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Porn stars have to look out for each other. They have to have each other’s backs when things go South. They also have to go South on each other. I’m sure you can think of more cheesy porn lines, you pervert. Anywho, porn star Tasha Reign has written a letter to the recently outed Duke porn star. Via The Huffington Post:

In an ideal world, you would be able to openly and fearlessly state your stage name, or even your birth name; however, it seems you are not as lucky as me to have gone to a school which celebrates your diversity and sexuality. Sadly, the exact opposite is being done to you, and for that, I am so incredibly sorry to hear. I hope I may be able to offer some advice, or at least support.

I want to apologize for all the ignorant, fearful comments your schoolmates at Duke are unloading on you. It is our school systems’ responsibility to provide their students with better knowledge and understanding of sex workers and an overall humanitarian outlook on mankind — but your school, and the schools they attended before Duke, did not. Your peers have degraded you, misrepresented you, judged you, and made you feel unwelcome at an institution at which you seek a higher education. I too go to a great university — UCLA — but compared to your experience, my extracurricular activities are well known. I am favorably regarded as being a feminist, bold enough to proudly make and create pornographic material, while attending UCLA’s classes.

I’m not sure why anyone would try to put down a porn star (calm down). Everyone watches porn. EVERYONE.  You know your boss, the one who yells at you when you make a spelling error in a report or e-mail that goes out to customers? Oh, he watches some weird sh*t. Let your imagination ruin your sleep.

People will always have questions and opinions. I too have experienced judgment, due to a lack of understanding. Your letter resonated so deeply with me; I can’t help but tear up thinking about our predicaments as sex workers.

Though people in LA seem to be more understanding about my career choice, my own family has disowned me. My younger sister did not invite me to her own wedding this December, and I am shunned from ever meeting my nephew, her husband, and their family. Plenty of people I went to high school with have also stopped being my friend. You and I know the very uncomfortable truth of that particular situation — they just are not able to handle being “guilty by association” with “people like us.”

There are others in our industry too shy, or too shamed, by their family and past friends, to ever publicly voice what you have said. Those same, shaming people who have passed judgment on you, have also asked me what I intend to do after college. They have reduced me to my current profession, regardless of the fact it is a legal and legitimate career choice.

I’m not entirely sure there is a lack of understanding in porn.

Me – “So, what do you do?”

Porn star – “Have sex on camera for money.”

Me – “Got it.”

Reading her entire letter to the Duke porn star just makes me glad I never had a sister, or a daughter. How do Dad’s not just roundhouse kick every guy they see?

We have to fight to provide a strong, positive voice for sex workers worldwide. Knowledge is power, and while sexuality is controversial, we need to fight for our freedoms as women to express ourselves and put slut-shame to an end.

We are so blessed to have the opportunity to choose our destinies, to decide what we want to do, and to be able to follow through on those choices. I feel the combination of sexual empowerment, with proper education, positive societal awareness, and ownership of our passions can create the change we hope to see in the world.

I sincerely hope you keep voicing your involvement in porn to the masses, so they will gain the awareness they need to accept sex workers like us. I wish you a fulfilling, long, successful, and wonderful career in whatever and wherever your brilliant, beautiful mind and body take you!

Knowledge is power! You go, Tasha! The sad thing is that she’s right. Sexuality is controversial, even though we’re all here because people have sex with each other. I want to make a TV show where whenever a show cuts to the ceiling during a sex scene, then  it shows a horribly mutilated body on a morgue table. Sex is scary, but dead bodies and 10 people killed an episode? That’s cool.

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Via The Huffington Post


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