1. I allege that, in a patriarchy, all images of women, particularly but not limited to those that involve nudity, and particularly but not limited to those that allude to a traditional cheesecake aesthetic, are inherently pornographic. I allege this not because I believe that women are themselves inherently degraded pornbot livestock, but because the imagery is always realized under the auspices of — and for an audience acclimated to — a culture of pornsick patriarchal oppression. Images of women can only be interpreted from within a framework of misogyny that universally defines women in terms of male desire, male fantasy, male incontinence, and male power. No framework for interpretation exists other than that which defines women as the sex class.

    Twisty Faster, I Blame The Patriarchy, “Nude revolutionaries" (Twisty’s work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.)

    "I allege that, in a patriarchy, all images of women… are inherently pornographic." Reading this was a breakthrough for me. Where Twisty talks about a “framework for interpretation… which defines women as the sex class”, I talk about pornovision:

    As a sexualised depiction of oppressed people, pornotypes are everywhere, in advertisements, in the way we talk about women, even in the design of our clothes. Pornotypes are so well established in the social subconscious that the male gaze (which is not limited to men) is a kind of pornovision, which looks at women and sees pornotypes.

    - Lisa Millbank, The Prudes’ Progress: Re-membering Feminist Desire, Part IV – Resisting Objectification, Be-coming Subjects (1/2)

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