March 23rd, 2014

Shaman - Horse

Focusing on Sex - Complaining About Memes Again

I've seen a meme on Facebook that states:

Oh—you wouldn’t date a girl who’s ever been a stripper?
In that case, I wouldn’t date a guy who’s ever been to a strip club.

Oh—you wouldn’t date a girl who’s ever done porn?
In that case, I wouldn’t date a guy who’s ever watched porn.

You’re the reason we exist.
You’re the demand to our supply.
If you disdain sex workers, don’t you dare consume our labor.

As they say in the industry, “People jack off with the left hand and point with the right.”
This interests me on so many levels.  I agree with the sentiments.  I also feel that the meme is underhanded and mean spirited.  Why would I think that when I agree with 99.99% of the meme?  Ahhhhh... the issue is that of self-serving memes and the complicity of human desires.

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And what makes the meme mean spirited?  The true hypocrypts won't see this meme, and if they do, they will say that the devil made them do it.   At the best the meme raises awareness of the unfairness of the world.  Yeah, we need that.  At its worst the meme is whine that begs for cheese.  It also paints a VERY broad brush across people who are victims instead of aggressors.  Just because a person is a closet kink dosen't mean they are in the pointing hand group. Being a kink should bring humility.