Remember how a few weeks ago we found out that JPMorgan Chase was targeting members of the adult industry and shutting down their bank accounts because they participate in an industry that some people would consider “immoral”? Well if you don’t, you can learn all about it here: JPMorgan Chase Hates Pornstars.
Sadly, according to the Daily Dot, Amazon.com is now targeting pornstars and their Amazon wish lists.
For those of you who don’t know, Amazon.com allows users to create wish lists that feature the things they really want, so family and friends can get them a really good present. Pornstars use wish lists so fans can show their appreciation with a present.
However, Amazon.com has been deleting pornstar wish lists for months because they believe pornstars are using them for “inappropriate” reasons such as “bartering” or “objectionable content in the profile of the wish list including an obscene photo or a wish list that violates community terms.”
Right off the bat, it doesn’t make sense that “objectionable content” would be grounds for deleting a pornstar’s wish list as Amazon.com does sell adult products. DVDs, sex toys, you name it! They got it. So why then would some products be considered “objectionable content” when they’re already hosted on the site? Doesn’t make no damn sense. Get your story straight, Amazon.com
And as far as “bartering” goes, this is a much darker generalization of the sex industry that makes Amazon.com look ugly if you think about it.
You see, I interpret “bartering” as an exchange for sex. Amazon.com has concluded that the only reason anyone would buy a pornstar something off her wish list is because they’re receiving sex in exchange.
Now, I’m 100% convinced that the men and women buying their favorite pornstars presents from their wish lists think that they’ll receive sex in exchange. I can just see it now. A lonely old soul hunched over his computer muttering, “Oh she is totally going to fuck me once she gets this Doctor Who DVD box set” as he types in his credit card information with just one hand.
However, the thing Amazon.com (and everyone else) needs to remember is that pornstars aren’t living, breathing sexual objects. They’re people. And given that they’re people, I doubt that they’re planning on dropping to their knees or spreading their legs for anyone who took the time to order them a Doctor Who DVD box set.
Ultimately, pornstars aren’t just fucked these days, they’re fucked financially. Since hardly anyone pays for porn, it’s the pornstars and studios that have to make due with smaller revenues. Pornstars work hard and they don’t get paid what they deserve, so if a fan wants to show his appreciation to a certain star, he should be able to!
So this is what I’m proposing…
Dear all pornstars that might be reading this,
If you want to create an Amazon.com wish list without the pain of having Amazon.com delete it or suspend your account, use Sex.com!
I see two possible options:
1) Make a Sex.com account and use the pin button to pin pictures of the things you want your fans to buy you.
2) Send a list of what you want your fans to buy you to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll write a post featuring everything you want/need and it will live on this blog forever.
So pornstars of the world, it’s up to you. You can either choose to deal with the constant hassle of Amazon.com or you can use Sex.com interact with your fans.
Either way, if you’re a pornstar, you deserve to be showered with presents for all the hard work you’ve done and the happiness you’ve brought to the sad and horny all around the world.