Germany is considering making state-funded feminist porn and broadcasting it to the public to combat sexist stereotypes.
The material, which would include ‘fat, skinny, young and old people’ will be available on the websites of public broadcasters ARD and ZDF, if the idea goes ahead.
The delegates accepted a proposal from their youth wing to adopt the idea of government-funded feminist pornography for educational purposes as part of their party programme.
The SPD, the junior coalition partner of Angela Merkel’s Christian-Democratic Union (CDU), is the biggest party in Berlin where it governs together with coalition partners the Greens and the far-left Die Linke.
In the proposal, the SPD wrote: ‘Mainstream porn generally shows sexist and racial stereotypes in which consent is not a theme and certain “optimal” body types are made as standard.’
‘In these films, sex seems more like a performance or competitive sport: everything seems to work right away, there is no communication between the performers, no trying out, failure and trying out new things.’
According to the SPD, it influences modern society in a negative way as youths have ‘unrealistic imaginations of sexual life’.
Socialist youth member Heike Hoffmann, 20, is one of the SPD members behind the proposal.
She said: ‘In feminist porn there are fat, skinny, young and old people and the sex is enjoyed by everyone.
‘In mainstream porn, sex is like a competitive sport, the focus is only on the woman who often is humiliated, and contraception does not matter. Young people should get more access to feminist porn.’
The idea might have been inspired by Sweden, where in 2009 the state film institute spent £44,813 financing Dirty Diaries, a series of short porn films produced by female film artists.
The SPD also proposes that German broadcasters ARD and ZDF buy some of those movies and offer them on their online media libraries.