“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 woman… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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 up… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
It’s easy to say that pornography is empowering for women, or that it degrades them. Oversimplifying, certainly, but easy.
The truth is it’s much more complicated than that.
I was 19 when I realized I could go to college without the debt that my friends were already beginning to complain about. READ MORE »
What with the recession, welfare cuts and increasing financial inequality it can be difficult to know how to make ends meet. I’ve got some advice for you which might seem controversial: empower yourself through porn.
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She’s baa-aack:: Vivid Entertainment is releasing a second porn film with Farrah Abraham from “Teen Mom,” this time called “Farrah 2: Backdoor And More.” No word on whether James Deen will join Farrah for this one, too. We wait on bated breath. Not really. [RadarOnline]
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s private funeral is being held… READ MORE »
Justin Bieber isn’t the only icky person put behind bars today. The FBI arrested “revenge porn king” Hunter Moore, 27, who allegedly hosted the website IsAnyoneUp.com, where men would submit scantily clad photos of their exes, which were then posted with the women’s names and addresses. Moore is accused, with Charles Evens, 25, of… READ MORE »
Research has shown that online filters, which seek to keep pornography and other age-inappropriate content hidden from children, are also blocking out totally legitimate sexual education advice. And probably a lot of chicken breast recipes, I’d assume. [Telegraph UK]
The Toast blogger Mallory Ortberg has the best response to Ani DiFranco’s sorry-not-sorry apology… READ MORE »
Another good reason for teens to have restricted use of technology that makes it easier for stupid stuff to happen: a 13-year-old girl allegedly took a picture on SnapChat of her mother and 14-year-old sister — both topless in a hot tub — and it got spread around a couple of Missouri high schools. … READ MORE »
Another adult film actor has tested HIV-positive, making this anonymous person the fifth case in the industry this year. Filming has shut down for a third time since this summer as doctors trace the outbreak. The Free Speech Coalition, which is a trade group for the porn industry, announced the halt on filming on Friday.
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Erotic offerings for women are getting better all the time. Just off the top of my head, I can think of James Deen and Make Love Not Porn, Bust magazine’s monthly “one handed read,” and the publishing boom after Fifty Shades Of Grey that has our office bookshelves heaving under new dominant/submissive erotica. (Seriously. Take some of… READ MORE »
“Shocking and disturbing.” These are the words of Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Chief of Police Cathy Lanier after an officer was arrested on Monday for the production of child pornography by taking nude photos of a 15-year-old girl. … READ MORE »
… and it’s kinda meh. The NSFW blog Fleshbot posted a trailer for “This Ain’t Girls” and, well, it’s clear that everything we like about “Girls” doesn’t translate to porn. Not even the girls. Is the acting in porn always this bad? Don’t answer that. … READ MORE »