Open Letter to Lisa Ann – Porn Star

Anthony Kennerson:

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/

Originally posted on :

http://youtu.be/DzW839KcbPs

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…

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Sex workers are still targeted under the racist Swedish model

Originally posted on 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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Anthony Kennerson:

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”.

Originally posted on 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.