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Mar. 23rd, 2014 @ 08:35 pm Focusing on Sex - Complaining About Memes Again
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
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.


Tribes and subtribes have rules and regulations.  These rules dictate good behavior and bad behavior.  The dictums (love that word) state what normality is and what perversion is.  This sounds good, but then there are the desires of the human spirit. 

Personal pursuits outside of a tribal dictums come in a lot of flavors.  People pursue them even though their tribe may say otherwise.  The result is an apparent hypocrisy.  Are these people really two-faced?  For sure there are people who indulge and guilty pleasure while railing against them, but IMO these people are the exception.  I suspect that most people are in the closet about their predilections.   They are forced to mouth the words of the tribe.  That closet keeps their private things away from the attention of their tribe. 

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.



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