The world is made up of three kinds of people
I concede, the consumer zombies need to be manipulated by the manipulators because they are zombies, and left to their own devices they will consume everything in their path to fulfill the empty hunger that democratic corporatism has left them with.
Their brains have been fried by the waves of psychological warfare washed over them for the past 100 years or so, perhaps longer… it’s hard to say how far back this plague of rampant empty consumerism extends.
The independent free thinker has also evolved from this social and cultural environment. We are the ones who have best adapted to the context. We are resilient and kind and have the capacity to intellectually, morally and emotionally regulate ourselves.
We independent thinkers though, are governed by the manipulators, and by the same rule of law and standard as the consumer zombies. This oppresses us, and often manifests in mental health diagnoses for those who find it particularly difficult to survive when we have to play by the manipulators rules… and these aren’t even rules they apply to themselves!!
So it’s all very difficult…
But it is clear that the tension between the independent free thinkers and the manipulators are taut… snapping… one-by-one… while the consumer zombies go on rampages and kill themselves and each other once in a while…
To all you men out there who have been trolling the streets of our community with your cock out and hand on it… you are pathetic.
I am a pretty kinky gal who has a soft spot in her… we’ll say heart… for pervy guys. But when you take that perviness out into your community, around people who aren’t into the same weird shit you are, then you are committing a serious offense, not only against the public, but against the responsible perverts around here, who keep their fantasy and kink in the privacy of their where ever, with a partner(s) who can give consent and play along with you.
Trust me, you will find yourself so much more satisfied if you can find a partner out there who would be happy to watch you stroke yourself and can play along, rather than being the creep in the car watching all the little girls and boys.
You give all us perverts a bad name by turning it into a criminal activity.
Oh, and by the way you don’t want me to be the one to find you with your hand down your pants on the side of the road… trust me.
I wrote a paper about the arrangement of my sexuality, and these are the sources I referenced:
Caramagno, Thomas (2000) “Postmodern sexual identities” polifonia (3) 51-53
Coward, Rosalind (1999) Sacred Cows. New York:HarperCollins
Danesi, Marcus (1999) Of Cigarettes, High Heels, and Other Interesting Things. New York: St. Martin’s Press
Firestone, Shulamith (1970) The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution. New York: William Morrow and Company
Giddens, Anthony (1991) Modernity and Self-Identity: Self and Society in the Late Modern Age. Stanford University Press
Goffman, Erving (1977) “The arrangement between the sexes” Theory and Society (V4, N3) 301-331
Laing, RD (1967) The Politics of Experience. Great Britain: Penguin
Queen and Schimmel (Eds.) (1997) PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality. California: Cleis Press
Shannon, Deric and Abbey Willis (2010) “Theoretical polyamory: Some thoughts on loving, thinking, and queering anarchism” Sexualities (13:4) 433-443
Vonnegut, Kurt (1961) Mother Night. New York: Delacore
Such a strange collection of bedfellows, even I must admit.
I got into a Facebook debate the other day with someone who took exception to my posting this link about the “Ding Dong” song rising the charts after Margaret Thatcher’s death. The nature of the debate is not the topic of this post, rather something he said during it; that Margaret Thatcher was a feminist.
For some reason, this above all else that was said during that 47 comment thread, bothered me so much I replied with caps. “Margaret Thatcher is NOT a feminist”. I was actually insulted.
That’s when I realized for the first time that I do fully identify with the label feminist to identify my socio-political beliefs and professional practices.
I did not realize I was a feminist before I began my graduate degree in Women’s and Gender Studies. Coming from a background of quantitative sociology, I thought that I would have difficulty identifying as such given the inherent political and paradigmatic assumptions this label is laden with.
I have learned though, that being a feminist does not have to do with the label. It more has to do with the approach to knowledge and truth, freedom and oppression.
Amazing what insult can reveal!
People misunderstand what the feminist label means to such a degree that they placed my political and philosophical beliefs in the same category as Margaret Thatcher?!?! Appalling!!!!!
And through that, I finally embrace a label…