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Reality or Illusion?

May 21st, 2009 Comments off

There’s a discussion on FetLife about whether our slavery is real or an illusion. It’s getting pretty heated because people in these relationships tend take offense to the slightest hint that what they’re doing might be make believe. And I’m reminded of the timeless quote, “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” Hamlet Act 3, scene 2, 222-–230

Here’s my thing.

While I’m sure we’d all love for society to accept our way of life, the vocal majority still maintains that we’re fucked in the head and need to be saved from ourselves. Sadists and masochists. Masters and slaves. Dominants and submissives. We live the way we do, enjoy the things we do because we’re not wired right.

Forget that the shrinks have all finally taken sadomasochism of the mental illness list. That was only the first step.

In most places, society still hasn’t taken the next step. And that would be making consent a defense in cases of women who claim abuse after begging to be beaten. Read more…

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