Normally right now I would be taking the opportunity to point out the utter fail Amanda M has displayed- yet again- when it comes to the sex industry and how women have used it- namely ‘Playboy’- to Get Things They Want (from plain old money to add campaigns to movie deals to free advertising for their ventures too…) but you see, old hag me (see, shit, I am way over 23 and all) has decided instead to crown myself Super King Big Nuts and just- oh- say a few things that have been eating at my black little soul wrt to Amanda and 90% of the shit she says anyway…
But before I begin, was it not Amanda who was just positively empowerful as fuck and defending herself like mad when, oh, she got a hat tip from dear old playboy not so so long ago? Why yes, I do think it was! Humm, once again, I guess it is all good when people are gushing all over Amanda rather than the rest of the unwashed masses, eh? Then again, what do I know? I am not a young indie hipster with non-fake perky tits who has book deals (and fucking horrible book covers) like super-cool I R SO AWESOME Amanda now, am I?
Yet still, I do wonder how old hag from working class roots fake boobied nude modeling/strippering/porning blah blah blah little old me ever managed to be…and I do not ever generally say this…so much smarter than Uber Cool Amanda there? I mean, could it be that when I decide to open my mouth I actually know what the fuck I am talking about rather than trying to make myself sound so much better and more empowerful than all those other girls? Could it be that I take, and have done so for a great many years, the opportunity to educate myself on various matters-from sex workers rights to freakin’ Roman History- before acting like a fucking idiot about topics of which I know nothing? Could it be, what, that because I am older than she who is so hip and perky and just with the beat of the new generation and omniscient on all its workings just don’t honestly give a fuck about being “cool” anymore?
Could it be because I do not claim to be a feminist then use words like “bimbo” or trash other women for their looks or how they personally may or may not find things to be empowering?
And I do have to wonder just what precious dear little Amanda knows about how seriously women in the sex biz do or do not get taken. I hazard a guess at a big fat nothing. Nada. Zero, zip. However, not actually knowing anything has never stopped Amanda from opening her trap before now, has it? I am sure if someone were to ask the Perky Wonder Girl what was the best way to rotate rice farming on overused patties in a the dry season in the Eastern Province of China…with tweezers… she would have an answer- no research needed- because she is just Amazing(!) that way. And, as it is so often, I would be willing to bet her answer would be wrong. Because you see, as I sit here in my industrial bunker plotting the downfall of modern civilization I am well aware of many women in the sex industry who are taken very seriously. Seriously enough that they have helped found and fund health care organization, spoken to and with law makers, are invited and respected guests in University settings, have news columns, work in the field of human rights, are on the news…and why yes, and perhaps the biggest testament to just how seriously they are taken…are threatened, feared and silenced. You know you have hit the big time of being taken seriously when people start to threaten you, and do so with serious intent and malice. You know no one is just giggling away when they are afraid of you. You know that people fear just how seriously you can be seen when they actively attempt to erase you. At that point you know that you are being taken seriously and other people fear just what the hell you might have to say. And it does not matter how young and cute you are or how old you are or any other such thing: the second people threaten you, show fear, or try to shut you up, well, being taken seriously becomes a goddamn in your face fact of reality.
That being the case….hummm, who are the fun, stupid, bimbos now and who are as serious as crate full of AK-47′s?
Why yes, that’s what I thought.
But now, now, I won’t be all mean, after all, I should just sit back and let Amanda bask in her own perkiness and empowerfulness and all that.
I’ll be over here polishing my AK and wondering how the fuck she ever got out of college with all her crappy “facts”.