Sunday, March 16, 2014

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Chimamamda Ngozi Adiche, We Should All Be Feminists

The most powerful thing anyone has ever said to me: “You deserve to take up space.” 

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 Monday, September 5, 2011

TW RAPE

A man molests a young woman sitting next to him on a Japanese train, drags her to a restroom and rapes her while she sobs. Some 40 fellow passengers fail to intervene.”

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Queer Porn Star Accused of Pedophilia for Breastfeeding Baby
By Diane Anderson-Minshall
Weeks after queer porn star Madison Young had her baby, she created an  art exhibit titled “Becoming MILF.” The concept, according to Jezebel.com,  was to explore how Young now embodies a contradiction, the dichotomy to  end all dichotomies — that of the Madonna and the whore. At the show’s  opening, she served up self-made breast-milk shakes and displayed a baby  quilt made of burp cloths and porn star panties. Turns out not every  feminist porn star agrees. According to Salon.com, a series of sex worker Twitter wars ensued, the controversy tapping into “culture-wide mommy issues.”
Porn star Furry Girl (who is known for her, um, stage name–like  features) criticized Young for publicly breast-feeding, tweeting that  only “creeps and pedophiles” are interested in seeing a porn star  breast-feed and insinuated that exposing her child to such an audience  was abusive. Girl called Young a “a revolting person” and dubbed her  defenders “baby fetishists” and “pedos.”
Of course Young (née Tina Butcher) is already a well-known feminist porn  star, director, author, and the founder of Femina Potens, an  ever-evolving, queer and trans nonprofit gallery and performance space  in California that the San Francisco Chronicle calls “the most  happening art space in the city; a revolution in art and sex.” She’s  curated the gallery for years, mixing envelope-pushing women’s sexuality  exhibitions and spoken word shows from lesbians like Annie Sprinkle  with less kinky feminist projects from literati like Michelle Tea.  Young’s shown up on such outlets as IFC and the History Channel and in  MSNBC’s Brian Alexander’s book America Unzipped, which has a whole chapter on her art and work.
So what was this controversial display of pedophilia that Furry Girl imagines? According to Salon,  Young posed for a black-and-white photograph dressed up like Marilyn  Monroe while clutching her daughter to her bare breast, nonchalantly  breast-fed on a video, and then announced that she would nurse live and  in person at an upcoming event meant to promote “health awareness for  our queer, kinky, and sex positive communities.”
At the event itself, Young discussed breast health, while other  presenters talked about breast cancer, antiretroviral drugs, and safe  sex. “It wasn’t a sex party; it was an adult sex-ed class hosted by sex  workers,” writes Salon’s Tracy Clark-Florey.
Furry Girl, an actress in vegan porn, tweeted that context is at  the root of her argument, though she no longer wants to comment on the  debacle. Meanwhile, Young returned to social media in hopes of ending  the Twitter mommy sex wars: “The only one sexualizing this image of me  breastfeeding is you. Which makes me feel truly disgusted and violated.”
Our society is seriously screwed up in sexualizing a female body’s parts that are being used in a way they’re meant to function, to the point it feels it needs to control and limit their use for that function, based on the last couple generations being indoctrinated to believe that babies should drink formula because it’s healthier, because breasts = sex toys, therefore breastfeeding = dirty.

Queer Porn Star Accused of Pedophilia for Breastfeeding Baby

By Diane Anderson-Minshall

Weeks after queer porn star Madison Young had her baby, she created an art exhibit titled “Becoming MILF.” The concept, according to Jezebel.com, was to explore how Young now embodies a contradiction, the dichotomy to end all dichotomies — that of the Madonna and the whore. At the show’s opening, she served up self-made breast-milk shakes and displayed a baby quilt made of burp cloths and porn star panties. Turns out not every feminist porn star agrees. According to Salon.com, a series of sex worker Twitter wars ensued, the controversy tapping into “culture-wide mommy issues.”

Porn star Furry Girl (who is known for her, um, stage name–like features) criticized Young for publicly breast-feeding, tweeting that only “creeps and pedophiles” are interested in seeing a porn star breast-feed and insinuated that exposing her child to such an audience was abusive. Girl called Young a “a revolting person” and dubbed her defenders “baby fetishists” and “pedos.”

Of course Young (née Tina Butcher) is already a well-known feminist porn star, director, author, and the founder of Femina Potens, an ever-evolving, queer and trans nonprofit gallery and performance space in California that the San Francisco Chronicle calls “the most happening art space in the city; a revolution in art and sex.” She’s curated the gallery for years, mixing envelope-pushing women’s sexuality exhibitions and spoken word shows from lesbians like Annie Sprinkle with less kinky feminist projects from literati like Michelle Tea. Young’s shown up on such outlets as IFC and the History Channel and in MSNBC’s Brian Alexander’s book America Unzipped, which has a whole chapter on her art and work.

So what was this controversial display of pedophilia that Furry Girl imagines? According to Salon, Young posed for a black-and-white photograph dressed up like Marilyn Monroe while clutching her daughter to her bare breast, nonchalantly breast-fed on a video, and then announced that she would nurse live and in person at an upcoming event meant to promote “health awareness for our queer, kinky, and sex positive communities.”

At the event itself, Young discussed breast health, while other presenters talked about breast cancer, antiretroviral drugs, and safe sex. “It wasn’t a sex party; it was an adult sex-ed class hosted by sex workers,” writes Salon’s Tracy Clark-Florey.

Furry Girl, an actress in vegan porn, tweeted that context is at the root of her argument, though she no longer wants to comment on the debacle. Meanwhile, Young returned to social media in hopes of ending the Twitter mommy sex wars: “The only one sexualizing this image of me breastfeeding is you. Which makes me feel truly disgusted and violated.”

Our society is seriously screwed up in sexualizing a female body’s parts that are being used in a way they’re meant to function, to the point it feels it needs to control and limit their use for that function, based on the last couple generations being indoctrinated to believe that babies should drink formula because it’s healthier, because breasts = sex toys, therefore breastfeeding = dirty.