Titan & Druk, Great Danes, Prince & Broadway, New York, NY
To get a Great Dane’s ears to stand up like that, you must crop them. That taping is not harmless like you might see on corgis or other breeds. Those dogs’ ears have been cut for cosmetic reasons and then taped to get them to stand up unnaturally. That is wrong and, in many countries, illegal.
“The title of this blog — Sex Critical — is taken from a term I used (I don’t know if I could legitimately go so far as to say “coined”, though I hadn’t heard or read it previously) in a paper I recently wrote on the ubiquitous (and ever so tedious) Fifty Shades trilogy by E. L. James. One of the aims of my paper was to show how most existing commentary on the books is a bit limited and frustrating because it pursues rigidly dichotomous lines of response. The nature of these will be all too familiar to anyone who regularly reads academic, journalistic, and feminist writing on sexuality and gender. On the one hand, liberal or “sex-positive” feminists and activists criticized the book’s gender stereotyping and the (in)accuracy of its portrayal of BDSM, but defended strongly its exploration of sexual practices and behaviours and promoted the beneficent effects on female readers of exposure to erotic material — any erotic material. On the other hand, certain members of the radical feminist, anti-BDSM fringe used Fifty Shades as something of a pretext for furthering an agenda which holds that there is no difference between BDSM and domestic abuse, both being versions of the heteronormative patriarchal archiplot.”
Professor of French Discourses of Sexuality at the University of Birmingham Lisa Downing presents what a sex critical feminism might look like, the shortcomings she sees in sex-positive and sex-negative feminisms, and some starting points for sex critical analysis.
thank u for tagging me in this, i will read it tomorrow morning
WHY IS THIS FROM 2012 AND I’VE NEVER READ IT. THIS IS EVERYTHING I BELIEVE.
He’s crying (not whining, crying) because I’m eating almonds and they came in a zip up resealable bag the same shape and size as his dog treats and I’m not sharing. He thinks I’m eating dog treats. And it’s really hurting his feelings.
In a vast and quiet darkness, motes of microscopic dust created friction, resonated, suddenly our atoms touch - out of nothing there was something; out of something, something more. Time unending, no beginning, but temporary at its core.