Friday, April 27, 2007

Infighting? I don't think so

People who benefit from pornography have to work consistently, using every possible media, to persuade the general populace that it's all fine. Why? Because paying a person to allow the abuse* of her body, and offering more money the worse the abuse (and I'm talking about "consensual" porn here**) - all for the ENTERTAINMENT of men - goes against basic humanity. If you were suddenly dropped onto this planet from a place where society wasn't structured around dominance and oppression, it would be obvious.

That is why, when a group of people, no matter how tiny, point out the obvious, there are immediate attempts to dissipate it. That tiny group of people are right and that rightness could so easily spread because most people are humane. Porn can strip you of that humanity of course, so it is being marketed and normalised to younger and younger people - just in case that tiny group of people pointing out the obvious get in first.

There are very few radical feminists and anti-"sex industry" folk in this world, but they need to be attacked because they (we) are right. A new blog has suddenly appeared declaring radical feminists are more misogynistic than violent pornography, and has based this on utter lies about an anti-porn feminist forum (which I belong to so I know it's lies). That is so desperate it is almost funny. If it is trying to be a joke, it is certainly not funny.

You think that porn and prostitution are potentially ok and could even be liberating for women? You think you came to that conclusion with no input from people heavily invested in convincing you of this?

If you're "on the fence" dig a bit deeper into yourself.

It's obvious.

*I believe that allowing your body to be penetrated without your body and mind desiring it, is to allow the abuse of your body.

**As for rape/child/animal porn - well everyone knows that's wrong. Many pornographers themselves never tire of saying how wrong it is. Makes some porn look "good".

MAN: "...and anyway, I personally think women look a lot better without makeup..."

It's terrible how in parts of Asia, lots of young women and men are having cosmetic eye surgery in order to give them a more Western appearance.

I mean, regardless of the pressures on systematically oppressed groups to further their social, political and economic position by emulating the dominant culture's definition of attractiveness, those slanty eyes are really cute! I LOVE slanty eyes.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Twisty Faster makes lots of sense...again

This is an absolutely brilliant post.

Hey, why can't anti-porn feminists and those who aren't so anti just forget their differences and get along?


Tuesday, April 24, 2007

What feminism is really all about

Sometimes I wear no make-up, and sometimes I wear lots of it, I grew out my leg hair then I shaved it off again, I like wearing skirts, I don't like anal sex but I do like being submissive and occasionally I like being dominant, I am not a vegetarian, I love fish-net hold-ups, I hate glitter, I can't dance, I think pole-dancing is ridiculous, I love flirting with men and women, I've just taken up knitting, I'm very lazy, I smoke and drink lots and enjoy it, I hate night clubs, I tend to stay out of "blog wars", I'm not mad about chocolate but I like the dark stuff, I'm always starting things I don't finish, I own a pair of red leather gloves, I'm bisexual, I can take or leave flowers, I enjoy being manually stimulated but I don't particularly like cunnilingus, I am slim and I weigh myself (8 1/2 stone at the moment), I like watching Deal or No Deal, I like my body, I have just dyed my hair red again, I like men who have an interesting dress sense, I love the "vamp" look and the "goth" look slightly less, I like Tori Amos, I, I, I, I, I............................................................................and anyone who has different opinions and tastes to mine hates me and is a big fat meanie, because feminism is all about meeeeeeeeeeeee! Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!


(For anyone who doesn't know why I posted this...don't worry about it :) )

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Rape and other fun and games

Just when you thought toys couldn't get much worse, here's an action figure from the film Grindhouse.

Yes, an ACTION figure called "Rapist Number One". Oh good. For any boys secretly wanting to play with their sister's Bratz/Barbie dolls without appearing girly, they can get one of these and go about it in a more manly fashion.

It was only a matter of time. After all, promoting non-sexual violence in toyshops has been done to death. Where to go from here?

Gang rape box-set coming to Hamleys soon.
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