A word of support for the protest AGAINST the launch of “Stop Porn Culture”

Sorry for double negatives in the title.

“Stop Porn Culture” (SPC) a conference in London, UK on Sat 15th March where international feminists will gather to discuss how they might like to bring down the porn industry because of the harm it does to women.  Those attending take the view that:

“all pornography is harmful and has detrimental effects.  Pornography is misogynistic in its production and consumption.  The goal of this anti-porn conference is to explore how to build materials and programs to combat porn. We are coming together to develop a broad coalition of feminist organizations to organize together against the sex industry.”

The general public could be misled to believe that the anti-porn stance is the only possible feminist point of view.

A former porn star puts the alternative viewpoint very well:  writes here why

UK PORNSTARS FIGHT BACK!

As for the protesters aim to draw attention to different feminist views on the pornography issue that are also perfectly valid and that support women working within the porn industry.

SPC portray all women working within porn as degraded victims raped in the course of their work.  They deny that women can positively choose to take their clothes off and perform as they do.

The protest organised by Sex & Censorship take issue with many points chiefly:

  • no to more  censorship
  • SPC patronise women in the porn industry calling them oppressed victims. instead of listening to what they have to say – its a job they have freely chosen.  

You can read an article by the founder of Sex & censorship here.

And for balance here is Gail Dines on the SPC view

I see M Peacock of the important pornography legal case will also be part of the protest.  His case tested the current law on pornography in this country, thankfully common sense won.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R_v_Peacock

For my part I am against censorship and I m pro-pornography.

Of course, I am against women or any people being forced to be involved in its production against their will but there are already laws in place for that.

Finally if you don’t like it then don’t read/watch it.

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