Dec 092009
 

Rod Jetton: Flawless Triple Douchebagger.

Ugh. Republicans. AGAIN with the sex scandals!!

OK, to be fair, that is certainly a blanket statement, and I shouldn’t be so flippant. ALL public figures get themselves into sexual loggerheads, right? And hell, my ex, Jack, was a registered Republican and I’ve certainly taken a few tumbles with conservative types. Shit, I even had a torrid affair with a hot blonde Republican from Concord who was the child of missionaries. But she was really hot. Hotness trumps political affiliation.

Usually.

My point is this…people who trumpet in public are the strumpets in private. I’m so over this scandal and that scandal with these people who yammer about morality and then wind up with their pants down in bathroom stalls and their dicks in the orifii of someone not their wife.

Usually I just roll on past these with a sigh but this Jetton douchebaggery has cut a little closer to the bone.

Why?

The Trifecta. Continue reading »

Mar 052009
 

I don’t do all that much in the celebrity gossip arena save for occasionally snarking.

But a recent high-profile abuse case is straddling several areas of thought in my brains today.

I know you may know this, but let me reiterate: simply because someone is masochistic, one cannot assume that they would also tolerate abuse.

A recent discussion on Twitter underscored this issue. It was an intense debate, but I think it underscored a difference in opinion that I’ve been pondering.

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I know that not everyone feels that there is a bright clear line demarking abuse.

And I know that some people who are survivors of abuse are among the people who believe that it is solely the business of the abuser and the abusee to decide how it goes.

And I am well aware that there are two fucking sides to every goddamned story.

But I also know that I am so not a fan of the idea that it isn’t our business when someone is in the grip an abusive relationship.

It is kinda everyone’s damned business.

Abuse impacts children in the home, therefore impacting them AND the next generation.

Abuse impacts the friends of both parties, who may feel helpless in the face of a person stuck in that cycle.

Abuse impacts the workplace, as the abuser probably isn’t just abusive at home and the victim may lose work time, and is not going to be bringing their “A” game to the table.

I could go on and on…

Abuse impacts other people, period.

It is NOT ONLY THE BUSINESS OF THE VICTIM AND THE PERP.

YES, only the person involved can take the steps to walk away. But sometimes they need help, a positive example.

I know that, when I was killing myself with alcohol, and knew it, the fact that I had people to turn to when I finally reached my tipping point (I don’t believe in the concept of “Bottom”) saved my life. Yes, I had to make that decision. But the people who had cautiously and softly stood by wringing their hands and occasionally making some cautious, caring comment were among the people to whom I turned when it was time.

What does this have to do with kink?

Yeah Romin Thicke can spank my butt ANY day.

Yeah Robin Thicke can spank my butt ANY day.

A lot.

See, BDSM isn’t legal, really. And I cannot legally consent to being whipped and slapped. But when I play,  I DO consent. Explicitly, over and over and over.

People who are abused do not.

Even if Rihanna was the most profoundly masochistic painslut bondage bottom on the planet   (stop drooling you fucking perverts. Srsly. I’m being serious here.) the MOMENT her fucking chickenshit douchebag partner struck her in anger and threatened her safety, it violated consent.

Can a husband rape his wife?

Used to be no, he couldn’t. She was his property to do with as he wished.

But that is not the case, and spousal rape is prosecutable.

What kinky people do is about consent.

It isn’t about “asking for it” and it isn’t about anger and retaliation.

Ever.

And the fact that she is reconciling with this fuckholio DOES impact girls who look up to her.  THEY may not have the resources to get therapy and counseling and all of the support that these people do, and it may well set an abysmally shitty example for impressionable women.

And do not step to me with this “They have a right to her private life.”  Bullshit, because they gave that up the vast majority of that in exchange for fame.  That is part of what being famous is. Stepping from obscurity into a glass box on a pedestal. You have to know that is part of your job as a Modern Day God: radical scrutiny. I’m not even one thousandth as famous a person as she is, but even I have some level of authority and responsibility as an educator in the BDSM community. I take that seriously.  I would not be true to what I teach if I, for example, were in an abusive relationship, if I sold myself short.   It matters to me that other kinky people listen to what I have to say. It therefore matters to me that I live my life in a way that tracks what I yammer on about in classes and articles and documentaries and blog posts.

Having choices, money, fame, glamour, all of those things, cannot protect you. The only than that can, is yourself. The mental and emotional state of a person who is the victim of domestic violence has nothing…NOTHING…to do with status, money, wealth or power.

If you are in an abusive relationship, get help. If you are in an abusive BDSM relationship, get help.

Don’t be afraid that your kinkiness means that you can’t be hurt. Because you can.