The Media Cosbyed Their Porn Hero

There appears to be a new procedure in the media that sits at the intersection of politics, gender, sex and power. The procedure might be best described by turning the act into a verb: “Cosby,” as in, “Ah, yes, they are Cosbying him,” “He sure was Cosbyed,” or “I can’t believe they Cosbyed him, of all people.”

Cosbying is when a woman alleges a man has raped or sexually assaulted her in some form. The man then is accused of odd things that may or may not have been nonconsensual sex, but his reputation is destroyed and career wrecked. The other key to Cosbying is that no charges are filed, but the media is alerted.

This practice took an odd twist late this fall when media darling porn performer Stoya accused her former boyfriend, who is also a media darling and porn performer, James Deen, of raping her. This was treated as a huge revelation. The actual meat of the accusation involved safe words and rough sex. Supposedly, she said safe words, but he did not acknowledge them. Other women started coming out of the woodwork, saying that Deen had assaulted them. In the world of pornography, what exactly happened is hazy. In one instance, Deen made a move, a woman said no, and he backed off and left.

The aftermath was easy to foresee. The porn world dropped Deen immediately from any contractual work. This was akin to cockroaches scampering away when the lights turn on; God knows what else might pop up if the media ever shined its light on that industry. Deen was even denied awards at their annual joke award ceremonies, where he did not receive any recognition, nor did anyone applaud when he was announced. He has made his money, and will undoubtedly work again.

The interesting thing was that the media did this to the man that they had pushed for the last few years as a means to get women to watch pornography. He was the boy-next-door guy who was a feminist hero, if not a modern icon. He might even genuinely be a feminist himself. The feminists wanted it so badly to be true. He cared. Deen had become high on the media attention, diving head first into using it to push his agenda and becoming holier than thou with progressive memes. Deen broke his silence after the accusations with an email interview, where he denied accusations but made an incredibly interesting statement.

He stated, “I have never claimed to be a “feminist” or “The boy next door.” He said he was never politically correct. The problem with always granting interviews is that one can read your previous claims. Deen played up his boy-next-door persona and reputation in this interview. Deen says in another interview for the magazine Elle that he believes in all of the equality stuff, and you know what, “Maybe I am a fucking feminist.” Deen was hitting all of the right notes for the media to play him up for women to watch in pornopgraphy and think it was something more than just a masturbatory aid.

Deen became a wonderful agent for the progressive media’s demands. One day on Twitter after being shut down in his attempt to cast an interracial sex scene with a white woman, he sent out this tweet requesting media attention to this urgent problem. It was a simple tweet: “For the first time in my life i have a complaint about my job!!!!! Press may inquire within. Please give me a soapbox.” The media complied, and within days, the world was learning about porn’s horrible race problem of non-black women not wanting to have sex on camera with black men, or if they did, only if they were paid more.

Like a good progressive, he mouthed the words one would expect from a Social Justice Warrior. This tweet disregarded all of the preference messaging in his work and spoke to the heart of systemic racism, “Sexual preference is one thing but subliminal conditioning of society is another.” This is an industry that has changed female grooming habits and plastic surgery demands. Deen even took the SJW torch a bit further by saying that those in the industry who are homophobic should be re-educated.

Deen is a slimeball. Porn is a sordid business. The scary part about the media Cosbying him using flimsy accusations that never lead to criminal charges is how recently they were using him and how eagerly he pushed all of their lines. The progressive narratives are collapsing fast. The progressive martyrs are always angels with dirty faces. The heroes that they are putting forth are expendable. Progressives must use whatever weapon at hand to push whatever meme they need to at the moment.

The vicious part about Cosbying men is that whether there is truth to accusations or whether the accusations just amount to the pipedreams of drug-addicted prostitutes, the wider effect is on the interactions of men and women in private settings. What man in corporate America is going to want to be behind any closed door for longer than fifteen seconds with a woman? It may not matter at that moment, there might be no worries, but what of twenty years later? When will it be critical? Calls to believe women’s accusations and claims at face value and immediately without due process are moving beyond feminist circles and are entering the university kangaroo court system.

Totalitarianism comes in many forms and has many different victims, but it has one goal: total control.

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4 Comments

  1. Maybe in the future every status icon is a feminist by default until they’re not, depending on ranking. I assume Woody Allen is still a feminist. Bill Clinton certainly is. Being lower down and less necessary, Deen could be expelled without undo harm. By recanting he absolves the faithful of any troubling doubts. Why, the cunning devil was a hater, bigot, sexist all along, not a REAL feminist. The article’s author you linked to, being high-minded and fair, decides not to get petty and angry but just sad.

  2. Now that everyone who matters is a Progressive, they have no one to prey on but each other. Not only are pornstars racist if they won’t burn coal, gay men are being accused of sexism for not wanting to have sex with women!

    http://blog.jim.com/culture/james-deen-rape-and-porn/

  3. @With the thoughts: Highly ironic given the Anita Hill movie coming out this year.

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