I’m super excited to be moderating another live event for Mindbrowse and Sssh! Here is some press about it:

CYBERSPACE (September 25, 2014) – MindBrowse.com has announced that sociologist Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals will again serve as moderator for the discussion portal’s next panel discussion, “Feminism & Porn: Can they Coexist?,” coming up on Tuesday, September 30 at 3pm Eastern.

“Chauntelle did an amazing job as the moderator of our first two events, and we’re delighted to have her on board again to help facilitate a spirited and productive discussion,” said Angie Rowntree, owner and founder of Sssh.com, who produces all MindBrowse.com events. “Chauntelle is well-versed in feminist theory, and in the issues that surround adult entertainment, so she’s the ideal person to moderate this event.”

Dr. Tibbals will oversee a panel that includes award-winning adult directors/performers Stormy Daniels and Dana Vespoli, as well as noted writer, sex educator, social worker and feminist porn performer Dylan Ryan.

“With ‘Feminism & Porn: Can they Coexist?,’ we’ve gathered some of the most influential filmmakers and performers in adult entertainment to address just this – how does feminism factor into their work specifically and into the industry overall?,” Tibbals said. “Interestingly, though not everyone necessarily identifies as a feminist, we can see key feminist principles operating in the most nichey, the most hardcore, and the most mainstream corners of adult. Thus, just like Beyoncé publicly declared feminism as an integral component of her brand at this year’s VMAs, we’re left to wonder: do feminism and porn go hand in hand?”

Dr. Tibbals’ research has been published in numerous scholarly journals including SexualitiesGender Work & OrganizationJournal of Contemporary Ethnography, and Stanford Law and Policy Review. She has been quoted and cited extensively by cultural and news media outlets including CNN, Business Insider, Slate, and NPR.

“In so many ways, the idea of feminism – or feminisms, as there’s more than just one – continues to be a very incendiary topic,” notes Dr. Tibbals. “What place does it even have in society anymore, especially regarding porn? As a sociologist whose work and worldview are shaped by myriad feminist insights, let me tell you: we still need feminism, and feminism is an important, multi-faceted perspective shaping today’s adult entertainment industry.”

The third in the series of online discussions hosted by MindBrowse.com, “Feminism & Porn: Can They Coexist?” will be held live on MindBrowse.com Tuesday, September 30 at 3pm Eastern time. The discussion will be archived on the site for future on-demand viewing, as well.

For more information and to watch previous MindBrowse events, visit www.MindBrowse.com. For more information on Sssh.com (@ssshforwomen) or Angie Rowntree (@AngieRowntree), please go to http://www.sssh.com. For more information on Dr. Tibbals, visit www.ChauntelleTibbals.com and follow her on Twitter @drchauntelle.

I am honored to be a part of this event, as well as all of Sssh’s Sex Talk Tuesday live events on Mindbrowse. The folks at Sssh have turned rhetoric into action, providing a platform whereby we may engage thought-provoking topics related to sex, gender, culture, and porn in a critical manner. I love where we’re at with the project overall, and I can’t wait to see where we go with “Feminism & Porn” and future events.

Let me know if you have any questions, and hope to see you there!

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