Porn, male rage, and Post-Literacy

“Mainstream porn has come up with more ways than ever to humiliate and degrade women. Why then, is porn more popular? Includes an excerpt from Robert Jensen’s new book, Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity.

“In his new book, Robert Jensen forces the reader to face the music about the effects of a porn industry gone gonzo and the need to reassess the trappings of masculinity as the source of increased violence against and degradation of women.”

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“The Gonzo films, which have come to dominate the industry, also emphasize the newer trend of sexual acts, which include: double penetration — anal and vaginal — and ass to mouth, or ATM, where anal sex is followed by sticking the penis in the women’s mouth. In addition, many of these films include men, often in multiple numbers, ejaculating into the faces and mouths of the women performers. The women usually swallow the semen, but also can share it mouth-to-mouth with a female partner. For Jensen, the most plausible explanation of the popularity of these acts is that women in the world, outside of pornography, don’t engage in these acts unless forced. ‘Men know that — and they find it sexually arousing to watch them in part because of that knowledge.'”
Pornography and the End of Masculinity, by Don Hazen, AlterNet. Posted September 22, 2007.

This is part of male rage in the Post-Literate society.

There is a bad joke in Hollywood that a would-be starlet with a bad agent ends up doing anal. It’s not really a joke, lots of girls come to LA to be a star and end up doing anal. Sometimes they get lucky and just end up getting a dayjob and out of the star mill. At least, that’s what I’ve heard.

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