Friday, June 27, 2014

Coffeeandink on how creating porn for pedophiles fights the patriarchy

Beginning in 2008, many social justice warriors moved from LiveJournal to Dreamwidth because LJ was deleting "drawings depicting minors in explicit sexual situations". As noted in LiveJournal users fight erotic 'Harry Potter' deletions - CNET, LJ's staff said they "clearly did not see serious artistic value in content that simply displayed graphic sexual acts involving minors".

Coffeeandink is quoted there:
"The policy makes LJ an unwelcoming environment for sexual expression and experimentation, which is a change; in the past, LJ has been a valuable environment for many groups who are expressing, experimenting with, or identifying as non-normative sexualities to speak free of constraints which are often backed by patriarchical [sic], racist, classist, or heterosexist behavioral norms," another user, who goes by the moniker "coffeeandink," wrote in a recent entry.
Exactly how eroticizing children fights the patriarchy, she apparently did not say. The article links to a post that she has made private since then.

The article links to LJers Erestor and Ana Rexell making good arguments for why LJ shouldn't have banned the drawings:

My most boring life - Meta: LJ - it's not about the kids - it's about us.

A Jihad Against "Innocence" - letter to lj feedback.

Since then, the US Supreme Court has clarified that art which "records no crime and creates no victim" is legal (see What is the law concerning fanfiction writing w/ nc- 17 rating). As a supporter of free speech, I think the Court made the right call. Studies suggest rape goes down in places where porn is legal, so pedophilia may decrease where writings and drawings about child sex are legal. When someone is able to be open about their preferences, it's easier for parents to decide whether their children would be safe in that person's company.

But it's ironic that warriors who mock "freeze peach" will cite it to defend child porn.



I noted this at Fanfic has a child porn problem, and more about Samuel R. Delany:
BradyAnime linked to this: