Please see this from Gail Dines for more details:
Cosmopolitan Sells Torture Porn to Women
Cosmopolitan.com (http://www.cosmopolitan.com/…/the-best-porn-sites-for-women/), in an article called The 15 Best Porn Sites for Women, promotes torture porn site Kink as lucky number 13. Allegedly by and for women, Cosmopolitan acts as a shill of the porn industry by selling porn as fun and fantasy, while ignoring the real violence that happens to women in the making of porn.
Known for its brutality and violence against women, the website Kink stands out, even by today’s hardcore standards, as one of the most misogynist porn sites on the internet. Kink displays women’s bodies in agonizing contortions that would not be out of place in the Spanish Inquisition: stretched out on racks, hogtied, urine squirted in their mouths, and suspended from the ceiling while attached to electrodes, including ones inserted into their vaginas. Women are seen screaming in agony.
Kink is in violation of the United Nations Convention Against Torture. The International Council for Rehabilitation for Torture Victims states: “Some of the most common methods of physical torture include beating, electric shocks, stretching, submersion, suffocation, burns, rape and sexual assault.” These are the very acts showcased on Kink.com and promoted by Cosmopolitan.com.
Culture Reframed calls on all advocates working to end violence against women to expose Cosmopolitan for endorsing and promoting sexual exploitation. Any individual or group interested in joining our protest, please add your name and/or organization as a comment, and we will deliver the list to Cosmopolitan.com
Gail Dines on behalf of Culture Reframed
Lisa-Marie Taylor on behalf of Resist Porn Culture
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