Rebecca Whisnant / Sexualization, Media, & Society For over two decades now, I have taught, written, and spoken publicly about pornography from a feminist perspective. In the 1990s, the most common critical questions I received involved censorship and the law. In recent years, the focus has changed: when there are critical questions, they most often concern … Continue reading But What About Feminist Porn?
Deep Green Resistance UK Preface Many men have asked me why Deep Green Resistance is a radical feminist organisation. “Doesn’t it distract you from your main goal?” they ask, as though the fight against ecocide is unconnected to the fight against patriarchy and its cult of toxic masculinity, which dominates most women in the same … Continue reading The War Against Women and Girls in the UK
Lierre Keith / Excerpt from Chapter 4, “Culture of Resistance,” of Deep Green Resistance The triumph of the pornographers is a victory of power over justice, cruelty over empathy, and profits over human rights. I could make that statement about Walmart or McDonalds and progressives would eagerly agree. We all understand that Walmart destroys local … Continue reading Deep Green Resistance excerpt: The Triumph of the Pornographers
By Jonah Mix / Deep Green Resistance This article originally appeared in Feminist Current. Last month, the Journal of Sex Research published “Is Pornography Really About ‘Making Hate to Women?’” a paper claiming to find a positive correlation between pornography consumption and feminist attitudes. In its abstract, the Canadian researchers behind the study waste no … Continue reading New study says porn users have ‘egalitarian attitudes’ — so what?
By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Trigger warning: This piece contains graphic descriptions of sexual and colonial violence. Hatred is one of the most misunderstood processes at work in the world today. Cops are killing young people of color while simultaneously maintaining they’re not racists and do not hate the people they’re killing. A … Continue reading Protecting Mauna Kea: They Hate Hawai’i
Chris Hedges spoke last weekend at the State of Extraction conference at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC. While most speakers focused exclusively on natural “resources” ripped from the planet, Hedges brilliantly linked this environmental devastation with the social impacts of colonialism, imperialism, and capitalism on our most vulnerable populations. He challenged the narcissism, individualism, … Continue reading Chris Hedges on the State of Extraction: exploitation, capitalism, and patriarchy
Many thanks to San Diego Free Press, who first published this article By Will Falk, Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition The dominant culture kills our ability to empathize. Faucets deliver water over great distances silencing the voices of rivers. Super-markets place meat on chilled display shelves hiding the sacred ceremonial relationship between hunter and prey. … Continue reading DIY Resistance: Recover Empathy
By Ben Barker / Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin This essay was originally published in the Fall 2013 edition of Voice Male. If the fight against pornography is a radical one, where are the radicals fighting against pornography? Earlier this year, the 18th annual Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair, an event that brings together radical activists from … Continue reading Beautiful Justice: Left of Porn
“I’m not interested in a world where men really want to watch porn but resist because they’ve been shamed; I’m interested in a world where men are raised from birth with such an unshakable understanding of women as living human beings that they are incapable of being aroused by their exploitation.”
“When shown porn, the reward centre of normal volunteers barely reacted, but that of the compulsive porn users lit up like a Christmas tree. The compulsive porn users’ brains showed clear parallels with those with substance addictions. Everybody on the project was astounded, even Dr Voon, who admitted she had been ‘sceptical and ambivalent’ about … Continue reading Online porn is the most pernicious threat facing children today