Tessa - yes, I agree, a split seems sensible.
purplehaze wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:52 pm
So p.rn and violent p.rn did exist in the 80s. It was available in VHS and with one man I knew the couples would get together with car keys - I politely declined. It was going on a lot and the most vulnerable were harmed by several men at once and of course she wasn't believed. I got out of that relationship pdq.
To think that violent p.rn is an escalation due to the onset of the internet is nonsense. It's always been there. Women have always been used, from tender ages onwards. There was even a debate in the houses of Parliament at the beginning of the last century about the raising of consent to sex for girls to rise from 13 to 16 and the strongly supported argument against was how would men cope with this?
This is a fair point but it doesn't address the point that p.rn is infinitely easier to get hold of than it used to be. We can watch any type of p.rn, within seconds of deciding to do so, from anywhere on the planet, and this is new, and I'm not sure we see the effect from this - I'd have expected some sort of cultural bow wave.
Similarly, to make a less emotive example, we see an explosion in the availability of cheap or free musical tuition online - you can now literally learn advanced technique on any instrument. But we don't see a similar explosion in the numbers of extremely proficient musicians - maybe a few more, but thwarted musicians are still, on the whole, thwarted. Similarly cooking, crafting etc. Importantly - these videos get millions of views.
The "enthusiasts" benefit, but the general public (for want of a better word) treat it as entertainment.