Episode 7: Anna Arrowsmith

Anna Arrowsmith (aka Anna Span) is a pornographer and a professor of gender and sexuality studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She began directing pornographic films after graduating from Central St Martin’s School of Art with a B.A. Honors in Fine Art (Film & Video) in 1998. She was the 2007/8 and 2008/9 Best Director at the UK Adult Film & TV Awards and was named Indie Porn Pioneer at the Toronto International Porn Festival in 2007. Anna later earned a PhD in Gender Studies from the University of Sussex. She runs WeConsent.org, a site that promotes the rights of sex workers. Anna’s recent book, Rethinking Misogyny: Men’s Perceptions of Female Power in Dating Relationships, challenges common feminist assumptions about men’s and women’s sexual power.