As I typed the title of this post, I had to fight the intense urge to gag. If that crazy lady gets her doctorate and begins to refer to herself as "Dr. Lubben," I'm going to lose my shit. Just what the world needs- another fanatic running around tricking others into believing that they are a credible source while spouting about faulty research.
Exhibit A- Judith A. Reisman, PhD, or "Dr. Reisman" and her theory of erototoxins:
"The term erototoxin has been introduced by Judith Reisman,
PhD, in order to operationalize how the human brain processes
erotically stimulating intimate scenes that appear outside, in the
public media, a documentably unnatural, dangerous environment for such
resulting harms to the observer may present as physical impotence
and/or as emotional, in the inability to bond.
Such psychopharmacological dysfunctions will afflict many or all
repeated pornography users. While the visual stimulus' entry into
the limbic system is virtually automatic and autonomic, it still
allows for some levels of frontal cortical discernment commonly
undeveloped in the adolescent brain. Although the tragedy of
pornography use is
thoroughly documented anecdotally, science is just beginning to
confirm the involuntary anti cognitive nature of media
eros." Crazy Theories
Ok, so what did Ms. Reisman get her doctorate in? Oh, that's right...COMMUNICATIONS. Where's her data? Her published studies? How did she learn so much about physiology in her communications courses? Just because someone has a doctorate does not mean that they're credible, so please remember that when Shelley Lubben begins to refer to herself as a doctor. Oh and by the way, see that lovely picture below? That's Lubben and Reisman. They should start their own private practice.
Okay, so hopefully you got this far, and if you're just skimming, then let me grab your attention: PAY ATTENTION TO THIS, RIGHT HERE. RIGHT HERE RIGHT HERE, LOOK!!! Ok, good. So, my inspiration for this latest rant came from the article "Shelley Lubben: Demons and Donkeys," featuring commentary from Chauntelle Anne Tibbals, Christina Page (yes, that's me), Jordan Owen, Beth Patricia, Anthony Kennerson, and Michael Whiteacre. Also, a few reprinted quotes from April Garris and Johnny Trejo.
This article is fantastic and you're even crazier than Shelley Lubben if you don't take a few minutes to read it:
Shelley Lubben: Demons and Donkeys
Michael Whiteacre is doing a wonderful job exposing this woman for the fraud that she is. You can check out his work here- Michael Whiteacre's Youtube Channel
My goal is to help reduce the stigma against individuals who work in the sex industry, and I am offended and disgusted by the way Shelley Lubben speaks of these individuals. All she does is increase the stigma, causing harm to the individuals that she claims she is out to "save." The only person that she is interested in helping is herself. If you've ever been swayed by some of her anti-pornography propaganda bullshit, then please watch some of the videos on Whiteacre's YouTube channel. They should provide you with some enlightenment.
On that note, it's time for bed. I spent last night in NYC for the HedoOnline.com Sybarite Awards and had a fucking FANTASTIC time, but can no longer keep my eyes open.