Monday, July 18, 2011

The Myth of “Racist Pornography”

I hesitated to link to The Myth of “Racist Pornography” because I'm not entirely convinced by the argument, but I got to admit, it's a much more plausible one than I would hope to hear from people who rant about racist porn. My theory: A lot of what looks like racism, in porn and elsewhere, is play-acting with a racial subtext that has more to do with the way images change in pop culture than with the history of racism. Concluding that interracial porn is racist is as simplistic and as wrong as concluding that women who have rape fantasies want to be raped.

(Thanks, DSD!)