Rape porn: a ban is not the answer

I HATE, HATE, HATE THE THOUGHT OF THIS!! IT DOES NOT NEED TO EVEN B ON THE WEB, WHERE ANY YOUNG MAN CAN SEE IT!!!!!THEY MIGHT GET THE SO CALLED “BRIGHT IDEA” TO DO IT THEMSELVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Another angry woman

Content note: This post discusses rape

There have been a fair few debates about rape porn since campaigners have called for it to be banned. It is a thorny topic, and one where, unfortunately, a lot of people are saying some dodgy shit.

One of the biggest problems with this conversation is everyone seems to be talking at cross-purposes about what rape porn actually is. As far as I can unpick from the original statements, the campaigners have been talking about porn with simulated rape scenes, rather than filmed images of rape and abuse. The latter is already highly illegal, and I cannot in good conscience refer to what that is as “rape porn”, much as I wouldn’t refer to images and video of child abuse as “child porn”. To do otherwise completely elides the nature of what it really is: a cinematic trophy of a violation. There is…

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