Hey, beautiful humans! A quick update as I prepare for my numerous Montana Book Festival obligations this week:
- I just got a haircut and it looks so good! I’m working toward a David-Bowie-in-The-Man-Who-Fell-to-Earth look and I’ve got a good start! Gotta grow out the top a bit more and color it, but I’m almost there! (Also, I am terrible at taking selfies, as you may have noticed.)
- I was ALL UP in Vice this week! I wrote an article there (for the first time! yay!) and was quoted in another, back-to-back!
- First up, my review, “The Device That Makes Kegel Exercises Less Confusing and Boring,” was published on Monday! I got to review a Kegel exerciser that pairs with a video game for this article! I got to play a video game with my vagina. It was so much fun! I recommend reading the article, and pre-ordering the Perifit, if you’re able. It’s out next month, but you can get a discount if you pre-order now!
- Then, on Tuesday, Callie Little’s article asked a really important question: “How Much Porn Is Too Much Porn?” And I got to give my thoughts on the matter! (Hint: It’s most likely that you’re not watching too much porn. But of course there are caveats, so, like…read the article.)
- I also published a piece at Glamour.com that I’m really proud of. I don’t know if you heard the kerfuffle last week about this “feminist” website called Bellesa that was letting users upload their favorite female-friendly porn and share it…for free. Well, basically, they had this great idea about empowering women by helping them share porn they liked…except they were severely disempowering the women who made the porn because it was almost all stolen porn. Yeah. Uh. Not cool. Anyway, I spoke to some prominent feminists in the porn industry about why, exactly, stealing porn is never feminist. Even when it’s feminist porn. A nibble:
“The takeaway here is simple: You can’t call yourself a feminist if you’re stealing porn from the women (and others) who make it. Porn workers—from performers to producers to marketers to camera operators to editors—have lost a lot because of free sites. ‘These are real people who work real jobs to support their families, and pay taxes,’ says jessica drake. ‘In my years in the business, I have watched as very popular companies have fallen by the wayside, not having the means to combat piracy fast enough.'”
Read the article here!