[Dan] Savage, along with several Slate commenters, argues that kinksters have to be free to organize overtly so they can identify and police abuse within their ranks. That’s a good argument. But it acknowledges the problem: Kink requires policing in a way that homosexuality doesn’t. “First playdates should be in public,” warns one Slate commenter. “Play at clubs with event monitors,” advises another. Such guidance would be unnecessary, even rude, if it were dispensed generally to gay men or lesbians. But among BDSM educators, it’s common sense.
Many Slate commenters compare S&M with martial arts, skydiving, or driving cars. They argue that the latter are more dangerous, and therefore objections to S&M are just about sex. But these analogies break down. If you deliberately seek pain or injury during a skydive, you won’t be allowed to go up for another jump. If you drop your guard during a judo match and asked to be struck, you’ll be removed. If you walk into traffic and stand in front of an oncoming car, you’ll be taken in for questioning and psychiatric treatment. The problem isn’t sex. The problem is the intentional pursuit of harm.— William Saletan, All The Kink’s Men: Is S&M wrong? A reply to Dan Savage and other defenders of BDSM [X] (via witchbornwitch)
Well Dan Savage is an entitled woman hating asshole with severe mouth diarrhea, so taking his advice or pretending his stupid male opinions are worth more than dirty toilet paper is always folly. Is anyone actually surprised that the privileged white man endorses practices that dehumanize, humiliate and objectify womens bodies while pretending torture can be consented to?
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cool-daniela-fan asked: What does "gender criticism" consist of?
This post is a very detailed description of radical feminism’s stance on gender criticism.
This article in the New Yorker simplifies the ‘gender feud’ between radical feminism and trans activism.
This quote displays how offensive males ‘identifying’ with females due to ‘femininity’ is.
This is my interpretation of what gender criticism is, my interpretation of what other radfems say about it, and my beliefs surrounding the idea too.
Also, feel free to check out my gender tag, which has a lot more reblogs, thoughts and ideas!