Anonymous said: I think you misunderstood my ask. I wasn't asking for "permission". I don't watch/look up porn. I was genuinely curious what you thought of fictional porn in terms of its acceptability since it's a subject a lot of anti-porn feminists feel differently about. I definitely do not condone of rape/pedophilia even if it's fictional.
Hi anon, sorry I misread your intent. I keep thinking of the guy from a few weeks ago who kept trying to get me into some discussion about amateur porn.
Within the next decade or two, cgi will be good enough that the distinction between animation and live-action film will be a false one, because we won’t be able to tell the difference. So animation and film are actually kind of in the same category in my mind. And maybe it doesn’t make sense, but “cartoony” animation is also.
As far as comics - like Gail Dines says in Pornland, cartoons were a really important part of Playboy, Penthouse, and Hustler. In the 60’s-80’s, the women in the pictorials had to be artfully positioned so that you didn’t see “too much”; the publishers instead used the cartoons (and to a lesser extent, the stories) to add back in raunch, degradation, and outright violence against women. Today any dude who wants to see a woman getting literally choked by a penis just has to do a three-second google search, but twenty years ago he would have to settle for a cartoon. I’m not saying this to disparage the medium as a whole, but to point out a way in which it has been used.
And again, as far as writing goes, I really hold it in a different category. I think having a lot of ideas available is crucial, and I have a really hard time putting limits on that. So if people are going to read written porno, fine. At least they’ll also be engaging their imagination! I really think that’s the least of anyone’s problems, given the current climate.