I mean pals, friendos, we’ve all talked about how media depictions influence things like racism and transphobia and misogyny.
We’ve all talked about how scrubbing media of all depictions is bad, tokenization is bad, false or slanderous depictions are bad and they all influence the ways people think of vulnerable people. This is common ground!
None of you fandom kids crying about “antis” are unfamiliar with this discourse, it’s basic level crap.
So why does that all disintegrate the moment the stuff you find sexy in your prons gets a tiny iota of criticism? I haven’t even said anything about your own coping responses. I’m not your therapist. It’s not my call to say if watching rape porn is good or bad for your healing process and in no way am I going to get in the way of whatever things you do privately in your own home to cope.
But everything that literally all of us know about media does still extend to porn. The ways women are depicted in porn can still harm women as a class by priming men as a class because it’s still media, that people consume (often uncritically) like literally all other forms of media. The ways trans women are depicted in porn can still do harm! Racism in porn still does harm! Those things don’t just disappear because it’s your fave wank bank material!
And that can’t be ignored. We need to change all forms of media. Porn included. It’s all got problems. Get a grip, folks