Don’t you love it when religious believers go on and on about how they value and respect and treasure women… while totally ignoring the things women are actually saying?
And by “love,” I mean of course, “get totally infuriated by, but in a way that’s kind of entertaining.”
In my recent post, Why I Probably Won’t Do Porn Again: Sexism and Being a Woman on the Internet, I explained why I probably won’t be doing any porn again — even though I found it richly satisfying and hugely fun back in the days when I used to do it, and think I would tremendously enjoy doing it again now. In response, I got this comment from Aussie Xian:
I would like to applaud, you, Greta, for the conclusions you have made about porn, and how de-liberating it is; and in fact DOES NOT aid the women’s movement to achieve its aims. I would argue it only provides money to the burgeoning Adult industry, and devalues women to be only objects for self gratification and for lust expression by males. I believe women should be more than mere images for self-centred fantasy by males who wish to escape reality.
(That’s the emoticon for “facepalm” a friend of mine made up. Use it. Spread it. It’s really useful.)
Yeah. See, Aussie Xian, here’s the thing:
You keep using that word “value.” I do not think it means what you think it means.
Valuing women starts with listening to what they’re actually saying. Something you have utterly failed to do. If you had, you would have realized that in no way do I agree with your opinions, and that in fact I am passionately and vehemently opposed to them.
If you’re opposed to treating women as only objects for self gratification, I suggest you actually read and listen to their ideas, instead of spurting your own opinions all over their blog with no attention or concern for who they are as a human being.