This past month a severe pay cut was given to the women who work at KinkLive.com. They needed to save money and they did it by taking it from the models. Instead of staying quiet and taking what they were willing to give us for our work - we united, stood up for ourselves and are taking…
Just want to signal boost this further.
Kink.com has built a reputation for being an ethical porn site who puts the models first and is great to work for. Many a battle against pornography, particularly BDSM pornography, has been fought and won because of their model policies, which set a high standard for how porn can be filmed. I personally struggled with that idea of “ethics” due to some of their policies about who they hire, the whole “virginity” debacle, and their depictions of submissive men or trans women, but I just hoped they’d turn it around. Well, this month, one of their models, Maxine Holloway, was fired from KinkLive, their cam website, because she was organizing. She was organizing because Kink decided to change their payout policy for camgirls- from one of the best in the industry to one of the worst, with less than a month’s notice. As someone deeply involved in sex worker rights, this disappointed me, and I imagine it will disappoint you too. Kink.com is a big part of our sex community- it’s time we held them accountable as one. I recommend you vote with your eyes and seek porn elsewhere until they start treating their models like they do their employees.
(emphasis on previous post is mine) There are several areas Kink.com has failed to live up to their self-purported standards. Now is the time for solidarity to show that we, as sex workers, performers, and viewers, actually believe in fair pay, equal representation, and respectful depiction of all sexual communities, and don’t want these values twisted into shallow marketing schemes to push profits.