I still keep telling people I am and forgetting I’m totally 24 now.
What is more important, taking down an industry that profits from sex trafficking, raping, abusing, and dehumanising women & girls, or pretending none of that matters because of your personal enjoyment of some part of the industry? With that said, you can never be sure that everyone in the videos you watch consented to all activities and consented to having the videos made publicly available.
You also cannot just declare as a fact that a porn company cares about their performers & features healthy, consensual, mutually pleasurable sex as though all the women choose to do porn because it’s their #1 desired career. Economic necessity is a major reason that a lot of women end up in porn and this isn’t any different for women working in supposedly “woman-friendly” porn companies. These smaller companies are competing with the mainstream porn companies and they have to appeal to enough advertisers & viewers to make profit; you are willfully obtuse to assume that consideration of ethics is a factor in swaying the decisions of pornographers.
I looked up this Abby Winters site and its founder is a man known as the “Australian porn king,” Garion Hall, who also owns G Media. (Abby Winters isn’t a real person—he originally used the name to pose as a successful woman in the business…hmm, I wonder why!) The company refused to remove content when requested by several former models and Hall himself got busted on allegations that he’d used underage models. Whether he truly did or not is a moot point, what you want me to believe is that this man who makes money from the sexual exploitation of 18-19 year-old female performers cares about their safety & well-being. Most of these young women are poor students and accepting a wad of cash for nude modeling or filmed sex acts is not enthusiastic & informed consent.
You ask me “what’s so wrong” about non-mainstream porn companies doing the same things as mainstream porn companies on a smaller, less extreme scale. Ask yourself this. Why are you okay with sacrificing financially desperate teenage girls & young women to a world where men can pimp their bodies and profit off their sexual labour? Why are you okay with these girls & women having their future hopes & dreams ruined because those sexually explicit pictures & videos come back to haunt them later on (this is very, very common)? Why are you okay with girls & women internalising the cultural belief that their only value comes in their sexual attractiveness & ability to please males?
Truthfully I don’t care how body positive, diverse, & “pro-female” your porn supposedly is; female bodies shouldn’t be sexual commodities for your entertainment.