Organiser of fetish events: ‘I don’t find porn offensive or degrading to women’

Organiser of fetish events: ‘I don’t find porn offensive or degrading to women’

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Sarah, the organiser of swinging and fetish events has said that “everything is quite sexualised” but that she does not find porn “offensive or degrading to women”.

Sarah, the organiser of Future Parties told talkRADIO’s Eamonn Holmes: “I think with it being 2018 that everything is quite sexualised anyway.

“Everywhere you look on TV, the internet, and magazines. I think we have been desensitised.

“I think somebody sitting on a bus, you might put porn on and might not realise the headphones have come out. It is not that bad.

“I don’t see it as that bad. If that had been me, and somebody had been sat next to me and I could hear it. I would have just said ‘can you pop your headphones in?’”

Sarah added: “I often have [porn videos] on my phone but I don’t parade it around.

“I don’t shove it in people’s faces but I will actually watch them and I don’t find them offensive or degrading to women.”

 

'Deeply ingrained' in British culture

This comes as a parliamentary report has suggested there should be new requirements for rail operators to block the use of mobile devices to view pornography on public transport.

This is part of bigger analysis which says that the Government is failing to address the problem of sexual harassment, saying it is “deeply ingrained” in British culture.

The report from the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee found evidence of "routine and sometimes relentless" harassment of women and girls in most public spaces and online.

The report said: "Sexual harassment is never acceptable, and women and girls should not be expected to endure it.

"It should matter to us that women and girls are respected, not forced to change the way they live to avoid daily sexual harassment and abuse.

"The Government has already pledged to tackle sexual harassment as an equality and human rights issue under its international obligations, including a commitment made in 2015 to eliminate sexual harassment of women and girls by 2030.

"We have not seen evidence of a programme of work for achieving this goal."