While I myself do agree that at some times “pornography objectifies women for men’s pleasures” (18) I don’t agree with Dworkin’s statement “pornography exists because men despise women, and men despise women because pornography exist” (19) I think it is just unfair to place the blame for years of societal issues on one form of media and one specific gender. Last semester in my Issues In Feminism class pornography was the main topic of discussion for one class period. It honestly was one of the most uncomfortable moments here at Denison but we touched on a lot of issues, one of them being how we could make porn more “feminist friendly”. I personally thought maybe a solution could be switching things up. By displaying safer practices on screen such as an active use condoms and asking for consent, pornography could present a good set of ideals while still being gratifying.
Basically what I think I’m trying to say is, you’re not going to get rid of porn. It’s a billion dollar industry that has been around and will be around for years to come. So since we can’t get rid of it why not try and change it. Make something that you may personally view as “disgusting” and make it tolerable instead.