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IS ARIZONA FOR SALE TO BIG PORN?

 

By Dr. Judith Reisman
October 22, 2009
NewsWithViews.com

Arizona’s a ‘happen’ place! Digital City’s Digitalicity.com recently reported that Big Pornography is “moving to Phoenix, Ariz….Phoenix may replace San Fernando Valley, Calif. as the porn capitol of America.” [1]

Why? “In September the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation filed complaints against 16 porn studios” to OSHA “for failing to require porn actors to wear condoms.” Does this mean Arizona will allow Big Pornography to illegally subject its workers to infectious sex acts for profit? Digital says new Arizona pornographers are turning their homes into pornography agencies where they film erototoxic sex abuses “sans neighboring onlookers.”

However, the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH), like California, “operates under an approved plan with the U.S. Department of Labor to retain jurisdiction over occupational safety and health issues within Arizona….” [2]

Like California, Arizona also requires that employers “provide a safe and healthful workplace for employees, and pay the costs of their health and safety program.” The Act has jurisdiction over employers in the sex business like all other businesses. [3]

Arizona law requires its “Workplace Safety Poster must be no smaller than 8.5 x 14 inches” and that it be posted in all workplaces. Laws on “safety and health protection” require that workers are “free from recognized hazards that might cause serious injury or death.”

All “workplace safety and health standards, rules and regulations promulgated by the Industrial Commission” must be followed, under penalty of law.

Big Pornography is fleeing California for hospitable Arizona largely due to the pounding combat waged by women warriors like Shelley Lubben, Executive Director, Pink Cross Foundation (www.shelleylubben.com) and a former pornography performer.

Lubben waged an unrelenting and successful battle to educate California government officials on the state's OSHA laws. These safety laws require condoms be worn by pornography performers and ban contact with “Other Potentially Infectious Material” OPIM.
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National laws to contain infectious disease pandemics would abolish Big Pornography. “[T]he following human body materials are considered to be potentially infectious with HIV, HBV, or HCV.” Contact with “blood….saliva…. semen, synovial fluid, vaginal secretions,…a splash or spray or other transmission into the eyes, mouth, or nose” etc.

Says Lubben, “Bye, bye Big Porn. Occupational safety standards prohibit contact between skin or mucous membranes and blood. The porn industry breaks American safety laws every single day. It is illegal to produce porn in 48 states, maybe 49 as New Hampshire has not amended their constitution yet.”

“Big Porn must follow the same safety laws as all other businesses,” she says. “Since they cannot obey OSHA standards, Big Porn spreads infectious diseases and operates illegally.”

So, what kind of criminal enterprises and infectious diseases are being imported to Arizonians? What is the truth about Big Pornography? On her Pink Cross Foundation website, Lubben reports: [5]

“Drug overdoses, Herpes, suicide attempts and abuse on the porn set. I nearly died but by the grace of God I survived. Many didn't….They told me if had my AIDS test that I'd be safe. I arrived on the set with my test ….I was very sick with a fever of 104 and blisters all over…. - Roxy aka Shelley Lubben”

"I had caught gonorrhea in my first scene!....In the five years I was shooting I caught Gonorrhea and Chlamydia many times. - Nadia Styles”

"[N]ot even 9 months in, I caught….a form of HPV….and later that day, I also found out I was pregnant…..When it was all over, I cried my eyes out. - Tamra Toryn”

“Everybody is on drugs. It's an empty lifestyle trying to fill up a void…..I became horribly addicted to heroin and crack. I overdosed at least 3 times, had tricks pull knives on me, have been beaten half to death- the only reason I am still here is God. - Becca Brat”


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“It isn’t a safe business, and I thought it was, and I would have not did that scene with no condom with Darren James if it would have crossed my mind that those tests weren’t good… - Lara Roxx, diagnosed with HIV April, 2004 along with four other porn stars.”

"Guys punching you in the face….You get ripped. Your insides can come out of you. It's never ending. - Jersey Jaxin”

"I hate life. I'm a mess. A disaster. I've attempted suicide many times. – Neesa”

"I was taken to the hospital for panic attacks. I tried to overdose on xanax, strangle myself, and cut my wrists….I even went to church for a few months but the guilt I felt was overwhelming that I would feel as if I were choking…. - Crissy Moran”

Digital City noted what it dubbed (gosh, golly!) as “a snafu earlier this year” when a pornographic teaser was slotted into the last 3 minutes of the Super Bowl “on TV sets all over Tucson.” It should simply stun my readers to know that one of the inserted adverts was “from Club Jenna,” a Scottsdale strip bar/pornographer.

Arrests should be imminent.

Why does Big Porn find Phoenix so politically friendly to its economic power, and glamorized youthful job opportunities? Big Porn mounted its “1st Annual Arizona Porn Star Ball” at Babylon, a strip flesh market that got its “full bar” liquor license in 2008. A cascade of “adult” pornography decoys welcomed consumers, including anonymous “notables from the Arizona Cardinals.” Do we hear the clink of gold passing hands?

The Phoenix New Times reported that Babylon participants were “worked up,” stumbling about, unaware of “what they were grabbing.” The New Times reporters fled, “before anything bad could happen.”

What “bad” could happen at a Ball?

Well, the “last few murders at nightclubs in the Valley were at hip-hop shows or strip clubs, and here we had a combination of the two.” [6]

So, Arizona’s strained safety resources are already being diverted from law abiding citizens to service what were once recognized as antisocial, dangerous, criminal enterprises--strip bars. It is fair to ask what politicos are welcoming such perilous “businesses” to Arizona, to threaten the health and safety of women, children and families?

Big Pornography’s estimated $12 billion a year profits are obviously attractive to closet politicos while blackmail and bribery are always part of the flesh trade. Once in place, Big Pornography naturally works to eliminate those who oppose their profiteering, replacing honest politicians with those who will ignore OSHA laws and who support more strip bars, pornographers, and closet brothels. Getting your own in positions of power is just good business.

The sex industry endangers all children, women, and families. The largest group of Internet porn viewers are children between ages 12 and 17 (Family Safe Media, December 15, 2005).

The child pornography epidemic proves that whenever so-called “adult” pornography is glamorized, children become its victims. There are no “stars” in pornography, says Lubben, there are only hopeless women and men and increasingly boys and girls.

Arizona legislators and organizations like the Arizona Family Council, Center for Arizona Policy, the Goldwater Institute, the Alliance Defense Fund, and others are all obligated to demand that Arizona strengthen, and enforce OSHA laws immediately and send Big Pornography packing.

US Senator John McCain (R)
US Senator Jon Kyl (R)
Rick Renzi (R) - Arizona's 1st Congressional District
Trent Franks (R) - Arizona's 2nd Congressional District
John Shadegg (R) - Arizona's 3rd Congressional District
Ed Pastor (D) - Arizona's 4th Congressional District
Harry Mitchell (D) - Arizona's 5th Congressional District
Jeffrey Flake (R) - Arizona's 6th Congressional District
Raul Grijalva (D) - Arizona's 7th Congressional District
Gabrielle Giffords (D) - Arizona's 8th Congressional District

Again, Arizona’s health laws make it illegal for Phoenix to be “the porn capitol of America,” suborning girls, and boys into infectious disease, decay and early death.

Pornography performer, Nessa says, "No one cares about a dead porn star or stripper,” while Shelley Lubben inspires despairing pornography performers to break free.

“God created you for better things than porn. He created you. He imagined you. He’s chosen you for greatness!”

Arizona thanks you Shelley Lubben!

Footnotes:

1. Porn Capitol Moving to Phoenix?
2. Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health
3. Vital information for workers and employers in the adult film industry.
4. Infection Control and Prevention
5. The Pink Cross
6. The 1st Annual Porn Star Ball: The Breast of Times, the Wurst of Times

2009 Judith Reisman - All Rights Reserved

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Dr. Judith Reisman, The Institute for Media Education, has written frequently on Alfred Kinsey. She is the author of Kinsey: Crimes and Consequences, The Red Queen and the Grand Scheme and the soon to be released Kinsey’s Attic: How One Man’s Sexual Pathology Changed the World.n.

Website: drjudithreisman.com

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“Big Porn must follow the same safety laws as all other businesses,” she says. “Since they cannot obey OSHA standards, Big Porn spreads infectious diseases and operates illegally.”