Photo 16 Apr 806 notes Have times really changed? I think we kept our eyes on the prize of the unknown until we experience it, loved it or hated it and were able to make up our mind. But that’s the thing about options, you can decide between a few. That’s the only difference: the ability to decide whether or not we want to be the person we thought we wanted to be in the first place.
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In an age where women are dominating - in the workplace, at school, at home - why are they seeking to be dominated in their love lives? Recent media portrayals have shown that a rising number of modern women fantasize about being overpowered, while studies are turning out statistics that bewilder feminists. New shows like HBO’s Girls and books like Fifty Shades of Grey are showcasing the often hidden desire for powerlessness. But why? Katie Roiphe examines the submissive yet empowered female in Newsweek. “It is perhaps inconvenient for feminism that the erotic imagination does not submit to politics, or even changing demographics,” she writes. (via newsweek)

Relevant topic, Newsweek! (I’m obsessed with Fifty) Here’s the thing, I feel like a lot of men have lost sense of where they belong in the current social paradigm. I mean, in the past 20 years, there’s been almost no value placed on being an assertive man who is a solid provider and wants to look after a wifey and family.
While women have been busy taking birth control, going to school and working; our male counter-parts have been making artisan soap, jerking off to anal internet porn (you know who you are) and tweeting. What did you think was going to happen? Yeah, we’re guilty of clamoring for the fantasy portrayal of a dominant man, but not necessarily because we want to be spanked/tied up/have our breakfast chewed up and fed to us like baby birds (Alicia Silverstone, you are so gross) — more like we miss the strength, decisiveness and competence of masculine energy in our lives.
The pendulum is swinging and maybe we’re at the turning point of a cultural shift. 

This is why we’re besties, and take turns being the boyfriend in our relationship. Fuck yes woman. Dassit.

Have times really changed? I think we kept our eyes on the prize of the unknown until we experience it, loved it or hated it and were able to make up our mind. But that’s the thing about options, you can decide between a few. That’s the only difference: the ability to decide whether or not we want to be the person we thought we wanted to be in the first place.

darklamb:

asie:

In an age where women are dominating - in the workplace, at school, at home - why are they seeking to be dominated in their love lives? Recent media portrayals have shown that a rising number of modern women fantasize about being overpowered, while studies are turning out statistics that bewilder feminists. New shows like HBO’s Girls and books like Fifty Shades of Grey are showcasing the often hidden desire for powerlessness. But why? Katie Roiphe examines the submissive yet empowered female in Newsweek. “It is perhaps inconvenient for feminism that the erotic imagination does not submit to politics, or even changing demographics,” she writes. (via newsweek)

Relevant topic, Newsweek! (I’m obsessed with Fifty) Here’s the thing, I feel like a lot of men have lost sense of where they belong in the current social paradigm. I mean, in the past 20 years, there’s been almost no value placed on being an assertive man who is a solid provider and wants to look after a wifey and family.

While women have been busy taking birth control, going to school and working; our male counter-parts have been making artisan soap, jerking off to anal internet porn (you know who you are) and tweeting. What did you think was going to happen? Yeah, we’re guilty of clamoring for the fantasy portrayal of a dominant man, but not necessarily because we want to be spanked/tied up/have our breakfast chewed up and fed to us like baby birds (Alicia Silverstone, you are so gross) — more like we miss the strength, decisiveness and competence of masculine energy in our lives.

The pendulum is swinging and maybe we’re at the turning point of a cultural shift. 

This is why we’re besties, and take turns being the boyfriend in our relationship. Fuck yes woman. Dassit.

via Dark Lamb.
  1. carlyon-fire reblogged this from sailor-zel and added:
    TL;DR Because Newsweek says being kinky and feminist are obviously mutually exclusive attributes.
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    Allllll of ze commentary. And probably another example of women being seen as ‘dominating’ when being nearly equal/as...
  7. hyalophagia reblogged this from gracklesong and added:
    Thank you.
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    I missed the April 23–30 Newsweek cover story when it originally made tumblr rounds. I’m reblogging this thread (and...
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    *siiiiigh* As a feminist, a kinky person, and a sub (who admittedly tends to top from the bottom), all I can say is...
  18. the-mamishka reblogged this from strangersatthemall and added:
    This is why I pretty much avoid all magazines and social media. It doesn’t represent me. It doesn’t interest me. And...
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    Frankly, I’m just going to wait and see what she actually talks about to judge…
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    It’s been well-said above, but yes, this definitely hearkens back to the whole “all those ladies REALLY want is a firm...
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    fuck kaitie roiphe fuck her okay just fuck her
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    I read this a few days ago and it was aggravating. The author only ever mentions sex as a physical encounter between a...
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    Yay for this. Also, Fifty Shades of Gray, why do you continue to vex me everywhere I go.
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    "Oh those silly ladies. When will they learn they have no place in dominant working positions. Even their lady bits tell...

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