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It’s a pretty shitty feeling when you’ve just watched a famous ex porn star be allowed in a campaign to reaffirm her autonomy by embracing her time in the adult industry as a choice she is proud of, only to view the ending clip reading “find a better alternative.” Generally the only time people put money behind putting an ex adult film star in front of a camera is to discuss tragedies and injustices that happened to them while working in the industry, which is important and deserves attention, but I was excited by the chance of an ex adult star not having to publicly rebuke their experience just to be allowed to seem worth listening to. Yet the campaign pretty much dismisses what she says as an example of what women shouldn’t *have* to do to make an equal wage, yet her whole point was that it was a choice. I get what they’re getting at, but did they have to blatantly /use/ sex workers to make their point? Heavily let down by this one, personally. *shrug*
I think you’re missing one of the points. The idea that one of the only industry’s in which women see any semblance of equality in pay is an industry that requires so much of a physical and emotional toll on women. That’s not fair, its not equal. She’s pointing out that women should have other options for a fair wage other than having sex with people on camera. That’s a huge disparity. The work she did as a teacher, as a waitress, as a secretary, was not half as highly valued as the work she did as a porn star and that is a huge example of how unequal pay is for women in America. I think this makes a great point and I think that Sasha was the perfect person to point that out. Also I don’t think this “lets protect porn because people always come down on female porn stars” is the right way to go about it. The porn industry is an exploitative, discriminatory, abusive, and harmful thing that has major problems and people need to talk about it.