On the hustling the left website the opening text is ‘What $56 billion international industry goes ignored by globalization critics?… The sex industry’
I have to agree. Analysis of the effects of marketing on culture critiques of capitalist culture and globalization are vehemently produced and available everywhere from news papers to websites like this one. Mass protests and campaigns are launched against every industry ranging from the pharmaceuticals to toy companies.
The left denounces the dehumanization of values and relationships - ultimately humanity - by marketing and ‘pop’ media for money as evil.
The left (especially the feminists) never fail to outline how marketing has shaped the way we view our bodies and where we ’look’ to define our worth, and argues - quite rightly - that capitalist media preys on our vulnerabilities and insecurities to sell us the ’lifestyle’ that they want to sell us.
The left hates the effect of globalization not only on the planet and the worldwide economy but also on our humanity and global consciousness.
Why then is the pornography industry left untouched?
Why are there not mass protests outside of various porn industries they likes of which we all see on Indy media daily?
Why do the left denounce other leftists who try to bring up the ’issue’ of the porn industry as ’sex-negative’ when they are merely pointing out that the producers and CEO’s of the porn industry are driven by the same capitalistic motivations as any of the other business leader in other industries.
A few things the left need to realize…
*Criticizing the pornography business world is not criticizing sex.
*Pornography marketing is every bit as manipulative, offensive, prejudice, and intrusive as any other industry.
*Any one familiar with the marketing of pornography will see every bit of prejudice, stereotyping, racism and sexism that the left is against.
Perhaps you guys here can tell me why the pornography industry isn’t given the same berth of analysis, denunciation, and active protesting that all the other industries are?