Protests During the Pandemic & Their Connection to the Future of Porn

0 Comment

Right now, we are all stuck in this life-altering time called the “coronavirus crisis.”  It has had the population of the United States and other portions of the world staying-at-home for weeks, maybe eventually even months.  Some people in various states are protesting these lockdowns.  In this article, I’m not taking a stance on their cause, but I am taking a position on their right to protest – and suggesting that you do too.

If you believe that the country should remain “closed,” I ask that you support those who are protesting that believe the opposite – Not because of their “why,” but because of the importance of the right to protest.  You have the right to your opinion, and to express it, as do the protesters.

The right to protest peacefully is part of the right to free speech guaranteed by the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights.  Freedom of speech is the lifeblood of the pornography business.  Without that constitutional right, nay-sayers in the government would probably have destroyed the industry by now.

It’s no secret that there are many people who don’t approve of, or agree with, the plight of pornography industry.  Over the last few years, more than 15 states have passed resolutions declaring porn a “public health crisis.”  What if those states had the ability because of their belief to shut down the industry, and no one could question it? 

The people in adult industry have tirelessly protested for decades, both outright against censorship and simply by their doing their jobs.  Doing their jobs by making content, selling content, and distributing content, in and of itself, is a protest against the portion of society that has a negative attitude toward porn, desiring to “delete it” from the world.  The same applies for those in the sex toy and sex tech businesses.

With regard to the coronavirus, the protesters are demonstrating for their right to work…  Those working in the pornography and sex toy industries have had to fight similar battle.  Sex workers who are in the consensual prostitution business also fight the same fight everyday, and started way before Covid-19 was even a “thing.”  It’s not about politics…  It’s about human right rights… It’s about the rights of everyone…  Including pornographers and consensual sex workers.

Prohibiting the protests could set a dangerous precedent for the future rights of pornographers and sex workers to protest for their right to work.  It would also be a form of censorship, which if allowed, could be extrapolated to squash other types of speech, like pornography and sexual expression.

So, please – Support the protesters in their right to protest even if you don’t agree with the reason they protest.  Especially if you work in the adult industry, are a customer of adult industry, or are a supporter of adult industry, this is critical to a future that includes the adult industry.

Share This:

0 Comments

Leave a Comment