Thursday, 12 April 2007

Not another fluffy blog...

I set up this blog because when I typed 'SM feminist' into google, the first thing to come up was my measly, filtered little personal livejournal.

So I thought instead of ranting at my poor, longsuffering LJ friends continually, or pissing off the UK BDSM community with the same, I'd create a space specifically for SM-positive feminist writing, theorising, critiquing the SM critiques, and questioning how our splinter group and the feminist community might find ways of reconciling differences.

I like the idea of eventually building some kind of network for SM feminists, with regular blogs from a variety of authors. This blog is not by association rigidly anti-censorship or pro-porn, and I rather like the idea of someone putting forward a pro-SM, anti-porn argument here!

At feminist events or blogs I've contributed to in the past, I've tended to keep the BDSM talk fluffy. Well, that's not what this blog is about. Discussion and debate is encouraged, but abusive comments are not. Still, I have no intention of deleting or censoring. This is a free space.

11 comments:

belledame222 said...

awesome.

Renegade Evolution said...

Ah, welcome!

Cassandra Says said...

Sound like a good idea to me!

Trinity said...

Is this supposed to be a collaborative effort, or is this just going to be a place where you collect links and such?

verte said...

Is this supposed to be a collaborative effort, or is this just going to be a place where you collect links and such?

Both, I hope! I really like the idea of a collaborative pro-SM feminist blog. I can't believe I completely missed your corner of the blogosphere until now!

I've never attempted something like this before and set it up on a bit of a whim. But all the shit in the last two weeks really made me think a collaborate pro-sm blog might be useful...

antiprincess said...

:)
Hi!

beau said...

Good luck with the new blogs verte.

I hope they go really well.

B xx

Magniloquence said...

Sweet! I'd love to see what you come up with!

(Goodness, I'm late. Ah well.)

Anonymous said...

Critiquing the critique? Isn't that the definition for: reactionary.

verte said...

Critiquing the critique? Isn't that the definition for: reactionary.

If that's how you radfems want to define it, dearie, yes.

Actually, the SM bunch are always accused of not thinking through the anti-BDSM arguments. And, erm, generally we have. I've read a load of anti-BDSM material. Some of it is interesting. But I still disagree, I'm afraid. And if I choose to review it or write about it and call bullshit on the bits that are bullshit, suck on it.

In case you hadn't noticed, academic writing calls on previous criticism all the time and critiques it. Are all feminist writers just reactionary idiots, then?

Stop moaning and have a read.

belledame222 said...

"Who watches the watchers?"

...jesus fuck, why not just call us "counter-revolutionary" while you're at it? Christ knows there can only be two choices, the System and Those Who Fight The Fight Of The Righteous, and it never, ever changes.

jeeezus.