Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Bad Porn

I suppose I'm probably years late on this observation, but I must point out that I am not an avid porn watcher. As a general rule, I've always found it kind of disturbing. Now, more than ever though, I'm concerned that the porn industry is taking things way too far, and moral and ethical lines have not only been crossed, but trampled and then shat upon.

I suppose I should start by pointing out that some people probably do watch porn for "wholesome" reasons. They just want something to jerk off to, or to spice up the old love life. Overall, I'm cool with that. I have started to notice a difference though between how men and women view porn.

Men are clearly the primary audience for traditional porn. Men want to watch a clean shaven (or waxed) woman with giant fake boobs getting nailed by a dude with a 12 inch penis. As far as I can tell, most women do not prefer this type of film. Women, generally will read a little Danielle Steele (or Laurel K. Hamilton and her vampire sluts), or at most, watch some soft core porn. The difference, as far as I can tell, is that in either case, the woman is not completely dominated or violently railed in these softer versions. These types of sexual media are also more along the lines of what a woman would like to see in her love life.

What I find disturbing is that men seem to want a woman to be completely submissive, non-opinionated, and apparently made of rubber in the sack. Even more disturbing is the huge amount of porn where men are not only violent towards their "lovers," they actually beat them, spit on them, and verbally abuse them throughout the act. There are countless videos on the internet with titles like, "I rape my 18 year old daughter's best friend in her sleep," or, "Old dude gets 16 year old drunk and she doesn't know what hit her." I'm disturbed by the fact that this porn exists (often in the amateur variety), but also by the fact that someone gets off on it.

Can someone please explain to me how this has happened? How is our society - supposedly enlightened - still producing this filth? I'm ashamed to live in a world where some females are still desperate enough to sell themselves on street corners. I'm saddened by the fact that some women will allow themselves to be beaten, humiliated and then filmed in the act. More so though, I am devastated that there are buyers for this crap. Who are these sick fucks?

And what happened to all of the knights in shining armor?