Posts tagged "pornography"

PornHub Is Offering A $25K College Scholarship

Aww, PornHub really does care! The gigantic pornography web site is offering a $25,000 college scholarship for applicants who are over 18, have at least a 3.2 GPA, are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate college with any major, and don’t have personal qualms about accepting money from a pornography web site.
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Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 3, 2015

FBI Has Found Texts From Subway Jared Bragging About Paying For Sex With A 16 Year Old

We are sorry to ruin your weekend with more news from the disgusting piece of shit, Jared Fogle, but here is the latest in news in the FBI’s investigation of Fogle being found with child pornography from earlier this month.
According the Business Insider, who got a hold of the FBI’s affidavit containing the alleged…

Katrin Higher / August 1, 2015

Arrests Made In Chinese Uniqlo Dressing Room Porn Scandal

Remember that time last week when a video of two consenting Chinese adults having sex in a Uniqlo dressing room went viral on WeChat and Weibo? Welp, now four people have been arrested for it, including a 19-year-old who “distributed obscene materials” by uploading the video to Weibo. The man and woman who made the…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 20, 2015

Watch This Series On The Reality Of Gay Conversion Therapy

VICE has finished up its three-part series on gay conversion therapy. [VICE]
Erskine College in South Carolina has issued a statement that it is officially anti-gay, after two volleyball players came out at the college. [RawStory]
The U.S. Department of Education has found the New York Public Schools in violation of Title IX for…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 27, 2015

Take A Look Inside The Women’s Mosque Of America

Here’s a look into America’s first women-only mosque. [NBC]
Finland’s national radio service is going to read the Koran on air cover-to-cover in order to “increase people’s knowledge of the Koran and Muslim culture in Finland.” [BBC]
Check out this explainer about sex, intersex, and why “male” and “female” aren’t adequate categories for huma…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 24, 2015

California Bill To Expand Porn’s Condom Usage Dies In Committee

A bill to increase pressure on the porn industry to comply with an existing law requiring adult performers to wear condoms during sex scenes filmed in Los Angeles County has died in committee. The new bill would have required HIV testing and expanded the law’s reach to all counties in California, as many XXX…

Jessica Wakeman / August 15, 2014

Woman Films Porn Inside Church, Gets Caught When Man Recognizes Her Boobs

As if you needed another reason not to film porn in God’s house: a woman in Austria got caught having filmed XXX video inside a Catholic church because someone recognized her boobs. An Austrian man warned his local priest that he had recognized the inside of a Hoersching church “while surfing the Internet” (uh huh).

Jessica Wakeman / August 15, 2014

Mommie Dearest: Parents Need To Get Real About Sex Ed

Once upon a time, I was a high school social studies teacher. One of my favorite classes to teach was a college lecture-style current events course. I co-taught it with a handful of my colleagues and we gathered every morning in the school’s auditorium with the entire senior class. Since it was so convenient, administratio…

Avital Norman Nathman / August 12, 2014

PurrVerse: What It’s Really Like On A Queer Porn Set

One of the first questions people  usually ask upon meeting me is what I do for a living. When I respond casually that I’m a production assistant on queer porn, then the questions really get going. What does a porn PA do, exactly?

I’ll tell you one thing: much to my regret, I…

Kitty Stryker / July 24, 2014

10 Things I’ve Learned As An Intern At A Porn Site

I was on my way to my Web Marketing class when a girl who looked about my age stopped me to ask me a very strange, life-changing question. She asked me if I watch porn. “Huh?” As a girl, I was taken aback by such a question, but her approach was so natural that I…

Maria Herrera / July 17, 2014

4 Things To Know About The “No More Page 3″ Campaign

The UK boasts universal healthcare, tea flowing like wine, and Conservatives who sound like our Democrats when it comes to gun control and reproductive justice. A foreigner unfamiliar with the journalism landscape in the UK would have no reason to question the country’s progressive values.

The Sun is the UK’s widest-circulation newspaper and…

Phylisa Wisdom / July 1, 2014

PurrVerse: The Mean Girls Of Lesbian Porn

“There are two kinds of evil people in this world. Those who do evil stuff and those who see evil stuff being done and don’t try to stop it.”  — Janis Ian

Judging from the popularity of femme-on-femme makeouts being used to sell products from Versace to concert tickets, one would think that…

Kitty Stryker / June 26, 2014

PurrVerse: Behind The Lens With Sex Worker Photographer Isabel Dresler

Recently I got a chance to meet Isabel Dresler (safe for work), who I’ve taken to calling “photographer to queer porn stars.” She’s shot with some queer porn faves like Courtney Trouble, Dylan Ryan, Andre Shakti, and Siouxsie Q. We got to chatting at a shoot for the cover of the East Bay Express on the…

Kitty Stryker / June 20, 2014

“Duke Porn Star” Belle Knox Pens An Open Letter To Alyssa Funke

“Duke porn star” Belle Knox (real name: Miriam Weeks) penned an open letter to the late Alyssa Funke, the 19-year-old who committed suicide after her classmates harassed her for appearing in porn. [xoJane]
A committee in the Louisiana’s state house of representatives has advanced a bill that would keep a braindead pregnant woma…

Jessica Wakeman / May 23, 2014

19-Year-Old Girl Committed Suicide After Being Cyberbullied Over Amateur Porn

When Alyssa Funke of Minnesota was 18, she filmed an amateur porn for a site called CastingCouch-X, which features “Fresh New Amateur Girl Porn Videos.”

In March, the porno was posted online. At some point thereafter, says her family, former classmates at Stillwater Area High School began harassing Alyssa over social media, calling…

Jessica Wakeman / May 21, 2014

Farrah Abraham Cut From New Season Of “Teen Mom”

Farrah Abraham has been cut from a fifth series of “Teen Mom” because the other young women refused to appear with her. MTV agreed that the porn actress sets a bad example — moreso, apparently, than Amber Portwood who served time in prison and has been filmed physically abusing her child’s father. Way to…

Jessica Wakeman / May 7, 2014

The Soapbox: Porn Stars Learn They Can’t Bank On Chase

I’ve written before about issues around payment processors and the sex industry, how businesses like Paypal, WePay and Google Wallet were shutting anyone they suspected of sex work out of using their services.

Well, turns out that a trickle down effect is happening within the banking world, as Chase recently sent letters out to…

Kitty Stryker / April 23, 2014

The Soapbox: “Game of Thrones,” Thanks for Employing Porn Stars

I’m just going to say it upfront: I’m a massive fan of “Game of Thrones.”
I know it’s problematic, controversial around its portrayals of women, and arguably more violent on screen than required (see last night’s rape scene for an example). And I know there’s been plenty of excellent critiques arguing that “Game of…

Kitty Stryker / April 21, 2014

The Soapbox: The ’80s Called And They Want Their Sex Wars Back

I’m writing this on an airplane from Toronto, Ontario, to San Francisco, California. I’ve just spent six days among other women, other queers, other porn performers, and other feminists at the Feminist Porn Awards and the Feminist Porn Conference. In that time, I have witnessed moments that made my heart soar, my eyes tear u…

Kitty Stryker / April 10, 2014

The Soapbox: How PayPal & WePay Discriminate Against The Adult Industry

I was packing my bags, looking forward to a week trip to the Feminist Porn Awards and the Feminist Porn Conference, having finally earned enough through my Patreon patron-funded writing to travel and have a bit of a cushion when I got back. Payments would be processed at the beginning of the month, and I…

Kitty Stryker / April 2, 2014
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