Taking Sex Back
Nina Hartley gives a fantastic spiel about the moral values crowd wishing to control women's bodies.
"As someone who has achieved the ages of 18 years, plus one minute. That is the age of consent," Hartley told an Ohio State University audience. "Consent to join the army, consent to vote, consent to go get killed in Iraq for our stupid war."
The audience roared when Hartley empressed her displeasure about the current war. The Iraq war isn't promoting democracy or the next generation of young Republicans.
"And somehow, we can consent to marry. We can consent to have an abortion. We can consent to become mothers. But somehow, I have a right to my uterus and what happens to it, but they get a say about what I do with my vagina. What is wrong with this picture?"
Hartley is looking at the issue from the standpoint of a porn star and free speech advocate. Christian fundamentalists want to legislate what women can do with their uteruses. The core issue is sexuality. Christian conservatives would rather have the federal government teach children that the AIDS virus can be spread through tears than discuss safe sex. 16 states have rejected federal money for abstinence-only sex(less) education. The policy has become an official failure. Getting James Dobson or the the late Jerry Falwell to admit the obvious would never happen. Men whom obsessively looked for the non-existent homosexual agenda in children television characters lack the maturity to discuss condoms and birth control.
"What's wrong with this picture, is the ultimate in patriarchal belief system thinks they can tell us what to do with our bodies," Hartley said. "I don't agree with that."
Hartley told the audience she was a feminist before most of them were born. She went into the porn because she is an exhibitionist and bisexual. As a porn star, she grew weary of listening to moral crusaders telling her how to express her sexuality. It was her body and her choice. It's creepy that religious conservatives tremble in fear about Hartley experiencing orgasms.