What is feminist porn

Can porn be feminist? A member of my family, who would be appalled if I mentioned her name on this website, worked for a while in a video store. While there. This article examines the work of Tristan Taormino, a prominent self-described feminist pornographer, in order to illustrate themes and commitments common among those who produce, perform in, and/or support feminist pornography.

Feminist pornography refers to a genre of film developed by and/or for those dedicated to gender equality. It was created for the purposes of encouraging women and their self-beliefs of freedom through sexuality, equality and pleasure. A new wave of feminist porn, created from the female point of view, is empowering men and women by highlighting diverse sexualities and bodies. A growing movement emphasizes diversity in casting and ethics in production – but will it fizzle out just as it comes into its own?

"Feminist porn" is a thing. It's enough of a thing that it has its own awards ceremony, the Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards, which wrapped up this past weekend in Toronto, along with a first-ever Feminist Porn Conference, which focuses on a new scholarly tome, The Feminist Porn Book. How should feminists, both within and outside the industry, engage with pornography today—even as many debates about it remain stuck in the past?

"Feminist porn takes a cultural form that has historically been seen as the purview of men. It reworks sexual images and conventions in an effort to explore new. The world of porn is pretty misogynistic, but feminist porn is a whole new world. Here are 3 tips for enjoying feminist porn, plus where you can find it.

Once a director instructed me to wait five minutes and then fake an orgasm. I said, 'give me an additional five minutes and I'll have a real orgasm'. To me, that's feminist porn in a nutshell.” Madison Young is unabashed in her enthusiastic description of life as a porn star. It's a common complaint among feminists that pornography “objectifies” women. And rightly so, since a lot of it does. Most (straight) pornography really does present women as mere objects without feelings or desires of their own.

If you thought you didn't like porn, you probably haven't seen feminist porn. The audience for the Eighth Annual Feminist Porn Awards is shimmying in and out of a tightly packed bar full of bow ties and Tumblr-esque galaxy prints. A friend recently forwarded me a tweet that said, “My aunt is really confused by the concept of feminist porn. 'Of course it's sexist,' she says. 'It's for GUYS.'” Most people I talk to about feminist pornography are often equally bemused by the concept.