This made me tear up at the end!
The sad truth
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“Marina Ann Hantzis (alias Sasha Grey) is a porn star who sucks dicks and drinks urine for money. What separates Ms. Hantzis from the oodles of sex workers on the Internet is the fact that she parades herself around as an intellectual, and every time she’s in an interview she paints herself as a strong and empowered feminist heroine. Did we mention she licks toilet seats for money? Truly, she is a role model for young women everywhere.”
If she’s making the choice to do it, and enjoys herself, and is completely comfortable and giving consent, how is that wrong? It’s empowering because she’s in control of her actions, and she is happy. Discrediting her for her own personal choices, is just along the same lines of slut shaming, and negativity on sex workers. I’m so sick of this purity myth, and taboo of sex, and the sex workers involved in the industry. If little girls can see that she is successful in the sense that she is HAPPY, and she is doing what she wants, then I don’t see the problem. Sex exists, it always will, I’m sick of it being shamed, and those who take pleasure in it, and even choose to do it for a living. Whatever. I seriously have so much respect for Sasha Grey, keep on keeping on grrrrl!
You know, Tyra Banks brought up this exact instance of licking a toilet seat to Sasha Grey during her sex worker special, as proof that she MUST be an exploited and brainwashed pawn of the porn industry. And you know what Sasha told her? She directed this fucking movie. She licked the toilet seat not because someone told her to for money, but because she came up with the idea herself and thought it was ridiculously hot. Some women who are empowered and intelligent in their everyday lives are turned on by pretending to be helpless dirty sluts while being fucked. I happen to be one of them. And we have every right to express our sexuality however the fuck we want, without it being any reflection upon who we are outside of the bedroom. So hell yeah this photo represents feminism, I think it represents the best kind of feminism there is.
stop hating on consensual sex work just because it makes you feel better than someone else, I’m tired of fauxminists who say shit like “bimbos and barbies!” you know better than that, just because it’s not your cup of tea does not mean it’s wrong, don’t like Sasha Grey? then find a better excuse than “shes a porn star”
people get so freaked out when they find out that Sasha Grey is a human being with thoughts, they’re like HEY HEY HEY GET BACK IN THE PORN BOX, YOU CAN’T READ BOOKS OR HAVE OPINIONS
UGHHHHHH don’t get me started….
“Some women who are empowered and intelligent in their everyday lives are turned on by pretending to be helpless dirty sluts while being fucked.”
Yeah, Tyra cut and pasted A LOT of that interview with Sasha Grey to make her into this horrible women. They even asked Sasha to wear clothing that she wouldn’t normally wear to make her appear younger. Fucking ridiculous. I love Sasha Grey and I always will.
People love to hate her because she challenges their idea of a porn star. Society has this cartoonish image that represents them all as vapid, sexually abused, sad women who need to be saved from themselves. And those people are very put off by the idea that a well-read, well-spoken, and very intelligent woman engages in the sex industry. And when they find out how smart she is, they discount every word she says because of what she did for a living.
When she called Howard Stern out for being a racist all he could do was say how her opinion didn’t matter because she sucks dick for a living. How absurd it was for her to think her opinions mattered. He was threatened by her, threatened by something she said and could back up, and immediately attacked her for what she does with her body.
I adore her because she proves that you can enjoy degrading and humiliating sex while still being an intelligent and strong woman outside the bedroom. What you enjoy in bed does not define you as a person. She, and women like her, have helped me become unashamed about the things I enjoy sexually. She’s helped me become confident enough to tell people to fuck off when they say I can’t enjoy being gagged and spit on while being a feminist.
I got excited when I learned pineapple was Ananas in Turkish, just like German, I had no idea how universal it was!!