So I was chatting with a fan recently and they asked me about my personal politics. They were curious because some of the things they’ve seen me say on Patreon and Tumblr seem to be one the exact opposite of the political positions they see in my work. I thought if at least one person had noticed that I might as well publicly explain things.
So I am a pretty liberal person. When I was younger I spent time helping organize unions and was a card carrying Wobbly. Since them my personal politics have gotten a bit tamer and I sit much closer to the center of the political spectrum now, but compared to most American’s I am pretty damn liberal and I am a very dedicated feminist.
So then why do you frequently see things that could politely be called anti-feminist and or even from the vantage point of a Men’s Rights type activist in my work?
Well, first I’d point out that you should always remember that an author/creator’s characters are just that: characters. They don’t speak for me, I speak for them. And most of the time they voice I give them is not intended to be MY voice.
With that out of the way I can get to the real meat of the matter: taboo is sexy. As an ardent liberal and feminist seeing powerful women brought low and used (and abused) sexually is like nearly the biggest taboo imaginable. Indulging in sexual fantasies that the people I view as the polar opposite of my political views (alt-right, anti-feminist, men’s rights type) is an even bigger taboo. For the most part I create fantasies I get off too, and I get off to stuff that I intellectually find taboo.
So yeah, I create some pretty kinky, anti-feminist stuff. But it’s all fantasy, it’s all stuff I don’t think about in the “real” world or want to see acted out in any way. That’s part of why I like the Mind Control genre. It isn’t real. And the less real the porn I create is the more comfortable I feel about making it even though I know for some of the people that consume it it’s not escapist fantasy but true wish fulfillment. But all art is that way, once the creator releases it into the world they don’t get a real say in how people interpret and use it.