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Since the strangely explicit anti-pornography briefing “Porn Harms” hit Capitol Hill in June, commentators have been weighing in with alternate perspectives on the state of smut today. Their thoughts—-from a defense of “the fuck me look” to nostalgia about a 1978 Penthouse, after the jump:

* GLAA Forum takes on the fervor over porn addiction: “why don’t we explore the harm done by some people’s addiction to snooping into their neighbors’ entertainment choices and bossing them around?”

* A reader of Andrew Sullivan‘s writes: “The only thing [Gail Dines] convinced me of is that she’s got shoddy methodology and her kids must spend an inordinate amount of time rolling their eyes.”

* The Good Men Project surveys a couple dozen public figures for their thoughts on porn. Twitter owner Todd Dagres says: “If you have to ask whether porn is good or bad, then you already have the answer. The question is how bad?”

* Bay Windows rejects the feminist take on the “fuck me look”:

Dines has more in common with Jerry Falwell than she does with Gloria Steinem. Take, for example, her views on what is termed the “Fuck Me Look” —-the sultry come hither look adopted by models since models were first photographed, and which is used to sell almost anything—-from cars to mouthwash—- no matter how tenuous the product’s actual connection to anything sexual.

Said Dines at a Pornography and Pop Culture conference, “The problem with [the FML] is that males in our culture are socialized in a society in which they are bombarded with the ‘Fuck Me’ look, where it offers visual entitlement to ownership of women’s bodies. And what is rape and sexual assault if not taking them up on that offer that she’s offering? The only trouble is that she’s not walking down the street, WE ARE.”

Got that? It’s not just genital objectifying hard-core pornography that we need to worry about. It’s now sexy looks that will also bring down civilization as we know it.

* Lifechurch.tv is also leading an online crusade against smut.

* Rod Dreher thinks of the children: “I fear for them all, especially my daughter, trying to find a suitable marriage partner in a world in which so many of their peers will have grown up with widely-available pornography.”

* But Time‘s Joel Stein [via the Good Men Project] says boys will be boys: “What is going on to create such an accelerating and insatiable appetite for porn among men in our country? You clearly have no idea how much of 1985-1989 I spent looking at the same three 1978 Penthouses.