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This consideration is central, for example, in discussions about whether S/ M practices are effective in denormalizing sexuality based on misogynist and racist relations of domination and subordination . Consider, in this connection, Pat Califia’s argument about the nonoppressiveness of parodic multiplicities at work in S/ M sexuality:

Some feminists still find S/ M roles disturbing because they believe they are derived from genuinely oppressive situations. They accuse sadomasochism of being fascistic because of the symbolism employed to create an S/ M ambiance… . An S/ M scene can be played out using the personae of guard and prisoner, cop and suspect, Nazi and Jew, white and Black, straight man and queer, parent and child, priest and penitent, teacher and student, whore and client, etc. However, no symbol has a single meaning. Its meaning is derived from the context in which it is used. Not everyone who wears a swastika is a Nazi, not everyone who has a pair of handcuffs on his belt is a cop, and not everyone who wears a nun’s habit is a Catholic. S/ M is more a parody of the hidden sexual nature of fascism than it is a worship of or acquiescence to it. How many real Nazis, cops, priests, or teachers would be involved in a kinky sexual scene?
One problem with this argument, in my view, is that, as I have been emphasizing, the meaning of a symbol, or a practice, is not wholly derived from the context in which it is used. A second, related problem is that it appears to rely upon the possibility of a clear distinction between the enactments of “fantasy” and the practices that constitute the “real world.” Our practices are only possible as reiterations of an extant social code that itself bears normative force because it is or has been lived out by real bodies.

As we are all too often reminded, real Nazis, cops, priests, and teachers have been involved in real-world “sexual scenes,” using sexual power as a way to consolidate their power and authority. The power play in an S/ M scene with the figures of the Nazi and the Jew derives fundamentally from the historical holocaust. The sexual kick cannot help but be deeply bound up with the highly potent significance of this fascist history. If the scene reverses the power role— if the Jew is the “top” and the Nazi is the “bottom”— does this challenge the history, the racism, the horror of the power relation the scene invokes ? Or does it merely trade on that power relation, “play” with it, as a way to experience a sexual kick through dominance and submission?"
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euo:

Without a sense of identity there can be no real strugglePaulo Freire: Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1970)Mikko Kourinki

euo:

Without a sense of identity there can be no real struggle
Paulo Freire: Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1970)
Mikko Kourinki

identity

dammitmishaa:

So my friend came into school one day wearing a dress that had straps and the vice principal came up to her and said “You need to either change or cover your shoulders up because it’ll distract the boys” to which she replied “Well I find boys faces distracting, do they have to cover them up?” and the vice principal said “Maybe you should focus in class more.”

If that doesn’t tell you that things are messed up, then I don’t know what does. 

"I know who I was this morning, but I’ve changed a few times since then."
-Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass (via rainysundaysandcoffee)

voxclara:

my hopes for season two of orange is the new black:

  • the word ‘bisexual’
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realfolkbluesiguess:

sancty:

pamalapoopsonporch:

fucknosexistcostumes:

quetz0vercoatl:

mytongueisforked:

snarkbender:

petitepasserine:

white women of hollywood, reducing japan and japanese culture to cupcakes, sexy ”costumes” and submissive sex-kittens since god knows when

white people, this is why nobody trusts you

yeah, so white women fetishize, objectify, and commodify woc as well and treat us like props.

this is why we don’t trust you. 

In response to your logic, please find attached a picture of Hyuna Kim “fetishizing” and “commodifying” american culture. Yes I know she’s Korean, but J-pop and K-pop are relatively close in style, so don’t be pernickety. This use of other cultures isn’t a one way thing; as far as I know, American culture isn’t only basketball shirts and sunglasses.

Also, your Katy Perry picture is a poor example of the message you’re trying to convey. She, as well as her backing dancers, is in traditional Japanese dress, and there is not a cupcake or submissive sex kitten in sight.

And to add to that, what makes me really angry is that you are complaining about white women being racist and culturally stereotyping women of colour, and your response is what? “This is why nobody trusts you” - racism. Talk about hypocritical, you’re making sweeping statements about the Caucasian population as untrustworthy because a few dumb commercialised bitches in America made some music videos. Get off your high horse, just because you feel victimised by something doesn’t give you the right to do the same to others.

I didn’t want to get involved in this debate, I made a post yesterday and deleted it because I really can’t be bothered to deal with the inevitable backlash, but really this is getting stupid I’ve seen so many posts about it since then and it’s getting on my nerves.

"Yeah she’s Korean, but Korea and Japan are basically the same, right guys??" ….

Katy Perry and her dancers were NOT in “traditional dress”, jesus christ.

They were in sexed up kimonos with thigh-high slits in the sides, and face paint. Her “kimono” (which actually looks more like a cheongsam..) has a chest window! It’s a very poor, sexualised interpretation of geisha.
The fact that anyone would think that is how geisha actually dress shows how influential this type of representation can be. Here’s a photo of a geisha so you can see the difference.

I would like to point out that they can wear whatever the fuck they like, even if it doesn’t represent a culture in a traditional way. It’s their body, their music, and their career. The fact that you call them “bitches” just shows me how intelligent you are. Your blog is ment to show equality in genders, and to stop the sexism being FORCED on our socioty, not what someone CHOOSES to wear. You’re hipocritical.

Umm I didn’t call anyone a bitch, that’s the person I was responding to (I run fucknosexistcostumes, I’m responding to quetz0vercoatl). No one is saying they can’t wear it, they are saying they shouldn’t, because those costumes reinforce racist stereotypes.

jesus christ that ‘quetz0vercoatl’ person is ignorant as fuck and probably a closet racist.

listen bro, ALL countries idealize the west in some way because of fucking colonialism andd the fact that white people/white features are considered the standard of beauty. America, while hated by some extreme traditionalists of other countries, is mostly seen as cool by the younger generations.

Therefore stuff like hip-hop,basketball,cowboys, and fast food- stuff that is uniquely American- is integrated into their pop culture.

THESE WHITE WOMEN ARE USING USING REAL WOMEN OF COLOR AS BACKGROUND PROPS.

THERE IS A FUCKING DIFFERENCE.

If you’re accusing women of color of acting like victims, well you’re not a women of color so you don’t understand.

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friendzonked:

don’t sexualise things meant for children like i dont care if you think i’m kink shaming you it’s gross don’t do it

callmeoutis:

john green is not a creative color