One woman [a porn industry survivor] said, ‘My first movie’ - and it seems that sometimes the most brutal treatment [is] f[or] women who are first time actors because they have no idea what to expect, they’re naive, and are … much more able to be victimized.
'My first movie I was treated very rough by three guys. They pounded on me, gagged me, and tossed me around like a ball. I was sore, hurting, and could barely walk. My insides burned and hurt so bad.'
Another woman said, ‘My first scene was the worst experience of my life. It was very scary, it was a very rough scene. My agent did not let me know ahead of time. I did it, and I was crying, and they didn’t stop. It was really violent. They were hitting me. It hurt. It scared me more than anything. They wouldn’t stop, they just kept rolling.’
These women are describing the use of force in the production of pornography.
If the women protested or asked the actors or directors to stop and they did not, this qualifies as force and is sex trafficking, a federal felony.
Another thing that is very common in the production of pornography and now qualifies as a type of coercion under the TVPA, … is preying on drug-use or addiction. It’s now considered a non-violent and psychological coercion."
before i’ve called them intelligent or brave
i am sorry i made it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is all you have to be proud of
when you have broken mountains with your wit
from now on i will say things like
you are resilient, or you are extraordinary
not because i don’t think you’re beautiful
but because i need you to know
you’re more than that"
It’s a hell of a lot more revolutionary to tell a woman she can decide if she wants to have sex and if so, who she wants to have sex with, than to pressure her to be open to having sex with anyone in the name of being progressive. It’s sickening that the latter is where mainstream feminism is at atm. I think enough of us have had sex, especially hetsex, forced on us as it is.
- WiFi: connected
- Me: then fucking act like it