- Posted June 21, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Where is Xaviera Hollander??
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Xaviera Hollander (April 24, 2014) for my column Bert’s Eye View in Feminine Collective magazine. www.femininecollective.com We need your help.
I received a press release, "Porn Divas to be Doctors" a few weeks ago from The Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco, announcing the upcoming presentation of the degree of Doctor of Human Sexuality being awarded to four former adult movie stars for their contributions to the understanding of human sexuality. Their individual accomplishments are outlined in the press release.
Says Dr. Ted McIlvenna, founder of IASHS in 2002,
“These Divas personify what has always been, a primary goal of the Institute which is to spread the truth of human sexual experience in all its complexities. To acknowledge the Divas’ visionary work renews our shared commitment to that goal and helps assure our continued success.”
Jane Hamilton (aka Veronica Hart), Candida Royalle, Veronica Vera, and Gloria Leonard will all receive doctorate degrees on June 26. Xaviera’s dear friend, Annie Sprinkle was the first recipient to be awarded a Ph.D., in 2002 and will host the investiture and ceremony.
The burning question: WHY HAS XAVIERA NOT BEEN RECOGNIZED AS A PIONEER OF THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION????
Her first book, The Happy Hooker, has sold 20 million copies worldwide. This groundbreaking book was really the first time sex was candidly discussed in mainstream society. She has penned another 19 books dealing with sex, relationships, lifestyles, and aging gracefully. She wrote the column Call Me Madam in Penthouse Magazine for 35 years and she lectures on human sexuality.
We, at Feminine Collective, would like to nominate Xaviera for this honor. We need your signatures for our petition. Please sign!
Sign the petition so that Xaviera Hollander becomes a Doctor of Human Sexuality as she deserves.
We will respectfully request that she be considered for this prestigious award to honor her for her courage and dedication in bringing this aspect of our lives out of the taboo and into the daylight.
Here is the link to sign the petition: