Radical porn

Posted at 18:04 on 30 Nov 2011 by Pandora / Blake

Tags: Adele Haze, Body positivity, Dreams of Spanking, Fairtrade porn, Female gaze, Gender politics, Jimmy Holloway, other pictures, Politics

Jimmy Holloway and Adele Haze at Dreams of SpankingI've just published a two part article on the Dreams of Spanking blog about making radical porn.

In part 1 I ask: is gender segregation in porn as intolerant as race segregation would be, and is it okay to discriminate on gender lines because it's "not your kink"? To what extent can we hold individual producers responsible for being complicit in segregation and inequality in porn? How much social responsibility do porn producers have, anyway? I also question the tendency to defer to "market forces" as an excuse for maintaining an unfair status quo.

In part 2 I look at the duty website owners have to cater to the taste of their members, and the extent to which all businesses choose their audience. I also examine the tension between quality/originality and marketability/profitability and the assessment and balancing of risks which is inherent in all creative entrepreneurship, and the role economic and social privilege plays in this. Finally, I examine my own privilege in an unfair society - and why I've made the choices I have.

This article is the culmination of quite a lot of thinking on the social and economic issues involved in pushing the boundaries of porn production. I'd be very interested to hear what people have to say.

Radical porn I: privilege and balancing risks

Radical porn II: complicity and the status quo

Comments

I'm afraid that I do not have the time to read these tonight but I will definitely be putting some time to one side to read them at the weekend and am looking forward to it.

Prefectdt

If you do find time to read them both I'd be very interested in hearing your thoughts. It can be difficult to think about the ethical complexities of this topic clearly without becoming emotional - I know I struggle to do so. Input from others is always appreciated.

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