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I'm sorry about this, but this has gotten right up my Jap's eye.
Patterson opens with nostalgic guff about how much better and less icky porn was back in her day, because of course pornographic models back then were all giggling nymphs, unlike todays models who are only doing it because of oppressed and full of self-loathing they must be. Despite the industry being better regulated by a long ways than it was in the 1970's when her mate was pinching filth mags from her brothers room.
The only thing approaching validity in the article is near the beginning when she talks about the "normalised culture of sexual harassment in schools”, but weirdly she doesn't actually attempt to show any evidence this is because of online porn, and simply plants it in between two other points that make it seem that way. Kind of like when people put bacon on burgers, even though it adds nothing whatsoever, only this is a lie being used to censor freedom of expression, and not a culinary preference of my own that literally doesn't matter. She also seems to ignore the idea that this is in any way a historical problem women and girls have faced for as long as bastards have had hands.
She waves away those grotesque vested interest like the sods over at Liberty, conjures Assange for no reason (or rather to further suggest porn made in the post-wank mag era is innately sexist), and fires off some odd rhetoric about the Tories being too shit to control men, but good enough to control tech-savvy fourteen year olds who mostly only exist to masturbate, which makes no sense. Then going on to complain about how Pornhub is popular, and that some people watch porn she doesn't like on there, again with no evidence this is leading to dangerous behaviour, just bemoaning it's existence because she finds it unpalatable.
Now, this is just ranty bollocks, and I'm sorry, but this is most egregious thing Patterson writes:
>When Tim Berners-Lee imagined “an open platform that would allow everyone, everywhere, to share information, access opportunities, and collaborate across geographic and cultural boundaries”, he probably didn’t dream of a wild west that would do us so much harm. We have laws to protect us from harm. Yes, those laws curb our freedom. And I can’t wait for the day when we’re all a little bit less free.
With no self-awareness, consideration for the facts, or logical coherency, she evokes Tim Berners-Lee, to demand less freedom, on the baseless assertion that we, as a society, are harming ourselves with our own sexual liberation. Such a crock of shit I could not imagine, but yet here it lies, creating visible stink lines to emit from my monitor.
There's an even more retarded piece linked halfway down that "article" by someone called Andrew Brown, but it's so absolutely fucked that I can't even begin to describe it all. In short; porn + Amazon Prime = Donald Trump's presidency.