Feminism |
TedEBare2011 asks: Are you a feminist? And I answer: Feminism . . . hmmm . . . I don’t really like the term “feminist.” So many people have used this in such a negative way that the word now implies “man-hater” and “anti-porn” to a lot of people. I’m not either of those things. I love men—especially in bed—and I make porn. But I do believe in equal rights for women, and I do think that there are millions of women in this world who don’t have them, and I definitely believe in standing up for their rights. I also think one thing that most people don’t think of when they think of feminism is that women deserve to enjoy and feel proud of their sexuality. A lot of people, men and women, are taught to be ashamed of their desires and to never act sexually in public. But I recently discovered that showing my sexuality publicly has made me feel powerful, brave, and more alive than I ever did before. So I’m trying to make a statement that I don’t do porn because I’m desperate for money or because I have no other options: I’m a scientist and a [...]