At first I thought it was a joke on plurk… but then, I realized it wasn’t: Whore Couture.
What the fuck?
I wouldn’t say that I am prude. I’ve clearly blogged nudity in the past, and even promoted some of the sponsor’s products. I’ve written about rape, prostate exams, breast health and sexuality without pause. I believe in an open candid society where we get shit off our chests and spill it out on the table for examination. The examining part being the most important, otherwise you’re just whiny and without the intelligence to act.
I would say that I take the idea of “whore” seriously. It isn’t some word that comes flying out of my mouth, as a pet name for my “friends”. Nor is it often used as an insult to women who are very promiscuous. I have learned, through Women’s Studies classes and personal experience, that women are their own worst enemies. We will cut each other down, shame one another, and make sure we do not fall out of line with what society wants. This has been depicted in literature, film, the arts and very much in mass-media television. I think dollar for dollar, FOX and CW channels have made 90% of their income on women shitting on other women.
So, what’s the connection to Whore Couture? This is a representation of women being derogatory to themselves and fanning the flames of stereotypes. Seriously? A vaginal sucker? Really? A condom laced tongue?
It’s like they think porn stars are amazing and have a wonderful life! Nevermind the flair-ups of herpes, HIV scares and getting gang raped for film. Where is the wonder in that? Where is the beauty in that? Where is the fucking self-respect?
I hate to burst your bubbles, girls, but life only gets more difficult and beauty fades. Then one morning, you wake up with 4 kids, a bad case of the clap and husband that sees you as sperm receptacle.
Then again, there is always fetish porn. I am sure you can find some great work crushing bugs between your sagging tits, or shoving ping-pong balls up your scarred vagina.
This is not what I want see, hear about, or even talk about… so why is it even apart of our Second Life community?