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Directors Shouldn’t Abuse Actors For The Sake Of ‘Brilliant’ Art

“I’m not trying to take the blame off of these directors and actors, but to even wrap our brains around how could this possibly be? Just look around us. It points back to rape culture, because the message is everywhere, from a boy pulling a girl’s hair in first grade and the teacher saying ‘that means he likes you’ to a father is defending his son who was charged with rape. The gender norms in place are so pervasive, and they have hegemonic power. Read more

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‘Condom Regulation Will Take Away Our Consent’

“Nobody should have to risk their health in order to keep their job! A YES vote for Prop 60 is a vote to protect California adult film workers from disease, Porn producers refuse to provide a safe workplace for their performers. As a result, thousands of workers have been exposed to serious and life-threatening diseases. It is time to hold the pornographers accountable for worker safety and health in California’s adult film industry.” Read more

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Why ‘Luke Cage’ Matters

Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson) and Luke Cage (Mike Colter) By Establishment Staff Every once in a while, a show or movie that breaks the normative mold of pop culture resonates so strongly with our readers, we field several pitches about it. This happened with trauma survivors who wanted to write about the groundbreaking representation of the Read more