The Sexualization of Girls and Women with Sarah Jones

The Conversation: About The Men

13-06-2023 • 36 mins

Today, Sarah Jones and Amanda discuss the sexualization and disempowerment of women. Sarah, writer, actor and filmmaker, brings to light aspects of the sex industry through her film Sell/Buy/Date. We delve into topics that should not be taboo and issues that require a conversation that for all too long have been ignored, denied or sadly even justified, like why women should not be shamed and stigmatized for expressing their sexuality.

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • [01:27] Sarah shares her thoughts on how the oldest profession in the world needed an authentic voice
  • [04:56] Girls are at risk from age 12. The unfair treatment between the sexes because of draconian laws
  • [08:19] Sarah describes the changes she would like to see and the removal of the stigma from women choosing this work
  • [15:27] Sarah reveals her thoughts about the perception of women and how a male-dominated industry like Hollywood categorizes women. What are the ramifications if the film, Sell/Buy/Date, isn't a blockbuster
  • [20:17] Boys are also wounded and can account for growing into men who dominate
  • [24:37] Sarah expresses ways she wants her film to impact the public
  • [27:10] Do these problems stem from economic realities in western or even global culture
  • [29:20] Sarah explained the cancel culture she experienced when announcing the film

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Women are vilified and jailed for prostitution, while the Johns get a slap on the wrist and are on their merry way.
  • Sex trafficking is as much about money as it is about the degradation of women and girls.
  • Hollywood is a male-dominated industry that still views women as a commodity.

RESOURCES:

Amandadecadenet.com

Amanda de Cadenet LinkedIn

Amanda de Cadenet Instagram

Sarah Jones - Facebook

Sell/Buy/Date - The Film

Sarah Jones - Instagram

ABOUT THIS PODCAST:

The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet is a groundbreaking series of weekly interviews featuring candid conversations with impactful thought leaders. Host Amanda de Cadenet provides a platform for raw and honest discussions on a wide variety of topics, from porn to politics. Visit amandadecadenet.com to learn more and sign up for her newsletter. Follow Amanda on Instagram @amandadecadenet.

QUOTES:

“I’m not here to bash anybody. I’m here to remind straight white men that they are not in danger.  You are not an endangered species; you still run all the studios. I know there are a couple of figureheads, but guess what? The only black women, brown women, and non-binary folks who get through still have to be vetted by Hollywood's larger white patriarchal establishment.” - Sarah Jones

“We need to have a larger conversation about the sex industry that pulls up to a drone-level view and says, ‘Wait a minute, capitalism, racism, colonialism, all of this history is what explains why there is a disproportionate number of black and brown girls and native women in the sex trade today.”  - Sarah Jones

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