Severing the Link Between Sex and Porn One Blog Post At A Time

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That’s what Twisty Faster is attempting. Here is an excerpt from her latest:

I am pleased to report that Broadsheet’s Page Rockwell is on the case of the slutty Halloween costume epidemic (as reported in the Thursday’s NYTimes Style section)[See also]. Several of you blamers have emailed me, outraged, about the proliferation of the Hustlerization of Halloween, manifested (complete with softcore photos of witchy hot sluts) by the Times’“not-so-new bulletin […] that costumes for women and girls of all ages tend to be revealingly clad caricatures of stereotypical male sexual fantasies.”The Times, like everybody else, is preoccupied with what women look like. They wonder why on earth would liberated women [women are now deemed ‘liberated', see, since second-wave feminism was such a rousing success] want to costume themselves as brainless receptacles for male incontinence? Perhaps it’s because Halloween has been co-opted by today’s sassy empowerful women who want to show the world that they’ve gotten the memo from Dude Nation: non-sexy is a non-starter. Halloween is now ‘a”safe space”, a time to play with sexuality’.

As long as the sexuality being played with is male sexuality, and that said sexuality as practiced by women is acknowledged by all as”bad.”Bad, bad, bad. It is not insignificant that the title of the NYTimes slutty-Halloween article is”Good Girls Go Bad, for a Day.”Halloween or no, women rarely experience the exhilarating joys of empowerfulness when they neglect to glorify the phallus by taking a self-esteem hit. I’m not sure that dressing up as a”vixen pirate”or a”va-voom Girl Scout”exudes quite the post-patriarchal nuances the spinster aunt would like to see in a class-neutral party outfit.

In any event, negligible is the ideological distinction that can be measured between the sexay costumes of”Slut-o-ween”(Ha. Good one, Page) and the ‘normal’ (but objectively fruity) get-ups women have to wear every day to avoid ridicule.

Sex-positivity will remain a pipe dream until the patriarchy-serving construct of the equation between sex and porn gets the boot. The boot of shiny, shiny leather.

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