This girl is insane, I think
> It gets stranger and stranger as it goes.
> Her neighbors must hate her.
what are you talking about this was the best thing ever.
This is so wonderfully odd i have to reblog it everytime.
I love this girl.
but THIS GIRL IS A MORE PERFECT HERMIONE GRANGER THAN EMMA
AND THIS COMES FROM A GIANT EMMA FAN
Asked by Anonymous
Well, Stoya’s claims to be a feminist are, in fact, correct. Like Sasha Grey, she adheres to sex-pos liberal feminism, which suits her profession and activist bent.
Whether we agree with her or not, we can’t say that she’s not representing them.
Now, I’ll be very blunt here: like Sasha Grey, she’s making a paycheque. She’s a businesswoman, and rule one in business is, “don’t piss off the people signing the pay stub”.
We don’t know her actual opinions on porn. We can’t. Maybe she means what she says wholeheartedly. Maybe she doesn’t.
But she’s not stupid, so while she’s in the industry, she’s not going to be the whistle-blower.
The problem here, though, is that like Sasha, Stoya occupies a very unique position in the industry. She’s young, slender, white…and educated. She’s literate, and markets herself (perhaps moreso than Sasha did) as an activist.
She is the quintessential “I choose my choice!” sex worker; but her privileges (and her independent sex educator platform) provides her with a bit of a buffer. Her experiences as a thin/white/educated/activist sex worker are very different from those of a woman who performs sex work (be it porn/ stripping/ cam/ stroll/ whatever) out of necessity.
That, for me, is the critical problem with performers like Stoya and Sasha. They’re held up as examples: “well STOYA likes it”, and thus, all must, when in reality, that’s like saying that Michael Bloomberg likes the economy.
Well, he would. He’s sitting on the top.