So former pornstar Sasha Grey** wants to read to elementary kids as part of the Read Across America reading initiative. Predictably, parents, the community, etc. are up in arms because oh noes, a former pornstar, get her away from our childrenz!!!
Good for her! I mean why should she back out? We have NBA and NFL players who work with kids in a similar capacity and many of them have far, far more disreputable* pasts (and presents)
*to the extent that porn and / or working in the porn industry is "disreputable" at all.
Look, the woman is volunteering her time to help kids read, which is more than most people do, yet the response is the equivalent of "Witch! Witch!, she's a witch! Burn her!" Oh my god! A former pornstar, in a school, reading to children!
From what I've just briefly read she seems like an intelligent, successful young woman who is done with that phase of her life and wants to do this because she genuinely wants to help kids. That's a decent and honorable thing, and where's the harm in it? This isn't some pedophile or sexual predator, it's a pornstar, yet to moral busybodies you'd think there was no difference. Even if it mattered, t's not like elementary kids would even know who she is without some prudish, guilt-ridden adult telling them.
I dunno, the outrage here just rubbed me the wrong way..... I mean these parents are just talking out of their asses. Don't they know Ms. Grey won an AVN award for 2010 best anal sex scene? Ok, in all seriousness....
**Also, she's quite pretty. If Ms. Grey can get folks to take her seriously she might be able to get into mainstream acting. I mean, she wrote a book and she's helping kids read, so she's probably smarter than most of the terrible, bimbo actresses already in Hollywood.
H/T to Nikki, who has an adorable, totally worksafe picture in case you're like me and don't know what Ms. Grey looks like.
Monday, November 14, 2011
The evil PRON! Run for your lives!
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Reading to kids is more that most parents do. They probably just don't want to be upstaged.
Shame!! Nobody who has had sex should be anywhere NEAR any children!
There is no way I'm going to believe you didn't know who Sasha Grey was.
Exactly North! Especially someone who has it on camera, in the badonkadonk, for money! Think of the children!
Bluesun - Good point. I hadn't even though of that.
Alan - Why are you so skeptical? I would never lie!
You must be kidding. I hope your not a parent.
I'll bet Sasha knows the difference between your and you're.
I'm a parent, of four daughters. I think pornography is exploitative of women (except for where it's outright abusive) and injurious to men and normal relationships.
And I still don't have a problem with Ms Grey reading to kids. She's an EX porn star, and if I am to call myself any sort of a Christian, I must believe in redemption. If she was still actively taking it up the ass, yeah, I'd have a problem with it. But she's not. It's hypocritical to be against porn and also against women getting out of porn.
I AM a parent (who knows how to spell "you're") and I fully support what this young woman is doing. She's doing what many parents couldn't be bothered to do (and judging by the lack of grammar skills, something Kansas North couldn't be bothered with either).
Mike, don't feel bad. I had to Google her as well. LO!!!
Lets see: Former Porn Star wants kids to be literate, that's Bad. Football Quarterback runs Dog Fighting Ring, all is Forgiven, and that's Good.
Meanwhile, Hippies can screw up Public Parks, so kids can't play in them, but the Taliban can blow up Girl's Schools because it's Immoral for Girls to learn how to read. And since Ms. Grey want's little Girls to learn how to read, does this mean she needs to be Blown Up? After all, if the "Enemy of my Enemy is My Friend", then those who don't want Ms. Grey to teach Girls to Read must be supporting the Taliban, right?
This World is getting too "Weerd." I'm glad I'm not a Duck. ; )
Kansas Scout - no, he's not kidding. Do you have a problem with this?
I know darn well who sasha grey is and I support her or any other honest person who want to give back to their communities. She didn't do anything illegal, and last I checked she wasn't doing scenes with kids- so the fact that this is an issue leaves me befuddled.
How she makes her money, so long as it is legal, is her business. She is helping others and that is more than a lot of people do these days.
(previous comment deleted b/c of typo)
Sabra - I don't necessarily think that is true in all cases. It CAN be exploitative of women, absolutely. YMMV.
The same is true of it being injurous to men and relationships. It certainly could be on a case-by-case basis but that'd depend on the person(s) involved.
Just to play devil's advocate here, chocolate or TV could be injurous to a relationship if you're ignoring your spouse because of it.
Laura - Not much substance to Kansas Scout's comment, which only reinforces the point I was making in my post
well, i asked in the hopes that he returns to explain further.
reposted a crapload because i can't type.
And yeah, why would I write an entire post about it if I were "just kidding?"
I mean hell, it's not like they invited Jerry Sandusky to come read to 1st graders.
Hell, Sandusky merely showered with children as he raped them and forced them to perform fellatio on him! Sasha Grey read to children - AFTER SHE TOOK IT UP THE ASS AND GOT AN AWARD FOR IT! Dammit, that's evil!
Well, Mike - I don't think he's coming back after nearly everyone here gave him an ass-reaming. No pun intended... really...
And folks, I was kidding about not knowing who Sasha Grey was :P
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