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Libs Gone Insane: ‘What’s at Stake for Porn Performers on Election Day?’

Dan Gainor
By Dan Gainor | September 30, 2016 | 9:20 AM EDT

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Editor’s Note: Normal people might find some of this offensive. (We hope.)

Whether you want to cover yourself in native costumes or octopuses (not octopi), crazy liberal journalists are covering themselves in anything but glory this election. In the lefty universe, you are what you want to be. As long as they are OK with what you want to be.

You can go to a science-fiction convention and cosplay (dress in costume) as everyone from Indiana Jones to Harley Quinn. But walk down the street wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and liberals will attack you and kick the hell out of you. (Consider this a reminder of the importance of open and concealed carry laws.)

Liberal tolerance.

As our national election grows ever closer, who we are and how we represent ourselves to the world, become even more important – both individually and as a nation. Then there’s what liberals consider to be important. This week, it’s stranger than usual. That’s a promise.

Adult Performance Advocacy Committee (Screen Capture)

Down-And-Dirty Election: Election 2016 determines the future of the free world – how we handle Islamic terrorism, whether we protect our borders and if we upgrade our military. Naturally, the idiots at Fusion care more what it means to porn stars. I’m not joking. Fusion tells us the sad story: “For decades, porn performers haven’t been taken seriously by lawmakers.” I wonder why. But wait, politicians have begun to take them seriously? Where? California, of course. The story then spent more than 1,800 words to highlight the efforts of the porn industry to stop mandatory condoms during “acting” sessions. It even brought in APAC (not to be confused with AIPAC), the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee. Yes, porn stars have a union of sorts that is “giving performers a voice both on set and off.” Jimmy Hoffa would be proud. The article warns of the big election danger, “we’ll see much less variety and creativity in the kind of porn that gets made.” Good that they have their priorities in order. Actual quote: “If you value a safe adult industry where performers are respected and producers can afford to make interesting, exciting porn projects that embrace a diverse range of sexual interests, orientations, and appearances, then these legal fights matter.” Remember, Univision owns Fusion and 40 percent of The Onion. So maybe this was just misposted.

An Octopus’s Garden: “I’d like to be, under the sea, in an octopus’s garden, in the shade.” When Ringo Starr sang those words, I doubt he ever envisioned this. “Japanese model/food blogger” Namada made the pages of Huffington Post for posing “with a 39-pound live octopus spread all over her body.” So if you want to see a dark room full of Cthulhu reject photos, check out HuffPo’s “Octopus’ Modeling Career Is Short And Tasty.” Actual quote: “Although the octopus didn’t throw any star fits, photographer Kazan Yamamoto, said there were some unexpected challenges.” You see, the octopus was alive and well during the photo shoot. Then they cooked and ate it. Cue the Peta outrage. As an aside, the weirder something is, the more likely it will be celebrated in the lefty press. If Namada had married the octopus, liberals would have turned her into a cause célèbre.

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Why Wear An Octopus?: When you can have your son dress up like a girl? Cosmo continued its descent into the gender-free world with the headlines: “This Toy Ad Features a Boy Playing Dress Up As A Princess | Gender roles be gone!” The short story includes the commercial showing the boy as a girl. “But as part of efforts to dismantle gender norms, British toy brand Smyth's Toys has released a commercial that actually reflects that, hey, kids just play with toys they enjoy!” Hey, at least they are honest. When Cosmo isn’t telling women 4,192 ways to be slutty, it’s telling boys to be like girls, too. Actual quote: “But then, there's a section casually tucked in where he plays dress up as a princess like it's nbd (Editor’s note: no big deal) — because really, it isn't.” Except, it is. The idea of destroying the idea of gender has pretty sweeping consequences. But the anything-goes left doesn’t care. If everyone embraces their inner freak, then nothing is freaky any more.  What’s even weirder is Cosmo just ran a story about how “People Are Outraged Over This Moana Halloween Costume.” Because of “cultural appropriation,” natch. So, a realistic costume stirs outrage but a boy dressing as a girl is a good thing. This is the American left.

Special thanks to researcher Callista Ring for her invaluable assistance this week.

Dan Gainor is The Boone Pickens Free Market Fellow and Vice President for Business and Culture for the Media Research Center.

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