CENSORED: comment about article on porn on Ethika Politika (Arrested Development: The Destruction Of Masculinity In A Pornified Culture) by Octavia Ratiu

CENSORED: my comment about article on porn on Ethika Politika “Arrested Development: The Destruction Of Masculinity In A Pornified Culture” by | October 23, 2014

The CENSORED comment:

I very much appreciate and support EP’s continued articles to criticize porn. Well done.

My comment to this article, which has many good points, and we need more of, is that it’s too focused on a narrow construct (male viewer/female sex object). Porn poisons the brain and psychology of women just as it does for men. Also, there was no mention of homosexual porn and other perverse kinds of sexuality. I have no doubt that porn reinforces for quite a bit of women who have a heterosexual psychology, along with other factors, a perverted way of thinking about women due to porn. That is, they receive varied messages that thinking of women sexually is acceptable, desirable, and tiltillating – the normalization of homosexuality and bisexuality. Thus they end up gazing at women in porn in the same top-down exploitative position that male viewers of porn are in.

For many women, who have long lost or never had a psychology of respect and dignity, but are much more involved in dynamics of power regarding sexuality, porn is the kind of content that gives them a green light to sexually harass or make unwanted advances towards other women to pursue in the real world what they like to see on screen. And where have you ever seen a homosexual man railing against porn and homosexuals involved in porn? One more piece of evidence of what garbage of people LGBTs are.

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2 thoughts on “CENSORED: comment about article on porn on Ethika Politika (Arrested Development: The Destruction Of Masculinity In A Pornified Culture) by Octavia Ratiu

  1. The censorship of your comment was likely due not to the points you made regarding the need for deeper discussion of female viewing of porn, which were cogent and thought-provoking, but because of the uncharitable disrespect for the dignity of all persons — those with opposite-sex and same-sex inclinations alike — when you labeled those who identify as LGBT as “garbage.” This is not yet another instance of politically correct stunting of fruitful dialogue, but rather a justified censorship of a closing comment that achieved little else than slapping a mean-spirited label on a subset of people.

    Your other points were very well-articulated, however, and dovetailed nicely with areas that need further research, which include radical feminist and LGBT support for the porn industry as “empowering” or at the very least “creative outlets” for one’s sex life. If you are interested in contributing to lively debate in the public square without getting censored, as your blog states, then it might be helpful to leave the inflammatory remarks aside.

  2. Hello, thanks for stopping bye and leaving your comment. While I agree that the word “garbage” is strong and I can understand that some blogs would not allow it, I do think that there was a double problem here, not just the tone issue. Catholic sites such as EP have deeply failed to discuss the tremendous harm and violence that LGBTs do in society – it’s no oversight, it’s deliberate. Therefore, I would bet, even though I may be wrong, that EP would never allow anyone to discuss just how millions of LGBTs are in favor of porn, and to highlight this a testament to how twisted their minds are. It doesn’t matter that it’s not every single LGBT who is in favor of porn, because there is a tremendously large group that is in favor of it. This ties into how their psychologies are perverted and deformed in so many ways, and which causes harm to society, and which is therefore at the root of my choice of qualifying this group informally and brazenly as “garbage.”

    While there would rarely be a case where using a more formal language would make a difference regarding a comment not being deleted, given that you may not challenge dominant ideologies on homosexuality, my guess is that you have little idea of how many suppressions are ideologically based. And this applies to people writing comments who never use the slightest uncivil tone or word, I’m not talking only about myself.

    As to “the disrespect for the dignity of all persons” – I don’t see why this should ever be used as an excuse not to denounce the individual or concerted ugliness in the minds and behaviors of people, whether they act alone or bind together in any kind of group.

    In any case, it’s good that neither you nor EP cower into silence, or collude in silence, like so many others, when it comes to addressing certain aspects of the scourge that is pornography.

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