Bisexual Pornography – Korsan Izle http://korsanizle.com/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 13:42:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://korsanizle.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-1.png Bisexual Pornography – Korsan Izle http://korsanizle.com/ 32 32 A group of LGBTQ youth awaits action from the Chamber | Regional News https://korsanizle.com/a-group-of-lgbtq-youth-awaits-action-from-the-chamber-regional-news/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 09:00:00 +0000 https://korsanizle.com/a-group-of-lgbtq-youth-awaits-action-from-the-chamber-regional-news/ Stronger anti-bullying protections, better data collection in the criminal justice system and support for HIV prevention programs are among recommendations of a state commission focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender youth , queer and questioning. The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth’s annual report, released Tuesday, also outlines a far-reaching legislative agenda, calling for passage of […]]]>

Stronger anti-bullying protections, better data collection in the criminal justice system and support for HIV prevention programs are among recommendations of a state commission focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender youth , queer and questioning.

The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth’s annual report, released Tuesday, also outlines a far-reaching legislative agenda, calling for passage of a series of bills and flagging others that will not become law this session, because lawmakers have already led them into a dead end. study orders.

Shaplaie Brooks, the commission’s executive director, said this year’s recommendations focus on “five key areas” that disproportionately affect LGBTQ youth – inclusion in schools, homelessness, juvenile justice, health and sexual violence.

The report highlights a handful of measures passed by the Senate that House leaders failed to introduce, including a bill on sex education that supporters call the Youth Health Act, a bill bill that aims to facilitate the access of homeless young people and adults to the state. ID, and another allowing a non-binary gender marker on birth certificates and encoding the non-binary Motor Vehicle Registry ‘X’ option on driver’s licenses and identity cards.

Each of these three bills is before the House Ways and Means Committee, as is a Senate-backed mental health access bill that the committee also wants House lawmakers to pass. .

In its report, the commission also recommended “the decriminalization of minors engaging in consensual peer-to-peer dissemination of explicit visual material” and called for “education in this area in lieu of criminal penalties”.

In May, the House passed an Explicit Imagery Bill which, along with measures targeting the practice known as “revenge porn,” aims to overhaul law enforcement responses to teen sexting by creating a new offence, entirely separate from child pornography charges, for minors. who share explicit materials.

Under the bill, which is before the Senate Ways and Means Committee, Bay Staters ages 16 and 17, who have reached the age of consent but not legal adulthood, would not face penalties for consensual sexting. A new diversion program would provide education and support for minors who share explicit images of themselves or their peers.

The committee is backing a bill that would remove the requirement for parental consent for young adults to have access to pre-exposure prophylaxis drugs for HIV prevention. The House has inserted similar language into its version of next year’s state budget.

The commission said in its report that LGBTQ youth are twice as likely to enter the juvenile justice system as their non-LGBTQ peers, with LGBTQ youth of color facing greater disparities.

As a way to identify and address disparities, the commission recommends increasing the collection of data on sexual orientation and gender identity within the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems. The panel supports a bill to improve data collection on juvenile justice and another that would collect data on LGBTQI prisoners held in restrictive housing.

Commission-backed bills that have reached completion in the legislative process this session include proposals to add mental health as a required subject in K-12 schools, remove criminal penalties for sexual Consensus among near-age youth and to demand school resource officers should be based in police stations rather than on school grounds.

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I visited the world’s first virtual LGBTQ museum https://korsanizle.com/i-visited-the-worlds-first-virtual-lgbtq-museum/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 13:55:50 +0000 https://korsanizle.com/i-visited-the-worlds-first-virtual-lgbtq-museum/ LGBQ+ VR Museum creator Antonia Forster in a VR headset and sculpture by Patricia Cronin Memorial to a wedding in . Photo: Courtesy of Fraser and PR I stand in an indeterminate liminal zone with a floating rainbow icon in front of me. Far below me is the Milky Way, a dramatic astral sight that […]]]>
Antonia Forster in a VR headset and Patricia Cronin's Memorial to a Marriage sculpture at the LGBQ+ VR Museum

LGBQ+ VR Museum creator Antonia Forster in a VR headset and sculpture by Patricia Cronin Memorial to a wedding in . Photo: Courtesy of Fraser and PR

I stand in an indeterminate liminal zone with a floating rainbow icon in front of me. Far below me is the Milky Way, a dramatic astral sight that makes our home galaxy an incidental detail in a sea of ​​stars. For once, this isn’t the result of a heroic dose of acid at a Pride afterparty, but the lobby of the world’s first LGBTQ virtual reality museum.

Designed by Antonia Forster – activist, speaker, self-taught and once declared coder one of Bristol’s most influential queer people – the LGBTQ+ Virtual Reality Museum offers a cultural exhibition based on contributions from the queer community, from the South West of England to Denmark and Ghana. Each exhibit is comprised of a 3D scan of a particular object and an accompanying voice message telling the story of its meaning. It’s here that a set of nail polish becomes an act of defiance, a karaoke microphone an avatar for the proxy community, and a carefully misplaced copy of James Baldwin. John’s room an offer to discover and see.

Forster’s museum began life as so many moments of cultural sharing when she simply couldn’t find one elsewhere. “I kept thinking, ‘Sure someone did this?’ she tells me from a café in Brislington, Bristol. But they hadn’t. It turns out there was no dedicated LGBTQ+ museum in the UK at the time (Queer Britain has since opened as a physical museum, where Forster’s project will make an appearance in July ). So she made one.

In addition to bringing the community together, the project was also intensely personal. After being invited to speak at a TEDxTalk event in 2017, Forster realized the conversation would amount to coming out to his family as bisexual and polyamorous. Most of the conversations didn’t go well; some, she says, turned into blackmail, bribery and threats. “I was given this choice very explicitly: ‘We will continue to support you, but only if you stay in the closet.’ And I didn’t want to do that,” she says. “So my strategy was to become a software engineer.”

The move provided Forster with the knowledge and resources to access and create virtual worlds – and now, the freedom to give back to his community. Thomas Terkidsen was among a wave of contributors who answered a call on social media, and it quickly became apparent that his background in VR development opened up possibilities for deeper collaboration on the project.

“I knew it was a massive undertaking for one person – looking back, it was a huge project for two people trying to do it while working full time,” he says. “I remember taking school trips to museums where I saw paintings of men and women in love. I have never seen any artwork telling stories of men loving men. I’m sure it would have helped me find myself if this kind of representation existed. And now it is.

Inside the LGBQ+ VR Museum

The interior of the LGBQ+ VR museum. Photo: Courtesy of PR

Upon entering the museum, the experience of stepping into an alternate reality transcends the technical beauty of its pristine surfaces and colorful exhibits. This is my first time using a Meta Quest 2 headset, and its immersive quality is certainly enough to convince me that I’m about to fall in the outdoor garden more than once. But what’s truly remarkable is the sense of occupying a queer space that isn’t a temporary loan, when LGBTQ+ events are so often crammed into right-leaning dive bars, art venues standard or other improvised do-it-yourself stuff. It’s a dedicated space, and you realize the UK is sorely lacking after the helmet is removed.

Some people have waited longer than others for these moments. New York based artist Patricia Cronin contributed a virtual rendition of the marble statue she created in 2002; title Memorial to a wedding, it depicts Cronin and his partner Deborah locked in an embrace to mark their love after death, at a time when they could not marry. It remains the world’s first and only monument to marriage equality. “The challenge of this work was to find a balance between a high level of formal execution and a sharp political protest”, can be heard explaining in the museum. “What I couldn’t have in life, I would have forever in death.”

Speaking to Cronin 20 years later, now happily married to Deborah, she still sees a frustrating lack of visibility for lesbians and the wider LGBTQ+ community. As always, the issues are intersectional: for a Bristol-based project launched the same year, Colston’s statue topplers were eliminated, the question of who owns public spaces and how they decide what is displayed there is more relevant than ever.

A teddy bear exhibit at the LGBQ+ VR Museum

An exhibition at the LGBQ+ VR Museum. Photo: Courtesy of PR

“I rarely see my reflection in the heterosexual patriarchal culture of white men. When I see it, lesbians are usually the butt of a joke in a movie trailer or in pornography designed by and for straight men,” Cronin says. “So in addition to not seeing women honored in public monuments and illegal same-sex marriage in the United States at the start of the 21st century, I decided to imagine a world where misogyny and homophobia didn’t exist. not.”

Cronin says she still gives her friends the same advice she gave in 2002: “If you want permanent public art, you have to buy the land. But she doesn’t hold her breath. “I refuse to wait for the outside world, the local and federal municipalities, nor the culture of the art world in Hollywood to validate me. I’ll do it for me, thanks. I have the radical imagination to reject my absence and to insist with dignity on my presence.

This is perhaps where virtual reality comes in to create new spaces beyond this stifling and heteronormative dimension. As the fight for queer rights continues IRL, more and more projects are springing up (including Minecraft’s Groundbreaking Uncensored Library) that allow us to imagine what the future could look like elsewhere. Again, as the metaverse expands, “elsewhere” can become an increasingly nebulous concept.

The reaction so far has been everything you would expect from the internet. “The two criticisms I tend to get when doing queer activism are either ‘we don’t need this because gay people are treated equally’ or ‘go die of AIDS'” , says Forster. “And I’m like, well, kind of refutes the other, right?” The tech industry itself isn’t fully inclusive either. “It’s its own echo chamber because it’s a biased demographic. I don’t know the stats on queer people, but there are fewer women in tech, for example, and so it may be harder for women just because there are fewer of them.

Nevertheless, the museum turns out to be an international success. This month, the project won the New Voice Awards at Tribeca Festival in New York, where the experience was augmented by a biometric element – the user wears a device with electrodes that can measure heart rate and skin conductivity, resulting in emotional arousal and engagement with the contents. In October, Forster and his team will work with the Danish Consulate in New York to stage a New York version of the museum, which will be displayed at the High Line.

For Forster, avowed fan of Dungeons & Dragons and LARPing, other worlds aren’t just there to be discovered – they can be built. And they don’t need to operate by the same rules. “I think we’re very locked into ideas of what the world can be, and they’re very narrow and limited, based on the limited view of our current society, at that time, in the western world,” she says. . “The idea of ​​virtual reality for me was pure sorcery – and it still is. I can create anything I can imagine out of nothing. It’s pure magic, pure conjuring.

The LGBTQ+ VR Museum is currently exhibiting at Tribeca Festival 2022 through July 19.

@matthewgneale

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Feminist and LGBT rights activist on trial in Russia https://korsanizle.com/feminist-and-lgbt-rights-activist-on-trial-in-russia/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 20:50:37 +0000 https://korsanizle.com/feminist-and-lgbt-rights-activist-on-trial-in-russia/ A prosecutor has asked Russian activist Yulia Tsvetkova to serve three years and two months in prison in a closed trial on absurd ‘pornography’ charges. The activist from Komsomolsk-on-Amur in Russia’s Far East defends women’s rights and the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Russia. The charges against Yulia relate to […]]]>

A prosecutor has asked Russian activist Yulia Tsvetkova to serve three years and two months in prison in a closed trial on absurd ‘pornography’ charges.

The activist from Komsomolsk-on-Amur in Russia’s Far East defends women’s rights and the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Russia. The charges against Yulia relate to the public group she administered on social media to share body-positive artwork depicting female anatomy.

During the 31 months of investigation and trial, the authorities raided Tsvetkova’s apartment, kept her under house arrest for four months, Posted administrative fines and considered open another criminal case against her. Authorities detained and a fine many activists, including feminist activists, who picketed in solidarity with Tsvetkova. The verdict is expected in July.

On June 3, the Ministry of Justice added Tsvetkova to the list of “foreign agents”, a toxic label used by authorities to harass and penalize critics. The prosecutor asked the court to add it to his “personal characteristics” in his file.

The charges against Tsvetkova have no legal basis. It took four attempts for law enforcement to get the prosecutor to approve the indictment against her.

The case against Tsvetkvoa is a flagrant violation of freedom of expression protected by international law. If found guilty, she will no longer be able to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights to challenge the injustice, as Russia descends into isolation amid its war on Ukraine.

On the very day of Tsvetkova’s trial, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Repressive Russian law on “foreign agents” to violate freedom of association. Russian authorities declared they would not comply with court rulings following Russia’s rush Withdrawal of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The trial against Yulia Tsvetkova highlights the crusade against non-compliance amid growing crackdown on any form of disagreement with official rhetoric. Even in this context, the absurdity of the charges would be laughable, were it not for the hardship they imposed on Tsvetkova and the real risk of imprisonment she faces. The authorities should immediately drop the charges against her.

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White House launches online harassment task force https://korsanizle.com/white-house-launches-online-harassment-task-force/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 15:01:30 +0000 https://korsanizle.com/white-house-launches-online-harassment-task-force/ Topline Vice President Kamala Harris will launch a national task force on Thursday focused on preventing online harassment, particularly towards women and members of the LGBTQ community, following recent mass shootings in which the suspected killers delivered to abusive behavior on social networks. Democratic presidential candidate (and future U.S. vice president) U.S. Senator Kamala Harris […]]]>

Topline

Vice President Kamala Harris will launch a national task force on Thursday focused on preventing online harassment, particularly towards women and members of the LGBTQ community, following recent mass shootings in which the suspected killers delivered to abusive behavior on social networks.

Highlights

Co-chaired by the Gender Policy Council and the National Security Council, the task force is expected to provide recommendations to state governments, the online platform and schools, among other entities, within six months of its launch, a senior official told reporters during a call on Wednesday.

Online harassment “disproportionately affects[s] women, girls, people of color and LGBTQI+ people,” the task force fact sheet reads.

Task force aims to fulfill President Joe Biden’s mission campaign promises to combat sexual harassment, bullying and non-consensual pornography.

Key Context

Months before the massacre in Buffalo, New York, the suspected shooter had been Planning its attack on the Discord chat app and online forum 4chan. Uvalde, Texas school bully shoots frequently harassed women and girls on the social network and streaming app, Yubo, and even posted his violent intentions on Facebook shortly before the shooting.

Tangent

According to Pew Research Center, 33% of women under 35 say they have been sexually harassed online, while 11% of men report the same. Research also suggests that seven out of ten lesbian, gay or bisexual adults have experienced online harassment.

key quote

The task force “will address technology-facilitated gender-based violence, including focusing on the link between online misogyny and radicalization leading to violence,” according to the task force. fact sheet.

Further reading

The White House will launch a task force to combat online abuse (The Washington Post)

Vice President to Launch New National Working Group on Online Harassment and Abuse Prevention (CNN)

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The Problem of Lesbian Representation https://korsanizle.com/the-problem-of-lesbian-representation/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 06:46:52 +0000 https://korsanizle.com/the-problem-of-lesbian-representation/ They say it’s a man’s world here. It was built, shaped and created for and by men. For their consumption, their use and above all their pleasure. Against this rose the beleaguered lesbians. The first time I heard about lesbians was in a hasty whisper about Deepa Mehta’s Fire. As he got older, the references […]]]>

They say it’s a man’s world here.

It was built, shaped and created for and by men. For their consumption, their use and above all their pleasure. Against this rose the beleaguered lesbians. The first time I heard about lesbians was in a hasty whisper about Deepa Mehta’s Fire. As he got older, the references continued, albeit sporadically. FRIENDS with the obligatory laugh track at every mention of Ross’s first wife, Barney Stinson losing his mind at the mere mention of a girl fight, and who can forget the sheer adoration with which teenage peers discussed lesbian porn ?

Stonewall paved the way for gay rights, Katy Perry’s I Kissed A Girl paved the way for the modern sexualization of lesbian relationships. It wasn’t until I was much older that La Vie d’Adèle provided the first look at lesbians as they really are: human. In the world of men, the idea that women could successfully live and thrive in relationships without them has either been objectified or dismissed. No in-between. Most of it boils down to the simple question that lesbians are – women. Women who make up less than three percent of recorded history. Women who have been grown to be dependent on men. Women, who laughed at a tall, strong man and lived their lives seemingly independently. Boy, did that piss off the men. It was one thing to get the vote, another to own property, but to completely remove the need for men?

It stung.

So men, fed a diet of heteronormativity. Perhaps it’s society’s glorification of the penis and masculinity in sex that makes people marvel at what two women can do in the bedroom. Even now, in 2022, most readily available information about lesbians is about sex. Lesbians were a porn category for a long time before they became people. The fetishization of same-sex attraction affects the everyday experience of queer women. This causes them to stop and look around before they can say goodbye to their partner in public. He drops his hands to the side as a man walks by on a quiet street. If we frame examples of women kissing on physical stages in a hyper-sexualized way, we suggest that lesbian affection belongs in a metaphorical stage. It exists for and is continually fueled by the straight male gaze. A performance, one might say, depends on the number of spectators for its very existence.

Lesbian representation could exist, still exists today, through the male gaze. This is because women’s sexuality has been recognized as an entity in its own right. So, there has never been a place in popular media for female love where a male doesn’t matter. Anecdotally, one could radically explain that male and female sexuality suffer from inverse problems. Male sexuality is taken too seriously and female sexuality does not live up to this societal norm, once again. Penises are menacing and always demand attention, but vaginas don’t matter unless they tickle…straight men.

But at least do they talk about it? That really doesn’t solve the problem, does it? Being fetishized is not like being in the same boat as being accepted. They don’t even share an oar. Having your identity and your relationships judged by what is considered sexually attractive to outsiders is not a celebration of homosexuality. Television and movies have been primarily responsible for socializing these attitudes by regurgitating a narrative of lesbianism that is unrealistic and unrepresentative. The familiar idea of ​​queer women is one that is built to be attractive to men. And most portrayals of queer women only feature cisgender, female-bodied white women. Pop culture continues to push the idea that femininity is exclusively related to sexuality.

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The reasons why the media misrepresent queer women are complex. Journalist Julie Bindel suggested the problem is that men, who still largely dominate the industry, fear losing priority. “Men have a deep fear that if you subvert the patriarchal norm, things will start to break down, including male identity,” she said. Additionally, pornography, which has generally been made for men by men, has been incredibly damaging to how we define lesbianism. The proliferation of men “joining” lesbian sex in erotic media has further reinforced the idea that women’s sexuality is inherently fluid and only an experimental phase. This is incredibly harmful to women in the LGBTQ+ community because not only does it completely invalidate the experiences of bisexual women, but it also paints lesbianism as easily accessible to men. The narrative that lesbianism is a hypersexual fantasy for men is born in society and has real-life consequences. These hypersexual responses make it nearly impossible for queer women to be taken seriously in society.

After the resounding success of Red Scare in the United States in the 1950s, America saw Lavender Scare. One policy was based on the unfounded fear that gays and lesbians “posed a threat to national security because they were vulnerable to blackmail and were seen as having weak moral characters”, according to historian David K. Johnson. Johnson, however, argued that lesbians were less likely to be persecuted than gay men because “lesbians traditionally had less access to public space than men and were therefore less vulnerable to arrest and prosecution for their homosexuality” . So, in an extremely roundabout way, perhaps in this case, the oppression of women allowed them safer passage than most. Moral policing had become the norm in a post-Cold War era and fighting communism meant pushing the idea of ​​nuclear families with no place for homosexuality. It was not until 1998 that this frankly frightening policy was abandoned. Homosexuals have lived under judgment, fear and accusations of blasphemy. Why society chose to add sexualization to their condemnation remains a mystery.

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Colorado Board of Education Social Studies Standards https://korsanizle.com/colorado-board-of-education-social-studies-standards/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 11:23:00 +0000 https://korsanizle.com/colorado-board-of-education-social-studies-standards/ On June 9, the Social Studies Standards Review and Revision Committee presented its final recommendation to the Colorado Board of Educationsuggesting program changes that would exclude many explicit mentions of LGBTQ people and other minority communities. The committee, made up of co-chairs Sarah Hurd and Jenny Pettit as well as 33 members who are primarily […]]]>

On June 9, the Social Studies Standards Review and Revision Committee presented its final recommendation to the Colorado Board of Educationsuggesting program changes that would exclude many explicit mentions of LGBTQ people and other minority communities.

The committee, made up of co-chairs Sarah Hurd and Jenny Pettit as well as 33 members who are primarily teachers, had been tasked with revising the current standards to comply with HB19-1192a bill passed by the Colorado Legislature in 2019 that requires schools to include minorities in social studies lessons, “including but not limited to history, culture, and social contributions of American Indians, Latinos, African Americans, and Asian Americans; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people within these minority groups; the intersectionality of important social and cultural characteristics within of these communities; and the contributions and persecution of religious minorities,” according to the bill.

In a draft presented in November, the committee had proposed a long list of minority groups and topics to discuss, which caused a major backlash. “Many concerns have been raised about the age appropriateness of LGBTQ referencing in the lower grades,” according to a committee report, and as a result, it removed all LGBTQ references below fourth grade in its revisions.

But Gillian Ford, director of communications for A colorado, a Coloradans LGBTQ advocacy organization, and itself a member of the LGBTQ community, suggests that referencing LGBTQ people in classes is not inappropriate, but rather a simple acknowledgment of the community’s existence. “We’re not talking about any kind of inappropriate dialogue,” she says. “We’re just talking about acknowledging that your friend on the other side of that desk across from you has two moms or two dads. Kids are aware of these things and kids are very perceptive.”

Not knowing more about the LGBTQ community had a negative impact on her life, Ford says. She grew up in a conservative family in the Southeast, where she was taught that only heteronormative and cisgender relationships are acceptable. “If I had been exposed to it, if I had been allowed to explore the way we know a child can understand, I think it would have been a much healthier process for me growing up,” he notes. -she. Instead, all she knew was that exploring sexuality and gender identity was prohibited, which made the process of coming out of your twenties much more difficult.

In reviewing the November draft, the committee considered relevance to grade level, applicability to evidence outcomes or grade level expectations, availability or access to historical evidence that teachers would have to teach these topics and public comments, according to Hurd.

The November project had included this inquiry as part of the fourth-grade history standards: “Why do people from diverse cultures such as African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Indigenous peoples, Did LGBTQ and religious minorities migrate and settle in Colorado?” The committee’s current recommendation is to remove LGBTQ from this question “because it does not align with the survey question on migration and settlement,” Hurd said during the June 9 meeting.

Ford disagrees with the decision and said she actually reached out to historians who were researching LGBTQ people in Colorado history. “We know they are part of history,” she said.

Genocide was also another topic of discussion. “When the standards were reviewed and approved, they included a label with each of the genocides that indicated either ethnic or religious, and those labels were removed,” Pettit told the council. “Based on comments from the Holocaust Museum as well as the Anti-Defamation League, the labels were seen as oversimplifying the causes of the genocide, and this could lead to historical inaccuracies.”

But the board was also not happy with this revised version. “I believe that we as a board have shared value, and that shared value is the safety and well-being of students. What that looks like, I don’t think we agree, but I think that we have shared value. When I looked at the changes recommended by the committee, I don’t think we’ve found the right compromise,” said Rebecca McClellan, member of the Colorado Board of Education.

Board member Steve Durham also expressed concerns about the 154-page standards and reviews document. “I think by dealing with the volume of things…we really miss the point of teaching the essentials of American history,” he told his colleagues. “We try to cram all of these things in. … There’s no point in providing all of these things in a history lesson if the kids can’t read and understand what they’re reading. There’s only a limited number of hours in the day, so what are we trying to accomplish in first year?”

The recommendations are still subject to change by board members, who will take a final vote in December.

In the meantime, check out the recommended revisions in this document: Everything in black is the current standard, text in red was added in the November draft, and everything crossed out in red has been proposed for deletion.

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Remembering Linda Lovelace, the Deepthroat Star Who Became a Housewife in Denver https://korsanizle.com/remembering-linda-lovelace-the-deepthroat-star-who-became-a-housewife-in-denver/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 23:06:00 +0000 https://korsanizle.com/remembering-linda-lovelace-the-deepthroat-star-who-became-a-housewife-in-denver/ Which film starring a Colorado-bound actress still holds the record for highest-grossing film of all time? It would be Deep Throat, the first adult film to debut in mainstream cinema, helping to bring the sexual revolution to the middle class and breaking box office records when it was released in June 1972, exactly fifty years […]]]>

Which film starring a Colorado-bound actress still holds the record for highest-grossing film of all time? It would be Deep Throat, the first adult film to debut in mainstream cinema, helping to bring the sexual revolution to the middle class and breaking box office records when it was released in June 1972, exactly fifty years ago. Star Linda Lovelace lived the last years of his life quietly in the Denver metro, dying in a car accident in 2002 at the age of 53.

A “global cinematic experience” will mark Deep Throatof the fiftieth anniversary of, according to Damiano Films, including screenings of the new 4K restoration of Deep Throat, featuring in-person Q&A sessions with filmmakers in locations including “Berlin, Bologna, Seattle, Los Angeles, Kreuzberg, Miami, Chicago, Montreal, Amsterdam, Rome, London, Tokyo, Paris, Pittsburgh and more. ‘others”. The anniversary celebration is “about addressing the conversations that began 50 years ago with the original film as we watch individual rights and freedoms under attack by an extremist return to restrictions on our bodies and freedom of expression “, said the film company in a press release. .

Damiano Films is now managed by Deep Throat director Gerard DamienThe children of Gerard Damiano Jr. and Christal Damiano, who strive to preserve and promote their father’s legacy in the porn industry. Damiano was the author of other films on the adults-only spectrum, from the almost equally famous The Devil in Miss Jones to the dubious realization of what Damiano Films would like to call a “cult classic” called let my puppets comeit is exactly what it sounds like: muppet porn.

The festivities will begin on June 10 in New York at Roxy Cinema Tribeca with a 16mm projection and a round table made up of porn stars and historians from the 1970s. Deep Throat will also be featured in a month-long exhibition at the Museum of Sex in New York titled From Porn Chic to Sex Positivity: Erotic Content and the Mainstream, 1960–Present.

Even if Lovelace were alive, she’s unlikely to join in the celebration, given the arc of her short life, in which she went from porn star to porn advocate to anti-porn activist. to attend porn conventions and sign autographs, a journey recorded in her own words in four separate autobiographies from 1974, 1980, and 1986. Her porn career spanned just six movies in as many years, from 1969 to 1975. And in 1986, Lovelace testified before the Meese Commission on Pornography, when she said, “When you see the movie Deep Throatyou watch me get raped.

therapist and author Judith Hermannbest known for her book Trauma and recovery, says that much of the behavior Lovelace exhibited later in life suggests she suffered from PTSD. But it’s unclear whether this condition was caused by his parents, experiences with pornography and prostitution in his young adulthood, or both.

Born Linda Susan Boreman in the Bronx in 1949, Lovelace had a religious upbringing that included Catholic schools and the nickname “Miss Holy Holy” due to her youthful aversion to sex and even physical contact. His father was a largely absent New York policeman; his mother an aloof and overbearing waitress; When her father retired from the force in 1965, the family moved to Florida, where a few years later the unmarried Lovelace gave birth to a baby. Lovelace put this child up for adoption, but wrote years later that his mother had tricked Lovelace into giving up her rights on papers she did not read.

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Lovelace at the time of the Catholic school.

It was after abandoning the baby and the first of two disastrous car accidents (the second would eventually cost her her life) that she met the man who would be her first husband, as well as her manager and pimp: Chuck Traynor. With her violent coercion, Lovelace moved to New York City in 1969, where she began doing hardcore “loops” for coin-operated peep shows and prostituting herself. This is where the sexual wear began, Lovelace later recalled, which led to his starring role in Deep Throat. The film’s fantastic success, which hit the mainstream zeitgeist; Lovelace even put her hand and footprints on the sidewalk outside the Hollywood Pussycat Theater.

But this is where it gets tricky: Until the end of her life, Lovelace never really shied away from claiming that she was forced to do everything she did in the porn industry, and everything that goes with it. His films after Deep Throat played its fame from that first film, never reaching the level of success of the original – and certainly not its level of cultural acceptance. Lovelace’s contemporaries report having no idea that Lovelace was being forced into anything, although some agree that Traynor was abusive behind closed doors. The attitude of many was summed up by another 70s porn star and later porn advocate Gloria Leonard, who said that “she was a woman who never took responsibility for her own choices; but instead blamed everything that happened to him in his life on porn.

In her two 1974 autobiographies, Lovelace defends porn and the right to sexual expression, portraying herself as a champion of free speech and free love. By 1976, she had survived heavy drug use and was born again; she had to be replaced on the film Forever Emmanuelle because she would have refused to do nude scenes.

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Lovelace in its heyday.

Lovelace had divorced Traynor in 1975 and married a blue-collar cable installer named Larry Marchiano in 1976. They had two children: the first in 1977, the second in 1980. This was the year of the publication of his third autobiography. This one, titled torture, was a 180-degree turn from her early pro-porn years, and Lovelace detailed how much of what she did was metaphorically or literally at gunpoint: porn, rape, prostitution, everything. For most of the early 1980s, Lovelace associated with several feminist activists linked to Women Against Pornography (WAP), including Gloria Steinem. She would later disavow her relationship with WAP, saying that once again she was being used by others for their own agendas.

It was in 1990 that Lovelace moved to Denver with her husband and two children when Marchiano’s drywall business failed. The couple divorced in 1996, but the two remained in contact until Lovelace’s death six years later; the family still resides in the Denver area today.

After her second divorce, and likely at least partly for financial reasons, Lovelace was back on the porn convention circuit, signing autographs and meeting fans to make ends meet. But for the past few years, she seemed content with everything she had been through and how she had managed to come out on the other side. In a 1997 interview on entertainment tonight, she summed it all up: “I look in the mirror and I look the happiest I have ever looked in my entire life. I’m not ashamed of my past or sad about it. And what people might think of me, well, that’s not real. I look in the mirror and I know I survived.

America never knew the real Linda; we only knew the character, the performer. But perhaps the fiftieth anniversary of Deep Throat will finally show him some respect.

And not just give another example of Linda Lovelace being used for someone else’s gratification.

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Doctors must alert health authorities of cases of monkeypox by law https://korsanizle.com/doctors-must-alert-health-authorities-of-cases-of-monkeypox-by-law/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 17:20:30 +0000 https://korsanizle.com/doctors-must-alert-health-authorities-of-cases-of-monkeypox-by-law/ Making monkeypox a notifiable disease will also help businesses that may suffer financial losses due to the outbreak. The same decision was made for Covid before the first lockdown. Officials said at the time that it would “help businesses claim compensation through their insurance policies in the event of any cancellations they may have to […]]]>

Making monkeypox a notifiable disease will also help businesses that may suffer financial losses due to the outbreak.

The same decision was made for Covid before the first lockdown.

Officials said at the time that it would “help businesses claim compensation through their insurance policies in the event of any cancellations they may have to make due to the spread of the virus.”

There are currently 34 reportable diseases, including rabies, whooping cough and measles.

So far, a large proportion of the cases have been identified in the gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men community.

Monkeypox is not normally a sexually transmitted infection, but it can be transmitted through direct contact during sex.

It can also be spread by touching clothes, bedding, or towels used by someone with the monkeypox rash.

According to the UKHSA, monkeypox does not generally spread easily between people and the overall risk to the UK population remains low.

Anyone with unusual rashes or sores on any part of their body, especially their genitals, should contact NHS 111 or call a sexual health service if they have concerns, he said .

The disease is usually mild but can lead to serious illness in some cases.

Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, swollen lymph nodes, chills and exhaustion.

A rash may develop, often starting on the face, which then spreads to other parts of the body, including the genitals.

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The Quietus | Features | Craft/Work https://korsanizle.com/the-quietus-features-craft-work/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 08:01:11 +0000 https://korsanizle.com/the-quietus-features-craft-work/ Marlène Dumas, Treason, 1994, Private collection. Courtesy of David Zwirner, New York. Installation view, Marlène Dumas. open-end at Palazzo Grassi, 2022. Ph. Marco Cappelletti with Filippo Rossi © Palazzo Grassi © Marlene Dumas the abyss, Deep, pain of feeling: Marlène Dumas knows this well and she conveys her passions brilliantly in her intimate paintings. His […]]]>

Marlène Dumas, Treason, 1994, Private collection. Courtesy of David Zwirner, New York. Installation view, Marlène Dumas. open-end at Palazzo Grassi, 2022. Ph. Marco Cappelletti with Filippo Rossi © Palazzo Grassi © Marlene Dumas

the abyss, Deep, pain of feeling: Marlène Dumas knows this well and she conveys her passions brilliantly in her intimate paintings. His work focuses on emotional intensity. How do you do it without sounding exuberant or cutesy? Rare is the artist who connects so effectively with the viewer’s visceral reaction to life’s challenges; there is no schmaltz here, no sentimental sweetness. In a word, his work has ardor.

With good reason, this career retrospective is a highlight in Venice, where more than 80% of the artists presented in the current Biennale are women. Dumas can be seen as a sort of mother figure superior to those in contemporary pictorial art; it attracts supplicants. It can be seen as a source of wisdom and inspiration for a younger generation of painters, many of whose works can be found nearby in the huge exhibitions at the Arsenale and the Giardini. There are many proofs of his particular genius near the Grand Canal.

It is also appropriate that these works are only a few meters from the surrounding waters. Ripples and watery reflections are reflected in the fluid surfaces of his canvases. Although most of the works here are in oil, Dumas’s lightning-fast gestures have the immediacy of the best watercolourists. Speaking of the great names of the past, Peter Ackroyd once noted that “the emotion and passion of Venetian painters is found precisely in the revealing of the surface”. He spoke of Tintoretto and Titian but could easily have written about Dumas; its surfaces, oxymoron, are deep.

And Dumas’ obsessions join those of historic Venice itself, the great ones: sex and death. Guillaume Apollinaire once called Venice “the very sex of Europe” and when it comes to painting it is perhaps no exaggeration to apply a similar title to Dutch-based Dumas. The show begins with a sequence of surprisingly loud and sinister depictions of the body. Some of her glowing nudes appear stridently fiery, urgently sexualized, as with the explicit nocturnal pose of lilac. turkish girl (1999) or the hot roses of Miss Pompadour (1999). Your own face might have a similar tint when faced with such exposure. Then there is a D-rection (1999) where an embarrassed young man seems to have no idea what to do with a turgid purple erection. Fingers (1999) features a rear view of a woman spreading her genitals with one hand, two fingers giving her the V to those looking at her, a blunt snub to those with fragile sensibilities. But it’s the mop of silver-grey hair (a wig?), quickly and expertly painted in quick, bold strokes that gives the painting its real humour. The work cries out to the timid: Deal with it if you can, if you can’t – do yours!

Here is Ackroyd again: “There has always been a certain sensuality and voluptuousness in Venetian art, most clearly visible in Titian’s female nudes. Planes and straight lines are replaced by curves”. Dumas goes further and regains control of the female body and its representation – it is as if she were at war with the semi-porn of Gustave Courbet The origin of the world (1866), the ultimate French capture of the heterosexual male gaze.

As evidence of Dumas’ irritation at such masculine appropriation, take The door (2001) or The Immaculate (2003): these two vulvar paintings do not target the priapic figure. They don’t function as erotica or pornography. Both waver on abstraction but simply argue: this is what female genitalia look like from certain angles, under certain lights. Magnetic fields (for Margaux Hemingway) (2008) is arguably a more aesthetic take, the mons pubis seen from the side as a landscape, a forest on a gently curving hill.

Dumas’s feminism is also underlined in many other works. With The visitor (1995) we see the backs of five prostitutes waiting in a queue as if being inspected by an invisible customer. Dumas’ sympathies are clearly with women. We don’t see their faces; their humiliation is hinted at in their stiff pose, hands clasped behind their backs, but their dignity is preserved.


Marlene Dumas, (from left to right) Eye, 2018, Private collection, iPhone, 2018, Courtesy David Zwirner, Alien, 2017, Pinault Collection. Installation view, Marlène Dumas. open-end at Palazzo Grassi, 2022. Ph. Marco Cappelletti with Filippo Rossi © Palazzo Grassi © Marlene Dumas

Like vagina paintings, Birth (2018), too, revels in the vagaries of anatomical specificity, this time of the immediately postpartum body with her milk-laden breasts and darkened areolas, the shocking surprise of the abdominal streak of pigmentation known as the linea black. Drunk (1997) is yet another nude but this time a comically serious self-portrait with the artist staring down at us, frankly confrontational if with empty amusement; she is wearing only black flip flops. Dumas’ butterfly-red facial rash is mirrored to the south by a patch of sternal sunburn: you remember similar honesty from Maria Lassnig, a joint approach that reveals a gross lack of embarrassment and armored pride (the naked body as identity, as shield) in what both artists knew was theirs and only theirs.

And what about postpartum life, what about children? Dumas is very very good for kids. Take Die Baba (1985), a boy, a toddler, with big black eyes and a precocious side parting – he looks at us accusingly, knowingly. There’s no mustache of course, but he’s got the smirking look of a boyish Hitler, His Majesty the Baby, a domestic bully about to smash your new camera. where there are young people Eden (2020) with his shiny mop of curly hair and his wary gaze as if defying the racism he is sure to encounter. We recall that Dumas is originally from South Africa and his long-standing distaste for the former apartheid regime.

As for life after Dumas’ childhood political eye is unfazed: she has devoted her entire life to attacking prejudice, racial and otherwise. A series of works in progress, big men, highlights a list of homosexual or bisexual men who have experienced institutional repression. As a South African, Dumas has seen the worst that man can do. As a Pasolini fan, she captures a freeze frame from one of his early films. In Mom Roma (2012), we are confronted with a gripping representation of pain: a primal scream, the pathetic collapse of Anna Magnani’s facial features. How to watch this and not feel pity? It’s modern art mano a mano with the great Italians of the Venetian Golden Age.

More recent tragic events – the wars in Iraq and the Middle East – are mentioned in Blindfolded (2002) and Anonymous (2010-2016). Here we see the tortured; here we are forced to witness the complicity of our governments in acts of evil.

And here is Peter Ackroyd again, this time on Tintoretto: “some felt in his images a certain anxiety – a malaise, an insecurity”. It would be death of course, death in Venice, Venice city of the plague. The antipode of Dumas’ fixation on sex is, of course, death. Take this small canvas dominated by the image of a reclining woman’s head, her eyes closed, facing to the right. The skin is white with flecks of livid blue around the cheeks, earlobes: the paint around the lips looks like smudged grout, lifeless pale hair swept back with the slightest hint of pink highlights. This is dead marilyn (2008) from a post-mortem photograph of the star lying on a stretcher. What we see is not photo-realism: Dumas’ cyanotic smudges, his gray locks that seem to sag the nose, neither beautify nor cheap DEVIATION this catastrophe into a vision of horror. What we have here is solidified pity, a painting that makes us gasp at what happens to beauty, what happens to all of us. A painting that states it: no matter how famous, lucky or wonderful we are, we die.

And here is another corpse, this time that of Louis F. Celine in the pun titled The death of the author (2003). The irascible old Vichyite is taken in peace: this time his head turned to the left, a white sheet covers his intemperate vicious mouth. We recognize these eyebrows, this high forehead resting on a pillow. There’s a hint of pistachio or green pus in one eyebrow, a pink tinge in a closed eye. Clichy’s gobby ranter is now silenced forever and still we pity him and ourselves. We miss his wacky exaggerations, his failed ellipses, his unwavering gaze on the perfidy of humanity…

Finally, there are the deaths of your loved ones. Dumas painted his mother’s tomb – Einder (Horizon) (2007-2008) – where the predominantly ultramarine and black cemetery floor is hauntingly enlivened by a mass of Monet-style pastel-colored flowers. Here is tangible proof of the love that can sometimes exist for those lucky enough to have had it in the end.

Marlene Dumas, Open End, is at Palazzo Grassi, Venice, until January 8, 2023

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British dad caught in sting operation boasted ‘I’m 100% pedo, there are no limits with me’ https://korsanizle.com/british-dad-caught-in-sting-operation-boasted-im-100-pedo-there-are-no-limits-with-me/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 11:01:06 +0000 https://korsanizle.com/british-dad-caught-in-sting-operation-boasted-im-100-pedo-there-are-no-limits-with-me/ A depraved father-of-two boasted he was “100% pedo” after he begged an undercover cop to send him explicit messages, a court has heard. Graham Handlen thought he had spoken to another perv online, but it was actually an undercover agent who was chatting with the 49-year-old. Handlon had been spared a prison sentence months earlier […]]]>

A depraved father-of-two boasted he was “100% pedo” after he begged an undercover cop to send him explicit messages, a court has heard.

Graham Handlen thought he had spoken to another perv online, but it was actually an undercover agent who was chatting with the 49-year-old.

Handlon had been spared a prison sentence months earlier for having a sickening collection of images, and Liverpool Crown Court heard that Handlon, of Southport, boasted of an unregistered phone which he used “to all my pedo”.

The sickening 49-year-old bragged: “There are no limits with me. I’m just a jerk, I’m fair in everything.”



Recorder Harris sentenced Handon to three years and 10 months in prison

Handlon had received a two-year community order and a five-year sexual abuse prevention order (SHPO) in January 2020 for possessing child rape footage.

But the crooked 49-year-old was arrested by an undercover cop who found Handlon chatting in online web forums under the username “Bipedlknforbiped”, which Jamie Baxter, prosecuting, claimed to mean “bisexual -pedophile looking for another”.

Handlon sent indecent undercover copper pictures and videos, claiming he had ‘made’ a two-year-old girl, and asked the undercover cop if he had any photos of his 11-year-old daughter, which he was pretending. sexually abused.

The undercover officer said he was “careful” who he shared footage with, to which Handlon replied, “I get that bud, I’m a 100% pedo bud.”



Handlen had previously appeared in court for possession of unlawful images
Handlen had previously appeared in court for possession of unlawful images

Handlon admitted three counts of downloading, three counts of distributing and one count of possession of indecent images of children, as well as possession of extreme pornography and violation of his SHPO.

The 49-year-old had sent the undercover officer three child rape videos, as well as a video of Handlon performing a sex act, Echo of Liverpool reported.

Recorder Harris said: “I tell you now there will be an immediate custodial sentence. These offenses are despicable and reflect corruption and the abuse of young children.”

Handlon was jailed for three years and 10 months, along with a new 15-year SHPO order and a requirement that Handlon sing on the sex offender registry for life.

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