The problem isn't sex on
the web. It's sexual attitudes on the web. Every day
more women-hating Websites appear. Sex and hate are
powerful ingredients of violence, all emanating from
the limbic or reptilean brain stem.
The most extreme sites are easily recognized by
scenes of objectified women being attacked or
tortured. Others contain photos of women engaged in
standard sexual activities, but whose sad, pained,
fearful, dead or drugged eyes belie their actions and
make it clear that they are not enthusiastically (or
even willingly) taking part.
Other sites do not contain such extreme images
but neverthesless characterize the women, individually
and as a group, with words such as:
'sluts,''whores,''cunts,' 'trash,' 'bitches,' and
Some sites are obviously aimed at very young men
because they often add the words 'old,' 'gramma,' or
'ancient'--and much worse--to some combination of the
words above as soon as the woman appears to be past
age 35 or so. In other words, at or somewhat past the
ages of the Web-users own mothers.
Such sites are the moral equivalent of other Web
hate sites, such as those that denigrate and even
encourage attacks on Jews, Blacks, gays,
'foreigners'or whatever other groups are becoming
targets for young (and not so young) WASP male
frustrations and obsesssions.
The difference is that in the women-hating sites
it's all so taken for granted, as if those attitudes
are the norm, not only for men but for women.
In those photographs, what
is the truth--known, but not spoken?
In some scenes of bondage or S&M, because
the woman's face and eyes cannot be clearly seen, it
is impossible to conclusively decide whether the
photographed woman is posing/acting or having her
picture taken somewhere in fatal the clutches of a
This is especially true of, but not limited to,
pictures of oriental women.
Then of course there are the depictions of women
being tortured, being killed, crime scene victims,
morgue re-enactments, asphyxiations, druggings,
rape--all for and by women-haters. And what about the
women who act out these scenes of necroporn