The Wrap – The Republican wave of this year’s election didn’t extend to liberal California, which overwhelmingly voted for Hillary Clinton. …
California also rejected Proposition 60, which would have mandated the use of condoms on porn shoots in the state. The adult industry rallied in opposition to the law, and rejoiced as the ballot measure headed toward defeat. …
“Well, well, well, Prop 60 didn’t pass,” Tasha Reign, an adult performer, told TheWrap in an email. “I feel powerful and strong. Like my voice and the voices of my industry were actually heard. I have a newfound belief in myself and our marginalized group of sex workers. Although we have so much more to accomplish and achieve, I’m proud to have been part of this campaign. I’m proud of my fellow performers.”
We should all be proud of Tasha Reign and her industry of marginalized sex workers. Because Tuesday, they struck a blow. For freedom.
Yes, we all want our adult film stars to be safe. Just as we want our construction workers to wear helmets, our police officers to wear body armor and our radio talk hosts/bloggers to have seats wide enough to hold their fat asses.
But that is no excuse for tyranny. For the nanny state to force these noble, hard working, selfless performers to wear protection against their will is un-American. Adult film actors are professionals who undergo rigorous testing and have the very best medical care their fans’ monthly subscription credit card payments can buy. To use the law to force them to bow under the yoke of condom-wearing is oppression, plain and simple.
So bless you all, sex workers and the voters of California for breaking the latex chains of regulation and ushering in a new era of natural, barebacked fornication. When it comes to Tasha Reign, I’m with her. Thank you for making porn great again.