Who is this Caesar?

Hello and welcome.

I’m Renegade Evolution (Ren for Short)- a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a  tight t-shirt with obscene words on it.

I also happen to be the God Emperor of Rome!

In all seriousness for a moment, I am not actually a semi-divine creature or anything, but rather a stripper, Internet porn performer, sexual mercenary, sex workers rights advocate, swinger, (retired) gonzo fan, BDSM tourist, blogger, history buff, artist and all around gamer geek who is unapologetically addicted to caffeine, nicotine, action movies and sports.  There are rumors that I might also be the most cynical human on the face of the planet. gun nut, or possibly a cyborg, but they have yet to be confirmed.

…and I’m not saying one way or the other…

The truth is I’ve been blogging for awhile, but then, as they say, shit got bad.  A new start was needed…and this is it.

  1. Erik says:

    Dear Ren, or Ren Imperatrix if you prefer, no doubt you are all the things you say you are, and at least one more: a public intellectual. That may sound dull and unsexy, but it is a critical and endangered role in our culture. Public intellectuals (PI’s) are thinkers and writers not based in the academy. (Some definitions include academics writing or commenting outside their areas of expertise as well). However you define the term, PI’s have been dwindling as the academy increasingly dominates the intellectual life of our culture. There is a book on the subject by Richard Posner, depressingly subtitled “A Study in Decline.” He takes the 19th century as the high-water mark for PI’s, with such familiar names as Marx, Nietzsche, Thoreau, and Toqueville. Posner argues that though the 20th century had non-academic thinkers like Susan Sontag and Irving Howe on the left and Ayn Rand and Irving Kristol on the right, their influence and their numbers have shrunk drastically and are now nearing the vanishing point. (You may not resonate with any of the names given above, but perhaps you might like Antonin Artaud, who created the Theatre of Cruelty and did some of his best work from mental institutions, or Pier Paolo Pasolini, who made fabulous films that were repeatedly pilloried as obscene.) One of the signal strengths of PI’s is that they lead all kinds of lives and bring a wide variety of experience to their thinking and writing – as opposed to academics who tend to live narrower lives and to construct issues in ways that are grounded in theory more than experience. I have just begun to acquaint myself with your blogs, but I think some of your debates with certain schools of feminism can be read as a public intellectual arguing from the richness and realness of her life with academics based in theory and ideology. You are full of interesting and unexpected insights, and I wonder whether there are ways to extend them into some of the worlds I inhabit, such as national conferences, think tanks and mainstream publications. I gather you have been attacked personally and otherwise treated shabbily, and that consequently you are concerned for safe space and venue control. Understandable, of course, but more of us need to hear from and about you.

  2. J says:

    Hi Ren. I know you probably don’t have time for fangirls and all that, but I just wanted to pick your brain about something… is there a way I can ask you a q that’s not blog comments? You can use my e-mail from this comment form to reach me, if you’re interested. If not, no hard feelings here. Thanks!

  3. russ says:

    I’m sure we’re both better off not being around one another, and I don’t think I have anything to beg forgiveness, but somedays I still think about you. Never w/ bitterness. Hope you have a good holiday, Ren.

  4. anthony says:

    hi i am looking for a better copy of this a cartoon picture of a blonde in a red dress and black stockings with the caption what is your excuss. when i locate it on the net it links to this page , but i don’t see it would appriciate some assistance can email you a copy if you dont know pic off top of your head, thanks alot

  5. Entelle says:

    Good to stumble across your writing once again. I found myself challenged by a bit of the writing I had read of your before. I find what I have read of this blog to have all the intellectual wit I remember so enjoying, with perhaps a little less angry. I personally find this a bit more comfortable style, and am glad to get a chance to read again.

    Sounds like you are having some fun!

  6. Brittany says:

    Hi there,

    I was wondering if you’d like to review a product of ours! If you’re interested, give me a shout 🙂



  7. Xena says:

    Do you have one of those suggestion box thingies where readers can send you ideas for new posts? I just saw the most adorable thing…

    Email me if you’d like.

  8. PM says:

    Hello Ren, I’m reading your comments at Hugo’s place and they have really struck a chord with me. I actually made a comment above yours touching on a few of the same points, though I am not nearly as well versed in the subject or fighting the good fight on the ground as you are.

    I’d be interested to see info on your debate with Jensen, do you have a link?

    • Ren says:

      i did, on my old blog, which I nuked alas….most of my views thou can be found under the sex work tag, and well, I did a stint at Feministe which is linked on a post o’ mine called “the difference”- which is worth reading for those interested in the sex work debate.

  9. Gaina says:

    Hello Ren, hope you’re well – Gaina here (The Mouth on Wheels). I haven’t been so much lurking as teetering on the edge of the blog-o-sphere….then fell off it completely ;). I have a new blog now ‘Musings from the Den’ (I think if you click on my name you can get to it).

    I was thinking about you today because I read this donkey poo on twitter ‘Feminism’s zombie stats: 63% of young women would rather be glamour models’ and wondered aloud to the tweeter who made the rule you can’t be a feminist and a glamour model. This of course brought to mind your Sushi analogy with regard to respecting personal choices so I thought I’d stick my head in and see how you are. 🙂

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