Ripped Stockings

Here’s a recent update from Urban Chick Supremacy Cell, and below is the free YouTube preview video in which I went to a beautiful hotel room and slashed an equally beautiful pair of stockings to pieces with a very, very beautiful bowie knife. Enjoy.

“Fed up of being an oppressed, objectified, abused secretary by her male scum boss’s City firm, Susan, aka Urban Chick Ms Slide, prepares to take revenge. From meek secretary to Feral Femdom Femme, she enjoys ripping her fully seamed stockings with wild, savage zest.”

50 Shades

“Fifty Shades of Grey”, by E L James, is seemingly on everyone’s lips. Views vary. There have been criticisms of both the author’s style of writing and her depiction of BDSM as the result of some psychological disorder, and some brilliant parodies have emerged across the internet.

However, the book has acted as something of a gateway drug for those who have never dared think too deeply about – or experiment with – kink and seems to have given millions of people a new lease of sex-life. The reaction from an otherwise ‘nilla mainstream has been surprisingly positive. Pamela Stephenson Connolly wrote a brilliant article for the Guardian that clears up a few of the novel’s misconceptions about BDSM and psychology, and here’s a chunk of it:

“…Ten years ago, I carried out an extensive psychological study of people in the BDSM community – the largest empirical study ever done at the time – to examine their psychological attributes and determine if there was any justification for the notion, commonly held, even within my field, that they were all psychologically disturbed. After giving each of the 132 participants four hours of psychological tests, as well as a face-to-face interview, I found that, in fact, the group was generally not mentally unhealthy, and the instances of early abuse that had long been associated with the adult practice of BDSM were present in just a few.

When I presented my findings in 2003 at the annual conference of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counsellors and Therapists (the full study was published in the Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality in 2006), the jury was still out as to whether BDSM and psychopathology went hand in hand. But since then, it has been firmly established – through the work of Peggy Kleinplatz, Charles Moser and others – that BDSM, played in a safe and consensual manner, is not proof of mental or physical illness, essential badness or emotional damage from trauma or abusive parenting, and that people cannot – and should not – be treated to cure it…”

Full article here.

Science: it’s a Genderless Thing describe this terrible promotional piece by the EC, as “The Most Unintentionally Sexist Attempt to Empower Women”. Everything is wrong with this video. Everything. Watch the full horror below, and read Cracked’s hilarious analysis here.

V Spot

Here’s part of an excellent article about porn for women by the Vagenda team for New Statesman. It’s not that women don’t like porn. It’s just that women don’t often like bad porn that participants aren’t getting off on.

“…If the assumption is that we get off on love, then this idea that women don’t “get” porn isn’t that surprising – it’s rarely lauded for its ability to make searing insights into the depths of the human psyche. Other sciency-type people claim that women like to be able to project themselves into the situation, while men will simply objectify the actors. If this is indeed the case then it’s no surprise that some women are left cold when trying to imagine themselves spontaneously orgasming because they love being ejaculated on that much. At least with books you can imagine that the characters are having a good time, rather than watching actors who are not.

Even if you’re lucky enough to be watching a clip that features a face, the hollow look behind the eyes will often reveal that the orgasm is indeed fake. And yes, we can tell.

The argument that men get off on sexual imagery and that women get off on feelings is a convenient one because it essentially means that there’s no point making porn with us as its target audience, and that the porn industry can thus continue trotting out the same bland scenarios in which pneumatic women are pounded mercilessly by alarming colossal phalluses or, failing that, a variety of household objects.

Maybe what we really need to do is make some porn in which the female participant is not subjugated and looks as though she really fancies the person she’s shagging and is having a smashing time. We’re not asking for plot and character complexity to rival Wuthering Heights, just something that’s not quite as cock-centric as most porn. Once we do that perhaps the small but ever-increasing demand for better porn will grow…”

Full article here.

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