roykay , you've told me a few times that my posts on this have been hard to follow, so I'd appreciate it if you or anyone else would let me know if these quotes are unclear.
Context: Yet another discussion of BDSM, in which a couple "radical feminists" reveal that their issue is not even that BDSM is consensual, but that they have problems with the concept of consent, full stop:
I fucking hate the concept of consent. The human mind is a pretty fragile thing, and you can get people to “consent” to most anything. It’s fucking meaningless.
That Glenn Marcus is a sick motherfucker. BDSM is abuse, pure and simple. If a person gets off on giving or getting abused, that person has something wrong with them mentally. Seriously. They need therapy.
It used to be a couple decades ago, people were willing to see themselves as fucked up. Everyone was in therapy. Now everyone thinks they are just fine and dandy as they are. “I eat shit. I’m awesome! I dress up in a teddy bear costume. I’m special! I like watching women in high heels step on mice and kill them. I’m a living miracle!”
Fuck the lot of them.
on January 31, 2009 at 11:54 pm delphyne
I feel the same way about consent bonobobabe. Consent to me seems like a concept invented by rapists - getting people to agree to be abused or raped and then blamed for what the rapist/abuser did to them.
Either you want something or you don’t. Consent is just another way of saying someone acquiesed to somebody else’s ideas and desires.There's also a few gems in the comment thread about how BDSM must be wrong because it's considered "actual bodily harm" in the UK. Because of course, whatever the people who make the laws decided enshrines morality perfectly and exactly.
Except that it, uh, didn't when marital rape was legal. But here it, um, does, because they call it "actual bodily harm," see, and that sounds all proper.