The Hypocrisy of the Mail’s Fight to Ban Online Porn

I have a new piece up on the Independent today!

The Daily Mail’s fight to get online porn blocked is a bit rich coming from the people behind Mail Online

There is, of course, something more than slightly hypocritical about being preached to by a newspaper that derives some of its profit through posting photos of scantily-clad women all over its website, and then commentating ruthlessly and damagingly on every last inch of their flesh. The Mail’s gasping moral outrage at discovering that “the largest group of internet pornography consumers are aged 12 to 17 (presumably because this is the age when children begin to question things about their bodies, on account of, you know, growing up), doesn’t exactly sit prettily when placed next to the paper’s pseudo-paedophilic fascination with pubescent girls: take, for example, the now infamous piece by Vice Magazine last year, detailing what happens when you type the spectacularly creepy phrase “all grown up” into the Mail’s search engine.

I think it’s the first time I haven’t had loads of comments yelling at me for being a terrible writer/ woman/ person. Probably because I didn’t really write about feminism this time #standard

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