If you're involved in this community for long enough... you will invariably come across some things that will shock you, and some that will even trouble and disturb you in a real and serious way... Or, as such things are known more popularly, "some real fucked up shit."
...we're not talking about the bizarre irregularities of culture, we're talking about my systemic dysfunction as a human being, and that needs to be stamped out immediately.
Porn is far enough outside of the mainstream that there's no culture that holds producers accountable.
We have to stop pretending that a thoughtful, enlightened, sophisticated approach to life and to human expression is necessarily a chaste one. It's bad for art, it's bad for sex, and yes, it's bad for society.
[W]e live in a culture that is so abhorrently, pathetically ashamed of our relationship to erotic media... that it promotes a furtive, skeevy, back-alley way of dealing with the content in the first place.
The one thing I learned very quickly about 50 Shades of Grey... is that it's bad. Really bad. Just incredibly really very bad. I mean it. Sincerely poor writing.