Saturday, January 3, 2009

porn and the death of american society

comfy made an interesting comment about the professional porn industry and how its promotion of certain body types, etc is part of what is killing american society...my response to her comment is a post on my curiosities and musings blog...go take a look...

cg

6 curious people say...:

Aneris said...

CG, I think she has a point. we absorb the manufactured into our minds, forgetting it is just that-made up for a purpose, not as a way of being.

curiousgirl said...

i understand that, however, my argument is that this is nothing new...the "manufactured" image that we as humans absorb has shifted and changed throughout the years...whether a fuller figure, smaller breasts, larger breasts...those images are encoded into our minds as ideal...

i was taking the microscope from 10,000x magnification to 100x magnification - thus, i am not saying her argument has no truth to it, but rather saying it is just one piece of a larger perspective...

cg

(my, what an intelligent convo we are having on avid lol)

Aneris said...

Yes, Curious smarty pants Girl, I know that you know, that I know that you are cool with what Comfy said! lol

You used my fav word, 'thus'!

collegehookerboy said...

cg - maybe I'm being foolish, but I'm not the best with computers. Where can I find comfy's article?

curiousgirl said...

@chb - wasnt an article, just her argument regarding professional porn...it was in a comment from one of the below posts...

cg

petitemort said...

Professional porn is dying. People won't pay for it when they can get all the PornoTube and Shufuni they want for free.

The democratization of porn is killing the stereotype of the sexually active woman as being rail thin with large (enhanced) breasts.

However, you still have all those vanilla-world females (models, singers, TV reporters) reinforcing the preferred physique stereotype.