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February 12, 2013

Maggie Mayhem on the social suicide of starring in a porn film

Mayhem is one of my blogging heroes. She is fiercely, uncompromisingly honest. She's class conscious. She rails against corporate injustice and gentrification. She's a badass, basically. Here is a long piece about how she got into porn and what it's *really* like to work at Kink.com. (Hint: it sucks as much as any other job, but in surprising ways.) And about how the boss of Kink.com just got busted for cocaine possession and operating an illegal shooting range in his porn palace. Tales Of Kink.Com | Maggie Mayhem Speaks
I did porn because I couldn’t come up with any reason not to do so that didn’t involve the stupid stigmas and bullshit that people project onto people who work in porn. I guess I wanted to cut the strings that kept me accountable to the standards of my society rather than the extent of my dreams. I came into the decision with privilege and I operate in the underworld with a great deal of it. That doesn’t make the claims about an ethical workplace and the rights of workers invalid. I am amazed at how quickly Ivory Tower feminists with tenure or vying for it will be so quick to point at my privilege that has meant living hand-to-mouth without being certain of a regular paycheck because I could be fired for off duty work at any time, has meant living without health insurance while relying on that uninsured body for my bread and rent, has meant that my path to tenure is a little less certain, we shall say. What do you consent to when you make porn? If you ask most people, they seem to believe ANY AND ALL BAD THINGS THAT HUMANS CAN EVER DO, FOREVER, GO FUCK YOURSELF, WHAT DID YOU EXPECT WHORE. This is literal. Look at the comments on all articles about porn on the internet. They use a lot of caps and I’ve taken a great deal of liberty in spelling and grammar. Tautology, moving goal posts, and outright directed physical violence, stalking, and rape are par for the course. I am still amazed by the ways that people will rage against sex workers and do great harm of all kinds to them as the bastion of sin when we know about and read about actual horrific crimes taking place everyday. We take the rage of our disempowerment from politics and banks and hardship out on that which we can control. Still, it’s never made sense to me that “corporate whore” is somehow worse than “corporate.” I showed up to the Armory and did my paperwork with sweaty palms. I have long since memorized my driver’s license number because of porn but it was still new to me then. That’s a quick tell of a newbie not to know your DL# ; not only do you have to look it up, it probably isn’t coming out of that plastic holder as easily as it does at the bar. Before I did the shoot itself, though, I was told that there was a writer who was interviewing people for a potential reality show about Kink.Com and it was a great opportunity to sit down with someone before they actually went through with it for the first time. There’s all kinds of energy around a first time, it seems.

November 08, 2012

Pat Robertson tries to understand 50 Shades of Grey

Pat Robertson Reckons With 'Fifty Shades of Grey' | ThinkProgress

October 24, 2012

Japanese TV is not like our TV (NSFW-ish)

Wedding tackle POV during a knob job

July 13, 2012

Photo Gallery: How did dinosaurs get their bone on?

This is the funniest thing I've seen in weeks. Is The Daily Mail just trolling us now? Did they hire an artist to make all these images of dinosaurs getting their Jurassic on, or did they just search DeviantArt? MORE PHOTOS AT THE LINK INCLUDING TWO T-REXES HAVING A POST-COITAL SNUGGLE TIME. The joy of T-Rex: How dinosaurs had sex (very tricky, when you weigh four tonnes and the most crucial part is 12 feet long) | Mail Online
Palaeontologists answer many tricky questions about dinosaurs - but perhaps the most interesting is how did 30-ton animals larger than four-storey buildings have sex. A surprising amount of research has been devoted to the subject - and most researchers have concluded that dinosaurs made love like dogs 'All dinosaurs used the same basic position to mate,' said Dr Beverly Halstead, an English researcher who was one of the first to tackle the subject. 'Mounting from the rear, he put his forelimbs on her shoulders, lifting one hind limb across her back and twisting his tail under hers.'
PS Somebody is masturbating to this right now.

June 27, 2012

FACT: "Nothing is sexier than a topless girl making a fishface."

I hate to feed the BuzzFeed Monster, but several of...