So, I was cruisin’ around blog world the other day, checkin’ out a lot of sites I’ve not looked at in months- some cases years- and I got to thinkin’. I’ve been doing this blog thing, here, at the old place, whatever, for awhile now, and it is interesting to see how much some things have not changed. I am not sure I count as all as one of those things which has not changed. I made a concious effort when I nuked the old joint to move- somewhere- forward, to the side, up, down, dunno, anywhere but there because there was a place that was makin’ me far meaner and nastier and crazier than I am by nature because the whole deal, arguing the same shit all day every day to people who are so set in their rightouesness is ultra frustrating. And it’s funny cause as I was looking around I saw a shit ton of folk saying the same thing: “everything is exactly the same”…and most of ’em are people who are the ones actually stuck in the same old rut, unwilling to change or diversify or consider shit in a slightly different light- which is kinda funny. Its kinda like “no wonder everything seems exactly the same to y’all, yer makin’ NO effort to be any different.” Which makes me rather glad I did decide to, well, do something different.
Now sure, there are always gonna be things that piss me off, topics and views about certain things (like, oh, porn) that are gonna light a fire under my ass. That gal over at Hugo’s proves that. Sure enough, that kinda thing makes me mad. So yeah, been avoiding it- almost completely, because sure enough, nothing new is ever said- same old shit, different day, over and over, and no one ever fucking listens if what is said doesn’t fit how they want it too. I spent years dealing with that crap- and it ain’t worth it. People can rattle sabres and cages as much as they want- it doesn’t change fact or truth or proof now, does it? Nah, it don’t. People need shit- things to believe in, causes, a sense of rightness, whatever, something to do and something to look forward to and something to occupy ’em to make life worth getting outta bed in the morning. So be it. Even if I think those things are crap and full of bullshit- hell, not my place to shine a flashlight, and frankly, not my fuckin’ concern.
Cause I figured out a long time ago, the type of shit I think of as feminism and the type of shit a lot of people I argued with endlessly think of as feminism? Two entirely different beasts. I am sorta of the mind that feminism, their brand, is a fuckin’ crock, and what I was for all along was equality- for everyone. You know, that whole “equal” regardless of color, nationality, gender, so on- equal for everyone, people judged on their merits and character and deeds and shit rather than…crap like sex, skin tone, and other things they got NO control over? I also think people- all of ’em- have brains, and choices, needs and desires, wants and dreams- and overall tend to be pretty capable of knowing why they do what they do and don’t endlessly have to ‘examine’ shit. I can also say, for me. personally? The whole tribe women we should be united as a class and love eachother/have one anothers backs because well, we are women thing? Fuck that. Like anyone else I got people I care about, worry about, try and look out for. There is some kinda bond, friendship or affection there, and sure as shit they aren’t all women. From Rootie to Ernest, from Aspasia to Vlad, these are folk, both net wise and meat space wise, I actually have a kind outlook on and wonder about and all that stuff….and I am never gonna say some woman, or women, and their wants and needs so on are more important to me than the males in that group-or in general. Sorry, ain’t happenin’. I think the whole lot of ’em, male or female, so on, should be treated equally and that means I ain’t gonna favor the gals just because they are gals. I also ain’t gonna say the gals are weaker, or more emotionally in touch, or less capable of making clear choices and decisions, or are more duped by the world, than the guys are. Imagine that? So maybe that is why-me and the Radical Feminist set never saw eye to eye.
Now granted, since I moved here and started writing about other shit than the porn wars and crap and it’s sorta been made evident I am not Lily Liberal and what not, I am sure there are folk who are going “ohhh, i get it now…she’s a libertarian redneck gun nut, it all makes sense”, heck, I’ve even had former allies turn tail and run. But sometimes ya can’t change peoples opinions if they are set on having them, and its not always worth trying. That I have most certainly learned.
Point is I guess, I have changed. Years have passed since I started back at the old joint, hell, I turn 40 come November, have retired from a certain industry save the occasional porn and art things, got tired of being the piss her off, point and shoot advocate, am more worried about the economy than if internet porn is making some women have body image issues, worry more about what the US is gonna be like in 10 years than if BDSM is erotically sanctioned violence against women, and have gone through a ton of medical shit that has truly made me appreciate the little things.
I’ve changed, so I kinda wanna say to all the people who are complaining about how everything is exactly the same? Well hell, if you do nothing to change that or change yourself…what the hell do you expect? Shit don’t change unless people change.
And just for the hell of it…bucket of guns! (not mine, but, I love the picture! It amuses me!)