The main reason most women don't like pornography is jealousy.  There's the obvious fact it isn't designed for them.  For
whatever reason, possibly the spitting and dick-chokings, many women don't get off watching sex flicks the way men do. 
However, the less realized aspect of this jealousy is that porn tends to treat women far better than the real world ever has or possibly will.  

 
1.  The Pay is Great.

Sure, the concept of equality has floated around America since its inception.  People here are eager to talk about the egalitarianism we all aspire to, giving every American the chance to be great. However, ask any African American how often the concept of equality means reality, and hypocrisy soon enters the conversation.  We talk a big game but rarely follow through.  Case in point:  having a vagina decreases your pay grade.  But not in porn.
 
Corporate America only pays women about 75.5 cents for every dollar their male counterparts earn. Yet, in the porno-verse female performers get an average of $900 for a scene.  Women can rake in between $750-1200 while men can only make $300-500.  Advantage vadge!  Seemingly, pornographers are happy to handover money to ladies who frankly do more than their male costars, a fact corporate America can't claim.

 
2.  Coming Through the Glass Ceiling.
 
Anyone who's worked in an office environment has, at some point, heard a thump like a bird flying into a window.  That's the sound of women trying to ascend the corporate ladder.  It occurs when their heads bang against three inches of crystal clear bullet proof glass.  At some point every women who's ever worked hard has smashed her face against it.  To highlight this reality, when Sandra Day O'Conor graduated at the top of her class the only job she got offered was as a legal secretary.  Eventually, she would end up becoming the first female Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, but how was anyone supposed to divine that from her intelligence?
 
Still, there is one world women have never been denied being on top.  

Granted, life in Pornopolis is typically regarded as fantasy.  However, in said fantasies women can occupy positions of high rank and respect.  From sexy CEOs to horny doctors to promiscuous politicians, pornstars portray a world where women have broken through the glass ceiling; and that's a message every women can get behind.
 
Furthermore, what some might call more legitimate work is more readily available for women than men.  Journalists focusing on the adult industry tend to have easier access if female. The reason for this is that men on a porn set are typically seen as dogs on the prowl.  No one suspects women journalists of trying to scam on poon.  So opportunities in pornographic journalism are slanted in favor of women. 

 
3.  Ain't Nothing Wrong with That.
 
Porn is the only industry that accepts women in every shape, size, and sexual orientation.  If you want to tie someone to a riding mower and peg him in the ass then there's a site for that.  If you're a gal over 300 pounds, well, there's a place for you to feel sexy.  Want to get down with Bigfoot?  Why not (http://www.sweetprudence.com)? Lesbianism is encouraged rather than treated like a passing phase or a treatable disease.  With no fear of the slut double standard, women get to be sexually aggressive instead of demure.  In addition, a woman can grow older and maintain her sexual appeal rather than lose it. Google returns 444 million results for the term milf, and while some are academic like the definition of the term, many are just straight up smut; and it isn't likely Victoria's Secret is about to start a lineup of cougar models.  Women, as a whole, are more physically accepted in the porno-verse than the real world.  

 
4. Gender Bender.
 
Even the World Health Organization states women do more household chores than men making it a gender characteristic.  Gender being defined here as "socially constructed roles, behaviors, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for men and women." It isn't to say that biologically women are inclined to housework.  It's just if a young lady wants to be identified as a woman she should do more house chores than a man.  
  
This kind of thinking may sound backwards, but worse than that is its persistence.  Even progressive seeming things like the Mars Hill Hipster Church advocate a return to so-called traditional gender roles. Women have a place in society they're expected to maintain; and as such they are to ultimately defer to men when it comes to leadership roles.

In the porno biz, however, women are what they choose to be not what society has defined. If a porn actress submitted to typical gender roles then first and foremost she wouldn't act in porn.  She'd get married at her first opportunity and retire to a quiet life of endless vacuuming while nurturing her husbands' alcoholism.  In addition, pornstars themselves wouldn't aspire to be anything other than queens of the XXX screen.  
  
In reality, many adult industry aristocrats go on to head their own companies.  Stars like Jenna Jameson, Tera Patrick, and Shy Love have all seized control of their own pornographic destiny.  
 
 
5.  Censorship is a threat to all.
 
You can't really comprehend Ilona's Asshole till you're standing underneath a massive screen print of the thing, every detail of her balloon knot screaming at you.  What it screams is open to interpretation, however, it screams into every heart that sees it.  Some will be horrified.  Others will discover a lust they never knew they possessed.  Many will nod as if they understand then head off to some distant corner of the museum to cry.  
 
It really is just a close up shot of an asshole with full penetration of the vagina well in sight.  There's nothing there that hasn't been in the pages of Hustler magazine a thousand times.  However, instead of being behind the counter at the convenience store, Ilona's Asshole has hung in several museums. 

The most famous quote regarding obscenity comes from Justice Potter Stewart who said, "I know it when I see it."  What most people don't know is that the rest of the quote goes on to say, "the motion picture involved in this case is not that."  The same subjectivity applies to all art forms.  It's not hard to make a case for porn as art.  It's possibly even easier than one might think.  The difference isn't the material it's the venue.  Throw a pretentious explanation of events alongside a showing of Deepthroat, how it's an exploration of one woman's frustrated search for sexual satisfaction in a society that doesn't care about her orgasm, and boom it becomes an in-your-face art film rather than a XXX feature.  Whether or not the argument holds water is irrelevant. 
  
Censorship is the most insidious means of control.  It allows one group to dictate what others can say, see, and believe.  Porn may not seem like a fun old time to you, but it's existence is proof one freedom is still unshackled.  And that's good for everyone.

 
6.  You Do What for a Living?

In 2011 a story hit news regarding adult film actress Sasha Grey.  She was part of a program that involved reading to children.  Parents were horrified that a film slut would dare to suggest a love of reading.  One parent reacted by saying, "They could not find a fireman or a police officer? They had to get a porn star?"  Because of such statements Sasha Grey said, "I believe in the future of our children, and I will remain an active supporter and participant in education-focused initiatives."  But for most people, what it all comes down is she used to get fucked on film.  
 
The naivety of Ms. Grey in this instance is debatable only because of social hypocrisy.  The sales statistics for porn are notoriously difficult to nail.  However, some estimates put them as high $13.3 billion dollars in the US alone.  Global sales could be as high $97 billion.  Even if those number are a bit high there's no denying an appetite for porn exists.  Yet, the industry's population is expected to stay in the shadows and take no visible pride in their success.  Still, knowing full well they'll never get any real respect for their work, pornstars go out and do what they do.  They aren't afraid of what other people think.  That's a fearlessness most people never enjoy.  And even if you can't respect that, keep in mind they're gladly giving you someone you can look down on.  
 
 
Source Material:
         
Standard payments for adult film performers.
http://www.licensedmodels.com/Standard_Rates_for_Porn.html
http://stason.org/TULARC/sex-relationships/sex-movies/19-4-How-much-do-porn-stars-make.html
        
Pay gap between women and men.
http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/censusandstatistics/a/paygapgrows.htm
http://www.forbes.com/sites/freekvermeulen/2011/02/28/wage-differences-between-men-and-women-sexist-or-functional/
http://www.jec.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Earnings&ContentRecord_id=db19df76-9299-4b46-a98c-ef33c21dab3d&ContentType_id=2206321f-9e59-4f98-b972-d78c64abf642&Group_id=51e071bd-07e9-46f2-bb70-cfc28baec8be
         
Glass ceiling, Sandra Day O'Conor.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704415104576250900113069980.html
http://academics.hamilton.edu/government/mmarian/genderedpipeline.pdf
http://www.femalenetworkers.com/network_marketing_training_articles/leadership/The_Pipeline_Theory.htm
http://www.aacu.org/liberaleducation/le-wi05/le-wi05feature2.cfm
http://www.maryleonardlawsociety.org/2010MLLSessayWinner.pdf
         
Job opportunities for female journalists
http://www.forbes.com/sites/susannahbreslin/2012/07/10/when-the-competition-is-porn/
         
The amount of porn genres and subgenres.  Sweet Prudence and the erotic Adventure of Bigfoot.
Wallace, David Foster.  "Big Red Son." Consider the Lobster.  New York, Back Bay Books, 2006.
http://www.sweetprudence.com/
         
Treating lesbianism or supposedly abnormal sexual inclinations as a disease.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/10/health/10gene.html?ex=1187236800&en=b8ee8ae30451c2e9&ei=5070&_r=1&
http://blogs.babble.com/being-pregnant/2010/06/30/experimental-drug-on-fetus-to-discourage-lesbianism/
        
Google results for term milf.
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbo=d&sclient=psy-ab&q=milf&oq=milf&gs_l=hp.3..0l4.837.3203.1.3369.10.7.2.0.0.0.161.510.4j1.5.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.1.S5WQKAWhbJM&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=932ab18e2fc1592b&bpcl=39580677&biw=1920&bih=954

Gender Roles.

http://www.who.int/gender/whatisgender/en/index.html
http://catholicactionuk.blogspot.com/2009/05/feminism-and-homosexuality.html
http://books.google.ru/books?id=xKhGAkA9UvcC&printsec=frontcover&hl=ru#v=onepage&q&f=false
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/gender/gender22a.htm
http://www.helium.com/items/2129296-gender-roles-in-american-society
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/421619/nuclear-family
        
Mars Hill Hipster Church.
http://www.alternet.org/belief/oral-sex-yoga-and-gods-eternal-wrath-inside-new-hipster-megachurch-tells-modern-women-submit?paging=off
http://marshill.com/
         
Pornstars' production companies -- Club Jenna, Teravision, Shy Love's Productions.  
http://www.corporationwiki.com/company-background/a-business-report-is-an-important-decision-making-tool.aspx?id=44389986  (this website allows you to search and download company records on all of the production companies mentioned.)
http://tour.clubjenna.com/
http://www.shylove.com/
http://www.teravision.com/
        
Definition of art, obscenity, appearance of Ilona's Asshole.
http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=us&vol=378&invol=184
http://artsjournalismchicago.wordpress.com/tag/ilonas-asshole/
http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/features/jones/pop-life10-1-09_detail.asp?picnum=12
          
Sasha Grey.  Sales statistics.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2011/11/sasha-grey-porn-reading-school-kids.html
http://www.tmz.com/2011/11/11/sasha-grey-porn-star-elementary-school/#ixzz2E8ebe5SH
http://www.businesspundit.com/the-worlds-most-lucrative-business-markets/
http://internet-filter-review.toptenreviews.com/internet-pornography-statistics-pg2.html

 


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