Maybe humanity deserves extinction


I guess there’s a market for this:

One of the biggest pornography companies in the world has launched a webseries called Border Patrol Sex that features American border patrol agents catching undocumented Mexican and Central American immigrant women attempting to cross the border, arresting them, handcuffing them, raping them, and then sending them back to Mexico.

The reality of the series is too close for comfort. A recent Fusion investigation revealed that 80 percent of women and girls crossing into the U.S. from Mexico are raped during their journey.

I don’t have a problem with porn — watch it if you’re into it. I do have a problem with exploitation, misogyny, and rape, though, and this webseries is promoting all three.

Also I had no idea there was a capitalist near-monopoly on porn, but here’s who is making this poison.

Border Patrol Sex isn’t the diseased brainchild of random misogynistic nativists with video cameras. The site is operated and owned by MindGeek, a European company that owns most of the biggest porn sites on the Web, including YouPorn, Pornhub, Xtube, RedTube, SpankWire, and dozens of major porn sites.

How frustrating. I already have nothing to do with any of those sites, so I can’t boycott them.

Comments

  1. Pierce R. Butler says

    … MindGeek, a European company …

    A quick search indicates that MindGeek, having gone through a series of owners who’ve gone through a series of legal problems, now operates out of Canada.

    Note that one of their properties is Pornhub, to the chat channels of which alt-right/neo-fascist activists transferred when their “own” social media got squeezed off the web.

  2. loreo says

    Not humanity. White men. Let’s not start thinking that the vile shit we get up to as a group is reflective of all people.

  3. jrkrideau says

    @ 1 Pierce R. Butler
    MindGeek, … now operates out of Canada.

    That’s interesting. Depending on the type of porn they are producing, it could mean, perhaps, a nice 5 year vacation in a Federal prison. Millhaven might be nice.

  4. says

    I’ve actually heard of MindGeek before, because they have publicly mused about buying Tumblr from Verizon, and trying to lure back users who left because of the bizarre porn-crackdown-via-AI-that-flagged-random-posts-as-porn. Which, as was pointed out, would be a trap, because one of MindGeek’s standard policies across all the sites they operate is to make the user agreement include clauses which assign the intellectual property rights of all uploaded content to MindGeek.

    So, uh, regardless of your feelings about porn, or about this particular chunk of porn, MindGeek is evil because they do people out of their rights.

  5. gijoel says

    I wonder how many border guards wank off to that shit. One would be one too many.

  6. jrkrideau says

    @ 8 gijoel
    iI wonder how many border guards wank off to that shit.

    That horrible site had ~9,500 guards as members, so maybe 7,000? What does the US Gov’t use as recruiting criteria? Must be basically subhuman, brutal and conciousless? Sociopaths are encouraged to apply?

  7. numerobis says

    Founded June 2004; 15 years ago (as Mansef)[1][2]

    Mansef at least was well known in Montreal as a good employer if you’re a web developer hard up for a job; a few friends went through there. They have a hard time holding on to staff though, because it turns out people who are decent at web development can find jobs at places that have a more interesting mission than pushing porn to lots and lots of people.

  8. gijoel says

    @9 jrkrideau To the far right, thuggish morons working in law enforcement is a feature and not a bug.

  9. says

    numerobis@#11:
    it turns out people who are decent at web development can find jobs at places that have a more interesting mission than pushing porn to lots and lots of people.

    When internet porn started to be a thing, a lot of self-taught IT people jumped into it, because it was good money and interesting, at first. I know a couple of top-notch system administrators who went down that path for a while. Now, they work for Google and Amazon, pushing click ads to lots and lots of people.

  10. rydan says

    FYI the person who founded /r/the_donald on Reddit openly fantasized about this very thing. So not that surprising.

  11. Alt-X says

    We’ve been hogging the planet for ourselves and destroying it by doing so. Yeah, I wouldn’t complain if another specie had a go at running the show.

    As we continue the acceleration of species extinction, I wonder if all of nature could ever evolve a collective defence against us.

  12. mamba says

    I have always believed that there is no activity that people can do to each other that someone in the world doesn’t find a sexual turn-on. Scat, pee, whips, toe licking, much more elaborate and weird stuff…doesn’t matter, porn exists for it.

    I did not realize that includes fantasy racist rapes…or rather I was kinda hoping it wouldn’t at least.

    Silly me…I forgot the depravity of the racist mind, I’m used to thinking of people as humans…

  13. a_ray_in_dilbert_space says

    Two words: Rule 34. It’s as ubiquitous as Catch-22. There is a supposed contradiction stating that there is no Rule-34 themed porn, but I suspect that has itself been contradicted by now. Some of our species are pretty sick fucks.

  14. says

    mamba@17, the term cuck that many on the so-called alt right have been using of late came from cuckold porn, where the turn on is a guy seeing his wife is cheating on him and is having sex with someone else.. It’s common in that stuff for the husband to be white, while the other man is black.

  15. jack16 says

    PZ
    Here’s a thought. Do you suppose that there are persons in powerful positions who aspire to the extinction of the human race as a glorious finale to there own existence?
    Smart guys, who know what they’re doing and will inevitably die, why not?

    Note: Sagan wrote of a man who experienced great joy when he exterminated a species of bird.

    jack16

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