In the wake of allegations made against porn star James Deen by his ex-partner and fellow porn performer Stoya, as well as several other performers, both Ann Friedman and Amanda Hess attempt to unpack what it means when women hold men who express feminist sentiments up as feminist heroes. [The Cut, Slate]
And while Deen may have been put on a pedestal, he and other violent men illustrate the low standards we actually hold them to. [Junkee]
Stoya’s business partner Kayden Kross explains why they chose to keep scenes featuring Deen on their website, TrenchcoatX (NSFW). [UnKrossed]
I wrote about Meredith Grey, of Grey’s Anatomy, and her woman problem. [Bitch Flicks]
“The Myth of the Tight Pussy.” [Medium]
The real cost of unpaid emotional labour. [Harlot]
“Why Do Teen Girls Like Gay Porn?” [Broadly]
Three ways to make pop culture more diverse. [This Ain’t Livin’]
Another thinkpiece on Drake’s obsession with “good girls”. [The Establishment]
Unpacking Showgirls‘ infamous pool sex scene (NSFW). [The Frisky]
For crimes including slut-shaming, kissing and telling, homophobia, “anti”-bullying and self-righteousness.
At least according to this dialogue between Sady Stein and Amanda Hess on Tiger Beatdown:
“I have problems with Taylor Swift, which are, Example A: Slut-shaming, and Example B: The fact that she is posited as an anti-bullying Girl Power achetype when she writes songs that are like ‘go and tell my friends that I’m obsessive and crazy/that’s fine I’ll tell mine that you’re gay.’”
And yes, I did use other parts of this Tiger Beatdown article as inspiration for yesterday’s “Smiling Assassin” post.
Related: Smiling Assassin.
Elsewhere: [Tiger Beatdown] Sexist Beatdown: Revenge of the Smiler Edition.
[The New Gay] If Katy Perry Crapped in a Pizza Box, Would You Eat It?