1965 anti-porn propaganda opens with the exact same arguments anti-porn feminists, anti-porn nuero”scientists” and more make today, thinking their argument of distribution is novel. The other arguments are all the same, too - only the homosexual aspect has been largely (though not totally) dropped.
Almost no arguments against porn are thoughtful, complete, or worthwhile.
Conner Habib - (just thinking about the FBI’s announcement that drones are being used for surveillance over the US)
Samuel Delany - science fiction writer, cultural critic.
Delany is one of four guest instructors in my upcoming online course, How To Start A (Sexual) Revolution
The class starts on June 19th and is three hour and a half long sessions on Wednesdays - each led by me, with Q&A and exercises at the end.
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Today, on the Tel Aviv Pride Parade, our queer-anarchist activist group, Mashpritzot, protested against pinkwashing and the “gay” community’s priorities. The group painted themselves pink in protest against pinkwashing - the cynical use of the Israeli “gay” community in order to paint Israel as a “liberal”, “progressive” country, and divert attention from the occupation and apartheid against the Palestinians.
They also carried signs protesting the “gay” community’s priorities, reading: “While you fight for gay marriage, LGBTQs are sleeping on the street”, “While you fight for the right to have children, LGBTQ youth are facing parental violence”, “One quarter of bisexuals suffer from poor health”, and more.
In the middle of the Pride Parade, they spread a huge rainbow flag and fell on it, feigning death. The sign seen in the picture reads: “Here lie the victims of the community’s priorities”.
For more about pinkwashing:
BDS, LGBT, and Why You Should Care About Pinkwashing
Pinkwatching Israel //Pinkwashing FAQ
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Right now, more than half of Guantanamo’s detainees are on hunger strike after over 11 years of indefinite detention. With dozens of detainees cleared for transfer (some for many years), is death the only way out of Guantanamo?
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Me on Breaking the Set - my favorite news show, with Abby Martin, my favorite news anchor! Breaking the Set is on RT, the 2nd largest foreign network in terms of US viewership (the 1st is the BBC!).
So proud to have been asked on the show to talk about porn, sex education, and the challenge our culture has had engaging with sex and sexuality.
Rock and roll.
- Ivan Chtcheglov, Formula for a New City (aka Formula for a New Urbanism)
Chtcheglov was one of the Situationists, a group of anarchists from in France. The Situationists sought to reveal the power that illusory spectacles of entertainment play in our life, and also sought to dismantle that power. They were at once anti-art and art-inspired, anti-spiritual yet prone to issue mystical declarations. They were tricksters who demanded smashing up streets, because beneath them, there was a beach of open ground and sand. Chtcheglov once plotted to blow up the Eiffel Tower but was stopped - his reason: The lights on it kept him awake at night.
In the quote above, he challenges us to pull our hidden desires from the depths so that we don’t have to play over them again and again, helplessly. When we do that, we enter into a spiritual attitude, because we suddenly have space and freedom in our imaginative landscape.
Rudolf Steiner, from The Esoteric Aspect of the Social Question
Steiner is referring to the disparity between the number of miracles and profound revelations in the past to now. Because human consciousness has evolved and changed to our state now - which excludes the perception of the spiritual world - to experience revelations, we must, as individuals, do most of the work to meet them.
After being banned from speaking at Corning Community College, I spoke at the public library to a packed room - we talked about pornography and our experiences of it - it was amazing. The media coverage was pretty huge too. Below is a partial round up of the articles out on the event. I’ll be writing more about it on my own blog soon.
Wow, what the fuck.
EXCUSE ME WHILE I PISS OUT AN ENTIRE CIVILIZATION AND THEN BEAT THEM ALL TO DEATH WITH A FRYING PAN JESUS FUCK
Why does this not have like a shit ton of notes, these dumb ass anons need to see how many people disagree with their blatant ignorance. Men can be raped, aseuxal people can be raped, women can fucking rape, and nobody fucking deserves to be raped regardless of gender or sexuality.
Porn and politics! I’m on the latest episode of the David Seaman Hour, a political podcast run by David Seaman, who ran for House of Representatives in 2011. He’s super smart - we talk about Rand Paul, the filibuster, porn, relationships, and weird people on twitter. Download/Stream and if you like his show, leave a comment on iTunes!