Open Letter to Lisa Ann – Porn Star

It’s one thing when you put your foot in it and tick off your peers. It’s another thing entirely when you melt down on those you think to be “below your level”. I like and to an extent still adore Lisa Ann, but she’s getting what she deserves with this response to her “hooker” rantage.
The original can be found here:
http://fansided.com/2015/01/24/porn-star-lisa-ann-hookers-video/

Dear Lisa Ann,

I just listened to your Webcam You Tube clip. I must say, you look absolutely fabulous. But that is your job, right? To look fabulous, for all of your “masses”. You need to look fabulous because you are not only generating immense wealth for yourself, but you are making huge money for all of those big corporations that you work for. You found the need to “rant” five days ago because “it is like a daily paper cut to [your] eye”.

You felt the need to tell us all the difference between a “hooker” and a “porn star”.

Let me begin from the start.

1. Firstly, sex work happens to be legal in many many countries. I hate to break it to you but in my country, Australia, sex work doesn’t happen on some “weird ranch on mattresses” where you catch “staph infections”. It happens in legal…

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Sex workers are still targeted under the racist Swedish model

Feminist Ire

Last week, an appeals court in Sweden upheld a decision in favour of a tavern owner and security staff who had denied entry on three separate occasions to Asian-looking women. The tavern admitted judging these women by their appearance, but said they had barred them in order to prevent prostitution from taking place on their premises. Police had told the tavern owner that this was going on, and that Asian women were involved. These particular Asian women weren’t though, and they brought a discrimination claim.

The women lost in the lower court, and then lost again on appeal. According to my best Google Translate, the appellate court found that preventing prostitution is an “inherently legitimate reason” which justifies the means that was taken by the tavern, even though the effect was to bar women from their premises who had done nothing more than appear to be Asian. That’s not unlawful…

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The definitive beatdown of kink bashing….and an education of how to address REAL issues of sex workplace inequities without resorting to the usual tut-tutting about “torture porn”.

Sex Geek

Today, I have a few things to say about two articles on BDSM that have come across my feed these past couple of days: “No, Being Kinky Does Not Grant You Minority Status” by Meghan Murphy for Rabble.ca, and “The Trouble with Bondage: Why S&M Will Never Be Fully Accepted” by William Saletan for Slate.com.

They’ve got it wrong. They’ve got it so far wrong that frankly, their authors are making public fools of themselves, if nothing else than for sheer factual error, but also because of a remarkable failure to demonstrate even the most basic ability to construct a logical argument. Beyond that, they’ve been published on otherwise relatively well-regarded websites, which indicates a failure of clear thought along two entire publishing chains of command, and this makes me seriously raise an eyebrow at their editors. If this is the level of discourse that writers…

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If you never read another post, read this one, please. Maggie does more for providing a strong critique of Kink.com that isn’t reductive to the usual antiporn/antisex whackery, but still hits hard at legitimate issues of workplace protection.

Attention, SmackChron Visitors and Registrants!!!!

Update 11-02-08: OK…I forgot that I had updated to a new site again…so the link presented is a bit outdated.

Here’s the new address for the SmackChron:

http://ajkenn-rgclub.com/SDChronBlog2dot5/index.php

Also…I see that WordPress has finally gone ahead and updated their platform for their WordPress.com blogs to their new 2.7 version…they say that they will complete the transformation and offer 2.7 to those self-hosted blogs located at WordPress.org by Saturday. Sounds decent…looking forward to what they offer.

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In case you didn’t know by now, I have moved the SmackChron blog to a new location and a new host.

http://ajkenn-rgclub.com/SDChronBlog2dot3/index.php

It seems, though, that in my rush to move the blog, I forgot to transfer all those who had registered to comment on the blog over there…and now I’m not getting any comments. (Trackbacks and permalinks, though, are working perfectly.)

If you happen to be a regular contributor to this blog, please email me so that I can register you at the new blog…or use your WordPress account to register yourself. If you have any problems getting a comment in, email me as well and I will do my best to fix any problems.

Thanks for staying here and viewing, and your feedback is always welcome.

Another Day, Another Host Move For The SmackChron

If you will remember, I had for a while let my domain name expire and with it, my original web hosting service decided to pull my account….so I was without a web host for a while.  Thank the Goddess for WordPress.com for their free blog service, which enables me to continue posting here.

But, now, I am happy to report that I have bought a new domain and reregistered with another hosting company, and now I have set up the SmackChron blog over there. 

Unfortunately, this blog has become too big to move all the posts and comments and categories over…so I will simply keep this blog as an archive, while posting all new posts at the new location.

The new addy for the SmackChron is here:

http://ajkenn-rgclub.com/sdchronblog/

I will also be transferring all of the old files and pages for the old Red Garter Club website there soon, so that I can reactivate that site, too. 

Just adjust your bookmarks accordingly, please.

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MAJOR UPDATE (11/07/07):  I have now moved the SmackChron site to an even better host, reflecting WordPress’ new 2.3.1 update.

Here is the new addy:

http://ajkenn-rgclub.com/SDChronBlog2dot3/

Unfortunately, I couldn’t move all of the posts from this blog over (the backup file was too big!!), so I will just use this blog as an archive. New posts will now appear there.

Please adjust your blogrolls as needed.  okthanxcyatherelaterbye. 

“You Are Now Free To Move Around The Country….Unless You Dress Like A Shameless Slut, That Is”

You’d think that Southwest Airlines would have more pressing issues to push their customers with…but, I guess that short skirts and boobs are the new terrorist threat now??

Snipped from Feministing (Original link here):

Come fly the slut-shaming skies
Southwest Airlines is apparently now telling its female passengers how to dress.

Kyla Ebbert was reprimanded and nearly kicked off a flight for daring to wear a tank top, miniskirt, and cardigan. (This picture is of the outfit she was wearing at the time. Scandalous, no? How dare she walk around in 100-degree weather wearing that?!)

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They walked out onto the jet bridge, where [flight attendant/fashion policeman] Keith told Ebbert her clothing was inappropriate and asked her to change. She explained she was flying to Tucson for only a few hours and had brought no luggage.“I asked him what part of my outfit was offensive,” she said. “The shirt? The skirt? And he said, ‘The whole thing.’ ”

Keith asked her to go home, change and take a later flight. She refused, citing her appointment. The plane was ready to leave, so Keith relented. He had her pull up her tank top a bit, pull down her skirt a bit, and return to her seat.

Yeah, right…of course, Southwest has to crack down on beautiful women with nice figures wearing casual clothing appropropriate for the time and venue…who knows, she might have been planning for a bathroom tryst or hiding a vibrator in her purse for use during that long flight??  And think of the children that would be scandalized, and men that would be aroused by the sight of such a woman….we must absolutely protect our virtuous airline from such slutty dress??  Right??  Right????

Ahhh….wrong. 

Funny, but I’d guess that a man wearing a Playboy T-shirt below a jacket and short pants barely holding his package and hugging his ass would probably not be considered such a moral risk and told to depart their plane, now wouldn’t he??

Good thing I don’t fly, because if I did, Southwest would get none of my money.