Feminism: Cool in college, ugly in the "real world"
"[The word "feminist"] has an ugly ring to it. I actually stopped using the term a while ago because it sounds so mean. It sounds so unsexy. I think it's come to [indicate] angry women who don't like men at all and don't like having sex, so I can see why people stray away from it. It's not one of those things you want to bring up in everyday conversation. But I know I am one....
I think I used to use the term a lot more. When I first got into [porn] I was just out of college, and it's sort of cool to use the term in college. But when you get out in the real world, it has such an ugly connotation, and people don't even think you're strong — you just sort of have to be that strong woman. You don't want to have to sit there and explain yourself to everyone...you can just sort of get your message across by being who you are." — Joanna Angel, in $pread, summer 2009
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