Blog of Feminist Activism Against Porn

This is a blog of the feminist activism of Charliegrrl and others. This is not a blog to debate the ins and outs of feminism, this is a blog to inspire people to get active and take it to the streets! This blog was started to challenge lads mags bringing porn into the mainstream...who knows what the blog will become...

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Dear Melon Farmers...


Melon Farmers are a bit angry with me...

"With reference to your stupid and inane crusade against so called "Lad's Mags" on your site: charliegrrl.blogspot.com

This is a free country. If the ladies and gentlemen who appear in these magazines, are happy to be in them, and the people who read them want to read them, then what on earth has it got to do with you ?

What you obviously want to do is impose unjustified censorship on free people.

You have no respect for the male gender or their sexuality.

You appear to belittle men, and this is shameful. You also INSULT MEN and this is diabolical.

Not only that, your attitude and crusades are completely OFFENSIVE to anyone who believes in freedom of expression, and fights for it. Without such freedom you wouldn't be able to go on such crusades with your repressive rubbish.

I hope your "Claire Curtis-Thomas" MP gets laughed out of the house for the plain daft person she obviously is.

You should learn to put up with a few things in your life.

We men do. We have to. All the time. Including the sillyness of people like you."


This is why you are wrong...

Firstly it is hard to not make lads mags my business, when everytime I walk into a newsagent or retailer, I am faced with derogative images of women. I also care about my fellow women and wish to fight for an end to lads mags misogyny.
I am not interested in imposing censorship on people, sorry if you feel your right to wank over misogynist material is being threatened...(not...)



I have many male friends and I respect men who have respect for women. I have no respect for the male sexuality represented by lads mags and porn papers that views women as sex play things that exist soley to gawp at and for 'getting their end away'. It is pathetic and immature.
There is 'freedom from' and 'freedom to': I believe that the freedom from sexual denigration superseeds the freedom to gawp at surgically-enhanced breasts.



Melon Farmers is a pro-porn site.

They vehemently believe in freedom of sexual expression as a human right...but this includes the freedom to produce and download violent pornography such as women being raped and this also includes the freedom to download child pornography...

Please also see Laurelin's comeback
http://laurelin.wordpress.com/2006/07/15/pornographers-assert-their-freedom-to-profit-from-woman-abuse/


Homepage www.melon*******.co.uk
To view, copy and paste the link, then replace ******* with 'farmers'
There are many links to porn, but I haven't come across any upsetting images as it is largely a discussion/activist space for pro-porn people, so don't worry if you want to have a browse...


Top image by John Goetz. Copyright New York Magazines Holdings LCC 2006
Bottom image is a postcard available from http://www.jocelync.com/hvpress/index1.htm

3 Comments:

  • At Wednesday, 26 July, 2006, Blogger Sarah Louise Parry said…

    Don't waste your breath on groups like that. They don't know what it's like to be ogled 24/7 because as a society men are being told that it is fully socially acceptable to eye us up like a slab of meat in a butcher shop window.

    No wonder they don't feel violated by porn, as it is clearly apparent that women being sold as sexual play-things is the dominant discourse within our seedy culture today, not men. Why would they be bothered as it's not their balls hanging out that are appearing upon billboards, or photographs of men bending over aren't getting front-page coverage.

    Men are pro-porn because their part is just to embrace it, they are not the product being flogged. They are the anitipated consumers.

     
  • At Wednesday, 26 July, 2006, Blogger sparkleMatrix said…

    Oh Yes! Sarah Louise. I feel befuzzeled how they cannot see? But then again we are talking about the control of women (terrified on some dark level of us) and their wank bank materiel. Mmmm-heavy duty shit

     
  • At Thursday, 27 July, 2006, Blogger sparkleMatrix said…

    "their balls hanging out...men bending over..."

    Can you imagine men’s outrage if they saw THAT when they popped to the garage for a pint of milk!!

    B B But we're not pieces of meat waaaaaaaaa

     

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