Originally Posted by Stitchawl
I'd like to know why a woman can tell everyone she's enjoying reading '50 Shades of Gray' or reads another Harlequin Romance every week and nobody raises an eyebrow. But let a guy say that he likes pornography and he's branded 'pervert' for life!
+1 on that. It's indeed a gap between standards applied. Plus that the fact that both literary and pictorial presentations of erotic topics can
be (and sometimes are) done in a way which goes beyond the "meat for sale" attitude adding breathtaking beauty to the menu, often is simply ignored.
But that's still nothing.
Imagine the same situation and company you had in mind making your comment but change the topic from "porn" to "sex toys" It's not only a gap between standards - it's a friggin' canyon.