Feminist Porn: Rape Fantasties?
So I googled "Feminist Porn" and read the first article that came up called "Feminist Porn: Sex, Consent, and Getting Off"
The author talks about a lot of things including her position of sex workers, but specfically what qualifies as Feminist Porn (which she believes exists and puts up links to porn sites).
" Enjoying BDSM, strap-on sex and sex toys, genderplay, rape and incest taboo, mainstream pornography, and other “deviant” sexual taboos with a consensual partner does not make a person a “bad feminist” or a hypocrite. To the contrary, feminism is what gave me permission to love sex, with myself and with others, to embrace my sexual orientation, and find out what turns me on. Pro-sex feminism argues that recognizing the role of fantasy in sexual arousal and coming out of shame about sexual desires opens the door to a more frank and honest discussion about women’s bodies, consent, and safer sex. And that leads to better, safer sexthat encourages communication and complete, enthusiastic consent to sex that is fulfilling and healthy. How is that not feminist?"
If we're defining feminism openingly, then there is an unlimited possiblity of what is feminist porn and what isn't. To this author, who believes in pro-sex feminism, porn should be seen as a tool to encourage open discussions of sex which will lead to "better" sex and views of sex in society. She lists "kinky" types of porn as acceptable and representative of the sort of Feminism Porn she endorses. What I find interesting is that the author also includes "rape" fantasies/taboo as feminist (or atleast not unfeminist) which is something we, as a class and from discussion, would have classified as not feminist at all. I, personally, believe that what someone is sexually attracted to or the type of porn one enjoys does not determine the person. If I like watching lesbian porn, it doesn't make me a lesbian, it's just something that attracts me. But I'm not sure I would go so far as to say that liking rape fantasies or that rape fantasties are feminist. They put women in a submissive, dominated, and abused position as well as promote non-consensual sex.
Does anyone else have opinions on this?
Also, check out the links (or the description of the cites she posted) of the author's examples of feminist porn cites. Do you agree with her choices?