Wednesday, June 20, 2007

When good men do nothing ...

I was aghast to see this post by a blogging guru, one I had deep respect for.

Old Media Versus New Media Spills Into Adult Biz

From the recent industry conference:

Power is shifting away from the old guard — video producers — and toward the online sector ... but the old guard will not cede the field. ...

"The problem in this industry is that anyone can make porn ... " [says an "old guard" video producer]

Hmmm. Anyone can make content - doesn’t that sound familiar?

This "biz" is one that justifies calling lucre "filthy" and this post justifies those who vilify capitalism and commerce.

Yes, the guru is making a point about how the internet is changing business models across the board.

However, being so nonchalent about the commercial exploitation of women, and even worse, giving the exploiters free publicity (and thereby legitimacy), is actually being complicit in it.

It's a variation on the theme of "evil happens when good men do nothing." Men can do so much more than women can to stop the exploitation, and prevent the mistreatment that results from it. Unfortunately, few men do. And so, many women, and increasingly children, suffer.


Natalia said...


I really hope you update your blog again soon, because of how important it is.

Pawlina said...

Thanks for your note, Natalia.

It's been a crazy couple of months, but I will be posting again shortly.

Thanks again for dropping by, but most of all thanks for caring.