"A possible accident, a possible overdose."
"Who wants to applaud an alleged serial rapist?"
"Remember, only yes means yes."
"I believe that [sex workers’] safety is important and that it can be improved."
I felt like Stoya was talking directly to women like me. I felt complicit for my part in a culture that keeps women like her silent.
Reading through the "we were wrong" headlines, it's clear that the masses are wondering: How could it be that someone who was public and likable and funny and into consent was allegedly raping his coworkers and other women?
The adult film star told The Daily Beast he's been "completely baffled" by what women are saying.
In all of the dialogue flurrying across our feeds, the following conversation needs to arise: Did the porn industry actually create the fertile ground upon which women would be raped? Or is James Deen just the bad apple ruining it for the rest of the team?