Best of Beau 21. These pictures make my heart hurt.
“ [I]magine what would happen if, instead of centering our beliefs about heterosexual sex around the idea that the man “penetrates” the woman, we were to say that the woman’s vagina “consumes” the man’s penis. This would create a very different set of connotations, as the woman would become the active initiator and the man would be the passive and receptive party. One can easily see how this could lead to men and masculinity being seen as dependent on, and existing for the benefit of, femaleness and femininity. Similarly, if we thought about the feminine traits of being verbally effusive and emotive not as signs of insecurity or dependence, but as bold acts of self-expression, then the masculine ideal of the “strong and silent” type might suddenly seem timid and insecure by comparison. ”
— Julia Serano, Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity (“Putting the Feminine Back into Feminism,” pg 329)
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This thing doesn’t want to show itself, it wants to hide inside an imitation. It’ll fight if it has to, but it’s vulnerable out in the open. If it takes us over, then it has no more enemies, nobody left to kill it. And then it’s won.
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How Porn Creates The John: Porn, Trafficking & the Social Construction of Masculinity with Ph.D Gail Dines
I’m watching this talk now, and it’s actually changed my view of porn dramatically. I think it should be emphasised that she’s not “anti-sex”, she’s criticising the porn industry. In the talk she reiterated by saying that criticising the fast food industry doesn’t make you anti-eating.
I would advise everyone give it a watch if they have time. :)
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oh hey it’s me!
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