The UK internet filter: Banning ‘rape porn’ will censor LGBT, feminist sites and won’t stop rape

Banning rape porn. It’s the latest UK feminist thing that’s actually being taken up by politicians. And it’s the latest Hydra head to be reared in the cyclical moral panic over Innocent Kiddies Being Corrupted By Porn. (Not that the corruption of our kiddies has ever been proved, but then who needs to rely onContinue reading “The UK internet filter: Banning ‘rape porn’ will censor LGBT, feminist sites and won’t stop rape”

New Clause 20: pros and cons of sex and relationships education

While I was getting the sex work debate posts together. this happened: On 11 June, New Clause 20 – which would have made personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education, including sex and relationships education (SRE), statutory in state schools – was defeated by 303 votes to 209 That’s from the Brook Charity’s website. Brook and theContinue reading “New Clause 20: pros and cons of sex and relationships education”

Radical feminism and pornography

Why is it that radical feminists assume all pornography is made by men, for men ? Because that is the assumption on which their assertion that porn is degrading, sexist, and damaging to women rests. Even sex-positive/liberal feminists often find themselves arguing that this isn’t necessarily the case, or that porn can be co-opted forContinue reading “Radical feminism and pornography”