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UK porn in response to the BLM movement

Wed 29th Jul 2020

UK porn in response to the BLM movement

UKAP’s next steps for combating racial prejudice towards black people and minority ethnicities

 

Approach:

UKAP is setting up two working groups to tackle this:

Experience Share group: A group exclusively for black and minority ethnicity adult industry professionals, this group will have their time paid for with a focus on sharing experiences and identifying problems for the “Study and Response group” to learn from.
Study and Response group: This group is open to UKAP members with any background and its positions are unpaid, the purpose of this group is to look at identified problems with a listening and problem-solving mindset. All proposals will undergo critique and approval or rejection from the “Experience Share group”. There is no barrier for a member of the Experience Share group volunteering to be in the Study and Response group.

The themes that that groups will cover:

1. Roles in porn’s impact *on the public*: Exploring history, stereotypes, & more

2. Roles in porn’s impact *on the performer*: Exploring relationships to communities and self 

3. Performer hiring discrimination & exploring differences in rates

4. Content creation and creating your own image

5. Lighting on set and photoshopping, including in scenes with performers with varied skin tones

6. Awards using different structures an identifying diversity barriers

7. “Comparative value” performers having contrasting treatment in other work and retirement
8. Where studios avoid improvements, and investigating black and minority ethnicity ownership

9. Any other comments
 

 

Background:
Exhibiting prejudice to black and minority ethnicities is a problem spanning generations. Generations who normalised the behaviour into mainstream culture and porn was not exempt from this. It is important that people who are not black or minority ethnicity do not avoid the learning and labour of making amends to these issues. This work must be steered under the leadership of experts of the experience who are people of black and minority ethnicities.

The resolution to racism will not be a “white win”. It will not be an achievement of white problem-solving either. Resolving racism will be a win reflecting leadership from people that are black and minority ethnicities, and white people respecting the experiential expertise. Both parts of this resolution benefit us all collectively.

What we need from you
Do you have experiences you could share?


Are you open to look for the barriers for performers that are black or minority ethnicity, barriers you had previously overlooked?


Can you join either the Experience Share group or the Study and Response group, or both?

Could you or your organisation donate to compensate for the time and expertise of the Experience Share group?

Please get in touch for further information: admin@ukap.info

Who are UKAP?
UK Adult Professionals are a group of studios, performers and content creators working together as a voluntary, non-profit organisation for the past 17 years, to bring together the UK’s Adult Industry and provide quality support and advice with the aim to improve the sector.