Why Feminist Porn Is Crucial To Women

Pornography has long been a taboo topic, especially for women. Even though it’s something we talk about more and have college classes on, it doesn’t change the fact that porn seems to be unacceptable for women. And that’s ridiculous.

Actress Ellen Page participated in one of Reddit’s Ask Me Anything segments and addressed the issue of porn and feminism.

Feminist pornographer, Courtney Trouble, asked, “You identify as a feminist, do you have any specific thoughts on misogyny in our day and age right now? What do you think about the current feminist porn movement?”

Ellen Page responded awesomely with, “I think we are in a very scary time right now. The rhetoric from the right wing is terrifying to me. I think feminist porn is crucial. To only have porn from the male perspective is damaging. Women are sexual creatures, as much as men and that needs to be embraced.”

Can we get a huge slow clap going for her please? She is so right. Feminist porn is crucial, and women are sexual creatures. People need to stop being afraid that women enjoy sex and that porn isn’t just for men.

What is feminist porn though? Courtney Trouble told news.com.au that “Feminist porn is made with gender equality in mind and/OR made with actual feminist politics.” I think this is a great thing for women because although feminists have been making porn for quite a while, we don’t really talk about it.

It’s annoying that people won’t acknowledge that women are sexual creatures, as Ellen said. And we are! Women enjoy sex just as much as men and should be allowed to enjoy it without judgment. Porn allows for you to explore your curiosities and fantasies on your own. If men can do that, why can’t women?

When it comes to feminist porn, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a softer version of porn. It’s not “dainty” porn that’s safe for women. It’s about expressing equality between genders. Carlos Batts Fly, a male feminist pornographer, artist and photographer, told news.com.au, “Now there is internet access, people can be seen in sex scenes that haven’t been seen before. It’s not longer just straight girls, blonde hair, big boobs, in a hotel room, let’s have sex. We’re trying to make it right. Sex is a very personal thing anyway. My involvement making people comfortable with what they’re doing, trying to make sure everyone is represented in the right way.”

This is only the beginning of the feminist porn movement, and I’m certainly interested to see what’s going to happen with this argument as we move forward with it.
 
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  • Jacob

    Good, I use to be scared of straight porn and currently my gender dysphoria gets triggered by it whenever I see the guys with large you know whats. Maybe if they show women being respected and not damaged and then normal sized guys along with boys like me the world would be a better place.

  • Elly

    I really don’t agree. I think porn is always gross- because it desensitises people to real life sex and their own fantasies. Also, the people in porn are almost always treated badly- it’s not a “fantasy”, these are real people we’re talking about who are abused and exploited. You can never know- just because the porn is filmed to “be feminist” it’s still terrible. Like the Crash Pad- a porn website that’s popular among “feminists” even though some of the people in the films are actual rapists in real life. They just want you to watch it, pornographers don’t care about ethics, they just say they do. It’s like those “funny” tampon ads that ditch stereotypes about women- they don’t care about feminism, they just want your money.

  • Some guy

    John, the article writer didn’t write that she wanted more attractive men, a commenter did, so there’s no hypocrisy.

  • john

    Loled @ degrading cumshots. What’s next ? degrading, patriarchal and misogynist anal ?
    How do you even come up with such nonsense?

    Also some gal wrote -> ‘Make the guys more appealing younger and hotter looking’ -> isn’t one of feminist arguments against porn the fact that porn actresses are too good looking ?
    So on one hand you write that porn is bad because women in porn movies are more attractive than an average woman… and then you suggest that feminist porn should have more attractive guys
    That’s hypocrisy

  • Unknown

    How old do you guys think somebody should be to watch porn?

  • anonymous

    im a girl and still embarrassed about watching porn and I definitely do not want my parents to know that I do, so how so I safely and secretly watch it?

  • ss

    its shame. god made this world & say dont do adult & like it. cuz u can see its soo hard damage on ur minds & ur life. its shame & its sin & its animals act.
    it make value of womens low. cuz guyz look at women just for sex.
    i mean u look at to food. its food not a dog
    so girls arent girls. they are pussy & ass & tits for men. cuz?
    cuz when any guy watch that sick movies. says
    ye i need fu ck a girl. no love. just fuck
    my english is poor for say i mean
    but im sure u can think about it & get my mean.
    good lucky

    • Bri

      Huh? Porn might not be something your into but don’t bring god in this. Porn is a unique for of art that people get off on…. My BF & I watch porn all the time. It doesn’t make him think any less of me. You might have bad experiences with porn and guys but don’t bash us for enjoying it

  • pinkheart

    Some I really like and I agree that more needs to be made for our taste. Maybe the reason we dont say we love it is because we know so much of it is made for guys and when we do start feeling its made for us we will start to say how much we enjoy it. A few of my suggestions to make porn more for our liking,

    Get rid of the hairy guys
    Make the guys more appealing younger and hotter looking
    Dont show so many degrading cumshots
    Show more foreplay stuff and us getting eaten out
    Penis is nice but dont show that every guy has a huge dick
    Show more guys masturbating

    Any others I missed?

    • Gina

      You are so right, pinkheart, because not all guys have large penises. Iknow because I’ve had twentfour different partners. I also get off watching guys masturbate especially when the come shoots high.

  • Fantasygirl425

    I think porn should not be assigned to a gender not all men love porn and not all women hate porn.

  • Momo

    I think this is great! I’m so sick of people (even other girls!) judging girls–and people in general–for watching porn. There is absolutely nothing wrong with watching it, unless you get seriously addicted, in which case (like any other addiction) it needs to be dealt with. I’m so happy about this whole thing!

    • Carl

      Momo, it’s the old double standard. Guys and gals has the same urges and needs. I don’t understand why any man or some women for that matter, would critisize a female for looking at porn or even taking part in any kind of sexual behavior that any NORMAL man would enjoy. It is hypocritical and extremely unfair. A woman gets a bad reputation and a man is called a stud.

  • Sarah

    To me, porn is fine, but I feel really bad for like, the playboy bunnies, because it exploits them doing thins they may or may not enjoy, and I think exploiting women for mens own feel good time is gross. thats my two cents…..

    • Carl

      I agee, Sarah, PORN is great! I don’t agree with PORN that totally degrades a female actress. Unfortunately, there is a lot of PORN thatdegrades women so horrifically, it literally makes me sick. I have watched some in the past but will NEVER watch it again. I enjoy watching couples and threesome (either 2 guys and a gal or two gals and a guy) doing everything sexually possible. But that is as far as I will go when watching PORN.

  • Anonymous

    I lv sex bt im afraid to do it

    • Gina

      Don’t be afraid to have sex, Anonymous , it is fun! Masturbate often and prepare your vagina for pentration by a hard penis. Use your fingers and th smooth end of a hairbrush and your first time won’t hurt very much or maybe not all all. And don’t be afraid to watch porn, you will learn a lot!

  • Mari

    That is the stupidest thing i have ever herd, number one! number two porn is nasty! why do people even watch people doing something that is supposed to be about love and about the feeling?

    • Bri

      There’s nothing wrong with watching porn. Watching porn helps you to learn different things and learn about yourself as well as exploring different types of sexual desires/fantasies…..

    • ICanMakeYouSmile

      Have some maturity, please. Porn is something that satisfies many men and woman’s sexual desires in a safe and private manner, would you rather have uncontrollable psychopaths going around raping people over watching porn? As long as the porn is of someone of legal age, 18 and over, I see absolutely no problem with it.

    • Raven

      Your atrocious spelling and grammar tells me that you’re not one to talk about stupidity. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Asking why people watch porn is just dumb. People obviously like it, otherwise so many wouldn’t do it. You don’t have to watch porn if you don’t like it, but don’t attack other people for choosing to do so.

      • Leroy

        My wife and I watch porn two or three times a week. It is simply for the lust factor, to see young beautiful girls and handsome guys doing all sorts of sex acts we didn’t think about when we were young. But I especially enjoywatching young beautiful girls and mature men have sex and I fantasize about doing it with her. My wife really gets off when she watches a young stud take care of an older woman. Then we both have wonderful sex!

  • Lolly

    Yay porn and all that, but feminist porn isn’t “just for me”. Stereotypical porn can get boring for both sexes and it’s great to have something diverse. Feminist porn can easily be made from a male perspective: “male” doesn’t mean “patriarchal.”

    We’ll be there when we acknowledge that sometimes men can explore their sexual fantasies in a safe environment, and sometimes women can just jerk the hell off.

    • Jerry

      I agree, Lolly, I am fourteen and watch porn and I masturbate a lot. Sometimes my girlfriend who is also fourteen and I watch porn together and we will masturbate together and sometimes have sex afterward. We enjoy it so much!