Monthly Archives: March 2013

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Feminist Porn Awards and Feminist Porn Conference Hold Joint Press Conference

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tristan Taormino, feministpornstudies@gmail.com Carlyle Jansen, 416-588-0900, carlyle@goodforher.com Feminist Porn Awards and Feminist Porn Conference Hold Joint Press Conference TORONTO (March 28, 2013)—Producers of the 8th Annual Feminist Porn Awards (FPAs) and the 1st Annual Feminist Porn Conference will hold a joint media event on Friday, April 5 at 12 noon at […]

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Feminist Allies on Sinnamon Love

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Feminist Allies, a blog for pro-feminist and feminist men’s issues, did a feature Sinnamon Love’s piece for The Feminist Porn Book.  Sinnamon Love has been in the industry for almost twenty years and, as a black woman, she has the nuanced, complex insight into the industry that one would expect from somebody so experienced.  Racism […]

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Epiphora reviews The Feminist Porn Book

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Epiphora gives a detailed review of The Feminist Porn Book, including things she loved, she loathed, or what just plain confused her. Ultimately, she comes down on the side of being a fan: The Feminist Porn Book is an amazing contribution to the world. I have a feeling it may become a classic. It is interesting, challenging, and […]

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Tits and Sass and Distinctly Female reviews

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Two new blogger reviews! Caty Simon of Tits and Sass wrote a great thorough write-up of the text, including both compliments and challenges. The book’s answer to the implicit question of “where is intersectionality in our porn?” is heartening. Though Tobi Hill-Meyer writes about the slow, frustrating, transphobia-filled process of trans women’s inclusion in porn, Jiz […]

Feminist Porn Conference Keynote Luncheon Sold Out, Conference Registration Still Available

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Interest in The Feminist Porn Conference has exceeded our expectations. The Keynote Luncheon sponsored by The Feminist Press and featuring Constance Penley, Mireille Miller-Young, and Tristan Taormino is now sold out. We’ve reached the maximum capacity of the room and cannot move to a bigger space because of accessibility issues in the building (the elevators […]

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Rachel Kramer Bussel reviews The Feminist Porn Book for The Hairpin

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Rachel Kramer Bussel reviewed The Feminist Porn Book for The Hairpin: Celebrating XXX Fantasies Left Out of Mainstream Porn She calls special attention to Danny Wylde’s piece: Wylde wants viewers to treat their porn-buying with as much care as they do their food-shopping or clothes-purchasing. “It’s time for consumers who want more ethical porn to educate […]

SF Bay Guardian on the fusion of academics and porn stars

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The Feminist Porn Book got a great write-up in the San Francisco Bay Guardian. The book is a big deal, a first-time conglomeration of viewpoints from across the pro-sex feminist landscape. Its introduction alone was the most comprehensive history of feminist pornography I’ve ever seen (how appropriate that we’re in the middle of Women’s History […]

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Feminist Porn discussion on HuffPo Live and F*cking While Feminist Podcast

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HuffPo Live: Iceland recently passed a ban on violent porn and Tristan Taormino discussed this issue in the context of feminist porn on HuffPo Live along with Cindy Gallop and Kelly Bourdet. Fucking While Feminist:  Jaclyn Friedman‘s podcast featured a great discussion with co-editors, Tristan Taormino, Celine Parreñas Shimizu, Constance Penley & Mireille Miller-Young.

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Contributor April Flores Writes for XO Jane

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April Flores contributed a great original piece to The Feminist Porn Book called “Being Fatty D: Size, Beauty, and Embodiment in the Adult Industry” and she explores similar themes in this piece she wrote for XOJane: “April Flores, BBW Porn Performer, On Being A ‘Fat Girl’ And Loving It.” April Flores, flame-haired vixen of the […]