January 5th, 2009
|06:01 pm - FIRST UPDATE IN FOREVARS! :P|
I have an interview to volunteer for women's crisis services next week (battered women's shelter). There is a lot of training for it, with interferes with my gender and visual culture class, so I'll probs drop the class. The other classes I have are violence against women, analysis of social issues, feminist philosophy, and the african diaspora. I'm actually debating dropping a couple, but I'm definitely keeping the violence against women and feminist phil.
In the past month, I've been reading about: serial killers/rapists torturing hundreds of women in Juarez, Mexico; eating disorders and patriarchy; a novel about a boy raped by two men, then becoming anorexic and otherwise traumatised; articles, mostly from Adult Video News, on the porn industry and the fucking fucked up, but normal, tortures they call sex, like rape, trafficking, forced street prostitution, racist conceptions of black men, etc. in good news, also a book of poetry by alice walker called a poem traveled down my arm. walker is fantastic, i'd quote half the book if i could, so will just make a near-future post of around a dozen of my fave poems from it. also, julian real's blog: http://radicalprofeminist.blogspot.com/ he's awesomesauce.
I also see that my wordpress blog (demonista.wordpress.com) is getting hits from men looking for child porn, rape porn, bestiality porn, etc. underage photos of dorothy stratten (killed and raped by her pimp husband at 20), "men violating women," "dog violates woman," even a search for a specific "man-girl sex" website *BARFS*
I'll be posting the Alice Walker poems to my other blog, as well as an article I'll write about how the Vancouver 2010 Olympics will effect people in prostitution, esp in the downtown eastside, but also "escorts" and whatnot. native women in the downtown eastside get the worst of it (eg abusive johns, pimps, drug addiction, homelessness, ptsd, physical health problems...)
In *squeee* news, interspersed the stuff that is depressing: my fangirliness for the nuke (luke and noah from as the world turns) fanfic, and the gay storylines of roman/deniz and christian/oliver on german soaps (subtitled storylines, of course). Here's a couple vids of the latter two. Tis lovely.
(for the second, feel free to skip to about 2:50, wink wink, nudge nudge :P)
And a song that goes well for both couples http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZOgoVEud_w (Maps by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
Lastly, lest anyone think that I believe male-female sexuality irredeemable and always cruel or mindnumbingly dull, there is an indie Canadian film called Dirty that has decent representations of het sex (graphic, but not explicit, I guess is how i can explain it). Although, a few aspects of the story were problematic, a lot of it was pretty damn good. Also, anything by Jeremy Podeswa is really good, and he represents a lot of forms of sexuality: gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, triad relationships, etc. Just sayin' :P And he does come across as anti-prostitution, at least based on Eclipse (one white guy who is portrayed as an asshole uses a native man in prostitution, as well as his latina (i think) maid), as well as his film of patrick roscoe's excellent short story, "my lover's touch" called touch. fucking traumatising to see and read, but needs to be seen/read.
Lastly, lastly, Blue October does EXCELLENT songs about trauma, esp child sexual abuse, mental illness, self-harm... like Razorblade, HRSA, Crazy Man/His Name Is Crazy, Overweight, Drilled a Wire Through My Cheek, Angel, etc
Gotta run! Library computer is kicking me off in 2 min!
Current Music: Blue October
It really is crazy how sex-obsessed people come out on the internet, tugging at different sites hoping for any glimpse of something sexual. And when something actually sexual is brought up, oh look, the ratings go up. But, that's humans for you.
|Date:||January 6th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)|| |
Luke & Noah
Thanks for the support, and I wanted to say I'm a huge "Nuke" fan too (that's referencing the U.S.'s soap opera ATWT, folks, not uranium-filled power sources). Didn't know about "the gay storylines of roman/deniz and christian/oliver on german soaps" but will have to check 'em out!!! Thanks for the info.
Julian : )
|Date:||January 6th, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: Luke & Noah
Hiya Julian! No probs re: plugging your blog; it's fantastic :)
Oh, since seeing the Ollian and DeRo (Oliver/Christian and Deniz/Roman) storylines, I've realised how poorly done the Nuke storyline has become the past few months. Initially, even with the crazy Amerikan soap plot twists, it was excellent, then the kissing ban soured things, then they had all these things to keep the boys from having sex. I mean, two 19-20 year old guys, who even were in the process of having sex a couple times before interruptions* (eg immigration knocking on the door for ameera), and the kevin/rigged election plot was totally abandoned so we could get the fangirls and fanboys happy again... Van and Jake are playing their respective roles fantastically, esp considering the tripe the writers are giving them. Like how they show so much affection in the way they look at each other,
In short, I'm frustrated with the writers of ATWT (btw, Casey and Allison should totes get together!), the Nuke plots are even more improbable and poorly written; German soaps (and British ones! like Emmerdale) know how to write gay storylines, and the acting on them is really good. I was especially taken in by how well the actors who play Deniz and Roman act, and are together.
*btw, Noah and Luke seem to making a huge deal out of how special and "perfect" *roll eyes* their "first time" has to be. but i don't think they'd be making such a mig deal of it, esp considering that there isn't as much of scenario or plot for young gay men to follow (I like to think they wouldn't let rubbish gay porn be their roadmap), relationship and especially sex-wise, so they must have had less risky forms of sex (eg mutual masturbation, rubbing together w/clothes on) already, are planning for their "first time" of anal intercourse--assuming they were even considering it (a lot of gay boys and men don't have anal intercourse), or have only done quick, furtive things, clothes on, and are wanting to be able to have some interrupted, nekkid time--maybe their first time being naked together?--to take their time, enjoy things more, maybe it'd be their first time with oral sex...ummm....yeah... Sorry to go off with my naughty thoughts like that! :P
What do you think about the storyline, esp in regards to the writers forbidding them from having sexytime, if you don't mind my asking?
|Date:||January 6th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: Luke & Noah, part 2
JULIAN!!! I AM WATCHING TODAY'S EPI OF LUCINDA FINDING OUT ABOUT BRIAN! awww, I've went back and forth on the guy, but today, i feel really sorry for him :( He does love Lucinda, but he's also sexually attracted to men, and she found out that he kissed Luke, her grandson, and awww, the mess of it all. And she dumped him, which she is entitled to b/c he lied so much to her. but i still feel for him, and he's come clean, and he's so genuine to her now, and he really struggled with this...