Last Saturday porn performer Stoya took to twitter to accuse her ex-boyfriend and fellow porn performer, James Deen, of violently raping her.
That thing where you log in to the internet for a second and see people idolizing the guy who raped you as a feminist. That thing sucks.— Stoya (@stoya) November 28, 2015
James Deen held me down and fucked me while I said no, stop, used my safeword. I just can't nod and smile when people bring him up anymore.— Stoya (@stoya) November 28, 2015
This news was hugely upsetting to many porn consumers, especially women, as Deen has over the years been hailed as a "feminist" porn icon. Other female co-stars have since come forward, and Deen has subsequently resigned from his role as the chairperson on the Adult Performers' Advocacy Committee's board of directors. Many porn studios and affiliates have cut ties with him.
On Monday night Claire Byrne Live hosted a debate about sex work featuring Kate McGrew and nearly the entire cast of Turn Off the Red & Ruhama. You can watch the programme on the RTE Player. You can also read about current and proposed sexual offences laws in an earlier blog post.
Over on the Stuff Mom Never Told You podcast, Cristen and Caroline talk about all things ANAL SEX. They explore everything from social acceptance, pressure, and taboo to STI's and how to reduce pain and discomfort.