TMSG 016: Abuse, Fantasy’s Narratives, and James Deen – Tell Me Something Good


In this special episode we sit down to talk about the recent abuse allegations against (retired?) porn star, James Deen. We share our personal reactions to the news and discuss how it has been handled both in mainstream and social media. We talk about what happens when we label someone a feminist because we want them to fit our own fantasy’s narrative and how we can take that power back. We also talk about the porn industry and how challenging things can be for sex workers who find themselves in abusive situations.

Outside of speaking up for sex workers and women who so often are not believed when they go public with their stories of rape and sexual assault, we’re not trying to solve anything with this discussion. We did, however, feel the need to have it and will continue to interrupt our standard format occasionally whenever important news items like this occur.

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