Female Socialisation

21 Aug

From 2014

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You’re so pretty.
You’re adorable.
You’re beautiful.
You’re my beautiful little girl.
Sweet little lady.
Careful! Don’t get hurt!
Play nicely.
Don’t get dirty.
Stop that.
Be more ladylike.
Don’t eat too much.
Shhhh.
Quiet.
Girls are duuumb!
Girls have cooties.
No girls allowed.
Hahahahaha! You have boobs!
Look at her boobs!
Boobs!
Boobs!
Boobs!
Boobs!
Ewwwww. Periods are disgusting.
You’re disgusting.
That’s gross.
Hahahahaha! You’ve got your period.
Boobs!
Let me touch them!
I want to touch them!
Disgusting.
Slut.
You’re gross.
Whore.
Let me touch it.
Bitch.
I only want to touch it.
She’s a slut.
Virgin.
Slut.
Virgin.
Slut.
You slut.
Show me your tits.
Get ’em out!
Slag.
You want it.
Take it.
Have it.
Swallow it.
Slut.
Whore.
Stupid bitch.
Fat bitch.
You’re not quite right for this.
I’m not sure you can do it.
Tits.
Cunt.
I just want to fuck you.
Come on…

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The Eye Of God

20 Aug

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Eclipse photos: Wendy Carlos

I look up. Incredible! It is the eye of God. A perfectly black disk, ringed with bright spiky streamers that stretch out in all directions.
Jack B. Zirker Astronomer Emeritus Sacramento Peak – National Solar Observatory

Since the beginning of human civilisation, people have connected the Sun with the eye of God.

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Animation credit: Robin Edgar.

The right eye of the ancient Egyptian sky god, Horus, was the Sun. In Hindu mythology Surya , the Sun god, is called the eye of Varuna the god of the heavens. The Persian Sun god Mithras was believed to be the eye of Ahura Mazda, the creator god. The Greek god Helios was the god of the Sun as well as the god of Sight, and was portrayed as an eye with rays surrounding it. The Japanese Sun goddess Amaterasu was born from the left eye of…

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You should’ve asked

20 Aug

Well this is just fantastic.

Emma

Here is the english version of my now famous “Fallait demander” !

Thanks Una from unadtranslation.com for the translation :)

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Thoughts On Gendering

16 Aug

Back during the AIDS epidemic in the 1990’s, surgeons refused to perform cosmetic genital surgery on gay men for fear of HIV infection. This was the origin of “woman with a penis.”

And then what we got was all this cultural slippage, and ultimately the complete divorcing of any of this from medicine, which is still struggling about whether to include any of this in the DSM. The trans lobby would like to be out of the DSM but still get free hormones and surgeries on demand. They want people to be seen as victims of birth defects. Invisible ones. So there is a lot of push to confuse people into believing that they have intersex disorders, or that this is somehow related to endocrine disrupters. Also autism spectrum kids get dragged into this at times, which I suspect is because social conditioning does not set as well with such people.

Many people are invested deeply in attempting to find some kind of physical marker for transgenderism, but its current social morph, along with other sorts of identity politics, is largely Internet-driven. This is a social contagion.

Also there is this matter of having a generation of young people who are told that they are dopes and have no future. It drives tribalism. People are scared. They have every reason to be scared.

There is a sense, as well, in which it’s all the latest extension of the drug and body mod culture. For instance, I have heard repeatedly that testosterone works as an antidepressant on women.

Unfortunately for science, all this investment creates an enormous confirmation bias slant. Remember when Science was busy trying to determine differences between black brains and white brains? It’s rather like that. If your main tool is a hammer, things have a way of looking like nails. This serves to further muddy discussions of transgenderism.

The root problem is the inability of most people to recognize the coercive power of cultural sex stereotypes in which they are embedded. Someone said once that once you see it, it’s like putting on magic glasses and being able to see the aliens.

Men tend to be worse at this. It’s similar to how people not read as Black tend to be bad at seeing all the subtle racism at work in the culture.

But if you can’t see it, you are left sensing stuff in your life and environment that’s about gendering, but you can’t put words to it. Humans like narratives, they are important to us. So we create them, and when narratives become verboten, we create new narratives to cover for the forbidden narratives. But forbidden narratives do not become inoperative. If anything, they become more powerful when it is forbidden to discuss them.

Gendering is a forbidden narrative now. We are subjected constantly to the drumbeat of identity and its criticality. You are what you say you are, the opinions of others do not matter. Rather a convenient viewpoint, that, for those who don’t get much pushback about their self-professed declarations. People such as men.

Rae Story, Exited Prostituted Woman, Fabulous Author

16 Aug

Exited prostituted women constitute an actual lobby. Their voices are critical.

Though it would be perfectly seemly to arrange my astounding musical outfit around my own fine self, it might be incumbent upon me to rope in the collective. Perhaps  the bassoon mastery of some proper grown up mate’s  short suffering, nerd teen. She’ll say, “Rae’s a sad, silly sort…she’s woefully unsuccessful personally, occupationally and spiritually…can you just help her out a bit with her ‘band’ on Saturdays?” And my sister, doodles, who did use to play the piano but has given that up in favour of her aside in thigh slapping, foot tapping, and making herrraaannnnng noises at passing cars.

Learning Thirty: What I have Understood About Dissent (nothing)

Rae is exited and trying to stay that way, but it’s hard when your benefits have been cut and you have chronic post-traumatic stress disorder from sexual abuse.

Indeed, forums grew in popularity wherein the punters would engage in discussions about prostitutes they had encountered in person or seen online, forensically adjudicating on their “merit.” I don’t know a single woman in the business that hasn’t been ripped apart by these techno wolves for being too fat, too old, too ugly, too expensive, or too tame.

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You can help, if you want. For as little as one dollar a month, you can support Rae’s Patreon account.

Nonetheless, now freed, those elegant white sticks found themselves dangled between the red sofa lips of starlets and models everywhere, littered in abundance on film posters and in commercial advertising. Of course all it meant, in material terms, was more women spent more money on something they didn’t actually need. It was almost as though the proto-feminism of the day had been sold a pup.

Buying Freedom

It may not seem like enough to matter, but a thousand women supoorting Rae’s amazing voice for a dollar a month could mean the difference between her suffering more abuse, and instead having enough financial security to continue her work as an advocate for prostituted women unimpeded.

Or, as the image is created through surrealist automation (the process by which the artist just ‘gets the image down’ without prior planning), is this more accurately about a man’s need to dehumanize women – in order to enjoy them – directly projected on to a ‘sort of’ female body? A distorted, mosaic like body. The masculinist vision of female sexual functionality. Women’s bodies as a veritable jigsaw of sexual referentials, that can be wrenched apart and put together again in any number of different, delectable compositions. Breasts here, thighs there.

The Work of Suzzan Blac

This is Rae’s Patreon account.

https://www.patreon.com/user/posts?u=5104706

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Synanon, the Brainwashing “Game” and Modern Transgender Activism: The Orwellian Implications of Transgender Politics.

14 Aug

Excellent analysis.

Jenn Smith

By Jenn Smith.

Introduction.

What had happened was that Gloria walked in the front door of Synanon [for drug counselling] and they had gamed her right off. Someone, on purpose, had walked past her as she sat waiting to be interviewed and had remarked on how ugly she was. The next person to parade past had informed her that her hair looked like something a rat slept in.

Gloria had always been sensitive about her curly hair. She wished it was long … What the third Synanon member would have said was moot, because by then Gloria had gone upstairs to the tenth floor [to kill herself].

“Is that how Synanon works?” Fat asked.

Bob said, “It’s a technique to break down the personality. It’s a fascist therapy that makes the person totally outer-directed and dependent on the group. Then they can build up a new personality that isn’t drug…

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Brothel Raids and Graffiti Grandstanding: A Call for Conversation

12 Aug

Important piece on abolitionist strategy.

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We are at a crucial time in history regarding prostitution policy and legislation. As survivor voices have become more outspoken, backing up invaluable research by our equally invaluable abolitionist allies, we have experienced internationally and locally a validation of decades of feminist activism targeting male violence against women. It is a sometimes tenuous or fraught relationship between abolitionist allies and survivor/victims of the sex-trade. As with any collaboration or relationship, there can be personality clashes, differing opinions in approach to abolition and all of the normal responses in human interactions. In the main, however, we all are seeking the same ends and I don’t believe we can ever truly be separated from each other in our goal to end the exploitation of women and girls, and all the prostituted.

So it is with genuine respect to my feminist sisters and their brilliant work for women that I bring up my…

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