Make no mistake, the internet is experiencing a very scary purging of sex content in the form of sexual censorship. With the closure of Backpage, and Craigslist personals (US only, Canada still seems to be available) sex workers are being put at risk. And by risk, I mean pushing them out of the safety of the internet and directly onto the streets. This is terrifying. And this doesn’t just stop at sex workers. For example, YouTube is now removing entire channels dedicated to sex education and the cloud has been deleting entire profiles, videos and images specifically targeting escorts and sex workers. We are moving into the dark ages where we are again running and hiding from the word sex. We are reaching a critical climax with the technological information purge, or what I feel is the modern book burning. And if you are thinking you are not affected, please don’t stop reading as there is more!
With SESTA-FOSTA in effect, third party websites are now liable for the content that is written, shared and promoted on them. While the guise of child endangerment and trafficking pushed it forward, the real victims are sex workers. They cannot use platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Switter etc to promote and screen their businesses and clients, putting them at extreme risk of extortion, their very physical safety, and their means of income as sights like Paypal are liable under this new law as well. Which ultimately will push these workers back onto the streets or worse. And yes, pushing out sex workers has a negative effect on all of us. It’s called the oldest profession for a reason. History has shown us time and time again that humans will find a way to have their sexual needs and desires met, one way or the other. To fight this, is futile and recently we were reminded just how dangerous it is which I will touch on shortly. And with the legal threat of third party liability, sex workers will move to the next safe place to advertise, and that will most likely be on dating apps. That’s right, dating apps like OK Cupid, and Tinder will be the next targets. So, do you still think this doesn’t affect you?
This censorship is so far reaching that even taking pictures of sex toys may/will result in discretionary removal, blocking and/or just banned. And as of today, Twitter will start to remove all nudity that elicits arousal. Are you freaking kidding me? This is censorship at its worst because it is subjective. Is there some big review board somewhere that will review nudity to see if it gets someone hard or wet? Internet freedom is not under attack, it is no longer a thing. Again, if you think this doesn’t affect you, you’re just not listening. If you cannot even take a picture of a sex toy, where does that line end? Can you not take a picture of condom to promote and educate safe sex? And honestly, there is no end in sight, and no clear picture of who makes these determinations.
So what’s next? Where is the internet headed? Where are we as a society going to end up if we cannot embrace healthy sexual discussion and acceptance. Oh that’s where it’s headed, straight into fear and outright hatred of sex and women. Are you ready to read about the real world ramifications of the breakdown of sex positive speech, availability, education and just general knowledge? Well, ready or not, Toronto women were just attacked by a 25 year old man, on the street, by a van of all things. And why? Because he was part of a group called the Incel Rebellion, which is short for “involuntary celibate”. This is a group of violent men, who have slurped up the Kool-aid that women are the enemy. That we should not have autonomy over our sexual rights and body, and that men have every right to get laid, by whatever means necessary, including rape. Yes, you read that right. I will be honest, I have a lot of difficulty researching this group of men, and my stomach turns just thinking that these predators are a part of our society. It’s bone chilling and I cannot go into more detail without tearing up. So research this subject with caution.
How can women be feared this much? Why are we losing our autonomy at such an alarming rate? How as a society can we attack sex workers, and allow organizations that promote bodily harm to women to continue? Where is the poison that started this all? And how the fuck do we fix this? I want to say that with education and compassion the next generation will be better than us. But, I don’t think we can, as an equal society wait that long. Women are dying. Sex workers, have reached the point of desperation and are taking their own lives. Men, believing they have “rights” to us as objects has resulted in death, all over North America, and honestly I couldn’t research beyond that.
This has to STOP! And it has to stop now. The war on women must end. And the book burning of sexual content, information and education has to be eliminated. And RIGHT NOW! This is a human crisis. It’s not men versus women. It’s a poison that is infiltrating our very ethics and morality, and we need to find the antidote. Being shocked, silent or dismissive is over. For my part, I will continue to post nudity on my blog and on my Patreon page, and proudly! I will continue to blog about sex, relationships, sexuality and non-monogamy. I will continue to support sex workers and my community of sex positive individuals. I will not be silent. And neither should you! As I tweeted today “Things are not looking good right now for freedom of expression, from the female perspective. We need to do better. I hate being right about it getting worse before it gets better… how much more can society fear sex and women?” Join the conversation on social media. Talk to your friends and loved ones. We cannot silently watch women die as our freedoms are ripped from us!