Performer-Centred Pornography as Sex Workers' Rights: Developing Labour Standards in a Criminalised Context

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Source: 
Zahra Stardust
Year: 
2016

In Australia, certain sexual acts performed in pornography are deemed offensive and degrading in criminal law. Zahra Stardust demonstrates how performer-producers are resisting government classification and criminal laws by engaging in sex workers' rights activism through creating performer-centered spaces and pioneering best practices labour standards. This article was published as a part of Research for Sex Work 15: Resistance and Resilience.

Contents include:

  • Researching Marginalised Communities 
  • Criminal Intimacies 
  • Pornographic Protest
  • Ethics of Care: Performer-Centred Pornography
  • Health, Safety, and Rights in the Workplace
  • Sex Workers' Rights and Future Challenges

This resource is useful for anyone who wants to learn about performers and produces in the Australian porn industry and their resistance to criminal laws which seek to oppress them.

You can download this 7 page PDF above. This resource is available in English and French.