Feminist pornography has evolved from its beginnings of female porn icons and sex-positive academic feminists. It seeks to both address existing issues of sexism within the mainstream porn industry as well as create new spaces and paradigms for pornography that challenge mainstream tropes. It also strives to create fair and favorable working conditions for performers. Through these many changes, feminists’ relationship with porn has shifted from battles over what pornography reveals about structures of power to experiments in what pornography can change in structures of power.
Pornography has become the way that people learn about sex. It has become the new sex education, as actual sex-ed is scarce and highly limited. By depicting authentic, non-scripted, diverse representations of men, women, and genderqueer people, feminist pornography has the potential to sexually educate and sexually reorient the public and thus revolutionize sexual relationships.
Olivia Tarplin is a Jersey City native who received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Studies with a concentration in Gender and Media Studies from The New School in 2014. Her research has centered around issues of gender, politics, sexuality, media, and specifically pornography. Focusing on the thriving industry of feminist pornography, she has spent the past 2 years studying how experiments in feminist porn can change the widespread sexual culture and how porn made ethically can act as a new and improved way to educate the masses about sex. In keeping with these interests, during her time in college she co-designed new and innovative ways to teach sex-positive sexhealth education, and implemented these strategies by leading sex education workshops in Freshmen classrooms around campus. She currently works in New York City in the non-profit world.
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has anyone of you even listened to what she actually said in this video? i don't think so... she is bringing up quite a few good points focusing on a healthy work environment in porn for both men and women ans other really good stuff. i feel like many of you did not even watch the video. why are there so many butthurt people in this comment section? please explain18/06/2016
Lady got tits!!16/06/2016
stop faping people and this talk is giving me cancer10/06/2016
All this porn talk...... Mute the audio, then Fap on those tits.08/06/2016
feminist porn? Is that a paradox?08/06/2016
Porn for women has always existed....05/06/2016
Porn is for morons ,addicts and perverts who worn out their senses .Love making and erotica for the rest.05/06/2016
Please tell viewers about feminist prostitution.26/05/2016
Porn is nothing but bad. It makes men get ED and it changes your brain. Feminist porn is just a stupid category of porn that's exactly the same thing23/05/2016