Sorry guys, it’s not that kind of post.
A few porn stories caught my eye recently.
There’s a recent-ish movie about how young women are consumed by the porn industry. The average 18 year old lasts about 3 months and only make a few thousand dollars in profit. Meanwhile the producers make millions.
There was a story about a young Australian women, very religious, who discovered pornography on her fiance’s phone. She was so appalled that she called off the wedding a week before the ceremony. She had many things to say against the pornography. She didn’t say anything about her lack of respect for his privacy.
Finally, an Australian report on how licensed brothels are being run out of business by illegal massage parlors that have “extra” items on the menu. It seems that the illegal parlors charge about $160 (Aussie I’m guessing) an hour. But the illegal parlors don’t have as much overhead. The women only make a fraction of that anyway. Most of it goes to the pimps.
As you can imagine, the pimps, the producers, and the vast majority of consumers are all men. When society tries to contain any of these “evils,” the typical prisoner is going to be the prostitute or the actress. Yes, sometimes a producer gets arrested, but it’s more likely they are major contributors to the local judges’s campaign coffers. As for the pimp, they can afford lawyers.
Here’s a thought.
Make it all legal. Pornography. Prostitution. Let men consume it. Perhaps it will make them a bit less “handy” on real dates. Of course, that is a another subject.
Here’s the other half of the twist. Also make it totally illegal for men to have any part of the production or distribution of the material. Women only, from start to stop, in only public corporations. Even male actors, if they can’t be replaced by “man”-iquens or robot actors, must work for minimum wage.
Women actors get paid, fairly. Women directors, stage hands, sound stage, stunt doubles, medical support, producers, marketing, communications, distribution, makeup, wardrobe, and even accounting and janitorial, all possible functions must be women.
Now the “policing” function becomes easy. The customers go free, they are paying. The women go free, they are working. Based on what I’ve read, they are mostly performing as psychologists anyway. As for the pimps and every other male, arrest them. Even if it’s a guy who owns the cameras that the women are using, it’s illegal. His wife can own the cameras, so that when she gets paid it’s all her money. But not him, not one little bit.
So, that’s the idea. Play with it. See if it has legs, or sticks to the wall, or whatever you want to do with it. And the next time you see some porn, consider where that money is going.
If that doesn’t turn you off porn, nothing will.