This is our truth, tell us yours
As nobody has ever said, a week is a long time in the blogosphere. A week ago we were adjusting to this new format, and being slightly more safe for work than the old homestead. I suppose it’s like any house move, after the initial excitement you have to get used to the fact this is it, and start working out the best place to put the book shelves.
Then I wrote a thing about a girl who had been photographed giving some lucky lads blow jobs and things went a little scary. When the views start going up in thousands and the comments stretch over 130 the word viral starts to make sense. It seems it even went so far as to get a hate blog written about me by the radfems. I believe Carter’s post was far more considered, and should have had the attention mine got by mere good timing.
It also brought people in who clearly didn’t know what to expect from a blog tagged Sex, Socialism and Sanity without safewords, and possibly the most amusing comment of the week, here. Obviously this was not what he expected from a sex blog, and he made his displeasure clear. (For the record I did answer the question, in the very first paragraph).
This got me thinking about the huge variety of people I read each week who write about sex, but not in the manner our commenter would approve of.
No attention is being drawn to the issues faced by the most vulnerable and stigmatised. Instead most popular feminist campaigns are vehicles for cis straight white middle class women to get attention while doing a symbolic activism that won’t really change anything. As for Lose the lads’ mags and No more page 3, they will not prevent violence and abuse. These campaigns only succeed in problematising models and sex workers, effectively blaming them and the modelling and adult industries for rape.
Many people write about sex, some of whom call themselves sex bloggers, most though do not issue how to give blow jobs guides to people who randomly pop up on their blogs, they have far more interesting things to write about.