I have to admit that even I was a bit surprised at this one, almost everyone has come out against Prop 60. I am on record as supportive but admittedly my support is soft, you don’t see any yes on prop 60 stickers on my social media accounts.
I do understand that it gives Weinstein carte blanche to recoup his money if Cal OSHA fails to investigate complaints and truth is I don’t blame him, we have had years to come up with a solution to the STD problem in porn and our solution has been…ignore it and claim it wasn’t our fault.
Despite the articles you have read in the porn press that make it sound otherwise, both parties and almost every major publication is on record as saying that Porn Valley should be using condoms.
And I think therein lies a part of the problem, The FSC has been quick to frame this as a condom law, and it appears that is exactly how the voting public is reading it.
Now the other problem is that the people in porn want you to believe that they are against this law but the truth is that less than one in ten will vote it down.
You read that right, less than one in ten performers will vote against Prop 60. All of those people on twitter that you see flying the No on Prop 60 graphic just isn’t enough, they actually have to go out and register to vote, then actually go to the voting booth and cast the vote. Less than one in ten actually will. I’m told that most of the people who are the most vocal about this aren’t even registered to vote, and yes, I believe it.
Ideally we wouldn’t need Prop 60, we would take care of our performers, but that clearly isn’t the case, nor will it be. Sine we do seem to need something it would have been better if it simply cleared the path for performers to easily sue for required testing, and medical care. As I pointed out I do understand AHF wanting to recoup money they spend taking care of our performers, but pass or fail condoms in porn are a reality.
A LOT of companys have paid OSHA fines this year, James Dean has paid over 75,000, Johanna Angel has been fined, so have many others…The only ones who haven’t been fined seem to be the ones using condoms, like Porno Dan and Wicked. I don’t see this trend stopping…matter of fact I see it increasing. After all that fine paid by James Deen for example paints a big target on his back to get another one, and they will increase with every fine because he is seen as a serial violater.
Efforts by The FSC to replace the condom requirement with Pre exposure prophylaxis has been shot down by OSHA already and even though it has been appealed there is NO chance that OSHA is going to put it’s seal of approval on a regular anti-biotic shot to prevent STIs. The FSC may have tried to back pedal when I shined a light on that but it is all there in black and white.
If I were The FSC I would be more prudent about how I spent my limited resources, condoms is a losing battle…Better to fund a way to digitally remove them than to keep throwing money on a bet you keep losing.
And if you are a performer and you wish to defeat Prop 60…Pay attention…hashtag activism aint gonna do it, get off your lazy ass and vote, if you don’t, the only person you can blame is yourself.