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Search for “Refugee Porn” Grows When Politicians Are Stoking It

The German Die Zeit has obtained data from major porn sites and found out that the nasty and polarized political debate about refugees in Europe has contributed to an increased interest in “refugee porn” on adult sites.

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In 2015, a new trend emerged in porn search queries in Germany, Austria, and Hungary: refugee porn. As Die Zeit reports, an increasing number of users have been typing words like “refugees” into the search field and pulling up videos in which “refugee women, or porn actresses depicting refugee women, are subjected to humiliation.”

“…videos that depict refugee women having sex is growing, with large internet pornography platforms registering a greater number of searches, especially during peak periods of political debate.”

When going through the data supplied by xHamster, Die Zeit concluded that “in Germany alone during peak times, searches for refugee porn are conducted up to 800,000 times a month.”

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But the rise wasn’t limited to Germany. A similar trend was observed in Hungary and Austria. Political events that triggered increase in search for “refugee” on porn sites were:

  • The 2015 refugee crisis when Hungary held up refugees for a week before throwing them over the border to Austria – August 2015 to March 2016
  • The Austrian general elections – October 2017
  • The German general elections – September 2017
  • Poland in November 2017

In mainstream porn, being fucked is never a good thing. Sex received at the hand of mainstream porn’s POV protagonist, the male, equals humiliation, degradation, violence, domination, revenge, punishment, victimization. It is meant to degrade the recipient of the sexual act, to show her her place. The fantasy is that the victim even enjoys it.

The refugee genre is similar to (and as disturbing as) property porn, where women are shown to perform sexual acts on landlords because they cannot pay rent. The sweet fantasy of abusing power or status is a common theme in both types of porn. In property porn the selling point is owning a property AND getting sex – apparently a dream of our times. In refugee porn the sweet fantasy is abusing the power that stems from your status as a citizen of a more fortunate country. Whether it is conquering fears of immigration or dreaming about abusing unearned status, refugee porn is hardly a sign of appreciation.

“One video in which English is spoken shows a Syrian woman as she is penetrated by a “Caucasian man.” The title of the clip: “Syrian Refugee Sucks Huge White Cock for Dinner Money.” By the end of April, the video had been streamed 420,000 times.

“The most popular comment was posted by a user named ghostwalker, who complained that refugee women these days were shaving their pubic hair. Another user in Germany wrote: “Refugee pussy is welcome here.””

The whole thing reminds me of the 2016 US elections during which interracial porn channels briefly interrupted their flow of “white extinction”-themed videos (where black men impregnated white women) to urge viewers to vote for Trump. The channels that built their business model on the white man’s sexual humiliation and racial and reproductive failure were the ones who wanted the white supremacists’ favorite candidate in the White House. It may have been just another smart offshoot of Russian propaganda, but it could have come from genuine believers.

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