Does Porn Make Women Unnecessary?

The feminist Naomi Wolf wrote an interesting article in 2003 entitled “The Porn Myth.”  See it here.

To summarize, she says the warnings shouted by the anti-porn activists of the eighties were wrong.  Women like Andrea Dworkin warned if porn were allowed to flood our lives men would soon objectify women and treat them accordingly.  She predicted all kinds of sexual mayhem would result from pornography going mainstream.

She was wrong, says Ms. Wolf.  Instead of turning men into ravening beast, the Plague of Pornography is responsible for deadening the male libido (latin: lust) in relation to real women because they can’t be as “good” as porn.  She says young women are now coming to see their own sexual value depreciated.  This is leading to a generation of men and women “lonely together.”

“Today,” she quotes, I can’t tell who, “real, naked women are just “bad porn.”  Ouch!

She advocates turning off the porn because “the power and charge of sex are maintained when there is some sacredness to it, when it is not on tap all the time.”

She’s right about the sacredness of sex, of course. But, as I mentioned on the Front Page of this site, can we ever put the “pornie” back in the bottle?

And how much damage will be done before men want to do the hard work of putting it back, if we can?

The problem and challenge for us men is, and as Freud is reputed to have said, “Everything is about sex.”  Today, that means, “everything is about porn.”

But let’s save that for the next post, shall we.

Next:  Everything is about Porn.

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About Tom Kaye

I am a writer, speaker, seeker and finder.
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