Don't get me wrong, I don't care for Browse's politics and watching their slow slide into authoritarianism/brocalism over the years sucks, but are we really banning people who find porn misogynistic?
Literally two days ago, a user was posting the observation about relationships being transactional and the damage that is causing to their emotions. Yet, when we discuss transactionalizing, monetizing and turning into media sex ,all of a sudden it's ban-worthy?
Browse said they were anti-sex-work but pro-sex-worker. Yes, it was clumsy and poorly done. Would you all say that the stock market should still exist because I'm an accountant that deals with something that affects stocks? Just because you support me being an accountant? No, no you wouldn't. Their coal analogy was actually quite good.
If we're banning users over this, ban me now. I personally think porn is exploitative and cruel. I don't believe anyone should suffer for having been a victim of it, and as emma pointed out, the victims are usually non-men who are routinely victimized by patriarchy. I would hold every single sex-worker and porn actress in higher esteem than any man but I still think the porn industry is exploitative and cruel.
Do I have the answer to fixing the exploitative and cruel industry? Clearly not. If I did, I'd have already been asking you all to support whatever project/solution I had. Would I cry "ban it"? Well, clearly no because of my answer to the first question. How do I deal with my dislike of the industry? I do not consume the product it sells and I do not have sex with people who do. This is probably the most "anarchist" solution I have to the issue.
And before you shout "moralizer!" at me, find one other capitalist exploitation you would hold up with that argument. I am very pro-sex and would fuck in the open if it weren't illegal and the mood struck me. I'm anti-capital, anti-work, anti-exploitation. I'm anti-porn as it exists today. I'm not saying there is no way to have sexy images but I can't tell you what system/future could handle this in a non-exploitative way because I'm just not that smart/creative.
So, if this view is bannable, ban me.