Viewing a single comment thread. View all comments

lautreamont wrote (edited )

This happened just last Spring...

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/protesters-demonstrate-in-front-of-pornhub-hq-in-montreal-on-international-women-s-day-1.4844107

But it appeared to be ignored or snobbed by progressive activist groups. At least the people who did the protest seemed to not be of that crowd, afaik.

I don't totally agree with such actions that involve protesting against a building where nobody cares. Pornhub and MindGeek are run by 3-4 super-shady guys from a Montreal business school, who've been enjoying far too much peace of mind, for years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feras_Antoon

https://ca.linkedin.com/in/brian-tassillo-89b37517

https://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-businessmen/ceos/fabian-thylmann-net-worth/ "Fabian Thylmann earned his net worth as the founder and CEO of adult website conglomerate Manwin which is now known as MindGeek."

They're fucking named "Manwin", fer chrissake. lol

4

bloodrose OP wrote

I imagine these protests are being ignored by progressive groups in show of solidarity with sex workers. I think we need to figure out how to be anti-pornhub but pro-sex worker. It should be able to be the same as being anti-mega-corp but pro-worker.

4

lautreamont wrote

Article and subject is about underage girls who got lured into posting sex cams of themselve, and PornHub used it against their fully-aware consent. I wouldn't call them "sex workers", who consent to sell their sex services.... This is blatant underage abuse by PornHub.

3

lastfutures wrote (edited )

Right but sex trafficking narratives are used almost exclusively by anti-porn activists (which the author of this article is). Like the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act that passed a year or two ago that totally fucked sex workers & made their work way more dangerous, which was the whole intent.

3

bloodrose OP wrote

I agree with you completely. I just find that in leftist circles when you bring up these problems, there becomes a lot of hand-wringing about moralizing and sex-work, and no one will say "hey, this is fucked up - we should care" because they worry about being attacked for being "anti-sex-worker."

3