(Here are some Radfem Hub links that criticize the representation of lesbian sexuality in kink culture:
You could point out that even in gay and lesbian pornography, heteronormative dynamics can still be replicated, particular in kink culture or the BDSM scene/community where one gay male adopts a masculinized/’gendered’ role and another adopts the feminine/’gendered’ role, which is still reflective of a very patriarchal and heterosexual way of interpreting human sexuality.
Furthermore, what makes people think that gay and lesbian porn actors and actresses are exempt from mistreatment from mostly male pornographers/porn directors/managers and other production staff on porn sets? If female porn actresses have come forward to account for repeated instances of rape and assault on porn sets by staff and other pornstars, there is no logical reason to think that male homosexual pornstars are always treated safely and always have their boundaries respected.
Also, you could ask them questions to get them investigating or evaluating their own opinions on gay pornography:
- Is the level of violence or aggression in gay pornography any less than in heterosexual pornography?
- Why is it acceptable for homophobic slurs to sometimes be used in gay pornography similarly to how misogynistic language is normally used in heterosexual and homosexual pornography?
- Why is it that lesbian pornography is marketed towards heterosexual males versus gay pornography which is marketed towards gay males? This obviously says something about how the straight male gaze is always being serviced or pandered to and how straight male sexuality is treated by the media as the default viewer.
- Is homosexuality fetishized in pornography? Is part of the marketed ‘attraction’ to gay porn based implicitly on the perspective that gayness or lesbianism is ‘deviant’? Why are gays and lesbians ‘othered’ in pornography similarly to how POC are ‘othered’ such as the ‘Ebony’, ‘Latina’ and ‘Asian’ racially-based pornographic sub-genres? What does this ‘othering’ say about the (in)humane representation of non-heterosexual sexualities in the porn industry and the mainstream culture.
- What’s the impact on the LGBT community to have their sexualities represented as a ‘fetish’ (i.e.: as something both sexualized and pathological)?
- In gay and lesbian ‘feature films’ (i.e.: pornographic material that incorporates a thin plot-line/storyline), what are the typical narratives? Do these narratives reinforce stereotypes about gays and lesbians being hyper-sexual or having a salacious sexual appetite? How do these representations impact heterosexual individuals perceptions on gayness, bisexuality and lesbianism? Does this in any way play a role in the voyeuristic treatment of same-sex couples showing even subtle affection in public (e.g.: holding hands or asking same-sex couples to kiss in public for the arousal and entertainment of het. viewers)?
- How do the representations of homosexuality in pornography shape self-perception of ‘normal’ sex for LGB individuals? For example, if a gay man’s first and continuous encounter with gay pornographic material is one that involves abusive treatment (both verbal, such as repeatedly having the partner being penetrated called f*ggot or b*tch, and physical, such as excessive choking), will he start to develop the notion that he should expect this type of treatment during sex with his male partners? If a lesbians first and lasting encounter with lesbian pornography seems to ceaselessly represent gender-conforming (i.e.: feminine) women replicating heteropatriarchal power-dynamics using misogynistic and lesbophobic slurs (e.g.: dyk*), will she develop a negative self-concept based in sexist notions that only feminine women are desirable, especially if she is not gender-conforming? Will she think that she should expect aggressive sexual treatment from her female partner(s)?
- Does lesbian pornography typically produced rely on homophobic tropes such as the Predatory Lesbian and what’s the appeal of seeing female pornstars reproduce an approach to sexuality that is more common in heterosexual men? Does that have anything to do with the targeted audience? Why is sexualizing female-on-female violence appealing to heterosexual males?
Strong credentials in LGBT academia shrouded Walter Lee Williams’s dirty secrets.
Last week was tough for Walter Lee Williams. The renowned gay academic, winner of numerous awards for his anthropological work and books, had been living in and around Cancún, Mexico, since January 2011. Williams, 64, led the idyllic life of a retired academic: writing, publishing, drinking coffee in local cafés like the one in the serene nearby resort town of Playa del Carmen. And like all retired people, Williams had hobbies. His was webcam sex with male minors in Asian countries, traveling to various Asian countries to have sex with children, and sharing child pornography images with friends.
Those hobbies landed Williams on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list last Tuesday. Williams had been indicted for sexual exploitation of children, travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct, engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places and criminal forfeiture, according to a Department of Justice statement.
today’s forecast: 30% chance of rain and a 0% chance of me ever finding love
"How the Media Failed Women in 2013," courtesy of Miss Representation. This is mind-boggling and you must watch it right now.
Actually, feminism supports the right to free thought. Feminism encourages it. Feminism fights for the right for women to be free thinking individuals.
Apparently because millions of women support a movement that would make their lives better in every aspect, we must all be mindless zombies.
Lol seriously the op is a complete joke. He doesn’t even know what feminism is, yet he’s completely against it?
HAA, GET A LOAD OF THIS STUPID-ASS DICKSTAIN. MEN ARE SUCH FUCKING IDIOTS.
I think another reason why it’s important to not be nice when speaking of your oppression—not just a prerogative but important—is to try to really convey the severity of what you’re dealing with. When you’re nice, it’s easy for the person you’re speaking to to assume…
All that is missing is a Z snap of fabulous ownage.
JOHN BARROWMAN… SIGH. LOVELY.