Feminist Pornography – Korsan Izle http://korsanizle.com/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 05:41:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://korsanizle.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-1.png Feminist Pornography – Korsan Izle http://korsanizle.com/ 32 32 Original ‘MST3K’ Host Joel Hodgson Returns For New Episode https://korsanizle.com/original-mst3k-host-joel-hodgson-returns-for-new-episode/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 14:53:47 +0000 https://korsanizle.com/original-mst3k-host-joel-hodgson-returns-for-new-episode/ fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000 are more than delighted with the new episode of the series. The movie impersonation series has long had a rotating cast, with different hosts and comedians appearing like the abandoned astronaut and his robot pals. The latest episode to premiere will feature the return of series creator and original […]]]>

fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000 are more than delighted with the new episode of the series. The movie impersonation series has long had a rotating cast, with different hosts and comedians appearing like the abandoned astronaut and his robot pals. The latest episode to premiere will feature the return of series creator and original host Joel Hodgson for the first time since 1993 – nearly 30 years.

Joel Robinson as the character is a former janitor and inventor for Gizmonic Industries. In the early episodes of the show, he was kidnapped by a couple of mad scientists who then forced him to watch B movies to study his natural reaction to low budget content. While to some it might seem like an odd format for a TV show, it’s no different than what a lot of people do when hanging out in their living room with friends.

The only difference is in the characters, who follow their own plot away from the film in “host segments” where the universe of the show is explored. Hodgson was responsible for creating the series, which originally aired on a local Minnesota channel. After the show outgrew its original network, it moved to Comedy Channel, which later became Comedy Central. Eventually it was moved to Sci-Fi. After a stint on Netflix, this current season was funded by fans via Kickstarter.

Hodgson has remained active in the show’s production since returning to Netflix, working behind the scenes on writing and production. But it’s been a very long time since he hosted an episode. This next triumphant return after almost three decades will put an end to that.

The new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 can be watched on the show’s new website, Gizmoplex.

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Gorham educators defend controversial posters, books dealing with sexuality https://korsanizle.com/gorham-educators-defend-controversial-posters-books-dealing-with-sexuality/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 15:37:38 +0000 https://korsanizle.com/gorham-educators-defend-controversial-posters-books-dealing-with-sexuality/ Some Gorham educators are defending posters on gender identity and a coming-of-age memoir recently challenged by parents, saying the material prepares students for a complex world. District community members, including at least two parents, argue that some of the books in the high school library are not age-appropriate for some students. A parent has filed […]]]>

Some Gorham educators are defending posters on gender identity and a coming-of-age memoir recently challenged by parents, saying the material prepares students for a complex world.

District community members, including at least two parents, argue that some of the books in the high school library are not age-appropriate for some students.

A parent has filed a complaint about college posters that discuss gender identities, claiming there has not been equal awareness about straight sexuality or the genders assigned at birth.

Some of the controversies will unfold in closed school board hearings in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, school staff who spoke to the American Journal defended the posters and the books.

Superintendent Heather Perry said the posters included biological gender and straight sexuality, covering everything under the umbrella of sexuality and gender.

“It’s very important that our classrooms are culturally appropriate,” said Grade Six teacher Meghan Rounds. “It’s easy to stick to one way of thinking, but it does our students a disservice. »

Gorham’s sexual health program begins in sixth grade. Materials like posters add to that program, Rounds said.

“We stock our libraries with age-appropriate texts,” Rounds said. “Certainly they may feature something different, they may highlight a gay protagonist or a black protagonist, but in all of these cases the stories are written and (categorized) as enlightened young adults by editors because they are aligned with cognitive development. of age.

George M. Johnson’s memoir “Not All the Boys Are Blue,” available in the high school library and some high school classrooms, has been banned from schools in at least eight states, according to the author.

Its detractors point to a detailed scene of two underage male cousins ​​and the moments leading up to and including the sexual activity.

The book is aimed at older students, said Brooke Proulx, social worker at Gorham Middle School. The quoted scene was taken out of context and does not glorify or promote same-sex cousin sex, she said.

“It is labeled as pornography, disgusting, without telling the whole story. This is a memoir,” Proulx said. “It was someone’s life experience, and there are other kids who have that experience or need support.”

Students “not in that category,” she said, can read the book and “understand and reflect on privilege.”

Resources regarding LGBTQ youth are becoming increasingly available, Proulx said. Only 10 years ago, it was rare to find books on these subjects. This type of representation is particularly important because gay and transgender youth are struggling with suicidal ideation at an alarming rate.

According to a study by the Center for Services for At-Risk Teenagers at the University of Pittsburgh, suicide rates are higher among trans youth and are often linked to feelings of invalidation. It revealed that transgender teens have “higher risks of suicide than cisgender teens”, with around 85% of transgender teens saying they are “seriously considering suicide”, while more than half of transgender teens have attempted suicide. commit suicide.

Books like “Not All Boys Are Blue” are “important when it comes to healthy sexual development so people don’t just find things online,” Proulx said. “We want the children to be safe.”

Parent Andrew LaPlaca filed a complaint about the book, but said he understands “Not all boys are blue” may be important to some students.

However, he says there is a lack of control over who has access to it. The book may be suitable for a high school student, he said, but he doesn’t think it should be accessible to freshmen.

“They have no policy in place to restrict mature content to 14 year olds,” LaPlaca said in an interview with the American Journal. “Maybe it’s fine for an 18-year-old, but there are 14-year-olds in high school and they have no restrictions.”

In addition to his pending lawsuit regarding “Not All Boys Are Blue,” LaPlaca objected to a graphic novel version of “The Handmaid’s Tale” available in high school. This book does not deal with LGBTQ issues but depicts scenes of rape, nudity, violence and suicidal ideation.

Her challenge to this book was dismissed by school librarians because, the librarians said, it has value as a feminist story, does not glorify rape, nudity, violence or suicide, and has been acclaimed by criticism.

LaPlaca said he still wants restrictions on mature content put in place for younger students.

Parents can now contact teachers and school libraries to let them know they don’t want their child to have access to a specific book, he said, but it’s up to them to remember individual requests parents and check their email.

A system for reporting when these books are checked out would provide additional security, he said.

“I’m not saying ban the books,” he said. “I am welcoming to everyone in the world, but there is a school responsibility to protect our children at the end of the day.”

LaPlaca also said he wasn’t sure his concerns would be taken seriously due to the district’s response to another parent, Eric Lane, and Lane’s request to remove the sexuality and gender posters. . Perry’s emails to staffers about Lane indicate the district may be trying to block Lane’s complaints and bias against him and other parents with the same concerns, LaPlaca said.

Lane, who filed a lawsuit alleging that Perry and the school department discriminated against him because of his Christian values, declined requests for comment from the American Journal.

LaPlaca, who says he was not allowed to speak or was sometimes interrupted at school committee meetings, said he and others felt like they didn’t have a fair chance.

“My complaint is about the policy and how it was handled, and how we can approach the program,” LaPlaca said.

Perry, however, said school staff are doing a good job of enforcing school policy, while excluding students from the program at the request of parents.

She said she was open to the idea of ​​the LaPlaca library restrictions and that the school committee will meet again in August to discuss it. She’s not sure that’s necessary, though.

“I’m conservative on personnel and capacity and want to make sure we’re focused on class and instruction,” Perry said. “Add that the capacity is not necessary if the parents effectively contact the school.”

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Reviews | While Roe may be overthrown, feminists fight amongst themselves https://korsanizle.com/reviews-while-roe-may-be-overthrown-feminists-fight-amongst-themselves/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 09:00:15 +0000 https://korsanizle.com/reviews-while-roe-may-be-overthrown-feminists-fight-amongst-themselves/ When the country swung to the right in the 1980s, Faludi wrote, the media defaced the posters they had created. Surprisingly, even Ms. magazine balked at the term “feminist.” Faludi quotes an article in Ms. by Shana Alexander: “When it comes to the women’s movement, I often think we’ve opened Pandora’s box. We wanted to […]]]>

When the country swung to the right in the 1980s, Faludi wrote, the media defaced the posters they had created. Surprisingly, even Ms. magazine balked at the term “feminist.” Faludi quotes an article in Ms. by Shana Alexander: “When it comes to the women’s movement, I often think we’ve opened Pandora’s box. We wanted to be equal”, but we forgot “that we are different from men; we are other.”

Recently, I emailed Faludi asking how this moment of backlash compares to the one she chronicled more than three decades ago. Partly, she replied, there’s more raw misogyny now. You can see it in the number of accused — and, in the case of Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker, admitted — domestic abusers that Republicans have named, and the wave of new abortion bans that lack exemptions for rape, incest and women’s health.

The “triumphant right,” said Faludi, “has taken off the gloves and is waging a scorched earth campaign against the most basic rights of women. No more fake scams to save women from celibacy or “post-abortion syndrome”. It’s just “Lock her up!”

At the same time, Faludi, who is working on a new book about the headwinds facing feminism, suggested the movement itself has become bigoted and insular. She described a “controversial feminist factionalism, with so many feminists directing their anger at other feminists on everything from neoliberal co-optation to identity pecking order.” Those criticisms aren’t necessarily wrong, she said, and “introspection behooves a movement,” but not at the cost of “leaving one’s gains unfinished and helpless.”

Obviously, the second wave feminism of the 60s and 70s could also be quite divisive; there were vicious infighting over issues like lesbianism and pornography, as well as white feminist blind spots on race. As activist Ti-Grace Atkinson said, “Brotherhood is powerful. It kills. Especially sisters.

Social media, however, reinforces the forces of entropy. It amplifies anger, rewards trolls, and encourages conflict to escalate. Second-wave feminism was, by necessity, face-to-face organizing. In her forthcoming book Bad Sex: Truth, Pleasure and an Unfinished Revolution, Nona Willis Aronowitz writes that her mother, great second-wave writer Ellen Willis, met the same group of women for 15 years. Such groups can keep people connected to a movement, and to each other, through disagreements and lulls in political action. Without them, activism becomes more evanescent; people gather during emergencies and then disperse.

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Pride Bocce with the Pritzkers https://korsanizle.com/pride-bocce-with-the-pritzkers/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 15:45:00 +0000 https://korsanizle.com/pride-bocce-with-the-pritzkers/ Hello from a London airport. It’s been really hard to keep the blog going this switchover week between Oxford and Cambridge. I’m going back to Vienna a day early, to get to work before going to France next week for research. You readers of my Substack, expect a rich article later tonight. I sat next […]]]>

Hello from a London airport. It’s been really hard to keep the blog going this switchover week between Oxford and Cambridge. I’m going back to Vienna a day early, to get to work before going to France next week for research. You readers of my Substack, expect a rich article later tonight.

I sat next to Cardinal Gerhard Müller at a dinner last night in Oxford. He is the former head of doctrine at the Vatican, sent by Pope Francis. A German giant! If this mighty oak was king, many people would be sorted with a few swipes from the massive bear claws. However, I especially enjoyed meeting ordinary Christians and political conservatives, as well as writers and activists. We had lunch yesterday with Mary Harrington, Calvin Robinson, Father Daniel French, James Orr and Father Bernard Randall, a former school chaplain reported to UK counter-terrorism authorities for questioning LGBT ideology, in a gentle way . The school destroyed his ministry and his career. Here we were having lunch in James’ garden. From left to right, without me: Calvin Robinson, Bernard Randall, Daniel French, James Orr and Mary Harrington:

I had such a great sense of camaraderie and good humor, from these friends and from those I met in both places, especially the young people. I have met more than a few young Christian converts, undergraduates who have complained that now that they believe, they have trouble finding churches where priests and pastors seem to believe. They are eager to find solid ground. Pastors and laity of my generation and older need to be more courageous and outspoken. In one of my lectures, someone in the audience, a Christian, said that I am being too harsh here on this blog (compared to my books, lectures and Substack). But another young Christian later told me that the boldness here is what signaled to him and his friends that I am serious.

I see that evangelical expert Michael Gerson, former speechwriter for GW Bush and Washington Post columnist, today, against all clear biblical teaching, celebrates LGBT pride. Extract:

Among young religious, certain questions are becoming more and more insistent: Why should homosexuality be evaluated according to the law of the Old Testament which also advocates the stoning of children who disobey their parents? Isn’t it possible that the apostle Paul’s views on homosexuality reflect the standards of his time, rather than the views of Jesus, who never mentioned the subject? It’s no wonder that, according to a Pew Research Center poll, more than half of white evangelicals 50 and older oppose same-sex marriage, while more than half of those under 50 in the same group support homosexual marriage.

It is still possible for the gay rights movement to go too far in destructive ways – such as denying the right of religious schools and charities to shape their own institutional norms. But in the meantime, I’m in for Pride petanque.

It’s not Bernard Randall, that’s for sure. This is what it means to be tamed and assimilated by the ruling class. It is useful to learn this.

Meanwhile, I wonder if Michael Gerson would consider Chicago’s super-rich Pritzker family pushing LGBDT too far? Based on an astonishing investigative piece by Jennifer Bilek in Tablet magazine:

One of the most powerful yet most ignored drivers of our current wars over gender definitions is a concerted push by members of one of America’s wealthiest families to move Americans from a dimorphic definition of sex to the wide acceptance and spread of synthetic gender identities (SSI). Over the past decade, the Illinois Pritzkers, who helped put Barack Obama in the White House and include former US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, current Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and philanthropist Jennifer Pritzker, seem to have used a family philanthropic apparatus to introduce an ideology and practice of disembodiment into our medical, legal, cultural and educational institutions.

I first wrote about the Pritzkers, whose fortune came from the Hyatt hotel chain, and their philanthropy to normalize what people call “transgenderism” in 2018. Since then, I have stopped writing. use the word ‘transgender’ as it has no clear boundaries, making it useless for communication, and instead opted for the term SSI, which more clearly defines what some of the Pritzkers and their allies are funding – ​even if it ignores the biological reality of “masculine” and “feminine” and “gay” and “straight.”

It’s very, very scary – Eyes wide closed Things. After:

With the introduction of SSI, the current incarnation of the LGBTQ+ network, unlike the previous movement that fought for equal rights for American gays and lesbians, which ended in 2020 with Bostock v. Clayton County, concluding that LGBTQ+ is a protected class for purposes of discrimination – works closely with the tech-medical complex, major banks, international law firms, giant pharmaceuticals and corporate power to solidify the idea that humans are not a sexually dimorphic species – which contradicts the reality and fundamental premises not only of “mainstream” religions, but of the gay and lesbian civil rights movements and much of the feminist movement , for which sexual dimorphism and the resulting gender differences are fundamental premises.

Through investments in the techno-medical complex, where highly medicalized new sexual identities are conjured up, Pritzkers and other elite donors attempt to normalize the idea that human reproductive sex exists on a spectrum. These investments go towards creating new SSIs using surgeries and drugs, and instituting rapid language reforms to support these new identities and incentivize institutions and individuals to normalize them. In 2018, for example, at the Ronald Reagan Medical Center at the University of California, Los Angeles (where the Pritzkers are major donors and hold various titles), the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology announced several options for young people. women who think they can be men. to have their reproductive organs removed, a procedure called “gender-affirming care.”

This family, whose numbers include male-to-female transsexual Jennifer Pritzker, are throwing their money all over the bandwagon. Read this, especially the part on Martine Rothblatt. I insist on me:

Pritzker’s philanthropy is also active in Canada, where Jennifer helped fund the Bonham Center for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto, an educational institution invested in deconstructing human sex. Professor at the Bonham Center and curator of its Sexual Representation Collection – “the largest collection of pornography archives in Canada” – Nicholas Matte, professor of transgender studies, categorically denies the existence of sexual dimorphism. Prtizker also established the first chair in transgender studies at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. Current president Aaron Devor founded an annual conference called Moving Trans History Forward, whose keynote speaker in 2016 was renowned transhumanist Martine Rothblatt, who was mentored by transhumanist Ray Kurzweil of Google. Rothblatt gave a talk there about the value of creating an organization like WPATH to serve “tech transgender” in the culture of “tech transhumanists.” (Rothblatt’s ideology of disembodiment and technological religion seems to have almost as much influence on American culture as Sirius satellite radio, which Rothblatt co-founded.) seems to believe that “we make God by implementing ever more omniscient, ever-present, all-powerful and beneficent technology.”

It is literally satanic. Do you know that’s true? I interviewed a young Anglican ordinand in Oxford who worked in elite advertising in London. He said he didn’t know any other Christians in his office, but he didn’t know any atheists either. Everyone was into the New Age and the occult, he said — even Satanism, which they defined as realizing your full potential and your most authentic self.

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While many Americans are still trying to figure out why women are erased from language and the law, and why children are taught they can choose their gender, the Pritzker cousins ​​and others may be on the hook. good way to design a new way of being human. But what could explain the sudden push by wealthy elites to deconstruct who and what we are and to manipulate the sexual characteristics of children in clinics around the world while claiming new rights for those who are deconstructed? Maybe it’s profit. Perhaps it’s the fun of seeing one’s own personal obsessions written out in a big way. It may be the human temptation to play God. Whatever the answer, it seems clear that SSI will be an integral part of America’s future.

Read everything. Really, do – this is very important.

Love is love, right? Look what we open the door to. Have fun playing bocce Pride while Western civilization burns. I will take a stand with the Bernard Randalls against the Pritzkers and the medical and media elite.

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In a book, African women talk about sex https://korsanizle.com/in-a-book-african-women-talk-about-sex/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 09:00:27 +0000 https://korsanizle.com/in-a-book-african-women-talk-about-sex/ The positive reaction to Sekyiamah’s book has been “so powerful and so necessary,” said Mona Eltahawy, the Egyptian-American author of ‘The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls’ and ‘Headwraps and Hymens: Why the Middle East needs a sexual revolution”. The movement is “part of a sexual revolution that is happening on our continent,” Eltahawy […]]]>

The positive reaction to Sekyiamah’s book has been “so powerful and so necessary,” said Mona Eltahawy, the Egyptian-American author of ‘The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls’ and ‘Headwraps and Hymens: Why the Middle East needs a sexual revolution”.

The movement is “part of a sexual revolution that is happening on our continent,” Eltahawy said.

As a woman of color and feminist writer who grew up and worked in both the Middle East and the West, Eltahawy said the book made it clear that “cisgender, heterosexual, able-bodied, privileged white women” were far from equal. to be the only ones to explore themes of sex and sexual fulfilment. The book appealed to her, she said, because it presented the stories of African women of different sexualities, abilities, religions, economic status and national origins.

“Sexual drives are also important to us,” Eltahawy said in a phone interview. “Pleasure, and owning your pleasure, and wanting to be sexually free, is not the adventure of a white woman’s life. It belongs to us.

Sekyiamah said she hopes the book will give African women a window into the different ways they can experience pleasure, rediscover their sexual power and gain agency over their bodies. But more importantly, she added, she hoped the book would help women find a community that would support them, understand their needs and help them through difficult circumstances.

“For me, community is always the solution,” said Sekyiamah, who said her work was inspired by other Pan-African activists and feminists, including Sylvia Tamale, Hakima Abbas, Sokari Ekine and Tiffany Kagure Mugo.

While women frequently share their feelings about the book and its stories in public, Sekyiamah said the men who read it usually communicate their feelings to her privately.

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A subversive homage to 1960s horror https://korsanizle.com/a-subversive-homage-to-1960s-horror/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 15:28:00 +0000 https://korsanizle.com/a-subversive-homage-to-1960s-horror/ The witch of love is an underrated horror satire about, to borrow from Indie Wire, “a serial killer who thinks of himself as the star of a romantic comedy.” Elaine dreams of a gallant man who will overthrow her and give her eternal devotion, however, as men obsess her, she gets rid of him one […]]]>

The witch of love is an underrated horror satire about, to borrow from Indie Wire, “a serial killer who thinks of himself as the star of a romantic comedy.” Elaine dreams of a gallant man who will overthrow her and give her eternal devotion, however, as men obsess her, she gets rid of him one by one.

Satanic cults, love potions made from menstrual blood, majestic costume design and an overall impeccable aesthetic – The witch of love is visually stunning and clever, facing off against some of the best female-directed comedy. Since there’s a spark of interest in rebooting old Hollywood classics with feminist twists, perhaps curiosity about this hidden gem will reignite, as it definitely deserves public attention.

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A subversive look at the trope of the femme fatale and 60s horror that refuses to be preachy or awake to be awake, The witch of love is a roller coaster from start to finish, a busy but undeniably fun watch.

Retro chic aesthetic of The witch of love

The witch of love follows a young enchantress named Elaine (a truly spellbinding breakthrough performance by Samantha Robinson) on her wild hunt for the perfect man in a coastal California town. american horror story says Lana Del Rey, and the result is Elaine, as dazzling as she is self-absorbed. As the film opens, she is seen driving around, dressed as a flawless ’60s doll, complete with babydoll dress, beehive, and lid-blocking blue eyeshadow color. The scene mimics the era of Silver Age glamour, referencing early Hitchcock The birds with perspective and rear projection.


The set design was meticulously controlled by the film’s director Anna Biller, with many pieces, such as paintings at Elaine’s, created by herself. His attention to detail is one of the reasons the film took seven years to make. With a retro chic aesthetic in mind, Biller painstakingly worked to create an authentic visual, down to using patterns and colors particularly associated with the 1960s, as well as giving the final image its velvety, old-fashioned look.

Related: Best Horror Movies Directed By Women, Ranked

Consequently, The witch of love isn’t just a period piece set in the 60s. In fact, it’s set in the modern day period. The film’s past flair is a style of cinematography. Biller evokes a mix of ancient techniques and modern perspectives, and this concoction is magical. The witch of love is an extravagant and stylized pocket universe faithfully reminiscent of the era and singularly anachronistic.


Femme fatale through the female gaze

In feminist film theory, “the male gaze” is part of an essential kit. It’s a term coined by Laura Mulvey in Visual pleasure and narrative cinema regarding the fact that in the film industry, where men are exclusively the creators and consumers, women are the objects and never the subjects. Female characters are often reduced to love interests or sex objects for male characters and by extension for the viewer, meaning the viewer.

The femme fatale is an old archetype, but she’s really found her place in classic film noir. A femme fatale is dangerous because she challenges male domination and focuses on her own desires. The man tries to regain control of the dangerous woman, heal her and bring her back to “normal”. If a femme fatale rejects the “good side”, she further distances herself from humanity and thus loses her chance for sympathy and happiness. She is punished, often even killed.


The witch of love is an attempt to construct this archetype through the female gaze. Witchcraft is used as a metaphor for lipstick feminism and the notorious discourse on sexual empowerment. Biller wanted to explore the refusal of dialogue: if anyone tries to point out the shortcomings of the sex-positive feminist movement, they are quickly labeled a right-wing prudish. Through his Wiccan coven episodes, The witch of love imagine liberal feminism which, at its core, serves patriarchal exploitation. Jyn Arro writes, “The Wiccan high priestess, Barbara, simultaneously delivers a deceptive feminist manifesto that explains how female sexuality has been stifled and weaponized against them and proclaims that women must reclaim their inner goddess as a means of achieving true equality with men. .” The baseline is that to become a witch (to be a true feminist goddess), Elaine has to sleep with the cult leader.


Related: Here Are Some Of The Best Feminist Horror Movies Of All Time

Elaine is, in the words of Simone de Beauvoir, “the woman in love” who “having no basis to form her own identity separate from her relationships…seeks subjectivity through the eyes of another, in the occurrence, his romantic partner”. According to this existentialist theory, Elaine’s performance for men reduces her to being-for-others rather than being-in-itself; therefore, she is having an inauthentic experience. Her quest for love is doomed from the start.

The witch of love and the type of operation

In his interview with The Guardian, Biller pointed out that reviving the exploitation genre of the 60s is not his goal. While many cite Beyond the Valley of the Dolls as inspiration, she vehemently rejects such assessments: “I just don’t really have anything to do with exploitation, because I just see it as a precursor to pornography.” I am in conversation with the pornography that surrounds us.

His work is therefore not a celebration in itself, not even a real critique, just a reimagining in order to reclaim certain archetypes and tropes. Biller tells The Spectatorial, “While I quote genres, I don’t use them as a pastiche, but to create a sense of aesthetic stoppage and to insert a feminine point of view.”

The witch of love is an ingenious amalgamation of film noir, Hammer horror, 50s romantic comedy and even hey-nonny-nonny the musical, drawing references from a range of texts such as television shows on the witchcraft like Delighted and Charmpsychosexual folk horror like The wicker man and Suspiria to romantic comedies of female witches like practical magic and The Witches of Eastwick. This film exists at the intersection of two of the three “lowest” genres, incorporating major elements of the third: horror, melodrama and pornography – and it’s witty about it.

At the end, The witch of love does not provide viewers with an answer, but a full understanding of the complex intricacies of the agency. Viewers can see Elaine as a girl who does what she wants. On the other hand, The witch of love emphasizes the problematic performative aspect of the rhetoric of empowerment and how his fantasies prevent him from any authentic relationship.

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The company offers its staff daily half-hour “masturbation breaks” https://korsanizle.com/the-company-offers-its-staff-daily-half-hour-masturbation-breaks/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 16:12:35 +0000 https://korsanizle.com/the-company-offers-its-staff-daily-half-hour-masturbation-breaks/ Barcelona firm says staff ‘feel good, work well’ In a gender-positive if admittedly unorthodox approach to improving well-being at work, a Spanish company gives its staff half-hour masturbation breaks to help reduce stress and “normalize” the human habit. natural. Erika Lust runs her own adult entertainment company, Erika Lust Films, and after first announcing the […]]]>

Barcelona firm says staff ‘feel good, work well’

In a gender-positive if admittedly unorthodox approach to improving well-being at work, a Spanish company gives its staff half-hour masturbation breaks to help reduce stress and “normalize” the human habit. natural.

Erika Lust runs her own adult entertainment company, Erika Lust Films, and after first announcing the morale-boosting measure in May (aka “Mastrubation Month”), the new-age work break is seriously luring attention.

With private “masturbation stations”, people working in the Barcelona office have a full 30 minutes to fulfill their needs. In fact, the trend has been so well received that sex toy makers have even provided the company with tools to help get the job done:

Among many positive testimonials, one employee told the Indy100 that extra breaks promote “less aggression” and “more productivity” in the workplace – the suggestion being that it doesn’t matter whether it’s an office or a warehouse, the rationale should ring true in both ways.

Additionally, while the notion of a masturbation break outside of a setting like this may make some people uncomfortable, a recent survey of over 1,000 people indicated that up to one in 20 people masturbated at work.

In fact, we’ve written about Lust before – about six years ago, to be precise – after her campaign to encourage both “ethical pornography” and “feminist pornography” started gaining traction.

Since then her business has grown steadily and to celebrate this year’s “Masturbation Month” she made the following documentary to get more people talking about sex in a way that breaks down the taboo and embarrassment :

Speaking in a recent Instagram post promoting the doc, Lust said: “The truth is that masturbation can help people manage stress, regulate their sleep, and connect with their bodies and sexual desires. among other benefits.⁠”

What do you think? Would you/would you masturbate at work and do you think other workplaces should devote time to it?

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The New Man of 2022: Redefining Masculinity https://korsanizle.com/the-new-man-of-2022-redefining-masculinity/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 23:45:02 +0000 https://korsanizle.com/the-new-man-of-2022-redefining-masculinity/ By: Diana Bello Aristizabal Para leer en Español “All men are the same” is a cliché that generations of the 20th century and even the present have grown up listening to. But today, in the middle of 2022 with a pandemic on our shoulders that has forced us to question our values ​​as a society […]]]>

By: Diana Bello Aristizabal

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“All men are the same” is a cliché that generations of the 20th century and even the present have grown up listening to. But today, in the middle of 2022 with a pandemic on our shoulders that has forced us to question our values ​​as a society and after the impact of feminist movements, is this statement still valid?

This is the question that remains in the air in a world that has gradually changed and created new rules in the spheres of work, romance and parenting, which has brought great challenges to the man of today. today that are worth revisiting in Father’s Month.

But to talk about the role that men play today, it is necessary to analyze that of women, who have been a key player in the construction of the mentality and behavior of their male counterpart.

“During the second wave of feminism in the 1970s, a significant number of factory jobs disappeared and many more women entered the workforce because men’s wages were no longer sufficient to support from a family. It created a crisis of masculinity by altering the role of men as the sole provider,” says Claire Oueslati-Porter, an anthropologist at the University of Miami.

Then, around the 1980s, women began to gain more power by entering all productive sectors and with this, the concept of “career woman” was incorporated into American culture.

“As they started filling positions, they also started questioning other issues as if it was still right for them to take care of all the household chores,” adds Oueslati-Porter, who is also a cultural anthropologist specializing in gender issues. .

At this time, the gender pay gap and sexual harassment also started to become evident, which was hardly discussed at the time but very present in society. Recently, this issue was widely exposed with the #metoo social media movement under which several women around the world spoke openly for the first time about the abuse they had suffered.

All these circumstances and others have served as fertilizer for the man of 2022 who tries to navigate between traditional masculine ideas and new ones that are incorporated into new generations. So what does it mean to be a man today?

The New Masculinity in a Polarized World

According to Oueslati-Porter, from the 1990s to the present, women have increased their expectations of men. Given this reality, many are happy to live up to their demands while others see them as a threat to male power. “We continue to live in a culture of rape and during the pandemic we have had the highest spike in domestic violence committed by men.”

This toxic masculinity, based on the stereotype that men solve problems through violence and are unable to show their vulnerability, is still latent in much of the population, although perhaps the most significant change is that some realized that being a man can feel different.

“Men are now allowed to be more vulnerable, to seek help and to lean on their friends, which the American Psychological Association says is vital for them as they need support networks. There is also research that says men with daughters are more willing to challenge toxic attitudes and change them driven by their desire to leave a better future for their daughters,” Oueslati-Porter said.

This happens, in large part, because the meaning of masculinity varies from time to time. “It’s a social construct and not something defined or fixed,” says Jairo Ledezma, an assistant professor of sociology and history at Miami-Dade College, who says people change because society changes.

Currently, we live in a service economy where communication and emotional connection are needed more than ever to attract consumers, which has benefited women who naturally have better communication skills and tend to be more emotional.

As a result of this shift, according to Ledezma, women are gaining prominence in the workforce and in academia while men are lagging behind. “They haven’t fully adapted to the new work scenario as women prepare more every day.”

For this reason, academically, women perform better than men, especially in Latin American and African American communities, as they opt for more undergraduate, master’s, associate’s and even of doctorate.

But for Oueslati-Porter, women do not hold more jobs than men today because many have not yet returned to the workforce since 2020, when most children plunged into virtual education.

“The job growth the country is experiencing has fallen mostly on men if you look at the statistics from the Ministry of Labor. In fact, a woman is more likely to miss out on a job promotion than a man, because childcare responsibilities still fall disproportionately on her.

However, a large number of men, especially in the Millennial generation, want to be more present in the education of their children and demand respect for their rights as fathers, which is why there are currently many more cases in front of them. courts where men sue women for child custody.

“The modern man understands that women have power and has passed it on to them. He also wants to educate his own children and not delegate this task to others. He protects his family with compassion and responsibility. He is also the one who can talk about sex with his children and does not say “ask your mother”, he does the cleaning and the cooking and is not the only one who takes care of him at home, ”explains Ledezma.

So it’s the men labeled as sexist who, according to the experts, probably haven’t changed even though it seems like they’ve changed. “In a culture where there is more sensitivity around work and sexual harassment, many men have been trained to fit into the new collective ideal to accept,” explains the anthropologist from the University of Miami.

However, according to her, there has been some progress as many men see value in following feminist principles based on equality and inclusion. “That way they become more human and overcome the labels that have always been stamped on them.”

In the area of ​​romance, on the other hand, things are somewhat confusing because if you follow the parameters of conquest of yesteryear, you risk coming across as a stalker instead of a romantic as was the case in d other times. “Men don’t know if paying the bill and opening the door to women is considered respectful or not.”

But what do men say about masculinity? We spoke to several of them and here is what they told us.

Between the “must be” and the “is”

Ricardo Lopez

For Ricardo Lopez, 37-year-old Venezuelan, father of 4 children and living in Miami, the father figure has changed a lot. “My father was much more distant and his father even more than me with my children.”

According to him, men have not changed their mentality on most issues, but they seek to act more as a team with women and educate children from a freer perspective.

“The man was forced to moderate his behavior to be socially accepted, even if inside he continues to have the same beliefs. I was raised with many concepts that I won’t change, but I don’t intend to pass them on to my children either,” he says.

However, he acknowledges that some acquaintances around him continue to think they have inherent rights over women simply because they

Michael Bodkin

are male, something Michael Bodkin, a 41-year-old Panamanian American who lives in Atlanta and has no children, agrees with.

“A lot of men don’t adapt to the new expectations of women and still want to come home and see a hot meal served but I think that shouldn’t be a social imposition but rather an agreement between the couple.”

This is the case of Ricardo, who has a traditional system established at home in which he is the breadwinner and his wife, the one who takes care of the children. “That’s how I was raised, but that doesn’t mean I can’t cook for her because I know her job and mine are both equally important.”

Luis Cordoba

Others maintain a 50/50 system at home, as is the case of Luis Cordova, a 36-year-old Peruvian living in Miami and father of a 9-month-old baby girl. “We do everything between the mother and me: clean, pay and raise. On the days that I don’t work, I usually do a little more because women are tired of being with a baby all the time. I like taking care of my children and not leaving this task to a third party.

For Luis Martin Mesa, a 68-year-old Spaniard who has children and grandchildren, the image of the male provider and the female as quasi-sole caregiver is still present in society.

Luis Martin Mesa

“There has been significant progress as many men today understand that housekeeping is a shared responsibility and not ‘helping’ when done by him. But many women continue to have the same workload both at home and away.

Moreover, Luis says that in Spain it is always easier for a man to accept a job that requires total dedication than for a woman. “A man does not commit a great sin if he goes to work and comes home at 9 p.m., whereas if a woman does the same, she feels like she is letting her family down.”

Ben Zion Ptashnik, for his part, a 72-year-old Israeli-American, although he grew up in New York in the 1950s and had to fight against himself to overcome sexist beliefs, now believes that modern men need to be more present in the lives of their children. Lives.

Ben Zion Ptachnik

“Everything changed when I had daughters. I raised them to have a career and a source of income, not just to get married and have children,” says Ben, who confesses that he passed of a teenager who viewed women as something to be “chased” and not equal to him respecting their role in society.

A role that has also changed in the romantic realm, although, according to Michael, many men see dating as a transactional process in which they give to receive something in return.

This culture of seduction, Ben calls it “repulsive”. “The challenge as parents is to monitor what children see on their mobile devices, because in pornography they are taught that women are a kind of bird to be hunted.”

But the common opinion is that beyond gender, men and women act sexist or egalitarian due to other factors such as religion, race, environment and political affiliation.

The challenge facing the new generations is to understand that men and women are more alike than we think and that we can live without discrimination or stereotypes, such as blue for men and pink for women, resulting to a sexism that not only harms women but also men because it exerts pressure on them that runs counter to individual freedoms.

On the other hand, this period of history is an opportunity for men to redefine their role in society by being more attentive to their emotions without fear of losing their virility. On the contrary, a vulnerability could potentially become a common tool for dealing with problems rather than violence.

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Explained: Spain’s ‘only yes means yes’ non-consensual sex bill https://korsanizle.com/explained-spains-only-yes-means-yes-non-consensual-sex-bill/ Mon, 30 May 2022 11:03:16 +0000 https://korsanizle.com/explained-spains-only-yes-means-yes-non-consensual-sex-bill/ Spain’s lower house of parliament on Thursday passed the Sexual Freedom Guarantee Bill, popularly known as ‘Only Yes Means Yes’, which will make consent an important determinant in sexual assault cases. The bill, which still needs to be passed by the Senate, does not require survivors to prove that they were victims of violence or […]]]>

Spain’s lower house of parliament on Thursday passed the Sexual Freedom Guarantee Bill, popularly known as ‘Only Yes Means Yes’, which will make consent an important determinant in sexual assault cases. The bill, which still needs to be passed by the Senate, does not require survivors to prove that they were victims of violence or sexual assault.

Spain’s Minister for Equality, Irene Montero, said on Twitter that finally the “only yes means yes” bill is on its way to becoming law. She added: “Women will finally have a law that guarantees their sexual freedom. The government and the feminist majority in Congress are here to make our country a freer place for women.

What is the “only yes means yes” bill?

If it becomes law, the “only yes means yes” bill will not require victims of sexual assault to provide evidence of sexual abuse or physical resistance. In fact, it states that any sexual act without consent will be considered sexual assault.

The bill states that through it, Spain will adapt a criminal law based on a model that will put consent at the center. The bill also specifies that consent will only be accepted as having been given during a sexual act when the person’s wishes have been clearly expressed. Moreover, silence or passive agreement to a sexual act does not constitute consent.

Current law requires victims of sexual assault to present evidence of assault, intimidation or resistance.

Under the new bill, the definition of sexual violence has also been expanded in Spain. It will be considered sexual violence in cases of “female genital mutilation, forced marriage, sexual harassment and trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Particular attention will be paid to sexual violence committed in the digital environment, including the dissemination of acts of sexual violence, non-consensual pornography and sexual extortion by technological means”.

The bill also stipulates that the crimes of rape and sexual assault would be looked at in the same light and treated with the same level of rigor.

In the event that the perpetrator used a substance, such as drugs or any other chemical substance, to achieve the will of the victim, this will also be punishable.

Regarding evidence, the bill states: “In order to minimize procedures that could discourage complaints or delay the protection of victims, it was decided: to consider other possible means of accrediting the violence, in addition to conviction for the commission of a crime of sexual violence; the taking of biological samples from the victim and other evidence will not be subject to the prior filing of a complaint or the exercise of criminal proceedings.

The bill provides penalties for anyone who addresses “another person with expressions, behaviors or proposals of a sexual nature that create an objectively humiliating, hostile or intimidating situation for the victim, without constituting other more serious crimes serious”.

Moreover, he adds that non-consensual sex would be considered sexual assault and would expose the perpetrator to a prison sentence of up to 15 years.

It makes it mandatory for minors who commit sexual violence to undergo sexual training and education on gender equality. Additionally, under the bill, sex education will be mandatory at all stages of education with a particular focus on the digital sphere so that both men and women understand the importance of sexual freedom.

Also, sharing and sharing intimate photos without consent would be punishable. Taking advertising within its scope, the bill states that “advertising that uses gender stereotypes that promote or normalize sexual violence against women will be considered illegal.” The bill also adds that all advertising about prostitution will be prohibited.

In the bill, plans were made to create 24-hour crisis centers for sexual assault victims and their families. The bill states that by 2024 there should be at least one crisis center in every province.

Apart from this, specialized centers would be created for underage victims, boys and girls, and legal, education, health and police professionals would ensure that these victims feel safe.

The ‘only yes means yes’ bill, which has been in preparation since 2020, passed the lower house of parliament with 140 out of 201 votes. Only the People’s Party of Spain and the far-right Vox party voted against the invoice.

Sexual assault and Spain

The bill that has long been backed by Spain’s left-wing coalition government has its roots in the outbreak that was sparked after the 2016 wolf pack case where five men were accused of raping an 18 year old girl.

After the incident, all five defendants were convicted of sexual assault but not rape since the victim was unable to present evidence of the rape and did not explicitly object to what was happening.

In a video of the incident, which was filmed by two men, the woman was not seen objecting and was silent and judges ruled this as consent.

As Reuters reported, the convictions led to widespread protests in Spain where protesters demanded Spain join European countries that defined rape as non-consensual sex. The Spanish Supreme Court later sentenced the five men to 15 years in prison for rape.

Recently, two cases of rape of women by two minors have raised concerns. In one case, a minor raped an 18-year-old girl, and in another, a minor raped and assaulted a 12- and 13-year-old girl.

As the BBC reported earlier this month, five teenagers have been arrested for allegedly raping two girls in Burjassot, Valencia.

In 2020, the United States Embassy in Spain warned Americans traveling to Spain of increasing cases of sexual assault in the country.

According to The Nomad Today, a Spanish news agency, last year the Spanish Interior Ministry published data indicating an increase in sexual assaults. From January to September last year, 12,638 cases of sexual assault were reported, representing a 27% increase from the previous year. The number of rapes reported in Spain was 1,601, indicating a 30% increase.

What laws do other countries have regarding non-consensual sex?

According to a report by Amnesty International, nine countries around the world have defined consensual sex in their laws. These countries consider sex without consent to be rape.

These include the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Iceland, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland.

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Apart from this, three other countries that have changed their laws to define non-consensual sex as rape are Austria, Montenegro, and Portugal.

Defining any non-consensual sexual act as rape is also part of the Istanbul Convention, which prevents and combats all violence, including domestic violence against women.

The Istanbul Convention has been signed by 34 countries around the world, of which Turkey decided to withdraw from the treaty last year.

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BreakPoint: ‘SI’ Swimsuit Edit Isn’t Stimulating https://korsanizle.com/breakpoint-si-swimsuit-edit-isnt-stimulating/ Sat, 28 May 2022 22:01:53 +0000 https://korsanizle.com/breakpoint-si-swimsuit-edit-isnt-stimulating/ On the “Lutheran Satire” YouTube channel, there is a video called “A Christian and a Feminist Almost Agree on Things”. In it, two sock puppets discuss the cultural breakdown of sexuality and marriage and how pornography afflicts them. “Pornography harms women,” says the feminist puppet. “I totally agree,” said the Christian puppet. “Pornography demeans women, […]]]>

On the “Lutheran Satire” YouTube channel, there is a video called “A Christian and a Feminist Almost Agree on Things”. In it, two sock puppets discuss the cultural breakdown of sexuality and marriage and how pornography afflicts them.

“Pornography harms women,” says the feminist puppet.

“I totally agree,” said the Christian puppet. “Pornography demeans women, and it also corrupts men by making them think of women as sex objects.”

“Therefore,” interrupts the feminist puppet, “women should empower themselves by taking control of the porn industry and producing their own sexually explicit material.”

To which the Christian puppet responds: “That’s not the solution I had in mind.”

Pornography and sexually suggestive material of any kind objectify women, teaching consumers that female bodies are things to ogle, covet, rather than people to love and value.

These Lutheran puppets came to mind last week after Sports Illustrated announced the covers for its annual swimsuit issue. Of course, the swimwear edition has never had any interest other than to objectify women to the publication’s predominantly male readership. It has nothing to do with sports. It has nothing to do with even swimwear marketing.

She is, instead, for decades the most visible example of everything Christians and feminists and other protectors of women have decried about our objectifying culture: selling skin, airbrushed and impossible beauty standards, sexual provocation, etc., etc., etc.

This year’s cover model does not represent the typical, unattainable standards of thinness that porn and Photoshop have imposed on women. However, she’s still posed provocatively in a barely-there swimsuit, as objectified as any other cover model has ever been.

There seems to be some confusion. The issue here isn’t that all women need to be objectified about their bodies. It’s that no one should be objectified at all. Valuing a human being created in the image of God by changing the standards of outward appearance is always wrong. But we don’t atone for a sin by committing it against everyone.

Now, I know it seems a little strange in 2022 to oppose swimsuit covers, but at the very heart of our culture’s mildly suggestive material is a lie that has long consumed our culture, the same one that’s at the heart of our culture. heart of the still accessible and increasingly dark world of online pornography. This lie is that people are things to be used and therefore can be extracted from their bodies for our gratification or tickle.

This lie can never be made true, even when people consent to it. As Christine Emba recently pointed out in The Washington Post, it is possible for a woman to objectify herself, and therefore to consent to things that are actually terrible for her. Consent, Emba concludes, is not a sufficient sexual ethic on its own. We must speak of a much more important value: love, which she defines, inspired by Saint Thomas Aquinas, as “desiring the good of the other”.

There is no sense in which reducing a woman to her body and exposing her to millions of people is to do her any good. No person – male or female – is simply a body. Christians have always insisted and must continue to insist against things like prostitution, polygamy, slavery and pornography. Because the human being is the bearer of the image of God, he must always be taken seriously, body and soul.

If there is a problem with the display of scantily clad women as objects for the eager eyes of sports fans – and there is – if we recognize the connection this ritual has to much darker corners of our culture, especially online – and it does – the answer is stop. Of course, the answer is no longer the same. We must treat women as whole persons.

From BreakPoint, May 24, 2022; reproduced with permission from the Colson Center, breakpoint.org.

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