This is something I've been thinking about recently; I wonder what your take is. Many people object to pornography on the basis that it exploits women. When it is pointed out that most of the women in porn consent to be in it and many say that they actually enjoy it, the argument then becomes about finding some way to invalidate their consent and suggest that they must be messed up and incapable of making their own decisions. After all, no sane woman would want to put herself through that, right? But this strikes me as a bit of a double-standard when you consider our attitude towards male-dominated combat sports. Most guys would not want to get into the cage and batter each other into oblivion for five consecutive rounds, yet clearly some do and we are happy to accept "well, they consented to it" as justification. Although MMA is certainly not to everyone's taste, you don't see people claiming that the fighters have merely been "brainwashed" into liking violence. I would argue that we assume at the back of our minds that male MMA fighters know what they're doing simply because they are men, whereas we instinctively want to wrap women in cotton wool, which is quite patronising.