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So, there’s a reason I tend to avoid those talking head shows about Justice. Mostly because they’re full of moral outrage and bullshit. But then, I ended up catching Jane Valez-Mitchell as she was talking about Rihanna and her stuff about BDSM, and her fellow guest heads joined in.

And the main (or at least loudest theme was) BDSM IS EVIL AND SHE NEEDS TO SHUT UP ABOUT IT BECAUSE SHE IS ROTTING THE MINDS OF YOUNG GIRLS AND TEACHING THEM THAT ROUGH SEX IS WONDERFUL!!

At best they made allegations that Rihanna was beaten growing up and that’s why she likes (or at least sings that she likes) BDSM and “rough” sex. One even declared that it was a criminal act to engage in BDSM and was morally wrong even when entered in consensually by both (or more) parties. And that it was all a result of Porn programing girls (and men) that such is good, pleasurable, and natural. Oh, and it doesn’t feel pleasurable at all.

Huh. I think there’s several million (or more) people who would seriously disagree with that.

I know a bit about BDSM. I know a fair number of people involved in BDSM. Are all of them well adjusted. No. Is anyone on this little spinning world? Hel no. So I don’t think we can really claim that BDSM is bad just because of a few people with issues. Of course, the talking heads don’t like any sex other than missionary (though some of them seemed to have that very feminist view of all sex degrades women, so maybe they don’t like any sex?).

But to soundly declaire that an entire lifestyle/culture is bad and should be banned just because it’s not “normal” is stupid. I mean, really, we can’t even decide what is normal and when you think about it, a lot of “normal” stuff is pretty freaky.

For instance, on the Day of the God Ra, billions of people travel to join together in eating flesh and drinking blood, while kneeling before carvings of men being tortured and killed. They sing praises to the one who had this man horribly killed.

We call it Christianity. And it’s considered normal.

So really, are they in any position to look down on the BDSM community? I doubt it. The fact that some people like taking charge, or being submissive, or being tied up, or feel pain as pleasure, isn’t a bad thing. It isn’t evil.

Talking heads need to stop talking out of their asses.

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