Elizabeth Swan

Porn Protest

By Elizabeth Swan on

On Friday of last week I went to the Porn Protest outside the Houses of Parliament. Now although I like discretion in my work I thought it was important to go and show support as I think the new law needs to be fought by as many people within the sex industry as possible. Charlotte Rose's idea of a mass face sitting demonstration was brilliant as it raised awareness on a huge level and made people pay attention. But then with the awareness inevitably comes the negativity. People have said to me (including a close member of my family) “Isn't there more important issues to be protesting about?” Well quite frankly I would turn that question to the politicians and ask “Isn't there more important issues to be making laws about?” They should stop meddling with what consenting adults do and what they want to watch and instead devote their time to what we pay them to do; make this country a better place. Maybe they could start with all the unpleasant humans on the internet. Since the protest the amount of nasty remarks I've seen online, mainly on Twitter and YouTube about us beggars belief. Comments such as 'damn those bitches were ugly' and then there's this one, 'degenerative cunts. Do this in front of my children and i'll kick you in the fucking teeth'. Wow. Doesn't it make you proud to be human? And unlike our BDSM sites you can view those comments at any age. I dislike the term trolling as I think it gives them far more power than they deserve. They are bullies plain and simple. So can I suggest that the politicians get their fingers out of their arses (which is allowed as long as they aren't in past the knuckle) and start to tackle issues that are relevant to all of society instead of wasting our time and theirs making pointless laws. Thank you.

Elizabeth Swan