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It’s not that porn degrades women, it’s that business degrades porn

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Cindy wrote this op-ed for the The Independent – it was originally published Jan 31, 2013 – and it is awesome and you should totally read it.


Much that people find deplorable about porn is actually driven by its business problems as an industry.

Porn has become so big it’s become conventional, with its own norms and rules – the reason so much of it is so commodified and repetitive. It suffers from ‘collaborative competition’ – when everyone in a sector competes with everyone else in the sector by doing exactly the same thing everyone else in the sector is doing. And it’s tanking. Its old world order business model has been destroyed by the advent of free porn online, and it hasn’t invented a new one.

Everything I’ve just cited is also true of music, television, publishing, journalism, advertising, and many other industries. But in porn, those dynamics manifest in ways that are much more controversial and distressing.

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