Pornography

We recognise that the issue of pornography online has to do with agency, consent, power and labour. We reject simple causal linkages made between consumption of pornographic content and violence against women. We also reject the use of the umbrella term “harmful content” to label expression on female and transgender sexuality. We support reclaiming and creating alternative erotic content that resists the mainstream patriarchal gaze and locates women and queer persons’ desires at the centre.

Principle In Action : 
  • Bishakha Datta is convinced we're having the wrong conversation around digital porn. She challenges the dominant narrative of: porn > panic > ban.

  • Queer pornographer and performer Jiz Lee wrote a piece for GISWatch entitled Click:"I Agree": Consent and Feminist in Commercial Pornography, in which they explore fantasy and consent in commercial porn, on-screen and off.

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