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Poll: Is mainstream porn degrading to women?

What do you think?

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PORNOGRAPHY HAS LONG been the subject of debate among feminists divided over whether it empowers or degrades women.

According to some campaigners, mainstream porn – as opposed to independent porn made for women, by women – promotes a submissive view of female sexuality.

That outlook is shared by the Kerry Women’s Interactive Network, a feminist group that is calling on the government to block all porn websites in Ireland, according to today’s Irish Daily Star.

A spokesperson told the paper that the group believes the industry damages the perception of women and exploits actors who have turned to the business out of desperation.

This morning, we’re asking: Is mainstream porn degrading to women? 


Poll Results:

No (6663)
Yes (5168)
Not sure (1584)



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Catherine Healy

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