I’m not anti-porn. I’m anti-porn industry. I don’t think there’s anything inherently wrong with porn and I certainly don’t think there’s anything inherently wrong with sex work or sex workers, but the industry as it exists is so poorly regulated, I can almost never tell when I’m watching people having sex, or watching someone getting raped. That’s one of the reasons I can’t get off to porn. It’s too fake and seedy for me. I only really like very amateur or independent porn where it’s easy to tell that both parties are interested, and that’s really, really hard to come by, so I just don’t bother looking. The porn industry is a rape industry that runs on exploiting women, enforcing male power fantasy, and normalizing rape fantasy without actually calling it rape fantasy. That’s bad and I think it’s a huge contributing factor to rape culture. But I feel that if sex work wasn’t so demonized and people weren’t so afraid of getting near the industry to implement stricter standards of conduct, provide better networks of support for workers, and more comprehensive regulations, it could be a lot better. At its core though, as it exists now, it’s an industry that’s run by men, for men, on the labour, rape, exploitation, and degradation of women. It’s also incredibly racist, transphobic, body-shaming, and enforces a host of other types of discrimination to profit off of.