I am reading “Pornland: How porn has Hijacked our Sexuality”, haven’t finished yet. So, I don’t want to comment too much. The author, Dines – substantially, argues that porn industries ‘capitalistically’ construct our imagination and behaviour towards our very own sexuality.
Why porn? Is that only porn?
I think dominant media industries all around the world play a significant role in shaping our mind, our attitude, our behavior. They constantly dictate us on daily basis.
To be honest, media dictate the role of women in society as brutal as they dictate the role of men, or of children, or of elderly people, or people of color, or of white people, or of western people, or of Asian, or of Hispanic and or of everything.
Not just social role. Everything.
Media have hijacked our time. Our life. They are very stubborn and tough.
Marcelo said to me, it is so important in modern times, with technology consuming our once tangible world to stay in the realm of self, and define as different, become “objective”. Otherwise, technology is taking over you and when that starts to happen your sould begins to fade. Slowly. (Your) energy levels decline. Meanwhile the technology around us continues to grow almost like mould or a weed.
I agree with him completely.
If it is not the TV, it is the laptop, it is the iPad, it is the iPhone, or the android – or the Porn.
And, here, I quote part of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – about TV:
IT ROTS THE SENSES IN THE HEAD!
IT KILLS IMAGINATION DEAD!
IT CLOGS AND CLUTTERS UP THE MIND!
IT MAKES A CHILD SO DULL AND BLIND
HE CAN NO LONGER UNDERSTAND
A FANTASY, A FAIRYLAND!
HIS BRAIN BECOMES AS SOFT AS CHEESE!
HIS POWERS OF THINKING RUST AND FREEZE!
HE CANNOT THINK — HE ONLY SEES!
But, can we live without them?
Picture taken from here.