In the Land of LGBTQ and “Pussy-Grabbing,” Liking Porn Still Gets You Into Trouble

America is a country which recently elected a “pussy-grabbing” president, and where casting aspersions on the LGBTQ community is a strict taboo. Studies about homosexuality are instantly hushed and silenced as politically incorrect, such as this one, and even words like “Latina” or Latino” are going away in favor of gender-neutral “Latinx” to erase any trace of chauvinism or judgmentalism.

You would think we live in a left-wing liberal paradise where sex isn’t a big deal anymore. But your optimism would be premature. Shockingly, despite paying lip service to gay marriage or women exercising their rights, America (including the liberal media) draws a line at… porn. Porn, one of the most common and normal phenomena in the world, is not okay in the United States.

This week, none other than the seemingly liberal and reasonable CNN anchor Dana Bash grilled Sen. Ted Cruz about accidentally “liking” a porn tweet, where the profusely sweating senator had to defend himself against the accusation that he (gasp!) “liked” — or simply liked — porn. For all the negativity or hypocrisy surrounding Cruz and his career, the immediate willingness of this country to shame anyone who admits to liking porn should give us pause. This is bizarre, and harkens back to the Puritanism of this country which has always made itself felt.

We may believe that we live in a new era where Donald Trump has upended “business as usual” and the culture of this country has irreversibly changed. Maybe it’s OK to call immigrants rapists, to put neo-Nazis on the same moral plane as liberal protesters, to be blunt and politically incorrect. But there’s one thing it’s still not OK to do, and never will be in this country: to watch porn.

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