Learning Feminism

April 17, 2009

My pornography/prostitution solution

Filed under: Uncategorized — Joce Claire @ 1:25 pm
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Note: I’m aware this is incredibly impractical, if not totally implausible, in our globalized society. It’s just an idea.

Pornography enthusiasts argue that porn is free speech and we shouldn’t restrict what goes on between consenting adults. I agree with that. People should be allowed to have sex with whomever they want to have sex with.

Pornography and prostitution are not about being allowed to have sex with people you want to have sex with. Pornography and prostitution are about being allowed to have sex with people you don’t want to have sex with, for money.

You can’t legally sell your organs (in most countries). You can’t sell your body. You can’t sell sex … unless you videotape it.

What kind of sense does that make?

I say we keep pornography legal, but make it illegal for anyone to sell it or pay for it. People could still have sex on camera all they want, as long as they’re not receiving money for it.

That way, we’re not regulating what consenting adults can and can’t do, just what they can do for money. It’s consistent with other laws, people are still free to have sex with whomever they like, and no one’s free speech is being violated.

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2 Comments »

  1. Hmmmm, this IS a radical idea! How would we enforce that? I suppose like the prohibition on gambling…it’s illegal to gamble in private, but everybody does it anyways… or on the internet, I’m thinking that the advertising would compensate for FREE content. But you could direct prohibit SALES, right? No videos, no magazines or other print for sale…hmmmmm. Would it be safer for women? That’s all I really care about. Cause patriarchy ain’t gonna die before I do.

    Comment by undercoverpunk — April 24, 2009 @ 8:50 pm | Reply

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