they have to start doing “niche-oriented jobs.” This means bondage, S&M, and generally more extreme, more violent acts.

—  Murphy, M., 2015, “‘Hot Girls Wanted’… For a month or two”, Feminist Current, June 4, viewed 29 October 2015 <http://www.feministcurrent.com/2015/06/04/hot-girls-wanted-for-a-month-or-two/>
…pornography’s broader social harms of gender subordination, commodified sexuality, and eroticised dominance do not depend on whether the persons depicted are participating voluntarily.
—  Whisnant, R. 2004, “Confronting Pornography: Some Conceptual Basics”, Stark, C. and Whisnant, R. (eds), Not for Sale: Feminists Resisting Prostitution and Pornography, Spinifex Press, North Melbourne, pp.15-28

On the whole, the pornographic scenes analyzed in this study were aggressive; only 10.2% of scenes did not contain an aggressive act. Across all scenes, a total of 3,375 verbally
and physically aggressive acts were observed.
—  Bridges, A.J., Liberman, R., Scharrer, E., Sun, C. and Wosnitzer, R., “Aggression and Sexual Behavior in Best-Selling Pornography Videos: A Content Analysis Update”, Violence Against Women, Vol. 16, No. 10, pp. 1065-1085