Regarding the first Feminist Porn Conference in Toronto in April 2013, I‘ll be trying to do the splits between an academic approach and queer praxis while reflecting on feminist pornography.
What does sex-positive feminism mean? What is feminist pornography? What does it offer and where is it going? I would like to show that pornography does not necessarily result in oppression of women* (1), but rather – if based on consent – leads to sexual liberation (or better: satisfaction;)) Through examples, I want to illustrate the possibilities of different gender expressions in pornography and point out how feminist pornography can contribute to sexual health education.
Furthermore, I would like to put pornography in the context of a capitalist society and to highlight the area of conflict between labor and sex by allowing porn performers and producers to express themselves.
In the end, my goal is to get pornography in our daily lives and to discuss barriers and boundaries that (can) appear throughout watching and making/producing porn. What do we understand as radical access and how can we achieve it?

(1) Why women* (and men*)? The asterisk behind woman* (and man*), as well as feminine* and masculine*, points out that I understand these categories as social/societal constructions. I refuse the concept that sex, gender and gender identities are “natural”. Also, this asterisk refers to the fact that we are socialized in a binary sex and gender system, but that there exist many different feminine* and masculine* identities. This includes for example the reality of trans women* and intersex people. (quoted from the collective “Take back the night”)

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