Conner Habib — Why Not ‘Ethical Porn’?

Article by · June 20, 2017 ·

Conner Habib’s Twitter bio — via @ConnerHabib — reads as follows:

occult maneuvers • sexual liberation • web series Against Everyone with Conner Habib starts 6/5/17! • 18+ only because my butt is scary, I guess

The following tweets sum up his thoughts on ethical porn — specifically, why not “ethical porn.” They are reprinted in full below, with permission.

 


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    Gotta be honest, I’m not thrilled with this line of reasoning and not sure it fits in with the ethos of this site.

    There are lots of blanket, dogmatic statements here (“the wrong place to start” “you should be asking”) that tell the reader what to think rather than exploring the nuance of the question.

    Some of his points are strawman arguments: (‘too often, people making feminist/ethical porn arguments say porn needs to be “loving” and show “real affection”’). Really? Maybe that was the case years ago, but most of the ethical porn sites and articles that I’ve come across are fine with kink and edgy content, so long as it’s consensual. Asking for more of a certain thing (“real affection” in porn, for example) doesn’t mean that someone is AGAINST porn of other kinds, just that they may see a lack of representation of their desires in the industry.

    Finally, it’s ironic for a cis male performer who has worked primarily in gay porn to proclaim “PORN IS ALREADY ETHICAL AND FEMINIST”. Blanket statements like these obscure the fact that there’s still plenty of exclusion in the industry, particularly around race, body type, and gender roles.

    Is there a risk that terms like “ethical” and “feminist porn” can be watered down or taken too far? Sure. But let’s address that directly, and not pretend the concerns are meaningless or non-existent.


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