I’m furious. I’ve been trying to read a few sex pos blogs to understand their perspective, and hopefully (ha!) open a dialogue. What set me off was a comment left on Bitch Lab’s blog. I’m not going to refer to the subject of the post, because I’m taking exception with one comment:
Anthony Kennerson Says:
August 11th, 2006 at 11:48 am
And this crap about “coercion” and how prostitution is innately rape solely because the woman pays for sex that she apparantly doesn’t like: Does the thought that the woman might actually like the acts she does (or the client does on her) even to the point of doing them in private for free ever cross RM’s synapses?? Or, the fact that coercion can vary in degree and form; and to simply reduce all encounters between the prostitute and the client to mere rape simply because the woman “needs the money” is pure lunacy?? Especially given that there are so many NON-sexual professions where women have been forced to do so much worse “for the money”?? (Ever heard of the casting couch in mainstream film, RM???)
Of course, all this bullshit spewed by RM is really all about what I have been saying all along: It has nothing to do with liberating women or even socialism or feminism. It is all about THE SEX…mostly the loathing of other women who enjoy the “wrong” type of sex.
This is going to take a special double dose of SmackDog Whupass ™…first chance I get to the blog, it will be on.
Radfem has officially become the new ex-gay.
Right, let’s always argue from the perspective of women who are having fun as sex workers. It’s all about the freedom, especially male sexual freedom, and who cares about those women who are being tortured?
It’s all about the sex? Yes, thank you, we’re all prudes. You’ve dismissed an entire movement that’s fought for women’s lives and women’s rights with one sentence. Thanks for being so upfront in your hatred.
Equating radical feminism with the ex-gay movement is despicable. He is very concise: in just two sentences, he belittles and others radical feminists. I’m terribly sorry that his sex life might be affected by having to consider the rights of women. This is typical male privilege, and Mr. Kennerson desperately needs to educate himself on both male privilege and misogyny. [Hint: If you’re a man who is viciously attacking a group of women who are standing up for women’s rights, there’s a problem with your behavior!]
What really offended me is that these hateful statements went unchallenged by the women posting on the blog. So much for opening a dialogue.
Please Mr. Kennerson, give me a dose of SmackDog Whupass™. Radical feminists know a bit about male aggression directed at women. We think it’s wrong.