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Dear Mariella: A Guardian rape culture fantasy

by | 6th, March 2017

Did you hear the one about the woman who enjoyed porn? Yeah, an actual flesh-and-bone woman not a latex and silicon love doll reading a grunty Porn Valley script got off on watching other humans have sex? Shocking isn’t it? Well, not to you who bought 50 Shades of Grey especially you who bought it online and so negated the need to reach for it in the bookshop .  I;m talking about you, the Guardian readers who study the Dear Mariella agony aunt column for research purposes:

The Dilemma I am a woman in my early 20s, about to graduate from university and consider myself very independent with a healthy, normal, happy life. About two years ago I started watching porn. I didn’t even know what to look for, then I began to develop my own tastes and searched for specific things.

Porn is so mainstream it no longer shocks. It very rarely surprises. Oddly, there are no moves to ban porn; but there are calls to censor images that portray woman in certain ways in the bottom-shelf media. Apparently, you can be insulted by Page 3 and shamed by an advert inviting women to be ‘Beach Body Ready’ but it’s ok to access hardcore porn broadcast via your Sky TV

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