NC-17 for a Woman PG-13 for a Man

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 08:26
Submitted by Carlin Ross

I thought I'd post this image from Betty's Love Picture exhibition as a big F*ck You to Holllywood and social media gatekeepers.  If oral sex (performed on a man) is simulated in film or captured in art, it's deemed PG-13 and safe for kids.  But swing around and go down on a woman and now you get a big fat NC-17 rating.  And I'd never dare to post this on FB.

What we find "obscene" says so much about our cultural hierarchy.  I'm looking foward to the day that pussy is revered and honored. 

Editor in Chief & Keeper of All Things Betty Dodson

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Watch 'Baise Moi'

Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:50

Baise Moi translates as 'fuck me' but here it means 'Rape me'. It is on the net, the Klaxoon version is good for subtitles (it's subtitled as it was originally in French). I can give the web address if you need it. It's a film that was banned widely, not becuse of its anti-rape message, it's very anti-rape, but because it shows REAL sex, not the simulated kind. Apparently simulated sex is OK but the real thing isn't, go figure! I know personally our then Attorney General Michael Atkinson (he rides a bicycle to work, he's a good guy, but religious) - he had it banned in South Australia. It was also widely banned eksewhere. Religion won again against logic.

My ex-partner was asked to review it, and she said on-air (ABC radio) that it was very hard - whilst she didn't like its sexual content, and she found it confrionting, she espoused its anti-rape message. Overall, she gave it a tick. But Atkinson had it banned anyway. How sick our society is when we ban reality, simulation is OK but not real sex. IMHO that's not only appaling, it's absurd.

Fuck as a word

Sat, 01/23/2016 - 08:25

In a recent post I saw Carlin had copied another post where the poster had used the term 'F*cking. This usage is so wrong - we all know what is meant, so why asterisk or beep it out? Doing so is just bowing to the patriachy, and is morally bankrupy. So I guess my message to Carlin is, if you are going to re-post, but you don't endorse the language, say so upfront.

I saw my partner today and we fucked, we didn't 'F*ck' It's just a small but important point. We must stop using asterisks and use REAL words. Words are very important, and when we disseminate (yes I do know how patriarcal this word is) artifical terms we subscribe to the patriarchy that imposed it

In the spirit that seeks to bind us, but we reject,