Ecoporn is a term I had was not familiar with before Bart’s fascinating article on it. Everything he said he made it very easy for us as readers to connect with. The examples of how Ecoporn is used to alter our perception of things and exploit females and sexuality really raised some concerns for people in the class. Oddly enough I think I may have a different take on this Ecoprn than the class. Of course I do not like the manipulation and basically scheming Ecoporn is affiliated with, but if you think about it what actual harm is it causing? We act as if we are not hit over the head with misleading; devious, and sometimes flat out lies every single day probably every hour. That is all we see in promotions, campaigns, and commercials. This is why I do not understand why people are so offened by Ecoporn. The fact is the "porn" aspect of ecoporn is what grabs our attention. It is what may save you from eating that little piggy or saving a turtle just by disposing of your trash correctly.
The story our classmate said about the scientist at Disney shaping the veggies into Mickey was a great example of Ecoporn, and I really loved that she told that story because that is what made me see it as harmless. Yes, it is advertising but if Disney funds this why should not they get something out of it as well I see no harm. Just like the PETA ads Dr. Graban showed us in class yes they were over board at times and miss construed, but I believe people know these things in advance. So the objectification does not seem so terrible when you can see a Hardy’s commercial exploit women just as bad or even worse. I’d rather be used to save a cow from being tortured than to shove a burger into an obese Americans mouth. That’s just my take on Ecoporn lets worry about the exploitation of bad things then we can worry about the exploitation of environmentalist.