The blog of a woman who speaks out on the HARMS of pornography, prostitution, etc and who doesn't care about being the target of slanderers because speaking out against sexual exploitation is of the utmost importance.
Wednesday, 23 January 2008
Musing on a new piece...
I am currently musing on a new piece I will write on the pornified culture, in order to release some of my anger and rage, 'cause I need to! I will post it on this blog when it's ready...
READ THE RULES: I have heard about malestream opinions and values my whole life. Struggling to live within such a difficult, misogynistic culture, I do not have the patience to argue with people who will endlessly defend the pornstitution industry, malestream ideology and/or anti-feminist morals & values. Therefore if I get any comment which is either pro-porn/prostitution or in any way offensive, I will have to delete it and it will be a great pleasure for me when I will push the “reject” button. The same applies to any comment which (I will be able to tell) shows that the person has no genuine interest in what I write apart from trying to pick a fight in the comment section (in other words, any comment including an unfriendly tone or a defense of patriarchal values will be deleted). I have no time to engage in any ‘debate’ with people defending male sexual exploitation of women; I want social change! This blog is not for defending pornography, stripping, and/or prostitution. This is an anti-porn blog. Pornography and prostitution are indefensible. The level of harms done to women and children is way too high! This feminist blog is a venue for people who are pro-woman and who do recognize the harms of the 'sex' industry, or who at least acknowledge that pornography "might be harmful". It is also a way of expressing my anger about living in an awfully patriarchal society, in a world that doesn't take violence against women seriously.
Please avoid posting religious comments. I can fully understand that many of you (in such a depressing world), needing something to hold onto and to believe in, often turn to (unfortunately patriarchal) religions. However, please respect the fact that I am secular (and this is a non-religious blog) by not sending any religious comment(s).
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“. . . it is necessary to grasp the fundamental fact that women have had the power of naming stolen from us.” -- Mary Daly.
“. . . men have the power of naming, a great and sublime power. This power of naming enables men to define experience, to articulate boundaries and values, to designate to each thing its realm and qualities, to determine what can and cannot be expressed, to control perception itself. . . Male supremacy is fused into the language, so that every sentence both heralds and affirms it. Thought, experienced primarily as language, is permeated by the linguistic and perceptual values developed expressly to subordinate women. Men have defined the parameters of every subject. All feminist arguments, however radical in intent or consequence, are with or against assertions or premises implicit in the male system, which is made credible or authentic by the power of men to name. No transcendence of the male system is possible as long as men have the power of naming. . . so feminists will have to steal the power of naming from men, hopefully to better effect. . .” -- Andrea Dworkin.
I'm Maggie. I am the radical feminist creator of the anti-porn web site Against Pornography at www.againstpornography.org/
I am anti-misogynist, anti-racist, anti-homophobia, anti-patriarchy, and anti-capitalist.
I am strongly standing up to pornified culture and sexism. I am determinedly anti-pornstitution. I am appalled by all the atrocious ways so many women and girls suffer inside and outside of the 'sex' industry. This is why I am against this whole patriarchal pornographic/prostitution culture.
I encourage people to recognize the harms of pornography and prostitution.
I want women and children to be free from harm, abuse, violence, and exploitation.