Sunday, 30 November 2008

BREAKING NEWS: Tops Are Horribly Violent People. Film at 11.

....all I've got to say to this one:

There’s much I could say at this point, but I’m sure nobody wants to read through 10+ paragraphs of pure bile. I’ll just stick with saying that anyone interested in being a BDSM dom probably fits the same personality type as those who staffed the camps at Belsen and Auschwitz. Torture is torture by any name.

is that as I understand it, assuming that there was such a personality type is wildly misunderstanding what actually happens when societies justify evil through systematic campaigns of dehumanization.

10 comments:

SnowdropExplodes said...

Yeah, there's just so much wrong with that statement that even attempting to pick it apart and deal with all the different wrong things in it is just not worth the effort.

BeccaTheCyborg said...

That's the most brain-meltingly foolish thing. I just had to laugh.

Yes, spanking someone who has requested it and is very pleased about it is just exactly like operating a gas chamber. Exactly. In that carbon-based life forms are involved, I suppose, but beyond that...

Daisy Bond said...

Um, yeah. I WISH there were a single personality type that committed atrocities. They would happen far, far less often, and be infinitely simpler and not all that terrifying. There is a reason the random, one-in-a-million axe-murdered type, as disturbing as he is, is the subject of silly movies, while the Holocaust is fundamentally unspeakable. And scale is only half of that equation.

Also, I'm baffled by that writer's incredibly narrow view of the possibilities of human experience: torture is torture by any name. Humans experience things in context. And If "torture" is always torture, logically a "compliment" must always be a compliment and sexual harassment does not exist.

Trinity said...

"Um, yeah. I WISH there were a single personality type that committed atrocities. They would happen far, far less often, and be infinitely simpler and not all that terrifying."

Got it in one.

Anonymous said...

I think anyone who compares BDSM to the Shoah is either delusional or intensely anti-semitic.

Trinity said...

My vote is for delusional. And wanting to play the Oppression Olympics game.

Raika said...

"Offended and RCDC: [...] If you want a safer spot, there’s always Let Them Eat Pro-SM Feminist Safe Spaces. I tend to snark as well, the other way, but I thought I’d give you a heads up. That’s a spot where people can talk about feminism and SM that’s actually for us, where talking about one’s life and fantasies *won’t* yield insistence on examination. :)"

Thank you for the invite, Trinity. (I'm the offended one, in case you wonder). I remember having seen your blog before, and I feel tempted to drop by from time to time ^^

But threads like the one in question seem to emerge constantly, and it appears that whenever this happens, you are there to join the action and then comment on it here. I really appreciate your efforts, but seeing how my mood has been down for the last 2 days because of this, reading similar things over and over again might really have a negative effect on me. I wonder how you and all the regulars here manage to be so unaffected by it all...

Trinity said...

Hey Raika!

I used to be really affected by it all, too. I don't know why I'm not any more. I guess it's just that it's become really obvious to me that many of the really hardcore anti-folks are either ignorant or... really, really out there.

Suzanne said...

Apparently someone needs to be informed about the Milgram Experiment. And apparently Godwin's Law as well.

The good news is that 95% of these people would be ashamed to say these kinds of things to your face. The internet allows us to get away with so much because we don't have to deal with the body language of other people.

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