there’s a connection between the porn industry and rape culture that i think people miss most of the time
why is it that consent is such a huge issue? because it’s not really learned. one of the first ways men explore sexuality is through porn. do you see any real consent going on in porn? i mean, according to this industry, it doesn’t matter the situation, women want to be fucked. men become ~*swift casanovas*~ and all it takes is some touching. if there’s any resistance, it’s met with unzipped pants and “look at me look at my dick u kno u want it slut”
this leaves an impression on young boys, navigating the awkward beginnings of puberty, wondering how to express themselves sexually and make advances towards their preferred sex. porn gives them a twisted idea of how to go about this, making sex appear to be non-negotiable and some sort of thing they’re entitled to. “she wants it! all women do” is the message that comes across from scenes composed of fake orgasms and over-exaggerated expressions.
so why are people so dumbfounded that intimacy has been this far simplified, that consent doesn’t matter to so many people? there’s an entire booming industry where consent doesn’t even exist