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Controversial porn film festival in London

A pornography festival in London this weekend has been forced to relocate after facing protests of feminist organizations.

The three-day event will instead be held at a new location disclosed only to ticket holders. Women Against Pornography group said: “Feminist pornography is an oxymoron … feminism is not about individualistic wishes or desires, it is about liberating all women from the oppression of males. This can never be achieved by being tied up in a bed or by telling women that torture will make them free.” The protesters claimed the festival was to show extreme pornographic images and pornography that is “likely to result in serious injury” to the performers.

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The annual festival began in 2017 inspired by the pornfilmfestival Berlin, which has been running since 2006. In a series of Twitter posts, the festival claimed transphobia underlay the attack on the event. „Porn is almost always the first to be targeted by repressive laws; due to its private nature almost no-one is willing to publicly defend it. But what’s alarming about the digital economy act is how it a) does nothing to actually address the problems of say, sexism, sexual harassment or the continued trampling of sex workers’ rights, and b) reframes the digital economy in favour of huge tube sites that profit from smaller, independent porn producers. The game needs to change, so we have set up an entire festival in order to so,” the organizers say on the official website.

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