Recently, a black guy in Florida was arrested because it was discovered that he was using a missing 15-year-old girl to produce pornography. Some 58 videos and some amount of photos were produced, and apparently, most of this content wound up on “PornHub”. Which, as far as I can tell, is the most popular porn site in the world.
For hosting these videos for the masses to see, PornHub and others will not be charged. Neither will any of the, presumably, thousands-if-not-millions of men who would have seen this stuff and probably jerked off to it. PornHub’s content policy, if you read it, specifically absolves themselves of any wrongdoing should any of the users — who provide them with basically 100% of their content — provide them with anything against any laws. In fact, they specifically say that they are under no obligation to review their content.
This is not a new type of story, and it is one that I have told people would be inevitable, probably since I became aware of the existence of internet porn and the “user-generated content” business model they follow.
Now, as an aside, I frankly don’t understand why men, or anyone for that matter, wants to watch other people have sex. Perhaps more-accurate to the topic at hand, the degenerate, fucked-up, violent “sex” portrayed in porn.
We also know, many studies prove it, that watching such things is damaging the mental and sexual health of many young men. It even changes brain wiring, basically. Now, consider that they give away a lot of this stuff for “free”…
I’m not really against tasteful nude art, sculpture or photography. I also understand that expecting young men not to be men and seek out ‘fap material’ is unrealistic. It was unrealistic even back when the family unit was still a thing.
The go-to erotic material for men in the not-too-distant past, was Playboy. The magazine is apparently still around, but I don’t know any man in my age range who has admitted to having a subscription. Why would they? All of its content and more is just a mouse click away now. It must still be old boomers who read it. Regardless, there is a universe of difference between Playboy and the shit that pops up in even a Google search with the safe search off.
You know it was a different time when an article that was a selling point on a men’s magazine was about how Hollywood can’t write good love stories.
Playboy seems to have basically been just high-budget nude photography of Amazonian women and articles that I guess were interesting to boomer men. Men who the majority of still had girlfriends, wives and grandchildren unlike these modern “coomers” who seemingly spend all their time masturbating to random, unscrupulous whores on the internet getting glazed like fucking donuts by a bunch of random, probably black, men.
It’s disgusting. Degrading. Dehumanizing. Dysgenic. Degenerate, and as per the subject of this article, complete devoid of any real regulation.
Of course, in the time of Playboy, “hardcore” porn did still exist, but it was limited to videos, magazines and theaters whose products were subject to government regulations and standards and involved an amount of shame to purchase. I always got uncomfortable sitting next to strangers in a movie theater when a standard-movie sex scene happens; I can’t imagine sitting near strangers in a porn movie theater, in fact I can’t imagine sitting in a porn theater, but apparently that was a thing. All this isn’t to say that society wouldn’t have still been better off without even Playboy, but it’s clear that when that was the most-popular wank material for men, that was preferable.
And don’t even get me started on these “CamWhores”, especially the geek ones, who feign emotional connections with lonely men over the internet and SELL THEM FUCKING BATHWATER.
Today, any woman can be a Playboy model or pornstar, even if she doesn’t want to be. Some vindictive, recently-divorced boomer can throw his ex-wife’s private polaroids from back when on the internet; some teen boy whose foolish girlfriend took some selfies? He can throw them on the internet too and think its funny; it could float around and be re-distributed for years before anyone catches on…if ever. Men can film their wives and girlfriends or random hook-ups without their knowledge; every year, thousands of men are arrested for installing cameras in women’s bath and change rooms. Nothing stopping those from winding up on PornHub or Snapchat, either.
What’s worse? These things can never truly be scrubbed from the internet and the original uploader often impossible to identify. The police can’t really hold most viewers criminally-responsible and arrest thousands and thousands of people around the world who (stupidly) trusted that PornHub, a legal website, was providing them with legal content. They may not be able to track the original uploader; the only reason this Florida man was caught was because he worked for an apparently successful indie company (and that company apparently didn’t care about ID) and so they COULD trace back the creator. In the past, if this guy was making these porn films, he’d have to seek out private buyers and criminal organizations to sell it. That would’ve put him in the crosshairs of many police stings and raids. Today, he could simply upload it to one of the world’s most-popular websites, which is “under no obligation” to review its “own” content, and was getting away with it until the girl in his 58 (!) videos was finally identified.
Tumblr changed its policy regarding pornography and nudity last year after it was discovered that a large number of photos on the site were actually 16-year-old girls. I’ve not seen any article mention any charges being laid against anyone, anywhere.
You need to ask yourself why we’re now living in a world where an unknown amount of underage girls and people who are the victims of revenge porn are generating profits for and furthering the demoralizing agenda of corporations who own the most popular, mainstream, mass-media platforms on the internet and are not being held accountable in the least for the illegal content they are knowingly-complicit in distributing. Worse still, people will defend the website’s right to exist and business model instead. Is that a society that you really want to live in?
It could be your daughter. Your wife. Your mother. You…and the rest of society will defend that company’s right to exploit them. Is that the world you want?
Well, that’s the world you live in now. In order to fix it, we have to identify exactly who it is who is making things the way they are.