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James Deen’s Alleged Assaults Were Ignored, Laughed Off by Casts and Crews #sexwork #porn #rape

James Deen’s Alleged Assaults Were Ignored, Laughed Off by Casts and Crews #sexwork #porn #rape | Herstory | Scoop.it
Since Saturday, when porn actress and writer Stoya tweeted that she was raped by porn hero James Deen, four more adult film performers have come out agains

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Cauterucci's article gives the most balanced view of the whole James Deen rape story ~ including the debacles facing women in porn and sex work. While the adult industry has a much faster (and positive) response to its stars who rape and abuse than Hollywood and mainstream media do, there are always the following issues of whether or not it is rape if a person is paid or likes rough sex. 


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"There is nothing wrong or rape-like about enjoying rough sex and being good at it. There is nothing wrong or suspicious about acting out a consensual rape fantasy. But, as in offscreen/noncommercial sex, the entire validity of porn as an industry hinges on consent. Perversely, that may be one reason why a porn actress might feel compelled to stay silent about these kinds of violations: Women who act in adult films are often portrayed as victims with little agency or know-how, who must resort to a demeaning and dangerous career because they have no other options. Stories like the ones Fires, Lux, Rayne, and Peters tell—important as they are—don’t exactly contradict that myth.


But neither porn nor rough sex subjected these women to sexual assault, and they didn’t turn James Deen into a rapist. The allegations against Deen are full of references to ways porn actresses control their own careers: through lists of acts they won’t perform, lists of people they won’t perform with, and contracts that specify exactly what will happen in a scene. Deviating from the agreed-upon variety, timing, and manner of sex is just as wrong as any other kind of assault. The women who’ve told their horrifying stories about Deen know that. Deen and the bystanders who looked on and laughed did, too."


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Gracie Passette's curator insight, December 2, 2015 6:33 PM

Cauterucci's article gives the most balanced view of the whole James Deen rape story ~ including the debacles facing women in porn and sex work. While the adult industry has a much faster (and positive) response to its stars who rape and abuse than Hollywood and mainstream media do, there are always the following issues of whether or not it is rape if a person is paid or likes rough sex. 


Cauterucci:


"There is nothing wrong or rape-like about enjoying rough sex and being good at it. There is nothing wrong or suspicious about acting out a consensual rape fantasy. But, as in offscreen/noncommercial sex, the entire validity of porn as an industry hinges on consent. Perversely, that may be one reason why a porn actress might feel compelled to stay silent about these kinds of violations: Women who act in adult films are often portrayed as victims with little agency or know-how, who must resort to a demeaning and dangerous career because they have no other options. Stories like the ones Fires, Lux, Rayne, and Peters tell—important as they are—don’t exactly contradict that myth.

But neither porn nor rough sex subjected these women to sexual assault, and they didn’t turn James Deen into a rapist. The allegations against Deen are full of references to ways porn actresses control their own careers: through lists of acts they won’t perform, lists of people they won’t perform with, and contracts that specify exactly what will happen in a scene. Deviating from the agreed-upon variety, timing, and manner of sex is just as wrong as any other kind of assault. The women who’ve told their horrifying stories about Deen know that. Deen and the bystanders who looked on and laughed did, too."

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, December 2, 2015 7:17 PM

Cauterucci's article gives the most balanced view of the whole James Deen rape story ~ including the debacles facing women in porn and sex work. While the adult industry has a much faster (and positive) response to its stars who rape and abuse than Hollywood and mainstream media do, there are always the following issues of whether or not it is rape if a person is paid or likes rough sex. 


Cauterucci:


"There is nothing wrong or rape-like about enjoying rough sex and being good at it. There is nothing wrong or suspicious about acting out a consensual rape fantasy. But, as in offscreen/noncommercial sex, the entire validity of porn as an industry hinges on consent. Perversely, that may be one reason why a porn actress might feel compelled to stay silent about these kinds of violations: Women who act in adult films are often portrayed as victims with little agency or know-how, who must resort to a demeaning and dangerous career because they have no other options. Stories like the ones Fires, Lux, Rayne, and Peters tell—important as they are—don’t exactly contradict that myth.


But neither porn nor rough sex subjected these women to sexual assault, and they didn’t turn James Deen into a rapist. The allegations against Deen are full of references to ways porn actresses control their own careers: through lists of acts they won’t perform, lists of people they won’t perform with, and contracts that specify exactly what will happen in a scene. Deviating from the agreed-upon variety, timing, and manner of sex is just as wrong as any other kind of assault. The women who’ve told their horrifying stories about Deen know that. Deen and the bystanders who looked on and laughed did, too."


Click links for more info on rape & rape fantasies ~ including issues in porn & sex work.

TheBodyHouse.biz's curator insight, December 4, 2015 12:08 AM

For God's sake... It's never ok to punch a woman in the face and take her from behind... even if she's a paid porn star. Even if she literally... asks you for it.

 

It doesn't matter that this happened on the set of a porn flick. This incident springs from the generalized notion that it's excusable to treat a woman abusively because you are a more powerful and dominant male. Get over yourselves!

 

I see this attitude (and often experience it) everywhere. It's the attitude whereby men believe women have been put on this Earth to serve them.


Men feel entitled to us. This leads to a sense of ownership. I'm not sure where this comes from (The Bible maybe?) but it has got to END.


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What we know about false rape allegations

What we know about false rape allegations | Herstory | Scoop.it

For one thing, research has finally nailed down a consistent range for how many reports of rape are false: somewhere between 2 and 8 percent, which is a lot narrower than the 1.5 percent to 90 percent range of the past. But it's also shown that the cultural debate over rape shapes the reality of how rapes are reported and investigated.


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Alexander Yakovlev's comment, June 2, 2015 9:20 AM
THIS IS OUT OF HANDS IN MY MIND. THERE YOU GO GENDER DIFFERENCES. WOMEN CAN LIE ABOUT RAPE AND EVERYONE WILL BELIEVE HER, AND THAT’S CRAZY. I KNOW IT’S NOT SIMPLE AS THAT, BUT TO WORD IT SIMPLY THAT’S HOW IT LOOKS. THERE ARE TWO THINGS I TOOK FROM THIS ARTICLE: ONE IS THAT 2 TO 8 PERCENT OF WOMEN LYING ABOUT THEM BEING RAPED, AND SECOND IS THAT REALITY SHOWS THAT RAPE REPORTS THAT TURN OUT TO BE FALSE ARE MORE LIKELY TO INVOLVE STRANGERS AND VIOLENCE.
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Life, Death, Trust

Life, Death, Trust | Herstory | Scoop.it
Sociopath Houston attorney crashes plane with two escorts, hires goons to beat one to death, rapes the other, and gets away with it. Betrayal of trust, traumatic brain injuries, fraud, felonies, and violence against women.

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, December 3, 2014 7:01 PM

This story is not for the faint of heart, but for the strong of heart. Read it. Help via GiftRocket.com and using email address: abrooks2014 AT hush.com

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Why Doesn’t Anyone Care About the Sexual Assault Allegations Against Bill Cosby?

Why Doesn’t Anyone Care About the Sexual Assault Allegations Against Bill Cosby? | Herstory | Scoop.it
Last month, Dylan Farrow published a letter in The New York Times accusing her father Woody Allen of molesting her, 20 years after she first spoke out against him as a 7-year-old child. The month before, the Village Voice republished reams of documents describing allegations that R. Kelly repeatedly raped...
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The Blame Game: Black Women, Shame, and Victim Blaming

The Blame Game: Black Women, Shame, and Victim Blaming | Herstory | Scoop.it

The many stereotypes of black women are used to justify violence and aggression against them.  Because black women are mythologized as gold-digging, angry, physically strong, provocative shrews some black men assume (and this is something that having a mama, a auntie, a grandmother who raised you, or your own damn daughters doesn’t change) that if/when black women are hit, they asked for (or deserved) it.  At the end of the day many men empathize with other men and instead of vilifying any act of violence, physical or otherwise, against anyone, especially a woman, they attempt to justify it.  They put themselves in the shoes of the aggressor, but not the victim, and see themselves as blameless and reactionary, rather than violent and misogynistic.

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Rape Fantasies Are Normal, Even If You've Been Raped

Rape Fantasies Are Normal, Even If You've Been Raped | Herstory | Scoop.it
If you were following along with the Lifestyle BDSM Vs Professional Domination conversation, you know that I asked Miss Pearl to write a bit about rape fantasies ~ specifically male rape fantasies....


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NWS, but great for those who have suffered rape or other sexual trauma -- or have partners who have.

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When Evangelicalism Makes Things Easy For Sexual Offenders – and Hard for Their Victims

When Evangelicalism Makes Things Easy For Sexual Offenders – and Hard for Their Victims | Herstory | Scoop.it
by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy Feminism

Evangelical teachings on repentance and forgiveness create a tremendous problem when it comes to rape or other forms of abuse. If you commit a sin and repent of it, God forgives you. I remember hearing Psalm 103:12 quoted constantly: “As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” Of course, this was always said in a positive way—isn’t it awesome that God forgives us no matter what? But it doesn’t must mean God forgives us. It also means God forgives rapists, child molesters, and so on—fully and completely.
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Men's Rights Activists Are Leaving Anti-Feminism Notes In "Everyday Sexism" Books

Men's Rights Activists Are Leaving Anti-Feminism Notes In "Everyday Sexism" Books | Herstory | Scoop.it

Members of the “Men’s Rights Initiative” are targeting their anger at feminist books by leaving hateful notes inside of Everyday Sexism books in bookstores.

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Thugs. That's what they are.

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malek's comment, June 23, 2014 11:26 AM
appalled, after losing fairness, they lose sense
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It's Not Your Fault: Stories of Sexual Violence (YouTube)

Four female high school students share their stories of sexual violence, resistance and healing. This video was produced in the VOICES after-school program a...


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More #YesAllWomen Backlash & Myth-Information (It's Math, Really)

More #YesAllWomen Backlash & Myth-Information (It's Math, Really) | Herstory | Scoop.it
If you don't follow me on Twitter, then you may not have noticed how in love I am with the #YesAllWomen phenomenon. Personally, it became very difficult for me to maintain such conversations when M...
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The shocking testimony of soldiers who rape

The shocking testimony of soldiers who rape | Herstory | Scoop.it
“When we rape we feel free”, a young soldier in the Congolese Army confesses with astonishing candour. In a country where it’s estimated that 48 women are raped every hour, his actions have become virtually the norm, and not the exception. The Democratic Republic of Congo has born the brunt of vicious wars and fighting almost continuously since 1996, concentrated in the east of the country. One of the reasons the women repeat to anyone who bothers to ask them is: “where there’s fighting there’s rape”.
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George Will's Horrendous Column On Rape

George Will's Horrendous Column On Rape | Herstory | Scoop.it
Columnist George Will thinks that being a rape victim is now a "coveted status" on college campuses.

No, really.

The conservative titan wrote about "the supposed campus epidemic of rape, a.k.a. 'sexual assault,'" in a piece ...
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Sex or Sex Assault: The 5 Ws Checklist

Sex or Sex Assault: The 5 Ws Checklist | Herstory | Scoop.it

The American Judicial system has once again sent a clear message to America’s girls: sexual assault—even rape—is no big deal.

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Fifth arrest over gang-rape and murder of two cousins in India

Fifth arrest over gang-rape and murder of two cousins in India | Herstory | Scoop.it
Two girls aged 14 and 15, were raped, killed and hanged from a mango tree in a small village in the state of Uttar Pradesh Continue reading...

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malek's curator insight, June 1, 2014 9:23 AM

The victims family revolted in silence, they are outcaste. The story will always end in: blaming the victims

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Glenn Beck's The Blaze Aired a Horrifying Rape Sketch

Glenn Beck's The Blaze Aired a Horrifying Rape Sketch | Herstory | Scoop.it
Glenn Beck's black box theater of the puerile moron is back with another "controversial" and "edgy" performance, only this time, it's not Beck playing with dolls or complaining about Obama through film noir. Here, Beck dispatches The Blaze's Stu Burguiere to mock sexual assault statistics. Safe to say, it's absolutely vile.
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malek's curator insight, May 29, 2014 10:03 AM

Beer don't rape women. Men rape women

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11 Absurd Products Women Have Been Told To Buy So Men Don't Rape Them

11 Absurd Products Women Have Been Told To Buy So Men Don't Rape Them | Herstory | Scoop.it
Much easier to tell women to go shopping than to teach men not to rape, right?
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Legislators grapple on rapists' parental rights bill | New Hampshire State Government

Legislators grapple on rapists' parental rights bill | New Hampshire State Government | Herstory | Scoop.it

House and Senate negotiators failed to reach agreement Tuesday on a bill allowing a mother to terminate the father’s parental rights of a child conceived during rape, if he is convicted, pleads guilty or found to have committed rape.

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Driving Female Victims Crazy

Driving Female Victims Crazy | Herstory | Scoop.it
Women, report rape, get labeled as having a mental illness. This isn't only something that happens in the military, you know; it's just easier to document this group of women and to hold an institu...
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Sexual Assault: Power Money Control : Infographic

Sexual Assault: Power Money Control : Infographic | Herstory | Scoop.it
Often a taboo subject, victims often remain silent, fearing retribution or blaming themselves. Learn the facts about how and why these crimes are comm

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malek's curator insight, April 30, 2014 9:22 AM

But what's Sexual assault in the first place?

Sexual assault can be verbal, visual, or anything that forces a person to join in unwanted sexual contact or attention. Examples of this are voyeurism (when someone watches private sexual acts), exhibitionism (when someone exposes him/herself in public), incest (sexual contact between family members), and sexual harassment. It can happen in different situations:  in the home by someone you know, on a date, or by a stranger in an isolated place.

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Christian Colleges Have a Sexual Assault Problem

Christian Colleges Have a Sexual Assault Problem | Herstory | Scoop.it
Stories of mishandling and outright ignoring cases of sexual assault within religious institutions go back decades.
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Yakiri Rubio Killed Her Rapist in Self-Defense—Now She May Go to Prison | VICE United States

Yakiri Rubio Killed Her Rapist in Self-Defense—Now She May Go to Prison | VICE United States | Herstory | Scoop.it
Yakiri Rubio was kidnapped and raped in Mexico City this December. Now she—and not her attackers—faces ten years in prison.

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Doingtime2's curator insight, March 8, 2014 7:09 PM

Where is the justice? In Yakiri Rubio's case there are anomalies.

According to the Commission for Human Rights in Mexico City, the actions of the Prosecutor’s Office and the magistrate’s court "were focused on prosecuting a capital murder crime and ignoring a sexual violence crime."

When Yakiri entered the Prosecutor’s Office, she didn't get a test to confirm she had been raped. She was not even allowed to call her family. Lucia Lagunes Huerta, the director of CIMAC, a feminist news agency, told me that the written law and the implemented law are different things. "There is a certain logic in the world that women don't matter and that violence against us is provoked by us," said Huerta.

When I called the District Attorney's office in Mexico City (PGJDF), they wouldn't comment. But Rodolfo Ríos Garza, a member of the PGJDF, had said in a press conference: “We have statements in the previous investigation, where she enters the hotel willingly with someone and therefore there is no evidence of rape."

The judge who sentenced her to prison, Santiago Avila Negron, was accused of corruption and sexual harassment in 2004.

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Commodifying women’s safety « Trouble and Strife

Commodifying women’s safety « Trouble and Strife | Herstory | Scoop.it

Can mobile phone apps help to protect women from domestic and sexual violence? A recent study suggests that they might do more harm than good, as Nicole Westmarland explains.

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Bob Jones University Has Way Of Shutting That Year-Long Sex Abuse Study Down

Bob Jones University Has Way Of Shutting That Year-Long Sex Abuse Study Down | Herstory | Scoop.it
Bob Jones University shut down a yearlong investigation into sex abuse complaints before a final report came out. They had really good reasons, we’re sure.
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Is Patricia Esparza Responsible for the Murder of Her Alleged Rapist?

Is Patricia Esparza Responsible for the Murder of Her Alleged Rapist? | Herstory | Scoop.it

How much responsibility does Patricia Esparza bear for the death of Gonzalo Ramirez? Does her fear and paralysis excuse her, or should she spend years in prison for failing to save the man who raped her?

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List: States where rape is most common

List: States where rape is most common | Herstory | Scoop.it


"Alaska's rate is three times the national average; New Jersey's rate is lowest"


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I don't think it is a coincidence that at the top of this list of worsts are states with high populations of native persons.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 4, 2014 11:32 PM

I don't think it is a coincidence that at the top of this list of worsts are states with high populations of native persons.

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 4, 2014 11:33 PM

I don't think it is a coincidence that at the top of this list of worsts are states with high populations of native persons.

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 4, 2014 11:35 PM

I don't think it is a coincidence that at the top of this list of worsts are states with high populations of native persons.

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