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She thought she knew a better way to make porn. So she did.

Read this and read this well: THIS IS NOT SAFE FOR WORK. But it is a really interesting talk from an adult filmmaker about how porn affects us and how it needs to change. Once more for good measure: NOT SAFE FOR WORK!

She thought she knew a better way to make porn. So she did.
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Can there be such a thing as "feminist porn"? You betcha.

In most straight porn, the woman may have a really exaggerated "orgasm," but it's certainly not about her own pleasure. The exaggerated caricature of an orgasm is more about either turning the man on or demonstrating how manly he is ... even her so-called orgasm is in service of pleasing the man.


Women and men are both portrayed unrealistically in terms of body image in porn; HOWEVER, women are the only ones systematically depicted as meaningless tools of implementation in the pursuit of the Male Orgasm.

But women are sexual creatures, too. You can make porn that celebrates their freedom to be sexual creatures who give and receive pleasure without reducing them to tools of implementation.

THAT'S feminist porn.





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When a pet is admitted to a shelter it can be a traumatizing experience. Many are afraid of their new surroundings and are far from comfortable showing off their unique personalities. The problem is that's when many of them have their photos taken to appear in online searches.

Chewy, the pet retailer who has dedicated themselves to supporting shelters and rescues throughout the country, recognized the important work of a couple in Tampa, FL who have been taking professional photos of shelter pets to help get them adopted.

"If it's a photo of a scared animal, most people, subconsciously or even consciously, are going to skip over it," pet photographer Adam Goldberg says. "They can't visualize that dog in their home."

Adam realized the importance of quality shelter photos while working as a social media specialist for the Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

"The photos were taken top-down so you couldn't see the size of the pet, and the flash would create these red eyes," he recalls. "Sometimes [volunteers] would shoot the photos through the chain-link fences."

That's why Adam and his wife, Mary, have spent much of their free time over the past five years photographing over 1,200 shelter animals to show off their unique personalities to potential adoptive families. The Goldbergs' wonderful work was recently profiled by Chewy in the video above entitled, "A Day in the Life of a Shelter Pet Photographer."

A young boy tried to grab the Pope's skull cap

A boy of about 10-years-old with a mental disability stole the show at Pope Francis' weekly general audience on Wednesday at the Vatican auditorium. In front of an audience of thousands the boy walked past security and onto the stage while priests delivered prayers and introductory speeches.

The boy, later identified as Paolo, Jr., greeted the pope by shaking his hand and when it was clear that he had no intention of leaving, the pontiff asked Monsignor Leonardo Sapienza, the head of protocol, to let the boy borrow his chair.

The boy's activity on the stage was clearly a breach of Vatican protocol but Pope Francis didn't seem to be bothered one bit. He looked at the child with a sense of joy and wasn't even disturbed when he repeatedly motioned that he wanted to remove his skull cap.

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