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A big media week for women in porn / YNOT

Written by Ben Suroeste for YNOT.  Originally published November 14th, 2014.



“These days, I’m not sure a single day goes by without some aspect of the porn industry receiving at least a little mainstream media ink. Sometimes a porn star makes headlines due to her dalliance with a professional sports star. Other times, the headlines emerge from the decidedly “bad news” side of the industry’s ledger, like an HIV-driven moratorium on content production.

This week in the media, the porn-industry-related theme appears to be “Ladies Night” in the form of a lengthy group Q&A with four female porn directors hitting HuffPo (by way of Ravishly.com) and a profile of “entreporneur” Cindy Gallop running on BizJournals.com.

As always with mainstream treatments of porn subjects, there are aspects of the coverage that left me scratching my head, including the headline on the Gallop profile: “Porn baroness finds Silicon Valley’s stance toward sex tech rather curious.”

For starters, a “baroness” by definition is a woman who is, or was at one time, married to a baron, and whoever the Baron of Porn might be, I’m pretty sure he’s not married to Cindy Gallop. (Unless…. Larry, Cindy: Is there something you’ve been meaning to tell us?)

Such minor gripes aside, however, these two articles are great press, not just for the impressive set of trailblazers featured therein, but for the adult industry as a whole. Among other things, nothing more effectively rebuts the notion of the adult industry being a business sector devoid of intelligent, independent and self-directed women than hearing from women currently working in the industry who clearly embody those traits…”


To read more about the incredible women that are working to change the game in the porn industry, and in society in general, check out the rest of the piece here.

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