All right, the new documentary on the porn industry, “Hot Girls Wanted”, is showing up in my news feed a lot. And, as you can well imagine, there’s a goodly amount to say about it.
To make my point the fastest way possible, here is a list of things the documentary, or at least the article on it, did not consider relevant:
- All of the girls who work for the porn company are of legal age
- None of them are sex slaves
- They are not Fantine from “Les Miserables”. What I mean is, none of these women (not girls) are 40 something year old single mothers who can’t find work. They are all young with plenty of options, and chose the porn industry for the money. Not out of necessity.
- Other young people, even women, get jobs in this economy without resorting to porn.
- They can quit. Nobody is forcing them to stay, but they choose to.
- The man recruiting them is being entirely honest and above board. Nobody is being lied to – in fact, the warning signs seem glaringly obvious. That they are being “misled” is a misnomer at best. In reality what we’re really saying is that these young women are delusional. Somebody inclined to be nice might use “naive”, but with this many warning signs, you have no excuse not to know better.
So, what I’m getting at amounts to this: These women are not victims. Not really. They’re enablers. The porn industry is a problem, yes, even for many of the reasons stated. But the women involved are not the subject of the problem – they are part of it.
Put another way: The porn industry is not the result of rampant misogyny and unconstrained male sexuality. It is the result of feminism.