XXX STUFF- EMPOWERMENT OR DEGRADATION
I was watching a Tyra Banks show one evening and they happened to be discussing what people feel about adult videos and such like stuff. There was a group of four women and four men to share their personal opinions.
The women were reading from different scripts-those who watch and those who don't. But the men were united- they all watch and enjoy the material. The women who watch the staff felt that it is an empowerment and freedom strategy whilst the others felt it is an abuse and degradation of women's dignity. Their arguments at some point degenerated into bitter exchange and judgment show.
I watched in surprise as the men started their contribution to the motion in a calm and collected manner as opposed to the women.
Personally, I don't watch adult stuff but I have no issue with those who happen to do so. My only worry is the purpose and implication of the material to a person's behavior, judgment or anything else. In Kenya, for example, pornography as it is termed, is legally prohibited but it is available anyway. Most women will never admit to using the material but for all men I have ever asked, they admit to either watching or not. Majority of them do or have ever watched and they say any normal man would.
I don't really know why women feel prejudiced as regards adult stuff though for me I just feel that it has no implication to my sexual life and it is the reason I don't consume the material.
It might really be a personal issue but the universality of opinions from both sexes could indicate a trend in response to the material that might need some inquiry.
Some experts in the Tyra show talked of denial and some talked of the right material for a target group. The issue to me is, is this material necessary or unnecessary to human sexuality? Is sexuality meant to be spontaneous or is there a cause for 'some kind of training' and why are women more divided than men in this regard?